Dr. Dilruba Ozmen-Ertekin
Dr. Dilruba Ozmen-Ertekin earned a B.S. in civil engineering in 1995 and an M.S. in civil engineering (transportation) in 1998 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (transportation) in 2003 from Rutgers University.
Dr. Ozmen-Ertekin's research interest in transportation covers planning, operations and design of transportation facilities, simulation and modeling, economic impact studies, sustainable transportation systems, transportation and land use linkages, transit systems, traffic safety, transportation demand management, ITS, transportation data management, linear and nonlinear optimization techniques, and pavement deterioration models.
Dr. Ozmen-Ertekin has extensive practical experience in carrying out research projects at Hofstra University and also as a consultant for companies outside the University, and she was involved in various projects funded by NYMTC, NJDOT, FHWA, and NYSDOT. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers and research reports. Most recently, she was the co-principal investigator of a project funded by NYMTC. She is also an affiliated faculty at the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center located at The City College of New York.
In recognition of her scholarly contributions to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University, Dr. Ozmen-Ertekin received the Faculty Academic Service Increment Award in 2004. She earned the professional engineer license in April 2006. In 2007 she received a Hofstra University grant-writing stipend for her NSF CAREER proposal.