Niloufar Nouri is pursuing her Ph.D. in the civil engineering program at CCNY. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental engineering in her home country,
Iran. Her doctoral research activity
lies in the intersection of resilient infrastructure systems and data-driven environmental risk assessment. Along with her Ph.D. studies, she has worked as an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Bronx Community College. Niloufar has also been involved in various data-oriented projects while working as a research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CESSRST).
Niloufar’s September 11th Memorial Program research at NYMTC focuses on evaluating new methods of collecting travel data and identifying how such methods can complement traditional travel surveys. She is identifying potential alternative travel data sources such as cellular data and Location Based Services (LBS). Niloufar is analyzing the methodology, statistical properties, strengths, and limitations of these travel data sources.