Eva Kassens-Noor

Eva Kassens-Noor

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Adjunct Professor, Urban & Regional Planning and Global Urban Studies Program



Diplom-Ingenieur: (equivalent to a BA and one year MS) in business engineering from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH).
Masters: Master of Science in Transportation (MST) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PhD: PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor is an adjunct professor of Transportation, Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction, holding a joint appointment with the MSU Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP). She is also an adjunct professor in the MSU Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. Her research focuses on how people perceive, cope with, and understand extreme events. These extremes range from our transition towards living with artificial intelligence and how we interact and adapt to autonomous technologies to how our transportation system enables resilience to cope with disasters, pandemics and hazards. She is working to enable livable communities in an autonomous, sustainable, and resilient society, so that people can influence what autonomous systems can do and how they affect the world around them. She earned her PhD from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Diplom-Ingenieur (equivalent to a BA and one year MS) in Business Engineering from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in Germany and her Master of Science in Transportation from the Civil and Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Department of Transportation, including projects on autonomous vehicles, public transportation and traffic engineering.