Yinhai Wang

Yinhai Wang

Director , PacTrans and STAR Lab

Transportation Engineering

Office: More 121F
Phone: (206) 616-2696

PhD, Transportation Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1998
MS, Computer Science and Engineering, Univ. of Washington, 2002
MSCE, Construction System Engineering and Building Economy, Tsinghua Univ., China, 1991
BSCE (w/ Special Honors), Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ., China , 1989

Dr. Wang's research interests include advanced traffic detection systems, large-scale traffic system modeling and analysis, traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, traffic safety, traffic simulation, vehicle emission analysis, and e-science of transportation. He currently serves as the director of the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. He is also the founder and director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the UW. Through his consistent efforts, the STAR Lab has received broad support from both public transportation agencies and private companies. It functions as the remote training center for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Dr. Wang serves as members of the Freeway Operations Committee, Transportation Information Systems and Technology Committee, and Highway Capacity and Quality of Services Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Dr. Wang also serves on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Until 2012, he has published over sixty peer-reviewed journal articles, three edited books, one book chapter, and over thirty peer-reviewed conference papers. He is the winner of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003. Dr. Wang has delivered nearly eighty invited talks and over 140 presentations or posters at national or international conferences, research institutes, and workshops. Dr. Wang is currently an associate editor for both the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He is also on the editorial board for Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

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Research Interests

  • Advanced Traffic Detection Systems
  • Large-Scale Traffic System Modeling and Analysis
  • Traffic Operations
  • Transportation Safety

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