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Dr. Amy Kim is an Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering, in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. Her research interests are in transportation networks and systems analysis, long-distance multi-modal transportation networks, and air transportation with a focus on airports. Over the last few years Amy has developed an interest in northern Canada’s transportation issues, particularly the impacts of climate change on transportation. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked in the transportation engineering and planning practice in both the U.S. and Canada. Her research has been supported by NSERC, Transport Canada, Alberta Transportation, Edmonton Airports, the City of Edmonton Office of Traffic Safety, Edmonton Transit Systems, and other organizations.

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Research

My research interests include transportation systems analysis, transportation economics, air transportation, public transportation, and data analysis. Some of the topics I am currently working on include intercity transportation issues, use of new data sources for transportation planning, transit signal priority and transit networks, and resource deployment strategies for urban speed enforcement.

Prior to joining the U of A, I was a post-doctoral researcher and graduate student research at Berkeley, at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), in particular the National Center of Excellence for Aviatio Operations Research (NEXTOR). I was also a student researcher at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH). I have been funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

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Teaching

My teaching schedule is as follows. Descriptions of all classes can be found on Beartracks.

Fall

(2016 - 2017)

  • CIVE613 Transportation Systems & Demand Analysis (graduate)

(2012 - 2017)

  • CIVE411 Transportation Engineering II (undergraduate)

(2011 - 2013, 2015)

  • CIVE612 Transportation Planning: Methodology & Techniques (graduate)

Winter

(2017)

  • CIVE719 Topics in Transportation Policy (graduate)

(2016)

  • CIVE613 Transportation Systems & Demand Analysis (graduate)

(2015)

  • CIVE612 Transportation Planning: Methodology & Techniques (graduate)

(2012 - 2013)

  • CIVE613 Transportation Demand Management and Policy (graduate)

Spring/Summer

(2016)

  • CIVE719 Intercity Travel: Issues, Data, and Emerging Techniques for Analysis (graduate)

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Students

Current

  • Huanan Li - PhD student
  • Josh Schmaltz - MSc student
  • Laura Cabral - MSc student
  • Kasturi Mahajan- MSc student
  • Gloria Duran - PhD student
  • Matt Woo - MSc student
  • Naomi Li - PhD student (co-advised with Karim El-Basyouny)
  • Sabrena Ohi - PhD student

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Background

Education

Ph.D. (2011) Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

M.S. (2002) Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

B.A.Sc. (2001) Civil Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Waterloo

Experience

July 2017 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

Aug 2011 - June 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

May 2011 - Aug 2011: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

2007 - Apr 2011: Graduate Student Researcher, NEXTOR, UC Berkeley

2006 - 2007: Graduate Student Researcher, Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways, UC Berkeley

2005 - 2006: Traffic Engineer, Delcan Corporation, Vancouver, Canada

2002 - 2005: Associate Transportation Engineer/Planner, Dowling Associates, Inc., Oakland, California

2001 - 2002: Graduate Student Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

1998 - 2001: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Amy Kim

Contact

6-269 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 1H9

Phone: 780.492.9203
Email: amy.kim@ualberta.ca
Website: amymkim.com