About Me

IMG_0025My name is ማህቶት ገብረስላሴ spelt in the alphabet of Ge’ez language, from which the name originates. In English, I spell it as Mahtot Gebresselassie. My first name is pronounced: Mah-tote.

I am an incoming Postdoctoral Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering. I do research on Uber and Lyft and transportation equity. The two groups of my focus are people with disabilities and low-income earners. Outside this topic I have strong interest and work or research experience: 

-Disabled accessibility in information and communication technologies

– Accessibility in urban design and architecture 

I am very passionate about mixed methods research. It is my belief that the complexity of urban problems necessitates an approach that allows for the mixing of methods of collecting and analyzing data without the constraints philosophical assumptions. 

I love teaching! I also love and respect my students. Not only do I teach them, I learn from them as well. I have been a TA, instructor of record, and instructor for many courses including architectural design, interior design, theory of architecture, environmental science, structure and forms of cities, and information technology and society, and the future of cities. 

On a non-academic note, I am a long-standing member of Toastmasters International, certified yoga teacher, and bicycle commuter for over a decade. Meet my road bike, Louis, below. It flies like the wind! 

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And here is my other bike Latakhidan Matilda. It is like your pickup truck. We have been together for almost 10 years.