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Candace Brakewood

Candace Brakewood

Assistant Professor

Biography

Candace Brakewood joined the faculty in August 2017 after serving on the faculty at the City College of New York for the past three years. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and dual MS degrees from MIT in Transportation and Technology Policy. Her research focuses on “smart” transportation systems and aims to use new information and communication technologies to improve urban transportation networks. In 2016, she was named a Rising Star fellow by the Transportation Research Board and was selected for Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” list.


Research

  • Public Transportation
  • Shared Mobility
  • Transportation Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Education

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2014
  • MS in Transportation, MIT, 2010
  • MS in Technology and Policy, MIT, 2010
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fred Burggraf Award for Young Researchers, Transportation Research Board, 2017
  • Rising Star Fellow, Transportation Research Board, 2016
  • Top 40 under 40, Mass Transit Magazine, 2016

Publications

Campbell and Brakewood (2017). Sharing Riders: How Bike-Sharing Impacts Bus Ridership in New York City. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Volume 100, pp. 264–282.

Brakewood, Ghahramani, Peters, Kwak and Sion (2017). Real-Time Riders: A First Look at User Interaction Data from the Backend of a Transit and Shared Mobility Smartphone App. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2658.

Ghahramani and Brakewood (2016). Trends in Mobile Transit Information Utilization: An Exploratory Analysis of Transit App in New York City. Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 139-160.

Rahman, Wong and Brakewood (2016). Use of Mobile Ticketing Data to Estimate an Origin-Destination Matrix for New York City Ferry Service. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2544, pp. 1-9.

Brakewood, Macfarlane and Watkins (2015). The Impact of Real-Time Information on Bus Ridership in New York City. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 53, pp. 59-75.

Brakewood, Barbeau and Watkins (2014). An Experiment Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information on Bus Riders in Tampa, Florida. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 69, pp. 409-422.

Candace Brakewood

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