My "academic-name" is Jaime Soza-Parra, I was born in Chile and did my PhD there as well, at the Transport Engineering and Logistics Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During my second PhD year, I performed a 10 months external research stay in TU Delft Transportation and Planning Department as a visiting PhD student. Since then, I worked as a Postdoc Researcher at CEDEUS first, and later as a Postdoc Researcher at UC Davis. Right now I am back at Delft working as a Postdoc Researcher at TU Delft and also as a Research fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions.
My research interests focus on the analysis of different data sources, from passively collected (e.g. smartcard information) to surveys (e.g. discrete choice stated preference surveys) to understand how uncertainty impacts travellers behaviour.
I am also concerned about cities increasing growth rate and its sustainability implications. Thus, I see public transportation and active transport as the alternatives the promote. To do so, I think it is also quite important to understand private-car driver's attitudes towards mobility, especially on how to encourage a fairer use of the space.
Dec 2021 - to dateTU Delft
Smart Public Transport Lab and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions
2021University of California, Davis
3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
2016-2020Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ph.D in Engineering Sciences
Dissertation: Public transportation reliability causes and effects
Supervisors: Juan Carlos Muñoz & Sebastián Raveau
External Ph.D Research Stay
Supervisor: Oded Cats
2010-2016Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Civil Enginieering program
Bachelor degree & Professional diploma
- Winner Lee Schipper's Memorial Scholarship - WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
- Winner 2017 Best Teaching Assistant - Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics
- Winner 2017 MISTI MIT-Chile Graduate Student Seed Fund - CoAXs in Santiago
- Winner Scholarship for Graduate Studies - CONICYT - Chilean Gobernment
Spanish (Native speaker)
English (Proficient user: C1)
Jaime is the full package: he has a broad knowledge on many topics, is a passionate teacher, and a wonderful guy
I hope I had Jaime in each of my teams. Kind, smart, collaborative, hardworking, creative, fun, and (of course) very reliable
Jaime is always eager to learn, thinks with precision and passion for transport research, and is also fun to work with
Big fan 🙂
Jaime is a true “team player”, a joy to work with. At PUC he went from being a wonderful student to a great researcher and finally an excellent teacher. What more can you ask of a single guy?
Jaime's knowledge of transport is extensive and his thoughts and ideas have pushed me to reflect on many aspects of my work. He is a dedicated researcher and a pure joy to work with.