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EDUCATION

Dan and Eva Roos Thesis Prize

2021 Dan and Eva Roos Thesis Prize is given to the author(s) of the outstanding MIT PhD thesis in the field of transportation.

Eligibility

  • The dissertation should have been completed and submitted of degree lists of September 2018, Feb 2019, Jun 2019, Sep 2019, Feb 2020, Jun 2020, Sep 2020, Feb 2021, Jun 2021.

  • The dissertation is in an area related to transportation, broadly defined. It could have been submitted to any department or PhD-granting program at MIT, and could address any aspect of transportation systems (e.g., research related to any mode of transport; passenger or freight transportation; theoretical or applied problems; technological, economic, planning or policy analysis; etc.)

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to Jinhua Zhao (jinhua@mit.edu), the selection chair, by 11:59PM on June 30, 2021:

  1. A pdf copy of the complete dissertation.

  2. An extended abstract (4 to 5 pages) describing the work, its contributions, and the relevance.

  3. A letter of nomination from the dissertation supervisor supporting the submission and highlighting the importance of the research (emailed directly to Jinhua Zhao <jinhua@mit.edu>).

  4. Optional: A brief paper (20-25 pages, double spaced) that is based on the dissertation.

Award selection committee:

  • Cindy Barnhart

  • Alexandre Jacquillat

  • Yossi Sheffi

  • Jinhua Zhao (Chair)