Recruiting   (Please contact Dr. Liu if you are interested)
 
   
  Post-Doctoral Researcher  
  • Should have strong background in analytical modeling and quantitative analysis;
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Transportation Network Optimization, Traffic Signal Control, and Traffic Simulation.

  •   Graduate Research Assistants  
  • B.S. / M.S. in Transportation Engineering, Computer Science, System Engineering or Mathematics;
  • Comfortable with mathematics;
  • Good command of computer programming.
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      Postdocs  
     
       
        Dr. Yiheng(Ian) Feng
    yhfeng@umich.edu
    Dr. Yiheng Feng is currently a Research Fellow at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Ph.D degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering in 2015. He has a Master degree from Civil Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2011. He also earned the B.S. and M.E. degree from Department of Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2005 and 2007 respectively. His research interests include traffic signal systems, connected and automated vehicles, arterial performance measurement, and travel demand modeling.
     
       
        Dr. Weili Sun
    sunweili@umich.edu
    Dr. Weili Sun is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. degree and bachelor's degree in Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2013 and 2008, respectively. He was a visiting student at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. Before joining University of Michigan, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Beihang University, China from 2013 to 2015. His research interests include modelling and optimization of traffic signal systems and freeway networks.
     
       
        Dr. Jianfeng(Jeff) Zheng
    zhengjf@umich.edu
    Dr. Jianfeng (Jeff) Zheng is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He receives his Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 2016, M.S. from University of Minnesota in 2014, both in Civil Engineering, and B.E. in Transportation Engineering from Beihang University in 2010. His research interests include: Intelligent Transportation System and Big Data Analytics with Connected & Automated Vehicles.
     
       
      Graduate Students  
     
       
        Shengyin(Sean) Shen
    shengyin@umich.edu
    Shengyin Shen is currently working as a research assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree from Beijing University of posts and telecommunications, China in 2011. His research interests include traffic data analysis and connected vehicles.
     
       
        Shihong(Edmond) Huang
    edhuang@umich.edu
    Edmond is currently a Ph.D student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree from Beijing Jiaotong University, China in 2013 and Master degree from the University of Michigan in 2016. His research interests include traffic flow modeling and connected vehicles.
     
       
        Yan Zhao
    zhaoyann@umich.edu
    Yan Zhao has been a PhD student in mechanical engineering at University of Michgian-Ann arbor since fall 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Tsinghua University with honors and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, both in mechanical engineering. His research interests primarily lie in the area of connected and automated vehicles.
     
       
        Alesha Jackson
    aleshaja@umich.edu
    Alesha Jackson is a first year Masters-Bridge-To-Doctoral student. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with honors from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi in 2016. To enhance her general interest of investigating innovative, effective, and economical alternatives to improve transportation designs and traffic-flow solutions, she is interested in ride-sharing mobility and connected and autonomous vehicles.
     
       
        Zhen Yang
    zhenyang@umich.edu
    Zhen Yang has been a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan since fall 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in automotive engineering. His research interests lie in the area of connected vehicles and transportation network.
     
       
      Visiting Scholars  
     
       
        Chunhui Yu
    chunhuiy@umich.edu
    Chunhui Yu is currently a Ph.D candidate in the College of Transportation Engineering in Tongji University, China. He earned the B.S. degree in Traffic Engineering from Tongji University in 2013. His research interests include traffic signal optimization and traffic operation modeling.
     
       
     
       
     
       
        Dr. Fangfang Zheng
    ffzheng@umich.edu
    Dr. Fangfang Zheng is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering at the University of Michigan. She is an associate professor at School of Transportation and Logistics in Southwest Jiaotong University, China. She receives her Ph.D. in Transport and Planning from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands in 2011, M.S. in Transportation planning and management from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2006, and B.S. in Communication Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2003. Her research interest includes reliability modelling for urban networks, traffic signal optimization for reliability and sustainability, traffic state estimation in the connected vehicle environment.
     
       
        You Kong
    kongy@umich.edu
    You Kong is currently a Ph.D candidate in the College of Transportation Engineering in at School of Transportation and Logistics in Southwest Jiaotong University, China. She earned the B.S. degree in Traffic and Transportation from Southeast University in 2014. Her research interests include parking lot facility design and optimization for automated vehicles.
     
       
      Former Members  
     
       
      Prof. Sharon(Xuan) Di   Columbia University
      Dr. Jie Sun   Live Traffic Data LLC
      Dr. Heng Hu   Live Traffic Data LLC
      Prof. Saif Jabari   New York University, Abu Dhabi
      Prof. Sean(Xiaozheng) He   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Prof. Xinkai Wu   California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Dr. Wenteng Ma   Sensys Networks
     
       
      Former Visiting Scholars  
     
       
      Dr. Yuming Ge   China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China
      Dr. Zhaosheng Zhang   Beijing Institute of Technology, China
      Bai Li   Zhejiang University, China
      Meng Li   Beihang University, China
      Dr. Ning Jia   Tianjin University, China
      Dr. Xiaolei Guo   University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada