Michigan Traffic Lab

University of Michigan

The Director of Michigan Traffic Lab, Dr. Henry Liu, is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Director for the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (USDOT Region 5 University Transportation Center). From July 2017 to August 2019, he took a leave of absence from the University of Michigan and served as Chief Scientist on Smart Transportation for DiDi Chuxing in China, one of the largest mobility service providers in the world. While he was with DiDi, he established and led the Urban Transportation Business Unit. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and his Bachelor degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University (China) in 1993. Dr. Liu’s research interests focus on transportation network monitoring, modeling, and control, as well as mobility and safety applications with connected and automated vehicles. On these topics, he has published more than 100 refereed journal articles. Dr. Liu is the managing editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and an editor of Transportation Research Part C.


The Center for Connected and Automated Transportation hosted the 4th restructuring annual symposium. It was also the first time it moved online. Our world-class speakers covered topics such as the 5.9 GHz spectrum reallocation, cyber-security in connected and automated vehicles, necessary infrastructure changes, etc. Please check CCAT's YouTube channel for much more!


Along with UMTRI and CEE, CCAT hosted a reception to kick-off the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. 15 Papers from MTL were presented during the meeting.


Yan Zhao successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis: Traffic State Estimation Using Probe Vehicle Data

Congratulations to Dr. Yan Zhao on receiving doctoral degree!


Our paper titled "Self-Driving Cars Learn About Road Hazards Through Augmented Reality" written by Yiheng Feng and Henry X. Liu was published on IEEE SPECTRUM.

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