Carnegie Mellon University

Corey Harper

Corey Harper (E 2014, 2017)

Assistant Professor (Fall 2021), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor (Fall 2021), Heinz College

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Corey Harper is Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). In Fall, 2021 he will begin his appointment as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Heinz School of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Harper directs the Future Mobility Systems Lab at CMU. Harper’s research interest lies in applying modeling and simulation tools (e.g., agent-based models or regional traffic models) and multi- source data analytics to assess the equity, environmental, congestion, and policy implications of emerging technologies on the transportation system.

In the past, Harper’s research has focused on climate resilient transportation systems and automation in transportation. Here, he has used cost-benefit analysis, modeling and simulation, and machine learning to ask questions such as “how does rain impact congestion on the transportation network” and “how could robocars impact parking revenues in our central business districts.”

Harper is also the recipient of the Elsevier ATLAS Best Paper Award for his work looking at the equity impacts of automation. In 2016, he was invited to become a Young Member on the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee for Vehicle-Highway Automation.

Harper received his BS in 2013 from Morgan State University (Civil Engineering) and completed his MS and PhD in 2014 and 2017, respectively, from CEE at CMU. Before joining the faculty at CMU, Harper was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting clients on technical and policy issues related to cyber-physical systems, especially helping the United States Department of Transportation with the integration of connected and automated vehicles.


  • PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2017)
  • MS Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2014)
  • BS Civil Engineering, Morgan State University (2013)


Research Group:  AIS, EESS

  • Sustainable transportation systems
  • Multi-modal transportation modeling
  • Systems and infrastructure impacts of the transition to autonomous vehicles
  • Transportation safety
  • Decision analysis and modeling
  • Active management of transportation systems