Professor Shanjun Li is chosen for the Faculty Fellowship for Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts supported by Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF). This fellowship program supports Cornell faculty in the social sciences, humanities, and arts who are working in the sustainability arena. The in-residence fellowship provides faculty with teaching leave for one semester and a small research budget as well as opportunities to engage with a broad, interdisciplinary audience on and off campus.
Professor Shanjun Li's recent research leverages big data to investigate the causes and consequences of China’s most pressing environmental and urban challenges such as air pollution and traffic congestion and examine policy options. During the ACSF residence program, he will evaluate the effectiveness of rapid and large-scale subway expansion in Beijing on reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.