University of Utah
Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor (Transportation Engineering) in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University. Dr. Yang's current research areas include machine learning for transportation modeling, traffic operations with connected automated vehicles, traffic safety, transportation equity, transportation planning, etc. He is the recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2021. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles in journals and conferences. He is currently the editorial board member of Transportation Research, Part C, the Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development and IEEE OJ- Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the Handling Editor of TRB Transportation Research Record. He is also the Vice-Chair of INFORMS JST ITS committee and the Secretary of the ASCE Artificial Intelligence committee. He is the appointed member of two TRB standing committees (ACP25-Traffic Signal Systems and AMR20-Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity). He serves as the panelist of NSF, NCHRP, and multiple USDOT University Transportation Centers.