Tao Tao is a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His current research involves in the nonlinear and threshold effects between land use and travel behavior and transportation equity. He applies novel research methods, such as machine learning, in his work to explore the potential non-linear relationship between land use and travel behavior. He has published papers in Journal of Planning Education and Research, Transportation Research Part D, and Journal of Transport and Geography.
Tao has been the instructor for the course Data Management & Visualization with R (PA 5928) at the University of Minnesota. He has also served as a reviewer for several journals including Urban Studies, Transportation Research Part D, and Transportation. He is currently a student member in Association of Collegiate School of Planning and International Association of Chinese Planning.
M.E. in Transportation Planning and Management (Southeast University, 2017)
B.E. in Traffic and Transportation (Southeast University, 2012)
Tao, T., Wang, J., & Cao, X. (2020) "Exploring the non-linear associations between spatial attributes and walking distance to transit." Journal of Transport Geography, 82, 102560.
Tao, T., Wu, X., Cao, J., Fan, Y., Das, K., & Ramaswami, A. (2020) "Exploring the Nonlinear Relationship between the Built Environment and Active Travel in the Twin Cities." Journal of Planning Education and Research.
Wu, X., Tao, T., Cao, J., Fan, Y., & Ramaswami, A. (2019) "Examining threshold effects of built environment elements on travel-related carbon-dioxide emissions." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 75, 1–12.
Dou, X., Gong, X., Guo, X., & Tao, T. (2017) "Coordination of Feeder Bus Schedule with Train Service at Integrated Transport Hubs." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2648(1), 103–110.