I am an Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Utah. I received my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park and received my B.S. degree in Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). Before joining the U of Utah, I had been working as Assistant Professor at San Diego State University for two years. My current research areas includes evacuation planning and operation, traffic operations with connected automated vehicles, intelligent transportation system, traffic safety, network flow modeling, and unconventional intersection design. My research projects are sponsored by National Science Foundation, USDOT National Transportation Center, and Maryland State Highway Administrations.