My name is Rishabh [RI-shub]. I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. I am a part of the Urban Nexus Lab. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) where I was a member of the Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN) Laboratory.
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, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering (with my focus in transportation engineering).
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 have greatly enjoyed 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.