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EDUCATION

Dan and Eva Roos Thesis Prize

The Dan and Eva Roos Thesis Prize is given to the author of an outstanding MIT PhD thesis in the field of transportation.

Winners

2021:

Winner: Dr. Shenhao Wang, Deep Neural Networks for Choice Analysis 

 

Honorary Mentions:
Dr. Arthur Delarue: Optimizing School Operations 
Dr. Wilko Schwarting: Learning and Control for Interactions in Mixed Human-Robot Environments
 

​2018:

Winner: Dr. Gabriel Kreindler 

“Essays on the Economics of Urban Transportation" (Extended Abstract | Full Thesis)

Eligibility

  • The dissertation should have been completed and submitted to degree lists following the completion of the last winner.

  • 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):

  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)