• My name is GAO, Yi. In Chinese, it writes 高 翼 (meaning: high wing).

  • I am currently an Associate Professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University.

  • I completed Ph.D. in Technology at Purdue University, specializing in Aviation Management.

  • My primary research area is Air Transportation. My research covers the following topics:

    • Air Transportation Economics & Operations

    • Customer Loyalty Programs & Frequent Flyer Programs

    • Aviation Safety

    • Aviation Education

Research Group Updates

October 2022

  • Sen Wang' poster, titled "The Use of mobility data in estimating airport catchment areas: A case study of a multiple airport region in Texas", was awarded Best Poster for Map Use / Information Graphics on the 2022 Applied Geography Conference (AGX).

  • Dr. Yi Gao presented "Development and Evaluation of an Online Fatigue Training Course for Collegiate Aviation Pilots" on the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) 2022.

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Contact me

Mail: 1401 Aviation Dr, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States

Phone (O): (765) 496-6276 Email: yigao (at) purdue (dot) edu