Shubhayan UkilPh.D. Student in Urban Planning
Shubhayan Ukil is a doctoral student in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. His broad interests are to understand the factors that influence the travel-related choices of people, especially related to perception and attitudinal behavior. He looks at travel decision-making as a complex phenomenon that needs to be analyzed by considering the impact of different mechanisms in the larger societal system. His current research is focused on understanding change in the relationship between travel and destination choices with change in the transportation system through shared mobility. He primarily uses statistical and machine learning methods to analyze travel behavior.
Before coming to the University of Michigan to pursue her doctorate, he worked for 3 years in a variety of organizations in India and the United States, including consulting, academic organizations, and Think Tank. Most recently, he worked with the World Resources Institute, India as a Transportation Analyst on areas of shared mobility, transportation accessibility, integrated transportation system. The diverse experience has shaped his research interests to conduct action-oriented research to guide policymaking. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India.