Sungyop Kim, PhD


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Office: 106C Katz Hall
Phone: (816) 235-1725


Doctor of Philosophy, Urban Design and Planning
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Bachelor of Arts, Chinese Studies
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Bachelor of Arts, Korean Philosophy
Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea


Dr. Kim received a PhD in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington in 2004. Dr. Kim has expertise in urban transportation systems, urban spatial structure, travel behavior, and traffic safety. His scholarly work and research projects have focused on aging population in relation to his expertise. Dr. Kim currently serves as an editorial advisory board member of Accident Analysis and Prevention and Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Refereed Journal Publications

Kim, S. and Oh, C. An Analysis of Freeway Crashes Involving Drowsy Driving: The Prevalence, Characteristics, and Crash Severity in Korea. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, in press.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson G.F. 2019. Traffic Safety in an Aging Society: Analysis of Older Pedestrian Crashes. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security 11: 323-332.

Richard, K., Kim, S., and Ulfarsson, G. 2019. A Hierarchical Bayesian Logistic Regression with a Finite Mixture for Identifying Higher-than-Expected Crash Proportions at Intersections. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, 11:1-20.

Kim, S. and Kim, J. 2017. Road Safety for an Aging Society: Compliance with Traffic Regulations, Knowledge about Traffic Regulations and Risk Factors of Older Drivers. Transportation Research Record, 2660: 15-21.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2015. Activity Space of Older and Working-Age Adults in Puget Sound Region, Washington State. Transportation Research Record, 2494: 37-44.

Ulfarsson, G.F., Steinbrenner, A., Valsson, T. and Kim, S. 2015. Urban Household Travel Behavior in a Time of Economic Crisis: Changes in Trip Making and Mode Choice. Journal of Transport Geography, 49: 68-75.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2013. Transportation in an Aging Society: The Linkage between Transportation and Quality of Life. Transportation Research Record, 2357: 109-115.

Rhee, K., Kim, J., Lee, B., Kim, S., and Lee, Y. 2013. Analysis of the Effects of Activities While Traveling on Travelers’ Sentiment. Transportation Research Record, 2383: 27-34.

Kim, J., Ulfarsson, G.F., Kim, S., and Shankar, V.N. 2013. Driver-Injury Severity in Single-Vehicle Crashes in California: A Mixed Logit Analysis of Heterogeneity due to Age and Gender. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50: 1073-1081.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2012. The Commitment to Light Rail Transit Patronage: Case Study for St. Louis MetroLink. Missouri and Illinois. ASCE: Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 138(3): 227-234.

Kim, S. 2011. Transportation Alternatives of the Elderly After Driving Cessation. Transportation Research Record, 2265: 170-176.

Kim, S. 2011. Assessing Mobility in An Aging Society: Personal and Built Environment Factors Associated with Older People’s Subjective Transportation Deficiency in the US. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 14: 422-429.

Kim, S. 2011. Intra-regional Residential Movement of the Elderly: Testing a Suburban-to-Urban Migration Hypothesis. The Annals of Regional Science, 46: 1-17.

Ulfarsson, G.F., Kim, S., and Booth, K.M. 2010. Analyzing Fault in Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Crashes in North Carolina. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42: 1805-1813.

Kim, S. 2009. New Immigrants and Transportation: An Analysis of New Immigrant Workers’ Work Trips. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 11(3): 155-169.

Kim, S., Depue, L., Spence, L., and Reine, R. 2009. Analysis of Teenage Seat Belt Use: From the 2007 Missouri High School Seat Belt Survey. Journal of Safety Research, 40:311-316

Kim, S., Ulfarsson, G.F., and Anton, K.R. 2009. Traffic Sign Comprehensibility in an Aging Society: A Study of “Photo-Enforced Traffic Signal Ahead” Signage. Transportation Research Record, 2096: 81-88.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2008. Curbing Automobile Use for Sustainable Transportation: Analysis of Mode Choice on Short Home-Based Trips. Transportation, 35: 723-737.

Kim, J., Ulfarsson, G.F., Shankar, V.N., and Kim, S. 2008. Age and Pedestrian Injury Severity in Motor-Vehicle Crashes: A Heteroskedastic Logit Analysis. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40: 1695-1702.

Kim, S., Ulfarsson, G.F., and Hennessy, J.T. 2007. Analysis of Light Rail Rider Travel Behavior: Impacts of Individual, Built Environment, and Crime Characteristics on Transit Access. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 41: 511-522.

Kim, J., Kim, S., Porrello, L., and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2007. Bicyclist Injury Severities in Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Accidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39: 238-251.

Bae, C., Sandlin, G., Bassok, A., and Kim, S. 2007. The Exposure of Disadvantaged Populations in Freeway Air-Pollution Sheds: A Case Study of the Seattle and Portland Regions. Environment and Planning B, 34: 154-170.

Ulfarsson, G.F., Kim, S., and Lentz, E. 2006. Factors Affecting Common Vehicle-to Vehicle Collision Types: Road Safety Priorities in an Aging Society. Transportation Research Record, 1980: 70-78.

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson, G.F. 2004. The Travel Mode Choice of the Elderly: Effects of Personal, Household, Neighborhood, and Trip Characteristics. Transportation Research Record 1894, 117–126.

Kim, S. 2003. Analysis of Elderly Mobility by Structural Equation Modeling. Transportation Research Record, 1854: 81–89.

Kim, S. and Kim, K. 2003: Personal, Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Seriously Injured Crash-involved Seat Belt Non-Users in Hawaii. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35(1): 121–130.

Kim, K., Kim, S. and Yamashita, E. 2000. Alcohol-Impaired Motorcycle Crashes in Hawaii, 1986 to 1995: An Analysis. Transportation Research Record, 1734: 77–85.

Book Chapter 

Kim, S. and Ulfarsson G.F. 2019. “Ageing and Transportation” (Ch.6) in Urban Environments for Healthy Ageing: A Global Perspective. Ed. Anna P. Lane, Abingdon: Routledge.

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