Regina is the CEO and Co-Founder of Populus, a data platform for private mobility operators and cities to deliver safe, equitable, efficient streets. She has over a decade of experience in transportation, where she is a leading expert on innovations in public transit, shared mobility, and autonomous vehicles. Regina formed Populus after serving as the Director of Business Development and Strategy at moovel, the joint mobility services division of Daimler and BMW.
Prior to her roles in industry, Regina received her Ph.D. in transportation and energy systems from MIT. As a research scientist at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, she developed and led research on the travel behavior impacts of shared mobility services (e.g. Uber, Lyft, carsharing) and autonomous vehicles. Regina was the lead author of the recent groundbreaking UC Davis study Disruptive Transportation: The Adoption, Utilization, and Impacts of Ride-Hailing in the United States. She has received several awards and distinctions, having been honored as a National Engineers Week “New Face of Engineering”, EPA STARS Fellow, MIT Energy Fellow, and Department of Transportation Eisenhower Fellow, Mass Transit 40 Under 40, and San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40.
As a transportation researcher, Dr. Clewlow’s work focused on developing and harnessing new datasets to measure the adoption and impacts of shared-use mobility (ride-hailing) and automated/ autonomous vehicles on travel behavior, vehicle purchase, and energy use. She is passionate about developing innovative transportation technologies that provide net positive social and environmental benefits: reduced congestion, improved accessibility, and a lower carbon footprint.