Jinhua Zhao

Jinhua Zhao is the Edward H. and Joyce Linde Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at DUSP. He holds Master of Science, Master of City Planning and Ph.D. degrees from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from Tongji University. He studies 1) the behavioral foundation for transport policies; 2) public transit management using information technology; and 3) China’s urbanization and urban mobility. Prof. Zhao has been working with London, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore to help improve their urban transportation systems and policies. He sees transportation as a language, to describe a person, to characterize a city, and to understand an institution. Prof. Zhao directs the urban mobility research lab JTL and is the co-PI for the Transit Lab at MIT. He very much enjoys working with students.


- 2009
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, MIT
- 2004
Master of Science in Transportation and Master of City Planning, MIT
- 2001
Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning, Tongji University

Academic Experience

2013 - Present
Assistant Professor, MIT
2010 - 2013
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
2009 - 2010
Research Scientist, MIT