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IWCCE 2017 (June 25-27, 2017)

Keynote Speaker 2

Prof. Yinhai Wang
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans)
USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10
University of Washington

Dr. Wang’s research interests include traffic sensing technologies, large-scale traffic system modeling and analysis, mobility, connected and autonomous vehicles, traffic safety, traffic simulation, and e-science of transportation. He currently serves as 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 Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee, Transportation Information Systems and Technology Committee, and Highway Capacity and Quality of Services Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is currently a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Smart Cities and an elected governor for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), scheduled to serve as president of ASCE T&DI in 2018. He is a co-chair of the Third IEEE International Smart Cities Conference to be held in Wuxi China in 2017 and the ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development to be held in Pittsburgh in 2018. He was a principal investigator for 75 important research projects with a total amount of funding over 51 million dollars. He has published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered more than 130 invited talks and nearly 220 other academic presentations.  He was the winner of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003.