Yunlong Zhang

 

Yunlong Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor

Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs

Zachry Department of Civil Engineering

Texas A&M University

3136 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843

U.S.A.

Phone: (979) 845-9902

Fax: (979) 845-6481

Email: yzhang@civil.tamu.edu

 

 

Education

 

B.S., Civil Engineering, Southeast University of China, 1984

M.S., Highway and Traffic Engineering, Southeast University of China, 1987

Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1996

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University: 2016-present

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University: 2010-2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University: 2004-2010

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University: 2000-2004

Senior Transportation Engineer, ITT Industries, Systems Division, 1996-2000

Research Associate, Center for Transportation Research, Virginia Tech, 1996

 

 

TEACHING

 

CVEN 307     Transportation Engineering

CVEN 457     Urban Traffic Facilities

CVEN 617     Transportation Engineering: Characteristics

CVEN 618     Transportation Engineering: Operations

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Traffic Operations, Transportation Modeling and Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Computer Applications in Transportation.

 

Selected Recent Publications

 

1.       Bibeka A., Songchitruksa P., and Zhang Y., 2019, “Assessing environmental impacts of ad-hoc truck platooning on multilane freeways,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems,  DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2019.1608441

2.       Tiaprasert, K.*, Zhang Y., and Ye X., 2019, “Platoon Recognition Using Connected Vehicle Technology,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation System, 23:1, pp.12-27.

3.       Wu Y., Zhao X., Rong J., and Zhang Y., 2018, “The effectiveness of eco-driving training for male professional and non-professional drivers,” Transportation Research Part D., Vol. 59, pp. 121-133.

4.       Kong, X.*, Eisele W., and Zhang Y., 2018, “Evaluating the Impact of Real-Time Mobility and Travel Time Reliability Information on Truck Drivers’ Routing Decisions,” Transportation Research Record. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118797508

5.       Chao, W., Ye, Z.*, Fricker, J., Zhang Y., and Ukkusuri S., 2018, “Bus Capacity Estimation using Stochastic Queuing Models for Isolated Bus Stops in China,” Transportation Research Record.

6.       Wu Y., Zhao X., Rong J., and Zhang Y., 2018, “The effectiveness of eco-driving training for male professional and non-professional drivers,” Transportation Research Part D., Vol. 59, pp. 121-133.

7.       Wo Y., Zhao X., Rong J., and Zhang Y., 2017, “How eco-driving training course influences driver behavior and comprehensibility: a driving simulator study,” Cognition, Technology & Work, Issue 4, pp. 731-742.

8.       Wu Y., Zhang X., Chen C., Rong J., and Zhang Y., 2017, “Development of an Internet+ Based Eco-driving Support Platform and Its Application: A Case Study in Beijing Taxicabs,” Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2645, pp. 57-66.

9.       Tiaprasert K*, Zhang Y., Aswakul C., Jiao J., and Ye X., 2017, “Closed-form multiclass cell transmission model enhanced with overtaking, lane-changing, and first-in first-out properties,” Transportation research Part C, Vol. 85, pp. 86-110.

10.   Zhou H., Hawkins H., and Zhang Y., 2017, “Arterial signal coordination with uneven double cycling,” Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 103, pp. 409–429.

11.   Zou Y.*, Hang Y., Zhang Y., Tang J., and Zhang W., 2017, “Mixture modeling of freeway speed and headway data using multivariate skew-t distributions,” Transportatmetrica A: Transport Science, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp.657-678.

12.   Wang L., Zhou H., Zhang Y., and Chen J., 2017, “Reliability-Based Specification on Critical Length of Highway Sections with Near-Maximum Grade,” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s12205-017-0832-2

13.   Shi Z., Zhang N., and Zhang Y., 2016 “Hazard-Based Model for Estimation of Congestion Duration in Urban Rail Transit Considering Loss Minimization,” Transportation Research Record, No. 2595, pp. 78-87.

14.   Zha L.*, Zhang Y., Songchitruksa P., and Middleton D., 2016, “An Integrated Dilemma Zone Protection System Using Connected Vehicle Technology,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System, Vol.17, Issue: 6, pp 1714-1723.

15.   Zou Y.* and Zhang Y., 2016, “A copula-based approach to accommodate the dependence among microscopic traffic variables,” Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 70, pp.53–68.

16.   Zhang Y.* and Zhang Y., 2016,“A Comparative Study of Three Multivariate Short-Term Freeway Traffic Flow Forecasting Methods with Missing Data,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 205-218.

17.   Lv, J.*, Lord D., Zhang Y., and Chen Z., 2015 “Investigating Peltzman Effects in Adopting Mandatory Seat Belt Laws in the US: Evidence from Non-occupant Fatalities,” Transport Policy 44, pp.58-64.

18.   Zeng X.*, Sun X., Zhang Y., and Quadrifoglio L, 2015, “Person-based Adaptive Priority Signal Control with Connected-vehicle Information,” Transportation Research Record, No. 2487, pp. 78-87.

19.   Tiaprasert, K*, Zhang, Y., Wang, X., and Zeng, X., “Queue Length Estimation Using Connected Vehicle Technology for Adaptive Signal Control,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 16(4), pp. 2129-2140.

20.   Zhao, X., Wu, Y., Rong, J., and Zhang, Y., “Development of a driving simulator based eco-driving support system,” published online in Transportation Research Part C (DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.03.030).

21.   Zhang N., Zhang Y., and Zhang X., 2015, “Pedestrian Choices of Vertical Walking Facilities inside Urban Rail Transit Stations,” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 3.

22.   Du H., Zhao X., Zhang X., Zhang Y., and Rong J., 2015, “Effects of Fatigue on Driving Performance under Different Roadway Geometries: A Simulator Study,” Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 16(5), pp. 468-73.

23.   Chen Z.*, Zhang Y., Lv J.*, and Zou Y.*, 2014, “Model for Optimization of Ecodriving at Signalized Intersection,” Transportation Research Record, No. 2427, pp. 54-62.

24.   Zeng X.*, Zhang Y., Balke K., and Yin K., 2014, “A Real-Time Transit Signal Priority Control Model Considering Stochastic Bus Arrival Time,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, VOL. 15, NO. 4, pp. 1657-1666.

25.   Zhang Y.*, Zhang Y., and Haghani A., 2014, “A hybrid short-term traffic flow forecasting method based on spectral analysis and statistical volatility model,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 43, Part 1, June 2014, pp. 65–78

26.   Zou, Y.*, Zhang, Y., and Zhu, X., 2014, “Constructing a bivariate distribution for freeway speed and headway data,” Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 10(3), pp. 255-272.

27.   Zou, Y.*, Zhang, Y., and Lord, D., 2014, “Analyzing different functional forms of the varying weight parameter for finite mixture of negative binomial regression models,” Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 1, pp. 39-52.

28.   Zou, Y.*, Zhu, X., Zhang, Y., and Zeng, X.*, 2014, “A space-time diurnal method for short-term freeway travel time prediction,” Transportation Research Part C, 43(1), pp. 33-49.

29.   Zou, Y., Zhang, Y., Lord, D., 2013. Analyzing different functional forms of the varying weight parameter for finite mixture of negative binomial regression models. Accepted by Analytic Methods in Accident Research.

30.   Zou, Y., Lord, D., Zhang, Y., Peng, Y., 2013. Application of the Bayesian model averaging in predicting motor vehicle crashes. Accepted by Journal of transportation and statistics.

31.   Zou Y.*, Lord D., Zhang Y., and Peng Y., 2013, Comparison of Sichel and Negative Binomial Models in Estimating Empirical Bayes Estimates, accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record.

32.   Ge H.*, Zhang Y., Miles J., and Carlson P., 2013, Assessment of Background Complexity of Overhead Guide Signs from Nighttime Digital Images of Roadway Scenes by Image Processing, Transportation Research Record, No. 2272, pp. 94-102.

33.   Zeng X.*, Zhang Y., and Praprut S., 2013, Probability Model for Understanding Effect of Detector Delay on Right-Turn-on-Red Traffic, Transportation Research Record, No. 2355, pp. 73-82.

34.   Fitzpatrick K., Brewer, M., Eisele, W., Zhang, Y, Gluck, J., Levinson. H., and Iragavarapu, V., 2013, Development of Left-Turn Lane Warrants for Unsignalized Intersections, Transportation Research Record, No. 2301, pp. 55-65.

35.   Yin K., Wang B., and Zhang Y., 2013, Vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity on two parallel roadways with a general headway distribution, accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part C, 29, pp. 84-96.

36.   Zhang Y. and Ge H.*, 2013, Freeway Travel Time Prediction Using Takagi-Sugeno-Kang Fuzzy Neural Network, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 594-603.

37.   Ye Z.*, Zhang Y., Lord D., 2013, Goodness-of-fit testing for accident models with low means, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 61, pp. 78-86.

38.   Zhang Y. , Lv J.*, and Wang W., 2013, Evaluation of vehicle acceleration models for emission estimation at an intersection, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment,  Vol. 18,  pp. 46-50.

39.   Zou Y.*, Zhang Y., and Lord D., 2013, Application of finite mixture of negative binomial regression models with varying weight parameters for vehicle crash data analysis, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume  50, pp. 1042-1051.

40.   Zeng X.* and Zhang Y., 2013, Development of Recurrent Neural Network Considering Temporal-Spatial Input Dynamics for Freeway Travel Time Modeling. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 359-371.

41.   Lv j.*, Zhang Y., and Zietsman J. 2012, Investigating Emission Reduction Benefit from Intersection Signal Optimization. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 200-209.

42.   Zou Y.*, Zhang Y., and Zhu X., 2012, A Bivariate Distribution for Speed and Headway. Transportmetrica.

43.   Lv, J., Zhang, Y., and Zietsman, J., 2012, A Convex Approach to the Traffic Assignment Problem under Air Quality Constraints for Planning Purposes.  Advances in Transportation Studies –An International Journal, Issue 29, pp. 85-96.

44.   Fitzpatrick K., Brewer M., Eisele W., Zhang Y., Gluck J., Levinson H., and Iragavarapu V., 2012, Development of Left-Turn Lane Warrants for Unsignalized Intersections, Transportation Research Record, No. 2301, pp. 55-65.

45.   Yin K., Wang X., and Zhang Y., 2012, A Markov Process for Connectivity on Parallel Roads--An Exact Markov Process for Multihop Connectivity via Intervehicle Communication on Parallel Roads, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 11(3), pp.865-868.

46.   Zhang Y., Xie Y.*, and Li L.*, 2012, Crash Frequency Analysis of Different Types of Urban Roadway Segments Using Generalized Additive Model, Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 107-114.

47.   Zhang Y. and Ge H.*, 2012. Assessing Presence Conditions of Pavement Markings Using Image Processing , Transportation Research Record, No. 2272,, pp. 94-102

48.   Devarasetty P, Zhang Y., and Fitzpatrick K., 2012, Differentiating between Left-Turn Gap versus Lag Acceptance at Unsignalized Intersections as a Function of the Site Characteristics, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, Issue 5.

49.   Guo Y., Yu Q., Zhang Y., and Rong J., 2012, The Effect of Bicycles on the Saturation Flow Rate of Turning Vehicles at Signalized Intersections, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, Issue 1.

50.   Lv J.* and Zhang Y., 2012, Effect of signal coordination on traffic emission, publication in Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp.149-153.

 

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