Dr. Megan S. Ryerson
Department of City and Regional Planning
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
My work blends concepts in transportation engineering and planning to balance resilience, environmental and economic sustainability, and mobility.
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.
Dr. Ryerson’s research blends optimization models and econometric models to investigate how the transportation system will respond to changes or system disruptions in the future. While interested in all transportation systems, Dr. Ryerson’s research is focused particularly on long distance transportation systems: the aviation system; air and ground logistics systems; and high speed rail.
Dr. Ryerson’s work has evaluated the case for turboprops as a low-fuel aircraft choice in short-haul markets; determined the potential for changes in airline operational business practices to reduce fuel consumption; and determined the potential of air traffic management improvements to reduce aviation fuel consumption. Dr. Ryerson is particularly interested in the airline response to High Speed Rail in the U.S. and is a team member/co-PI on numerous Airport Cooperative Research Program studies related to the relationship between air and High Speed Rail in the U.S.
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