STAR Lab

Director

Yinhai Wang

Professor and Director of PacTrans and STAR Lab

yinhai[at]uw.edu

(206) 616-2696

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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

Ziqiang Zeng

BS in Applied Mathematics, Sichuan University
PhD in Management Science and Engineering, Sichuan University

Research Interests: Intelligent Transportation Systems; Traffic Safety; Data-Driven Decision Science; Artificial Intelligence

ziqiang[at]uw.edu

Ying Jiang

BS in Transportation Engineering, Jilin University
MS and PhD in Transportation Engineering, Hiroshima University

Research Interests: ITS; Human Behavior; Traffic Safety; Urban and Transportation Planning; Energy Policy; Big data analytics

yjiang9[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

Kris Henrickson

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

Research Interests: Transportation Big Data Management; Data Quality Control; Machine Learning

henr2237[at]uw.edu

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
Lab Manager

Wenbo Zhu

BS in Civil Engineering & Economics, Tsinghua University
MS in Transportation Engineering & Statistics, University of Washington

Research Interests: Connected Vehicles; Statistical Modeling; Traffic Simulation

wbzhu[at]uw.edu website
Lab Manager

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

Mayuree Binjolkar

BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
MS in Transportation Engineering, University of Washington

Research Interests: Traffic Control; Autonomous and Connected Vehicles; Robotic Learning; Machine Learning

mayureeb[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

Master Students

Yifan Zhuang

BS in Automation, Tsinghua University

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

zhuang93[at]uw.edu

Mingjian Fu

BS in Software Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research Interests: Traffic Data Analysis; Machine Learning; Web Development; Traffic Simulation

mjfu[at]uw.edu

Ye Bi

BS in Port, Channel and Coastal Engineering, Tianjin University

Research Interests: Traffic Operation; Transportation Planning

yb9[at]uw.edu

Chris Gottsacker

BS in Civil Engineering, Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Traffic Safety, Traffic Operations, Transportation Planning

gottsc[at]uw.edu

Hao Yang

BS in Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Research Interests: Deep Leaning; Transportation Data Analytics

haoya[at]uw.edu

Tianyi Li

BS in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Research Interests: Traffic Operatons; Machine Learning; Big data analytics

tianyl23[at]uw.edu

Visiting Scholars & Students

Ge Guo

Visiting Scholar
China Academy of Railway Sciences

Xiaofei Wang

Associate Professor
South China University of Technology

Xin Fu

Visiting Scholar
Changan University

Yang Yang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Beijing Jiaotong University

Min Zhang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Tsinghua University

Luqi Wang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Harbin Institute of Technology

Jinyang Li

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Harbin Institute of Technology

Ning Ma

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Sichuan University

Chenglong Liu

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Tongji University

Meihui Li

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Sichuan University

Fei Hui

Associate Professor
Chang'an University

Jun Chen

Professor
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Yunyi Liang

Visiting Ph.D. Student
Tongji University

Dan Liu

Associate Professor
Chang'an University

Director

Posdoctoral Researchers

Ph.D. Students

Master Students

Visiting Scholars & Students