Dr. Megan S. Ryerson is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering in the area of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and her B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She is the Research Director for Mobility21, the University of Pennsylvania’s $14M DOT National University Transportation Center.
Professor Ryerson’s research interests are in megaregional transportation planning, particularly the interdependence of the air, rail, and surface highway systems. Dr. Ryerson’s recent work has examined how regions compete for air service with Air Service Incentives and how changing service patterns at airports within megaregion has affected surface transportation congestion. Dr. Ryerson has also published extensively on the environmental impacts of air transportation and optimizing flight rerouting during irregular operations. Professor Ryerson is the winner of the 2016 Fred Burggraf Award for the Best Paper in Transportation Research Record, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
Dr. Ryerson maintains an active relationship with the Transportation Community. In 2015 Professor Ryerson was named “Woman of the Year” by the Women’s Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter. She serves on the Board of Advisors of The Eno Center for Transportation, is a member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, and was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee.
Dr. Ryerson serves as the major research advisor for Ph.D., Master’s, and undergraduate students and she teaches courses on Intercity Transportation Systems, Advanced Methods for Transportation Systems Analysis, Applied Statistics, and Engineering Economics. Her students have won multiple competitive awards and are employed by organizations including Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, AECOM, and American Airlines.
Twitter – @megansryerson | @PennDesign
Personal Site – http://www.meganryerson.com/