Xia Jin, Ph.D., AICP
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(305) 348-2825 EC 3603
Dr. Jin is an Assistant Professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University. Her research interests include travel demand forecasting, travel behavior analysis, transportation-land use interactions, travel survey methods, GIS based spatial analysis, and planning. Integrating econometric modeling and spatial analysis techniques, Dr. Jin’s research advances the understanding of travel choices and the associated user heterogeneity in responding to system changes. Her recent research also focuses on integrated urban models in accounting for the connections between transportation and economic, environmental and social objectives.
Previously, Dr. Jin provided modeling expertise to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) on various aspects of modeling operations and transportation planning. In addition, Dr. Jin led research activities in the areas of demographic forecasts and land use modeling, next generation regional model framework design, and regional survey needs assessment.
Dr. Jin is a member of the Committee on Transportation and Land Development (ADD30), and the Committee on Effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Travel Choices (ADB20) for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. She is also a member of the Transit Committee and Data Committee of the Florida Model Task Force (MTF). She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Chi Epsilon-Civil Engineering Honor Society at Florida International University. Dr. Jin received her Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM). Before pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Jin earned two Master’s degrees from UWM in Transportation Engineering and Urban Planning, respectively.