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Dr. Roger Chen teaches courses in data analysis and modeling, the economics of sustainable systems, and transportation and mobility systems analysis in the MS and Ph.D. programs. He conducts research in the areas of travel behavior and demand, information and communication technologies (ICT), econometrics, statistical experimental design, and simulation. His students describe him as having the right balance between theory, concept, and methodology, with a healthy dose of practical implementation. When Dr. Chen is not busy at GIS, he enjoys playing tennis, jogging, and playing the violin and guitar.

Prior to coming to RIT, Dr. Chen was a Research Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his BS and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, he received funding for the project, “Designing Choice Experiments for Evaluating Housing and Transportation Choices” and in 2012, he received funding for “Multi-Modal Household Vehicle Fleet Transactions” and “Residential Location Decisions and Travel.”

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