YAYE MALLON KEITA CIVIL ENGINEERING / URBAN PLANNING
firstname.lastname@example.org 801-***-**** • Tampa, FL
Result-driven urban planning specialist with extensive education and experience in areas of civil engineering, transportation planning, urban engineering, strategy development, data analysis, research, and technology solutions. Analytical professional skilled in guiding research, investigation, and problem resolution processes to improve operations and minimize costs in urban environments. Collaborative communicator focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across departments to drive comprehensive policy development approaches and enhanced transportation planning.
Urban Planning & Policy Data Analysis & Research Transportation Planning
Operational Optimization Relationship Building Civil & Traffic Engineering
Transportation Engineering Cross-Functional Leadership Information/Green Technologies EXPERIENCE & NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, DEPT. OF URBAN PLANNING & POLICY • Chicago, IL • 2011 – 2015 RESEARCH ASSISTANT; URBAN TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Conducted analysis of Northern IL region to identify sub-areas with various access to public transportation issues. Studied the relationships between agencies, private sectors, green technologies, and IT strategies to determine options for intermodal passenger transportation. Led surveying of big data organizations to enhance understanding with respect to the use of big data and open government data for improvements in city operations and community engagements. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT:
• Led comprehensive efforts to collect and analyze information provided by diverse stakeholders. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY • Provo, UT • 2006 – 2009 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, 2009
Monitored the efficiency of Traficon’s new algorithm utilized to determine intersection stopped delays based upon live video originating from detection cameras.
TEACHING ASSISTANT, 2006 – 2008
Provided student instruction to assist in solving mathematical problems involving the calculus of numerous variables, linear algebra, and differential equations. Engaged with colleagues and management to address specific student needs. WASHINGTON STATE DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION (WSDOT) • Seattle, WA • 2007 – 2008 INTERN
Reviewed intersection capacity utilizing Synchro and identified potential issues across multiple locations. Conducted investigations with a focus on updating and segmenting plans. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Planning and Policy UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Chicago, IL 2017
Recipient of Dean’s Scholar Fellowship
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Provo, UT 2010
Recipient of University and Departmental Scholarship Award Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
YAYE MALLON KEITA
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Provo, UT 2008
Recipient of University Scholarship Award
Language proficiency; English, French, Bambara (verbal) Technical proficiency; SAS, R, STATA, ArcGIS, Rapid Miner, Visual Basic, Synchro, AutoCAD PUBLICATIONS
Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., Li, M., and Keita, Y. (2016) Transit use and the work commute: analyzing the role of last mile issues. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 54, pp. 359-368.
Thakuriah, P., L. Dirks, and Y. Keita Mallon (2016). Digital Infomediaries and Civic Hacking in Emerging Urban Data Initiatives. In Seeing Cities through Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics, Springer, NY, pp. 189-208.
Keita, Y. M., and Saito, M. (2011) Evaluation of the IQA Delay Estimation Method. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 16, pp. 792-802.
M. Keita, Y. and Saito, M. (2011) Remote Data Collection for the IQA Delay Estimation Method. T&DI Congress 2011: pp. 142-151.
Keita, Y., and Tilahun, N. Impact of the Great Recession on Transportation Spending Distribution of Low and Middle Income Households: A Gender Analysis. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Meeting 2016.
Keita, Y., and Tilahun, N. Gendered Mobility: Reshaping the Geography of Workdays during Nonworkdays. Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2016.
Tilahun, N., Li, M., Thakuriah, P., and Keita, Y. M. Transit Use and the Work Commute: An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Urban Densities, Last Mile Problems, and Personal Constraints on Mode Choice. Presented at the 93th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2014.
Thakuriah, P., and Keita, Y. M. An Analysis of Household Transportation Spending during the 20072009 US Economic Recession. Presented at the 93th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2014.
Thakuriah, P., Dirks, L., and Keita, Y. M. An Analysis of Emerging Urban Digital Infomediaries in an Era of Big Data and Open Data Initiatives. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Meeting 2013.
Tilahun, N., Thakuriah, P., and Keita, Y. M. Factors Determining Transit Access by Car-Owners: Implications for Intermodal Passenger Transportation Planning. Presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2013.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), 2016 – 2017 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), 2015 – 2016 American Planning Association (APA), 2014 – 2015
Vice President, Urban Planning Ph.D. Organization, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012 – 2013