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About Me

I can go with either Sen or Vinsen.

​My research areas:

Airline & Airport Economics,

Transport Geography,

Airport Ground Access,

Aviation Sustainability.

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Technology at Purdue University with Dr. Yi Gao.


Purdue University                                                                            West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Ph.D. in Technology                                                                         08/2020 - 05/2024 (Expected) 

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science                                      08/2021 - 12/2022

Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching                                                   08/2021 - 12/2022

Purdue University                                                                            West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management                               01/2019 - 05/2020

Florida Institute of Technology                                                            Melbourne, Florida, USA

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management (Magna Cum Laude)                     08/2016 - 12/2018


Kunming University Science of Technology                                     Kunming, Yunnan, China

Bachelor of Science in Traffic Transportation                                                      08/2014 - 07/2019


  • Second Place in 2023 University Design Competition, Airport Cooperative Research Program, Transportation Research Board 

  • Best Poster for Map Use/Information Graphics in 2022 Applied Geography Conference

  • Certificate in Foundations of College Teaching, Purdue University 


  • 2022 - 2023 Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award ($12,000)


  • First Place in Graduate Student Post Contest in 2021 University of Aviation Association ($500)

  • Academic Scholarship ($30,000) at Florida Institute of Technology

    • ​Five consecutive semesters from Fall 2016 to Fall 2018 ($6,000 each semester)

Community and Academic Services

Founder of Air Transportation Graduate Roundtable (ATGR)

  • Organized aviation research roundtable events at Purdue University

  • Moderated a biweekly graduate-level research seminar

  • Invited researchers in the aviation field to present their studies

  • Designed recognition certificates for presenters

President of Aviation Graduate Council 

  • Organized social events and professional workshops for graduate students 

  • Invited aviation faculties and industrial professionals to deliver professional workshops 

  • Moderated the "Data Days" workshops aimed at enhancing data analytical skills for both undergraduate and graduate students 

Treasurer of Aviation Graduate Council 

  • Peer-reviewed articles assigned by the editors from four TRB committees 

  • Suggested the decisions of acceptance or rejection to the editors of TRB committees 

  • Establish committees for each event and assigned tasks to committee members

  • Planned research workshops and social networking events for graduate students

  • Drafted the proposals to apply for activity grant from Purdue Graduate Student Government

  • Secured $1,350 funding for organizing events

  • Monitored the cash flow to ensure a sufficient cash prepared for future AGC events

  • Built a website for recording every seminar and marketing AGC

  • Peer-reviewed the articles assigned by the editor

  • Provided research feedbacks to authors

  • Suggested the decisions of acceptance or rejection to the editor

Secretary of Aviation Graduate Council 

  • Helped AGC president or treasury officer moderate the workshops

  • Using Canva to design posters and newsletters for events and activities

Licenses & Memberships

  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot

  • Certified Member, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) 

  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)                                       

  • Member, Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 

  • Member, University Aviation Association (UAA) 

  • Member, Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) 

Skills & Languages

Programming Skills: R, Python, Stata

Software: ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, AutoCAD, Tableau, QGIS, SPSS, NVivo, VOSviewer

Languages: Mandarin, English 

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