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Xiaopeng “Shaw” Li, P.E., F.ASCE, currently a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering and an affiliate in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. 

Li’s major research interests include modeling and field experiments of connected, electric, and automated vehicles, and transportation and infrastructure systems analysis. Before joining UW-Madison, he was a faculty member at the University of South Florida, and he served as the director of one USDOT national university transportation center, the National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR). He established the Connected and Automated Transportation Systems Lab, which developed a multiscale CAV testbed including multiple full-scale and reduced-scale CAVs and associated system units. 

He was the holder of the Susan A. Bracken Faculty Fellowship and the Vasant Surti Fellowship at USF as well as a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. He has led a number of federal (e.g., NSF, USDOT, USDOE), state, and industry grants, mostly as the PI and the rest as a co-PI, with a total budget of over $20 million in addition to over $10 million local matching. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal papers. 

Li is a senior member of IEEE. He serves as an area or associate editor for multiple peer-review journals, such as ASCE’s Journal of Urban Planning & Development, the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Transportation Research Part E, IEEE TITS, IEEE ITSM, and Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain. He chairs the IEEE ITSS Emerging Transportation Technology Testing Committee and WCTRS SIG Traffic Theory and Modelling/Optimization & Traffic Flow. 

He received a bachelor’s degree (2006) in civil engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and both a master’s degree (2007), and a doctoral (2011) degree in civil engineering along with a master’s degree (2010) in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.