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Jason Cao / University of Minnesota

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 1, 2017 - 5:30pm

Jason Cao will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. The talk is free and open to the public. Cao is an Associate Professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and specializes in the interactions between land use and transportation, the effects of ICT on travel behavior and environmental correlates of life satisfaction. He is internationally known for his research on residential self-selection in the relationships between the built environment and travel behavior.

Cao is heavily engaged in collaborative international research. He works closely with scholars from the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia, Japan, South Korea and China. Cao promotes urban planning scholarship in China by collaborating with Chinese researchers, uniting Chinese scholars, bridging Chinese and international scholars, and organizing international conferences and workshops.

Cao contributes to the planning and transportation societies by organizing special issues. He is a guest editor for six journals, including Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Transport Policy, Transportation Letters, Transportation Research Part D and Travel Behavior and Society. Cao is currently an associate editor of Transportation Research Part D and a member of editorial advisory board for three journals.

Cao received an M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering with a specialization on transportation planning from the University of California, Davis. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In 2006, he received the Wootan Award from the U.S. Council of University Transportation Centers for the best transportation policy/planning dissertation in the United States.