Aqshems is a recent graduate of the transportation engineering master’s program at UC-Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from UT-Austin. In the fall of 2017, he will join TSRC as a doctoral student. His research interests involve the development of innovative yet feasible strategies for the equitable and efficient integration of emerging shared mobility and automation technologies in order to achieve the vision of smart cities. He is working with Professors Susan Shaheen and Joan Walker. Aqshems likes to spend his free time reading the Bible, watching high-quality films, and eating Thai food.