Michael Redmond

Michael Redmond, Ph.D. student, Management Sciences

Predicts flight delays

What is your degree program and expected graduation date? Management Sciences PhD, May 2020

Please describe your research: My research examines reliability of travel itineraries that involve multiple modes of travel. Using data from airlines and Google maps, my research identifies the probability of an on-time arrival, to help travelers determine which itineraries and modes of travel are most reliable.

In simple terms, why does this research matter? This research will give travelers an easy-to-understand metric to help chose journeys that will get them to their destination on-time across many modes of travel, including flight, driving and public transit.

How soon after starting at the University of Iowa were you able to participate in research? I was able to begin researching after one semester in the Management Sciences program.

How has being involved in research made you more successful at the University of Iowa? Research has allowed me to dive deeper into a specific area and use skills in problem modeling, programming and writing, that will help me in my future career.

What are your career goals and/or plans after graduation? After graduation I plan to look for academic or industry jobs in the transportation analytics field.

Faculty mentor/advisor: Professor Ann Campbell

Hometown: Sioux City, IA

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