Kailai Wang, Ph.D.

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Position Title
Postdoctoral Researcher


Kailai Wang is a postdoctoral researcher of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). His dissertation investigated the impacts of social and economic transformations on realizing the smart and sustainable mobility version in the United States. Kailai designed empirical studies using multiple large-scale spatially detailed travel surveys. These works lie at the nexus of big data analytics, emerging technologies, and policy interventions, linking urban informatics to theoretical ideas. Kailai’s recent research has been published onTransportation, Transportation Research Part A, Transportation Research Part F, Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation Research Record, andJournal of Transport and Land Use. Before coming to UC Davis, Kailai obtained his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University, and B.E. in Urban Planning from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Emerging Transportation Services
  • Urban Informatics
  • Urban and Regional Policy Analysis