Dr. Yinhai Wang is a Professor in transportation engineering at the University of Washington (UW). He is also the director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. He is a longtime supporter to ASCE T&DI. He is currently associate editor for two ASCE journals: Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He has also been a member on the Advanced Technology Committee since 2008. He was chair for two T&DI sponsored conferences, ICCTP2010 and ICCTP2011.
Dr. Wang is the founder and the director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the UW. Dr. Wang has conducted extensive research in transportation engineering. Over the past ten years, he has actively involved in 42 research projects as the Principal Investigator (PI) and 16 research projects as co-PI. The funding totaled nearly $46 million for these projects. He has published 73 peer-reviewed journal articles, three edited books, one book chapter, and 38 peer-reviewed conference papers. To disseminate research findings, he has delivered 83 invited talks and 146 presentations or posters at national or international conferences, research institutes, and workshops. One of his papers “Can Single Loop Detectors Do the Work of Dual Loop Detectors?” won the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003.
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