Research Associate


Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Systems and Design


Kristi Miller joined SUTD as a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Design Pillar in September 2019. She has experience in quantitative research with an educational background in urban planning, focusing on transportation planning. Ms. Miller has experience facilitating focus groups, workshops, and leadership training courses, as well as administering online, mail-in, and on-board surveys used to investigate emerging trends in transportation. Kristi received a Masters of Urban Planning in 2009 and joined the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2014.

In her previous role as a researcher in the Transit Mobility program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in Dallas, Texas, USA, Ms. Miller’s experience includes a variety of research projects, including coordinating the collection of statewide performance metrics data, a guidebook to facilitate package delivery in rural areas, a zero emissions electric bus deployment study, developing a regional coordinated transportation plan, and developing a guidebook used to identify and delineate the most efficient and cost-effective methods from implementing shared mobility programs.


  • Master of Urban Planning, focused on Transportation, from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, awarded in 2009.
  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, also from Texas A&M University, awarded in 2006.

Research Interest

  • Autonomous vehicles, public transport, freight mobility, and the intersection of transportation and public health

Selected Publication

  • Michael Walk, James Cardenas, Kristi Miller, Jessica Alvarez, Sandy Davis, Peter Hadley. Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. May 2019.  Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Z. Elgart, K. M. Miller, A. S. Edrington, S. Tan, J.E. Warner. “Updated Guidebook: Using Public Transportation to Facilitate Last Mile Package Delivery.” January 2019. Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Transportation.