Group Alumni

“We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.”

– Coco

Ph.D.

Xu, Zhe

Email: xugeniusbsb@hotmail.com

Zhe Xu received his Ph.D. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His outstanding achievements have been passed on from generation to generation in our group.

Dissertation title: Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram Estimation Based on Connected Vehicle Data

Wan, Xia

Email: xiawancq@gmail.com

Xia Wan received her Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. She is currently a technical lead of the data warehouse team at Globalfoundires- world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers.

Dissertation title: Modeling Freeway Merging as a Sequential Decision-Making Process

Chen, Xiaoxuan

Email: robert.xch@gmail.com

Xiaoxuan Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. Currently, he is a staff scientist at Nauto.ai, focusing on driving safety and autonomy.

Dissertation title: Data-Driven Based Online System for Dynamic People Flow Prediction in Large Network Using Cellular Data

Ding, Fan

Email: fding5@seu.edu.cn

Fan Ding received the Ph. D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017, and the M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Transportation, Southeast University, China. His main research interests include traffic big data analysis, learning-based traffic modeling, and proactive traffic control.

Li, Qing

Email: qingwisc@gmail.com

Qing Li received the Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017, and the M.S. degrees in Computer Science in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently an engineer leader at TikTok (Bytedance) Inc, and previously worked at Facebook and BMW Technology Corporation with 7 patents in connected driving areas.

Li, Shen

Email: sli299@tsinghua.edu.cn

Shen Li received a Ph.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2018. He is a research associate at Tsinghua University. His research is about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Architecture Design of CAVH System, Vehicle-infrastructure Cooperative Planning and Decision Method, Traffic Data Mining based on Cellular Data, and Traffic Operations and Management.

Zhou, Yang

Email: zhou295@wisc.edu

Yang Zhou received the Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019, and the M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in civil engineering, UW-Madison. His main research directions are connected automated vehicles robust control, interconnected system stability analysis, traffic big data analysis, and microscopic traffic flow modeling.

Zhang, Zhen

Email: np2h2h@gmail.com

Zhen Zhang received Ph.D. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2019 and M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2015 from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working as Research Scientist at Meta Platforms, Inc.

Dissertation title: Deep Long Short-Term Memory Network Embedded Connected Automated Car-Following Model Predictive Control Strategy

Li, Xiaotian

Email: xanderinsj@gmail.com

Xiaotian Li received his Ph.D. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. He is currently a Researcher at SenseAuto.

Dissertation title: Simulation and Characterization of Complex Mixed Traffic Behavior

Dong, Shuoxuan

Email: dshuoxuan@gmail.com

Shuoxuan Dong received his Ph.D. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2021 and M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working as Research Scientist at Meta Platforms, Inc.

Dissertation title: On the Use of Generative Adversarial Network for Anomaly Detection in Automated Driving Systems

Chen, Tianyi

Email: tchen224@wisc.edu

Tianyi Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. He is currently a Postdoc Research Associate at UW-Madison. His research interests include distributed control of the connected automated vehicle, macroscopic traffic state estimation, architecture design for automated driving system.

Lin, Chun-wei

Email: lin48@wisc.edu

Chun-Wei Lin joined the CAVH group in Spring 2020. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Fall 2021.

Dissertation title: Mode Choice Analysis and Prediction of Trip Chaining Behavior: Using Multinomial Logit Model and Validating with Neural Network Machine Learning


“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

– Steve Jobs

M.S.

Sun, Zimin

Email: zsun86@wisc.edu

Zimin Sun (Michael) received his Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. He is actively working to bring safe and exciting autonomous vehicles on the road in the Volkswagen Group.

Dissertation title: Freeway Capacity analysis with L3 automated driving

Subhanka, Nanicha

Email: nownanicha@hotmail.com

Nanicha Subhanka (Now) received her Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. She is currently working at the Department of Highways, Thailand.

Dissertation title: Impact of Level 3 Automated Vehicle Merging on 2-to-1 Lane Freeway

Jantarathaneewat, Nutvara

Email: nutvaraj@gmail.com

Nutvara Jantarathaneewat (Goo) received her Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. She is currently working at the Department of Rural Roads of Thailand.

Dissertation title: Efficiency Evaluation of Passing Lane Configurations on Dedicated Lane for Autonomous Vehicle Level 3

Zhang, Xiaodan

Email: xdzhang83@gmail.com

Xiaodan Zhang received her Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. She is currently working at T.Y. Lin international as a transportation planning and designing specialist.

Cao, Han

Email: ch974396031@gmail.com

Han Cao received his Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. He is currently working in Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center as an intelligent transportation engineer.

Dissertation title: Safety Analysis For Commercial Autonomous Vehicle Car Following

Boonjaroenkit, Chatcharin

Email: chatcharinb19@gmail.com

Chatcharin Boonjaroenkit received his M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021.

Dissertation title: Impact of the dedicated lane configuration at the work zone for traffic involved with level 3 automated vehicle on 3-to-2 lane drop freeway


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

-Arthur Ashe

Visiting Scholars / Students

Lin, Yangxin

Credentials: Ph.D.

Email: martintsinghua@163.com

Yangxin Lin received Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering from Peking University in 2021. He was a visiting Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. He is currently working at Kuaishou.

Mo, Yanghui

Credentials: Ph.D.

Email: myh9022@163.com

Yanghui Mo was a visiting Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 and received a Ph.D. degree in 2021 at Wuhan University of Technology. She is currently a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Her research interests are transport planning, Vehicle-infrastructure cooperative planning and management.

Wei, Leyu

Credentials: Ph.D.

Email: leyu_wei@chd.edu.cn

Leyu Wei received her Ph.D degree in Highway College from Chang’an University in 2020. She was offered by CAST to visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 from June to November. Now she is working with consulting services and technical research of CVIS. Her research is about ITS, CVIS, road alignment design, emergency evacuation, traffic operation and management, driver’s behavior psychology.

Xie, Yumeng

Email: Xie1yu2meng3@hotmail.com

Yumeng Xie received a Ph.D. degree at Wuhan University of Technology, in 2022 and the M.A. degree in Bangor University. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. His research is about Fuzzy prediction, Data-path Optimization, Traffic Operations and Management.

Guo, Rongge

Credentials: Ph.D.

Email: r.guo@hud.ac.uk

Address:
Rongge Guo received her PhD in June 2021 from Beijing Jiaotong University. She was a visiting Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. She is a Research Fellow at the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of Huddersfield. Her main research interests are in Transport Engineering. More generally, her research focuses on public transport, ITS (intelligent transport systems), transport planning, transport management and traffic control.

Beliën, Jarne

Email: belien@wisc.edu

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Jarne Beliën joined the CAVH group for the Spring of 2022. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology at KU Leuven/UHasselt while studying abroad at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is interested in Transportation, Construction Engineering, and Surveying. Especially the design of road infrastructure considering AV implementation, BIM, and modern surveying technologies.