Director

Dr. Yafeng Yin is a Pro­fes­sor at Depart­ment of Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor. He works in the area of trans­porta­tion sys­tems analy­sis and mod­el­ing, and has pub­lished more than 100 ref­er­eed papers in lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nals. Dr. Yin is the Edi­tor-in-Chief of Trans­porta­tion Research Part C: Emerg­ing Tech­nolo­gies, one of the lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nals in the trans­porta­tion domain. He is also an Asso­ciate Edi­tor of Trans­porta­tion Sci­ence, and serves on the edi­to­r­i­al boards for anoth­er four trans­porta­tion jour­nals such as Trans­porta­tion Research Part B: Methodological. 

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He is a mem­ber of Trans­porta­tion Net­work Mod­el­ing, Trans­porta­tion Eco­nom­ics, and Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Com­mit­tees of Trans­porta­tion Research Board. Between 2008 and 2018, Dr. Yin served on the Board of Direc­tors for Chi­nese Over­seas Trans­porta­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (COTA) and was its Pres­i­dent between 2014 and 2016. Dr. Yin received his Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo, Japan in 2002, his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty, Bei­jing, Chi­na in 1996 and 1994 respec­tive­ly. Pri­or to his cur­rent appoint­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, he was a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at Uni­ver­si­ty of Flori­da between 2005 and 2016. He worked as a post­doc­tor­al researcher and then assis­tant research engi­neer at Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley between 2002 and 2005. Between 1996 and 1999, he was a lec­tur­er at Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty. Dr. Yin has received recog­ni­tion from dif­fer­ent insti­tu­tions. He was one of the five recip­i­ents of the 2012 Doc­tor­al Men­tor­ing Award from Uni­ver­si­ty of Flori­da in recog­ni­tion of his out­stand­ing grad­u­ate stu­dent advis­ing and men­tor­ing. One of his papers won the 2016 Stel­la Dafer­mos Best Paper Award and the Ryuichi Kita­mu­ra Paper Award from Trans­porta­tion Research Board of the Nation­al Acad­e­mies of Sci­ences, Engi­neer­ing, and Med­i­cine. In 2017, he was elect­ed to serve on the Inter­na­tion­al Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium of Trans­porta­tion and Traf­fic The­o­ry (ISTTT).

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Postdocs

Dr. Tian Mi received her doc­tor­al degree in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from South­east Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na, in 2019. Dur­ing her study, she spent 15 months at Budapest Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy and Eco­nom­ics as a vis­it­ing PhD student.Her research inter­ests include dis­trib­uted traf­fic con­trol and tyre dynamics.

PhD Students

Mojta­ba received two bach­e­lors’ degree in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics from Sharif Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, Iran, in 2017. His research inter­ests include net­work mod­el­ing and com­bi­na­to­r­i­al optimization.

Alex received his bachelor’s degree in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing from UC Berke­ley in spring 2018 and joined LIMOS as a PhD stu­dent in the fall of that year. His pri­ma­ry research inter­ests include trans­porta­tion net­work mod­el­ing and opti­miza­tion, smart cities, and intel­li­gent trans­porta­tion systems.

Tianming Liu

Tian­ming received his bachelor’s degree in Automa­tion from Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na in 2020. His research inter­ests include net­work mod­el­ing, smart cities and opti­miza­tion of emerg­ing trans­porta­tion technologies.

Zhichen Liu

Zhichen received her bachelor’s degree in Trans­porta­tion Engi­neer­ing from South­east Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na in 2020. Her research inter­ests include net­work mod­el­ing and traf­fic big data analysis.

Tara Radvand

Tara received her bachelor’s degree in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing at Sharif Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy in 2019, and her master’s degree in Trans­porta­tion Engi­neer­ing at Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty in 2020. Short­ly after, she joined LIMOS and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan to pur­sue her stud­ies as a Ph.D. stu­dent. Tara’s research inter­ests include intel­li­gent trans­porta­tion sys­tems and net­work modeling.

Minghui Wu

Minghui received his bach­e­lor’ s degree in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing and minor in Com­put­er Sci­ence from Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na in 2021. His research inter­ests include dis­trib­uted traf­fic con­trol, sto­chas­tic games, and day-to-day dynam­i­cal trans­porta­tion systems.

Richard Lee

Richard received his bach­e­lor’s degree in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing from UT Austin in spring 2022 and joined LIMOS the fol­low­ing fall. His research inter­ests include emerg­ing traf­fic con­trol sys­tems and net­work modeling.

Visiting Students

Manzi Li

Manzi received her bach­e­lor’s degree in Trans­porta­tion Engi­neer­ing from Tongji Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na in 2018. She is now a Ph.D. stu­dent at The Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy and joined LIMOS as a vis­it­ing schol­ar in Octo­ber 2022. Her research inter­ests include net­work reli­a­bil­i­ty analy­sis and sto­chas­tic opti­miza­tion with appli­ca­tion in on-demand mobil­i­ty services.

Former Students, Postdocs and Scholars

Dr. Daniel Vignon (July 2022)
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Civ­il and Urban Engi­neer­ing, New York Uni­ver­si­ty, NY.

Dr. Xiao­tong Sun (May 2020) 
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy, Guangzhou, China.

Dr. Zhengt­ian Xu (May 2020) 
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, The George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, Wash­ing­ton DC.

Dr. Liteng Zha (May 2017)
Oper­a­tions Research Sci­en­tist at Face­book, Men­lo Park, CA.

Dr. Zhib­in Chen (May 2017)
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, New York Uni­ver­si­ty Shang­hai, China.

Dr. Eleft­he­ria Kon­tou (Decem­ber 2016)
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Cham­paign, IL.

Dr. Nima Shir­mo­ham­ma­di (Decem­ber 2015)
Senior Ana­lyst Man­pow­er Plan­ning, Jet­Blue, New York City, NY.

Dr. Mah­mood Zan­gui (August 2014)
Senior Applied Sci­en­tist at Ama­zon, Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Fang He (August 2014)
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Indus­tri­al Engi­neer­ing, Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty, Bei­jing, China.

Dr. Dim­i­tra Micha­la­ka (August 2012)
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, the Citadel, Charleston, SC.

Dr. Md. Shahid Mamun (August 2012)
Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing, Ahsan­ul­lah Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy, Dha­ka, Bangladesh.

Dr. Ziqi Song (Decem­ber 2011)
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Utah State Uni­ver­si­ty, Logan, UT.

Dr. Ashish Kul­shrestha (Decem­ber 2011)
Senior Data Sci­en­tist, WSP USA, San Fran­cis­co, CA.

Dr. Di Wu (August 2011)
Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, JD.COM, San Fran­cis­co Bay Area, CA.

Dr. Lihui Zhang (August 2010)
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, School of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing and Archi­tec­ture, Zhe­jiang Uni­ver­si­ty, China.

Dr. Yingyan Lou (August 2009)
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, School of Sus­tain­able Engi­neer­ing and the Built Envi­ron­ment, Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty, Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Rafegh Aghamo­ham­ma­di

Dr. Xiao­tong Sun
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Sina Bahra­mi
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Eind­hoven Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, Netherlands

Dr. Ali Shi­razi
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Maine

Dr. Zhib­in Chen
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Fac­ul­ty Fel­low of Engi­neer­ing, NYU Shang­hai, China

Dr. Mehrdad Sha­habi
Quan­ti­ta­tive Ana­lyst, Ford Motor Com­pa­ny, Michigan

Dr. Toru Seo
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, The Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo, Japan

Caio Vitor Beo­jone
Swiss Fed­er­al Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy Lau­sanne, Switzerland

Tingt­ing Dong
Harbin Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, China

Jin­tao Ke
Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy, Hong Kong, China

Guoyang Qin
Tongji Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Liang Wang
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Xia­men Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Hongli Xu
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Nan­jing Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Yan­ni Yang
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Cap­i­tal Uni­ver­si­ty of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness, China

Hong Xiao
Com­mu­nist Youth League Sec­re­tary, Bei­hang Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Wei Liu
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of New South Wales, Australia

Cheng Cheng
Tongji Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Haoyang Ding
South­east Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Chenyang Yan
Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy of Chi­na, China

Ye Li
South­east Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Jun­ji Ura­ta
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo, Japan

Kang Chen
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Dalian Mar­itime Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na

Lu Tong
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Bei­jing Jiao­tong Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Ming Cai
Pro­fes­sor, Sun Yat-sen Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Zebin Zhao
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Harbin Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, China

Hui Zhao
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Bei­jing Jiao­tong Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Shasha Shi
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Cen­tral South Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Hual­ing Ren
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Bei­jing Jiao­tong Uni­ver­si­ty, China

Hui Xiong
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Bei­jing Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, China

Fang Cao
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Bei­jing Jiao­tong Uni­ver­si­ty, China