Hyeon-Shic Shin is Project Manager and Research Scientist at the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. He is also a Research Associate of the Minneta Transportation Institute of San Jose University. He is a transportation planner, with a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests include freight data and demand management, truck trip generation, sustainable supply chain and logistics management, geographic information system application to transportation, environmental justice, and safety study
In this capacity, he has conducted studies related to freight transportation planning and policy, including Urban Distribution Centers: A Means for Freight VMT, sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Freight Trip Generation and Land Use funded by the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB); Integrative Freight Demand Management in the New York City Metropolitan Area sponsored by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT); and, Feasibility of Freight Villages in the NYMTC Regions funded by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC). In addition, studies on other fields of transportation include Defining the Shared Goals of the NYMTC Principals and Related Future Trends, sponsored by NYMTC; Best Practices for Context Sensitive Solutions in Urban Areas sponsored by the Minneta Transportation Institute; Pedestrian Safety and Potential High-Risk Groups in Large Central Cities: Issues, Tools, and Policy, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of USDOT; Pedestrian Fatality and Severe Injury Crashes in New York City, sponsored by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).
Before joining the Rudin Center in May 2007, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Connecticut (2005-2007). He conducted studies on the optimal Freight Analysis Zone (FAZ) design using Geographic Information System (GIS); the development of a GIS-based user interface for a roadway accident model; a spatial and temporal transferability study of household travel survey data; and an online household travel survey for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
During his Ph.D. course work, he was involved in a variety of projects as a research assistant for the Urban Transportation Center (UTC) at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the University of Illinois at Chicago (2000-2005). He conducted research on the development of a disaggregated Truck Trip Generation (TTG) Model of retail industry; truck size and weight study for the Illinois Department of Transportation; knowledge discovery in civil infrastructure database; and a freight public private partnership case study.
He was a co-instructor of an introductory course on Urban Transportation at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also taught Decision Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut.