General Information

Full Name Jaime Soza Parra
Research Interests Car Independence, Public and Sustainable Transportation, Reliability
Languages Spanish (Native), English (C1), Dutch (A2)


  • 2020
    Doctorate in Engineering Sciences
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Public Transport Reliability Causes and Effects
    • Supervisors
      • Juan Carlos Muñoz
      • Sebastián Raveau
  • 2016
    Civil Engineering
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Diploma on Transport Engineering


  • 2022
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TU Delft
    • Research the concept of car independent lifestyles
    • Teaching in the joint TU Delft – Beijing Jiaotong University program
    • MSc students’ supervision
  • 2021
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of California, Davis
    • Write project grants and reports
    • Present results to industry sponsors and develop research lines of mutual interest
  • 2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Conduct interdisciplinary research with other members of the research centre
    • Write public policy documents (white papers)


  • 2022
    Urban Public Transportation
    TU Delft - Beijing Jiaotong University
  • 2019
    Demand Modelling
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • 2018
    Network Flows
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • 2017
    Introduction to Demand Modelling
    Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Honors and Awards


Jaime is the full package: he has a broad knowledge on many topics, is a passionate teacher, and a wonderful guy

Sebastián Raveau PUC Chile

I hope I had Jaime in each of my teams. Kind, smart, collaborative, hardworking, creative, fun, and (of course) very reliable

Juan Carlos Muñoz PUC Chile

Jaime is always eager to learn, thinks with precision and passion for transport research, and is also fun to work with

Oded Cats TU Delft

Big fan 😊

Lake Sagaris PUC Chile

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?

Juan de Dios Ortúzar PUC Chile

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.

Dillon Fitch UC Davis