Cornell University, Ph.D., Infrastructure Systems and Transportation Engineering, 2011
Dissertation: “Strategic Planning for Shelter Locations and Transportation under Hurricane Conditions”
Advisor: Linda K. Nozick
The University of Hong Kong, M.S., Civil Engineering, 2006
Tianjin University (China), B.E., Civil Engineering, 2004
Anna Schwartz (2017). "Data, modeling, and transportation policies", Information Exchange with Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center, hosted by University of Minnesota.
Anna Schwartz, Jay Hietpas, Chris Roy (2014). “Cost Estimating and Cost Management Practices.” Draft Report, Office of Project Management and Technical Support, Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Anna Schwartz, Cory Johnson (2013). “Active Traffic and Safety Research Projects – 2013 Annual Report.” Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Anna C.Y. Li, Linda Nozick, Rachel Davidson, Brian Wolshon, Nathanael Brown, Dean A. Jones (2011). “Approximate solution procedure for dynamic traffic assignment.” ASCE, Journal of Transportation Engineering, 139(8).
Anna C.Y. Li, Linda Nozick, Ningxiong Xu, Rachel Davidson (2012). “Shelter location and transportation planning under hurricane conditions.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 48(4).
Anna C.Y. Li, Ningxiong Xu, Linda Nozick, Rachel Davidson (2011). “Integrated shelter location analysis and transportation planning for hurricane events.” 2011 Conference of Solutions to Coastal Disasters, Anchorage, AK.
Anna C.Y. Li, Ningxiong Xu, Linda Nozick, Rachel Davidson (2011).“Bilevel optimization for integrated shelter location analysis and transportation planning for hurricane events.” ASCE, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 17(4).
President, Associated Consulting Services LLC (2016 – Present)
As the founder and owner, Anna is responsible for acquiring, managing and delivering every project in the company. Her focus areas include transportation data analytics, traffic engineering, traffic safety assessment, transportation planning, freeway and arterial traffic operations.
Work Zone Traffic Analysis Engineer, MnDOT (2014 – 2016)
Anna led the production of high quality pavement marking plans and development of traffic simulation models for work zone staging analysis. Anna also served as the technical advisor on various University research projects.
Engineering Rotational Program, MnDOT (2012 – 2014)
During the first two years at MnDOT, Anna joined the rotational program to gain a broader perspective on transportation industry. She worked on roadway design, utilities, bridge and roadway construction, pavement research, and intelligent transportation systems.
Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, Cornell University (2012)
Anna developed a mesoscopic dynamic traffic assignment model using the DynusT modeling framework for the New Orleans metropolitan area. This model was used to test and compare with the Cornell DTA model (developed by Anna as part of her Ph.D. dissertation).
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