Xinyu (Jason) Cao

Xinyu (Jason) Cao
Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Xinyu (Jason) Cao specializes in land use and transportation interaction, the effects of information and communication technologies on travel behavior, and planning for quality of life. He is internationally well-known for his research on residential self-selection in the relationships between the built environment and travel behavior. His recent work focuses on non-linear relationships in land use and transportation research and planning for travel satisfaction.

Cao is the coeditor in chief of Transportation Research Part D, a leading journal in transportation research. He also guest edited eight special issues for six journals. He was the chair of the International Association for China Planning in 2015-2017. Cao received bachelor's and master's degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Davis.