Dr. Stephen Wong is a Research and Development Engineer and works on resilient and sustainable transportation at both TSRC and the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS). Stephen is an expert in the intersection of evacuations, decision-making, and shared mobility. His research aims to develop empirically driven and equitable evacuation and resilience strategies for governmental agencies to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Stephen has also conducted research on smart charging programs for electric vehicles, automated vehicle policy across the U.S., and scenario planning for the recovery of public transit and shared mobility from COVID-19. His focus at TSRC is on econometric modeling, evaluation, and analysis of Mobility on Demand programs.
At the UC ITS, Stephen assists in the development of the California Resilient and Innovative Mobility Initiative (CA RIMI), an initiative to inform the state’s and nation’s immediate COVID-19 response and recovery needs, while establishing a long-term pathway for more sustainable and resilient transportation systems. Stephen currently serves as a member of the Committee on Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity (AMR20) at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Emergency Management and Evacuation Working Group at the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). He was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow (2015-2020), an Eno Center for Transportation Fellow (2018), and a Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellow (2018-2020). Stephen received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering from UC Berkeley in December 2020. He received his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley (2016) and a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a second major in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University (2015).