STAR Lab
Here are recent awards and honors received by UW STAR Lab members.

Faculty Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Engineering (CoE) UW, Yinhai Wang, Jun. 2021.
  • Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Yinhai Wang, Jan. 2020.
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Yinhai Wang, Dec. 2019.
  • Asian American Science and Engineering Innovation Award, Yinhai Wang, Sep. 15, 2019.
  • Transportation Education Council Innovations in Education Award, Yinhai Wang, Aug. 21, 2018.
  • Best Paper Award, CICTP 2016, Yinhai Wang, July 9, 2016.
  • Cheung Kong Scholar Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Yinhai Wang, Jan. 2015.
  • Beijing Scientific Research Award (Third Tier): Transit Smart Card Data Mining and Application Technologies. Yinhai Wang, Dec. 2014.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), Yinhai Wang, Aug. 2012.
  • Overseas Collaborative Research Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Yinhai Wang, Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2012.
  • PTV AG Scientific Award 2009, Third Place, Dynamic Tolling Simulation Using External Module, Yinhai Wang, Oct. 2009, PTV AG, Germany.
  • Thomas and Marilyn Nielson Endowed Funds in Engineering Professorship, Yinhai Wang, Nov. 2006 – Oct. 2011, University of Washington.
  • Best Paper Award for 2003, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Yinhai Wang, Mar. 2004, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Excellent Presentation Award, 51st Annual Conference of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Yinhai Wang, Sep. 1996, Japan Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Japanese Government Scholarship, Yinhai Wang, Oct. 1995 – Sep. 1998, Ministry of Science and Education, Japan.
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, Yinhai Wang, Apr. 1995, Department of Education and Employment, UK.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Young Faculty, Yinhai Wang, Jan. 1994, Tsinghua University, China.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Young Faculty, Yinhai Wang, May 1993, Tsinghua University, China.
  • Outstanding College Graduates Award, Yinhai Wang, Aug. 1989, China Civil Engineering Society, China.
  • Excellent Student Medal, Yinhai Wang, Sep. 1988, Tsinghua University, China.

Student Awards and Honors

  • 2021
    • IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award (First Prize), Zhiyong Cui, Sep. 2021.
    • Winner of the Urban Freight Lab EP1 Design Competition, Sam Ricord, Jul. 2021.
    • 2021 Washington State Section ITE Graduate Scholarship, Cole Kopca, May 2021.
    • 2021 Washington State Section ITE Undergraduate Scholarship, Peter Yu, May 2021.
    • 2021 Washington State Section ITE Undergraduate Scholarship, Iman Haji, May 2021.
    • Washington Asphalt and Pavement Association Scholarship , Iman Haji, May 2021.
    • PacTrans Graduate Fellowship, Iman Haji, Apr. 2021.
    • Wining Award, 2021 Digital China Innovation Contest, Meixin Zhu, Apr. 2021.
    • Coral Highway Safety Transportation Scholarship, Iman Haji, Mar. 2021.
    • Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship, Iman Haji, Mar. 2021.
  • 2020
    • Mobility Track Award of the first annual MetroLab Network Student Cup, UW STAR Lab, Dec. 2020.
    • Student of the Year Award at CSET, Sam Ricord, Nov. 2020.
    • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) fellowship, Cole Kopca, Nov. 2020.
    • Best Paper Award at the IEEE ISC2, Shuyi Yin & Zhiyong Cui, Oct. 2020.
    • PacTrans Undergrad Research Fellowship , Peter Yu, Sep. 2020.
    • Larry and Judy Wade Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship , Iman Haji, Jul. 2020.
    • UW CEE Department Chair’s Award for teaching contribution, Zhiyong Cui, Jun. 2020.
    • 2019/2020 Outstanding Young Professional Award, ITE Washington State Section, Chris Gottsacker, May 2020.
    • Most Cited Papers, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Meixin Zhu, 2020.
    • Student Paper Award, Transportation Statistics Interest Group, American Statistical Association, Zhiyong Cui, Jun. 2020.
    • Excellence in Highway Safety Data Research Award, USDOT, FHWA, Ziyuan Pu, 2020.
    • Finalist Award, 3rd Annual Innovations in Transit Performance Measurement Challenge, Ziyuan Pu, Jan. 2020.
    • Michael Kyte Outstanding Student of the Year Award, Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), Ruimin Ke, Jan. 2020.
  • 2019
    • Third Prize, PacTrans Annual Conference Poster Competition, Ziyuan Pu, 2019
    • William A. Bulley Endowed Fellowship, UW, Mayuree Binjolkar, Jun. 2019
    • Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) AI City Challenge, track1 champion and silver on track2 and track3, Hao Yang, 2019.
    • Outstanding Award, Transportation Forecasting Competition (TRANSFOR19), Zhiyong Cui, 2019.
  • 2018
    • Mt. Rainier Scholarship, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Washington State Section, Tianyi Li, 2018
    • Safety Prize, International Traffic Challenge Competition, NPRA, Ziyuan Pu, 2018
    • Outstanding Award, 3rd DI-TECH Transportation Algorithm Competition, Zhiyong Cui, 2018
    • Editor’s Choice Paper Award, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: System, Ziyuan Pu, 2018
  • 2017
    • Data Science for Social Good Summer Research Fellowship, UW, Mayuree Binjolkar, Jun. 2017.
  • 2016
    • High Value Research Project Award, AASHTO, Zhiyong Cui, 2016.
  • 2015
    • Traffic Bowl 2015 - Oregon ITE, ITE Oregon State Section, Wenbo Zhu and the UW team, Nov. 2015.
  • 2014
    • Washignton State ITE Student Night Award, ITE Washington State Section, Wenbo Zhu, May 2013.
  • 2013
    • 2nd Best Paper Award for the 2013 TRF Student Paper Contest, Transportation Research Forum, Cathy Liu, Feb. 2013.
    • WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), Cathy Liu, Jan. 2013.
  • 2012
    • Eno Fellow, Eno Transportation Foundation, Runze Yu, Jun. 2012.
    • ITE Daniel B Fambro Student Paper Award, ITE Western District, Cathy Liu, Jun. 2012.
    • ITE Western District Outstanding Graduate Student Award, ITE Western District, Cathy Liu, Jun. 2012.
    • Washington ITE Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, ITE Washington State Section, Cathy Liu, May 2012.
    • Western ITE Best Student Paper Award, ITE Western District, Cathy Liu, May 2012.
  • 2011
    • Western ITE Best Student Paper Award, ITE Western District, Runze Yu, May 2011.
    • Boeing Academic Achievement Awards, Boeing/GTTL, Cathy Liu, Jun. 2011.
    • Washington ITE Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, ITE Washington State Section, Runze Yu, May 2011.
    • Michael Kyte Outstanding Student of the Year Award, TransNow, Region X UTC, Yao-Jan Wu, Jan. 2011.
    • 2010 UTC (Region X) Outstanding Student of the Year, TransNow, Region X UTC, Yao-Jan Wu, Jan. 2011.
  • 2010
    • Boeing Academic Achievement Awards, Boeing/GTTL, Xiaolei Ma, May 2010.
  • 2008
    • Washington ITE Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, ITE Washington State Section, Yao-Jan Wu, May 2008.