Visiting Scholars (two):

Dr. Yongli Xu: Visiting Scholar from Northeast Forestry University, December 2016 – Present

Dr. Honghai Zhang: Visiting Scholar from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, January 2016 – January 2017


Ph.D. Students (seven):

Mr. Linfeng Gong: (Dissertation Defense Expected in September 2017 and Ph.D Expected Fall 2017), “Applying travel time reliability measures in identifying and ranking freeway bottlenecks at the network level”, INES Ph.D. candidate, August 2014 – Present

Mr. E. Matthew Washing: (Ph.D Expected Spring 2018), “Connected & automated vehicle trajectory optimization for capacity maximization” (tentative), INES Ph.D student, May 2015 – Present

Mr. Miao Yu: (Ph.D Expected Fall 2018), “Relieving congestion at recurrent bottlenecks through variable speed limits” (tentative), INES Ph.D student, August 2015 – Present

Mr. Zhen Chen: INES Ph.D student, January 2017 – Present

Mr. Yang Li: INES Ph.D student, August 2017 – Present

Ms. Zijing Lin: INES Ph.D student, August 2017 – Present

Mr. Pengfei Liu: INES Ph.D student, August 2017 – Present


Master Students:



Graduate Research Assistantships in Transportation Engineering
Opportunities available now!

Dr. Wei (David) Fan directs the University Transportation Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE – housed directly under the CEE Department ( and the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Operations and Optimization Lab at UNC Charlotte (UNCC-ITS TOOL).

Starting immediately in January or August 2018, several graduate research assistantships are available in Dr. Wei (David) Fan’s research group for highly motivated individuals with background in civil and/or transportation engineering (with some background preferably in operations research and computer programming), and strong interest and commitment in pursuing Ph.D. studies in transportation systems engineering. Previous experiences with (1) traffic operations and simulation, and transportation planning, (2) operations research including optimization and/or data analysis, and/or (3) computer programming (using C/C++ and/or Java), are preferred.

If you would like to join a highly qualified group of students and conduct some very exciting and challenging transportation research, please refer to for more detailed information and send your resume along with GRE, TOEFL and transcripts to Dr. Fan at in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Review of applications will start immediately.


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