Faculty and Staff

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.

Shuo Feng, Ph.D.

fshuo@umich.edu

Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Dr. Feng joined UMTRI as an assistant research scientist in Sep, 2021. Before that, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. degree and Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Automation from Tsinghua University, China, in 2014 and 2019. His current research interests include optimal control, automated driving system testing and evaluation

, and transportation data analysis.

Shengyin(Sean) Shen

shengyin@umich.edu

Research Engineer, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Sean is a Research Engineer in the Engineering Systems Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). He earned his MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK. He also has a BS degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. His research interests focus on intelligent transportation systems, traffic simulation, safety and mobility applications with connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), CAV testing and evaluation, and big data analytics with CAVs.

Rusheng Zhang, Ph.D.

rushengz@umich.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rusheng Zhang received the B.E. degree in micro electrical mechanical system and second B.E. degree in Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2013, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and PH.D. in 2019. His research areas include vehicular networks, intelligent transportation systems, wireless computer networks, artificial intelligence and intra vehicular sensor networks.

Zhengxia Zou, Ph.D.

zzhengxi@umich.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Zhengxia Zou received his B.E. degree and his Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Beihang University, China, in 2013 and 2018. His research interests include computer vision and its related applications in self-driving vehicles, remote sensing, and video games ([Personal Website], [Google Scholar Profile], [Github Profile]).