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Zhang, Lei

Zhang, Lei

Professor
Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor
Director, Maryland Transportation Institute
Civil and Environmental Engineering
3244 Jeong H. Kim Building

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2006
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, 2005
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, 2002
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2000

 

 

  • Transportation and urban systems analysi
  • Land use and transportation planning
  • Transportation economics and policy
  • Innovative pricing and financing
  • Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • Traveler information systems
  • Mathematical and agent-based simulation models with applications in ITS, demand forecasting, and network dynamics

Pines, UMD Engineers Help Prince George’s County Reopening Efforts

President-designate to Lead Education Group; Maryland Transportation Institute to Provide Data

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

New Data Shows States Not Meeting Reopening Benchmarks

University of Maryland’s SERA Metrics Track Readiness Indicators

Quarantines Increasingly Ignored as Some States Partially Reopen

Social Distancing Index declines 12 points nationwide

Social Distancing: Drop Seen for First Time Since Outbreak

“Quarantine fatigue” is recorded in 48 states.

Shelter-in-place Compliance Remains Low, UMD Research Finds

Data Analysis Shows Erratic Response to COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19 Decision Making Gets a Big Data Boost

UMD’s Maryland Transportation Institute and CATT Lab are analyzing data gleaned from mobile devices.

MTI Briefs World Bank Representatives on New Transportation Research

A World Bank delegation visited campus to learn more about transportation initiatives being developed at UMD.

UMD Names Deb Niemeier as Inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair

Niemeier is the first of several endowed Clark Distinguished Chairs to be appointed through the Clark Foundation investment.

Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface

A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling.

Clark School student teams sweep MAV competition

FIRE freshmen, AE undergrads and MEng Robotics students take first place in both categories at VFS Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge.

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology

Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity.

It's Not (Just) About the Destination

MTI experts shine a light on how travelers move between and within metropolitan areas.

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

UMD transportation engineers develop incenTrip to nudge users toward greener, more efficient travel decisions.

UMD Transportation Experts Awarded $1 Million DOE Grant to Reduce Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

Led by CATT Lab, the project could shape how agencies operate and design the transportation network.

MTI and Battelle to Build Database for Public-Private Partnerships

The database will help state and local governments know when and how to best engage in P3s.

State, university officials celebrate launch of newly formed, cross-discipline transportation institute

The Maryland Transportation Institute will coordiate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures.

2018 ARPA-E Summit to Showcase UMD Innovations

UMD Energy Innovation Technologies dominate

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for an energetic discussion!

On the Field and Off, Oluwaseun Oluwatimi's Hard Work Knows No Boundaries

The sophmore has jumped feet first into Clark School opportunities since transferring this semester.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

Transportation@Maryland Workshop Promotes Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration on Future Mobility Systems

Participants included researchers from 10 colleges and 15 research centers.

National Transportation Center at Maryland Leads Unprecedented Effort to Track Multimodal Travel Trends

CEE researchers use cutting-edge technology to collect travel behavior data.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

UMD Transportation Experts Issue Impact Reports, Forecasts for WMATA’s SafeTrack

First safety surge poses minimal effects on area traffic, measurable crowding on Metrorail

UMD Transportation Experts in the News: WMATA’s SafeTrack Plan

UMD experts are using transportation modeling and simulation technologies to help commuters make informed decisions.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Headlines University of Maryland Transportation Summit

The National Transportation Center at Maryland hosts nearly 200 transportation experts for innovation and policy summit.

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Zhang Named Rabin Distinguished Professor

CEE Associate Professor and NTC@Maryland Director recognized for influential scientific and scholarly work. 

University of Maryland No. 1 in ARPA-E Awards

UMD has most active ARPA-E awards among all U.S. universities.

UMD National Transportation Center Awarded $4.5 Million Department of Energy Grant

NTC@Maryland to develop technology to deliver personalized, real-time travel information to users and incentivize energy-efficient travel.

UMD Transportation Engineers Evaluate Costs of Traffic Jams, Congestion

NTC@Maryland addresses impact of congestion on economy, freight transport.

Pixelligent Granted Innovation Research Award for Next-Generation OLED Lighting

Pixelligent has raised more than $17 million over the past four and a half years.

UMD Leads New National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments, and Decisions

Civil Engineering Professor Lei Zhang will serve as director of the new center.

UMD Hosts Symposium on Disaster Resilience Co-Sponsored by NAE, NSF

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering holds symposium on tri-state region disaster response.

Zhang's CAREER Award Supports On-Time Arrival Research

National Science Foundation recognizes research to study individual traveler behavior, mass transit tools.