STAR Lab

Director

Yinhai Wang

Professor and Director of PacTrans and STAR Lab

yinhai[at]uw.edu

(206) 616-2696

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Biography

Dr. Yinhai Wang is a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10 and visiting chair for the Traffic Information and Control Department at Harbin Institute of Technology. He has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Tokyo (1998), a master's degree in computer science from the UW, and another master's degree in construction management (1991) and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering (1989) from Tsinghua University in China. Dr. Wang's active research fields include traffic sensing, e-science of transportation, big-data analytics, traffic operations and simulation, smart urban mobility, transportation safety, etc. He has published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered more than 130 invited talks and nearly 220 other academic presentations.

Currently, his research effort has been dedicated in developing (1) new traffic sensors; (2) data quality control algorithms; (3) big data analytics tools; (4) data-driven methods; and (5) data management solutions to support the research and practical needs in traffic operations, traffic safety, urban mobility, connected/automated vehicle deployments, etc.

Posdoctoral Researchers

Wei Sun

BS in Transportation Engineering, South China University of Technology
MS and PhD in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

Research Interests: Traffic Simulation and Software Development; Transportation Data Analytics; Traffic Operations and safety; Transportation Network Modeling

wsun91[at]uw.edu

Ph.D. Students

Cole Kopca

BS in Civil Engineering, University of Iowa
MUP in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Washington

Research Interests: Urban Planning; Mobility as a Service; Advance Parking

ckopca[at]uw.edu
PacTrans Assistant Director

John Ash

BS in Civil Engineering & Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests: Traffic Safety; Traffic Operations; Statistics; Machine Learning

jeash[at]uw.edu

Ziyuan Pu

BS in Transportation Engineering, Southeast University
MS in Civil and Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Traffic Sensing; Artificial Intelligence; Traffic Safety; Connected Vehicle

ziyuanpu[at]uw.edu

Ruimin Ke

BS in Automation, Tsinghua University
MS in Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Intelligent Transportation Systems; Artificial Intelligence in Transportation; Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

ker27[at]uw.edu

Zhiyong Cui

BS in Software Engineering, Beihang University
MS in Software Engineering, Peking University

Research Interests: Transportation Data Analytics; Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence

zhiyongc[at]uw.edu

Yifan Zhuang

BS in Automation, Tsinghua University
MS in Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Sensor Development; Computer Vision; Traffic Data Analysis

zhuang93[at]uw.edu

Meixin Zhu

MS and BS in Transportation Engineering, Tongji University

Research Interests: Driving Behavior; Autonomous Driving; Reinforcement Learning; Artificial Intelligence

meixin92[at]uw.edu

Meng-Ju Tsai (Dennis)

BS in Geomatics, National Cheng Kung University
MS in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence in Transportation; Transportation Safety; Computer Vision

mjtsai[at]uw.edu

Shuyi Yin

BE in Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering & Statistics, Stanford University

Research Interests: Transportation Data Science; Travel Demand Forecasting; Optimization

syin1[at]uw.edu

Hao Yang

BS in Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
MS in Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Deep Leaning; Transportation Data Analytics

haoya[at]uw.edu

Chenxi Liu

BS in Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University
MS in Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Traffic Sensing; Transportation Data Analytics

lcx2017[at]uw.edu

Master Students

Hubert Chen

BS in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

Research Interests: Transportation Data Analytics; Traffic Safety; Deep Learning

f3478[at]uw.edu

Sam Ricord

BS in Civil Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Rural Transportation; Non-car Autonomous Vehicles and Computer Vision; Transportation Safety

samuelsr[at]uw.edu

Yifan Ling

BS in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Traffic Sensors; Pavement; Airport

yl27453[at]uw.edu

Kairui Huang

BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Big data analysis; Optimization; Traffic Operation

rayhuang[at]uw.edu

Ian Nisbet

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Saint Martin's University

Research Interests: Curbside Parking; Traffic Operation

icnisbet[at]uw.edu

Visiting Scholars & Students

Hongyun Yao

Visiting Scholar
Chongqing Jiaotong University

Jiuxia Guo

Visiting Scholar
Civil Aviation Flight University of China

Qianxia Cao

Visiting Scholar
Changsha University of Science and Technology

Shuo Wang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Pengfei Wang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Southeast University

Yang Zhou

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Tongji University

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Posdoctoral Researchers

Ph.D. Students

Master Students

Visiting Scholars & Students