Headshot of Abdullah Kurkcu
Headshot of Abdullah Kurkcu

Research Associate / Systems Engineer

Abdullah Kurkcu is responsible for leading transportation research projects and developing web-based data management solutions at the C2SMART Center. He completed his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at NYU and previously received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul University and master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Florida State University. His research interests include traffic modeling and calibration, alternative traffic data collection systems, big data and analytics, GPS-based transportation data analysis, incident and emergency management, wireless sensor networks, social media analytics and transportation geography.


  • 2018,   Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, New York University
  • 2012,   M.Eng., Transportation Engineering, Florida State University
  • 2008,   B.S., Civil Engineering, Istanbul University

Research and Working Interests

  • Alternative Transportation Data Collection Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Graphich & Web Design
  • GIS Application in Transportation
  • Transportation Informatics/Data Analytics
  • Big Data & Social Media Analytics
  • Wireless Sensor Applications & Networks
  • Simulation Modelling and Calibration