Bio

Dr. Amy Kim’s research program in transportation systems analysis focuses on the operations of multimodal networks, and applications for resource allocation across long-distance, large-scale systems. She aims to better inform the planning of systems that are more adaptable and resilient to a changing world, collaborating with researchers across disciplines in contexts such as wildfire emergency management, transportation infrastructure decisions under climate change impacts, and integrated analysis of air and ground transportation systems. Dr. Kim received her MS and PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BASc in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining UBC in March 2021, she served as a faculty member at the University of Alberta. Between her MS and PhD studies, she worked in transportation engineering consulting in California and British Columbia.

Research Interests

Transportation systems analysis, multimodal networks, transportation infrastructure planning, adaptation, long-distance transportation, air transportation, resource allocation and optimization, multicriteria analysis, supply-and-demand models

Courses

CIVL 340 Transportation Engineering I
CIVL 440 Transportation Engineering II

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2019, Petro Canada Young Innovators Award, University of Alberta
  • 2018, McCalla Professorship, University of Alberta
  • 2017, Early Career Researcher Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2017, Best Paper, Transportation Research Board Emergency Evacuations
  • 2012, Best Paper, Socioeconomic & Institutional Challenges track, 5th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation

Student Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining my research group. I welcome motivated applicants that are enthusiastic about transportation engineering and planning, from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. I aim to provide the highest quality graduate training within an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment.

I am currently looking for MASc and PhD students for 2022. Successful applicants will 1) have a strong academic background in engineering (all fields, including operations research) and applied mathematics, 2) have excellent communications skills, with above minimum required TOEFL or IELTS scores if an international applicant, 3) be independent thinkers and problem solvers, 4) be responsible individuals who take pride in and ownership of their work, and 5) meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission as set forth by the UBC Graduate School.

If you are interested in joining my group, please send me an email with subject line “Graduate Applicant 2022.” Your email should contain the following:

  1. A statement (200 words or less):
    1. Whether you are applying for the MASc or PhD program,
    2. Introducing yourself and your relevant qualifications,
    3. Explaining your research interests and why you would like to join my team, and
    4. Whether you have, or are eligible for, external funding (i.e., NSERC).
  2. A CV, including two references.

After reviewing preliminary applications, candidates will be contacted and encouraged to formally apply by Jan 31, 2022.

Publications

  • Y. Li and Kim, A. M., “Allocating and scheduling resources for a mobile photo enforcement program”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 125, p. 103000, 2021.
  • S. Jahan Ohi and Kim, A. M., “Count Models to Represent the Impacts of Weather and Infrastructure on Flight Disruptions”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 26741636, no. 562, pp. 510 – 521, 2020.
  • L. Cabral and Kim, A. M., “An empirical reappraisal of the four types of cyclists”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 137, no. 103, pp. 206 – 221, 2020.
  • A. M. Kim and Li, H., “Incorporating the impacts of climate change in transportation infrastructure decision models”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 134, pp. 271 – 287, 2020.
  • K. Mahajan and Kim, A. M., “Vulnerability assessment of Alberta’s provincial highway network”, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, vol. 6, p. 100171, 2020.
  • Y. Li, Kim, A. M., and El-Basyouny, K., “Interactive allocation of mobile photo enforcement resources with multiple program objectives”, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 48, p. 101572, 2019.
  • Y. Li, Xie, J., Kim, A. M., and El-Basyouny, K., “Investigating trade-offs between optimal mobile photo enforcement programme plans”, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, vol. 26, no. 1-2, pp. 51 – 61, 2019.
  • L. Cabral, Kim, A. M., and Shirgaokar, M., “Low-stress bicycling connectivity: Assessment of the network build-out in Edmonton, Canada”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 230 – 238, 2019.
  • M. Hadiuzzaman, Malik, D. M. Ghius, Barua, S., Qiu, T. Z., and Kim, A. M., “Modeling passengers’ perceptions of intercity train service quality for regular and special days”, Public Transport, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 549 – 576, 2019.
  • D. Sun, El-Basyouny, K., Ibrahim, S., and Kim, A. M., “Are school zones effective in reducing speeds and improving safety?”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. 1084 – 1092, 2018.
  • L. Cabral, Kim, A. M., and Parkins, J. R., “Bicycle ridership and intention in a northern, low-cycling city”, Travel Behaviour and Society, vol. 13, pp. 165 – 173, 2018.
  • M. S. Ryerson and Kim, A. M., “A drive for better air service: How air service imbalances across neighboring regions integrate air and highway demands”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 114, pp. 237 – 255, 2018.
  • K. (May) Ren, Kim, A. M., and Kuhn, K., “Exploration of the Evolution of Airport Ground Delay Programs”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2672, no. 23, pp. 71 – 81, 2018.
  • A. M. Kim and Ryerson, M. S., “A long drive: Interregional airport passenger “leakage” in the U.S”, Tourism Management, no. 65, pp. 237 – 244, 2018.
  • S. Gargoum, Li, Y., El-Basyouny, K., and Kim, A. M., “Factors Affecting Classification of Road Segments into High- and Low-Speed Collision Regimes”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2659, no. 1, pp. 98 – 105, 2017.
  • Q. Du, Kim, A. M., and Zheng, Y., “Modeling multimodal freight transportation scenarios in Northern Canada under climate change impacts”, Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol. 23, pp. 86 – 96, 2017.
  • M. Woo, Hui, K. Tin Ying, Ren, K., Gan, K. Ernn, and Kim, A. M., “Reconstructing an Emergency Evacuation by Ground and Air the wildfire in Fort McMurray, alberta, Canada”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2604, no. 1, pp. 63 – 70, 2017.
  • R. Li, El-Basyouny, K., Kim, A. M., and Gargoum, S., “Relationship between road safety and mobile photo enforcement performance indicators: A case study of the city of Edmonton”, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 195 – 215, 2017.
  • Y. Zheng and Kim, A. M., “Rethinking business-as-usual: Mackenzie River freight transport in the context of climate change impacts in northern Canada”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 53, pp. 276 – 289, 2017.
  • S. A. Gargoum, Kim, A. M., Zhang, H., and Qiu, T. Z., “Towards establishing effective commercial driver training standards: analysis of industry opinions from Alberta”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 899 – 910, 2017.
  • A. M. Kim, “The impacts of changing flight demands and throughput performance on airport delays through the Great Recession”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 86, pp. 19 – 34, 2016.
  • A. M. Kim, Wang, X., El-Basyouny, K., and Fu, Q., “Operating a mobile photo radar enforcement program: A framework for site selection, resource allocation, scheduling, and evaluation”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 218 – 229, 2016.
  • Q. Fu and Kim, A. M., “Supply-and-demand models for exploring relationships between smaller airports and neighboring hub airports in the U.S.”, Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 52, pp. 67 – 79, 2016.
  • S. A. Gargoum, El-Basyouny, K., and Kim, A. M., “Towards setting credible speed limits: Identifying factors that affect driver compliance on urban roads”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 95, pp. 138 – 148, 2016.
  • Y. Li, Kim, A. M., El-Basyouny, K., and Li, R., “Using GIS to interpret automated speed enforcement guidelines and guide deployment decisions in mobile photo enforcement programs”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 86, pp. 141 – 158, 2016.
  • R. Li, El-Basyouny, K., and Kim, A. M., “Before-and-After Empirical Bayes Evaluation of Automated Mobile Speed Enforcement on Urban Arterial Roads”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2516, pp. 44 – 52, 2015.
  • A. M. Kim, Rokib, S. A., and Liu, Y., “Refinements to a Procedure for Estimating Airfield Capacity”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2501, no. 1, pp. 18 – 24, 2015.
  • A. M. Kim and Hansen, M., “Some insights into a sequential resource allocation mechanism for en route air traffic management”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 79, pp. 1 – 15, 2015.
  • X. Han, Li, P., Sikder, R., Qiu, Z. (Tony), and Kim, A. M., “Development and Evaluation of Adaptive Transit Signal Priority Control with Updated Transit Delay Model”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2438, no. 1, pp. 45 – 54, 2014.
  • A. M. Kim and Hansen, M., “Deconstructing delay: A non-parametric approach to analyzing delay changes in single server queuing systems”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 58, pp. 119 – 133, 2013.
  • A. M. Kim and Hansen, M., “A framework for the assessment of collaborative en route resource allocation strategies”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 33, no. 13321, pp. 324 – 339, 2013.
  • A. M. Kim and Hansen, M., “Validation of Runway Capacity Models”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2177, no. 1, pp. 69 – 77, 2010.

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