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Monday, May 15, 2017.
Vol. 129-2017-05-15

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COTA Faculty Highlight

Jing Dong
Dr. Jing Dong

Dr. Jing Dong (Assistant Professor at Iowa State University)

Dr. Jing Dong is an assistant professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). Dr. Dong received the B.S. degree in Automation and the M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2001, 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University in 2009. Before joining ISU, she worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research staff member from 2010 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Northwestern University Transportation Center.

Dr. Dong’s primary research interests include transportation energy analysis, traffic operations, and network modeling. Her current research is focused on evaluating and improving the mobility, safety, and environmental sustainability of multimodal transportation systems. She is an author or co-author of 24 refereed journal publications and 33 refereed conference papers. Dr. Dong is a member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB 45), Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30), and User Information Systems (AND 20).

Know more about Dr. Wei: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=jingdong

To share with COTA community:
I found my passion in Transportation through a random walk. Although I was determined to be an engineer at a very young age, I didn’t have a clear idea of which field to pursuit. So, I chose Automation, which is known as a wide-ranging major. When I started graduate school in 2001, my M.S. advisor Prof. Zuo Zhang told me that she was interested in complex networks and suggested me to study either computer networks or transportation networks. I chose the latter as it was a completely new area for me. Later, Prof. David Boyce visited Tsinghua and gave a seminar talk, from which I learned about traffic assignment. I was so intrigued that I went to the National Library of China and borrowed his book on modeling dynamic transportation networks, coauthored with Prof. Bin Ran. Not only I wrote my M.S. thesis on traffic assignment, I also crossed path with Prof. Boyce later at Northwestern where he served on my Ph.D. dissertation committee. In 2003, I came to the U.S. to pursuit a Ph.D. and started to work with Prof. Hani Mahmassani, whose name I learned from the dynamic traffic assignment papers I read. He encouraged me to continue a career in academia after I graduated and has always been a role model for me. I think Transportation is an exciting field. I continue to discover new problems and new challenges every day. Keep an open mind and be curious.

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4th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, Banff, Alberta, Canada, August 8th - 10th, 2017

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3 - 6, 2017

Third Annual IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2017), Wuxi, China, September 14 - 17, 2017

2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling and Network Design (IEEE CISND'17), -- Honolulu, Hawaii, November 27 To December 1, 2017.


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vehicular Communications, University of Sussex - School of Engineering and Informatics, UK
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