Mojha Rhoads, PhD

At the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), Mohja conducts cutting edge research on zero-emission vehicles and neighborhood oriented development and planning. The SBBCOG has implemented several large-scale projects tracking and monitoring the use of low-speed and full-battery electric vehicles. Both programs monitored the use of these vehicles for 2 years for over 50 households. Mohja has been responsible for analyzing the vehicle data, assessing the travel and land use behavior of the households as well as emissions and charging patterns. She has also helped the SBBCOG develop and research innovative transportation and land use concepts on neighborhood-oriented development and planning. Mohja has worked with Los Angeles Metro and the University of Southern California in developing a big data archive of real-time transportation data from arterial and highway sensors as well and transit ridership and GPS data- the Archived Data Management System (ADMS) for Los Angeles County. With this project, she helped to create planning applications showcasing how the data can be used in planning efforts. Mohja received her PhD in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California (USC). She received her Master’s degree in Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from Columbia University.