My name is Rishabh [RI-shub]. I am a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am pursuing my PhD in Civil Engineering with technical concentration in Transportation Engineering. I am a part of the Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN) Laboratory at UIC.
I was born in India in a family of Civil Engineers. My earliest childhood memories include visiting road construction sites with my dad. This (positively) changed the way I looked at the transportation systems. Growing up in a developing country, I personally witnessed the power and potential of transportation in improving the quality of lives. This motivated me to do my Bachelors and Masters degrees (focused on transportation) in Civil Engineering, and to go for a PhD.
While studying transportation, I came across the concepts of Statistical modeling, Machine Learning, and Causality, and realized their immense potential in solving transportation problems. This turned me into a coder and I started spending long hours estimating (and debugging) my machine learning models.
I am currently working on my PhD research under Prof. Sybil Derrible. I enjoy doing my research, and I look forward to continuing my journey in exploring and understanding transportation.
Apart from my research, I like drawing, sculpting, music, movies, and travelling.