STAR Lab

UW STAR Lab pioneers strive to explore effective solutions for
a safe, efficient and intelligent transportation system

News & Events

  • Mar 2022: Congrats to Meixin Zhu for passing his Geenral Exam! Candidacy well-deserved!
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to Yifan Zhuang for finishing his Geenral Exam! Great job Yifan, one step closer to your PhD degree!
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to Peter Yu for winning the Best Graduate Student Poster awardfrom AKD10 Performance Effects of Geometric Design Committee during TRB
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to Prof. Ruimin Ke for winning the Best Dissertation Award from Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) during 2022 TRB Annual Meeting!
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to Dr. Zhiyong Cui for winning the Honorable Mention for AED50 2021 Best Dissertation Competition hosted TRB AI Committee!
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to STAR Lab team for winning the 2nd place at TRANSFOR 22 hosted by the TRB AI committee (AED50)!
  • Jan 2022: Congrats to the lab for having 17 papers accepted to TRB and more than 4 lectern presentations!
  • Sep 2021: Congrats to Zhiyong Cui for receiving the IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award (First Prize).
  • May 2021: Congrats to Cole Kopca for winning the 2021 Washington State Section ITE Graduate Scholarship
  • May 2021: Congrats to Peter Yu for winning the 2021 Washington State Section ITE Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Apr 2021: Check out the Call for Papers by IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2)! Deadline is May 15, 2021. Great to see STAR Lab members and alumni organizing this event!
  • Apr 2021: Dr. Ruimin Ke will start as an Assitant Professor at UT El Paso in August this year! Check out his LinkedIn post for more details and his RA recruitment letter!
  • Mar 2021: We've released our new DRIVE Net (V4) at http://drivenet.uwstarlab.org! You are welcome to try the new design!
  • Mar 2021: Congrats to Zhiyong Cui for passing his Ph.D. final exam! He will continue as a PostDoc here at STAR Lab.
  • Jan 2021: Congrats to John Ash for passing his Ph.D. final exam!
  • Dec 2020: Congrats to Ruimin Ke for passing his Ph.D. Final exam!
  • Dec 2020: Congrats to UW STAR Lab team for winning the Mobility Track Award of the first annual MetroLab Network Student Cup!
  • Nov 2020: Congrats to Sam Ricord for winning the Student of the Year Award at CSET!
  • Nov 2020: Congrats to Cole Kopca for receiving the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) fellowship!
  • Oct 2020: Congrats to Shuyi Yin for winning the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ISC2!
  • Oct 2020: Congrats to John Ash for accepting an offer from the University of Cincinnati!
  • Oct 2020: Congrats to Ziyuan Pu for accepting an offer from Monash University!
  • Jul 2020: Our preprint "Traffic Performance Score for Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Mobility" is on arXiv!
  • Jun 2020: Congratulations to Zhiyong Cui for his CEE Department Chair’s Award!
  • Jun 2020: Congratulations to Ziyuan Pu for passing his Ph.D. final exam.
  • Jun 2020: Congratulations to Sam Ricord for passing his Master exam.
  • May 2020: Congratulations to Zhiyong Cui for passing his Ph.D. general exam.
  • May 2020: Traffic Performance Score (TPS) website released!

About us

The STAR Lab investigates, evalutates, simulates, prototypes and develops for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) theories and applications, with a particular emphasis on (1) traffic sensing and edge computing, (2) transportation data science and analytics, (3) smart infrastructure and future urban mobility, and (4) traffic operations and safety. Founded in 2003, STAR Lab now proudly hosts students from different backgrounds: from transportation engineering, automation/ electrical engineering, computer science, statistics, to urban planning. The Lab combines these expertise to conduct advanced ITS research, devise effective solutions to transportation problems, educate next-generation transportation engineers, and bridge UW communities with the transportation industry. Our work has been well regonized by both academia and industry, with various awards and successful students job landings.

Research Highlights

DRIVE Net

Digital Roadway Interactive Visualization and Evaluation Network

Remote Sensing

Detect traffic and pedestrian using WiFi and Bluetooth sensors

Computer Vision

Monitor traffic using video images from onboard cameras / drones