Jaime Soza-Parra, Ph.D.

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Position Title
Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Jaime Soza-Parra is a Postdoc Researcher at the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at UC Davis. His main research interests focus on the analysis of different data sources, from passively collected (e.g., smartcard information, app-based location information, GPS tracks, and others) to surveys (e.g., discrete choice stated preference surveys, satisfaction surveys, attitudinal studies) to understand how typically unexplored variables, such as uncertainty, impacts travelers' behavior and decisions. He is also concerned about cities' increasing growth rate and their sustainability implications, and how to promote public transportation and active transport as desired alternatives.

He obtained his Ph.D. at the Transport Engineering and Logistics Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During his second Ph.D. year, he performed a 10-month external research stay in TU Delft Transportation and Planning Department as a visiting Ph.D. student. Finally, he was awarded the “2018 Lee Schipper Scholarship Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency” by the World Resources Institute Ross Center.

Research interests:

  • Discrete choice modeling
  • Machine learning
  • Massive and passively collected data 
  • Public and sustainable transportation