Nebiyou Yonas Tilahun

Nebiyou Tilahun directs the Travel Behavior & Urban Systems Research Group. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC.  He received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has been a faculty member at UIC since 2012.  Previously he held post-doctoral appointments  at the Urban Transportation Center (UIC) and at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He also worked as a Transportation Engineer at the Washington State Department of Transportation. His undergraduate study started at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and was completed at the University of Minnesota.

Email: ntilahun at

Phone: 312-355-4622


Current students

Jaeyong Shin, Ph.D. student (Urban Planning and Policy)

Alumni (Research Assistants)

Yaye Keita, Ph.D. – Post Doctoral Scholar at CUTR, University of South Florida

Moyin Li, Ph.D. –  Project Manager, Transport Analytics, Pace

Shi Yin, M.Sc. student (Computer Science)

Xitao Lv, M.Sc. (Computer Science)


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