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Dr. Ban’s research interests are in transportation network system modeling and simulation, urban traffic system modeling and operations, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He develops modeling tools to study dynamic transportation networks with emerging technologies and systems such as connected/automated vehicles and shared mobility. He also works on urban traffic system state estimation/prediction using mobile sensing data. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and the New Faculty Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers and American Road & Transportation Builders Association. His research has been funded by the NSF, US DOT, NCFRP, Volvo Foundation, among others. He joined UW as an Associate Professor in the Fall 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Ban serves on the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and the Vehicle Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. He was the elected Vice Chair (2010-2011) and Chair (2012-2013) of the ITS SIG (cluster) under Transportation Science and Logistics (Society) of INFORMS. He currently directs the intelligent Urban Transportation Systems (iUTS) lab at UW. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Networks and Spatial Economic, and Transportmetrica B: Dynamics, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part B, Part C. His research has produced more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban
Xuegang (Jeff)
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S. in Automotive Engineering, 06/2000 Thesis: GPS-based Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Systems. B.S. in Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University
Title Sponsor(s)
Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System (ACS Lite) for Wolf Road, Albany, New York New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Developing a Macroscopic Decision Making Tool for Emergency Evacuation Planning University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
Feasibility Study for Freight Data Collection New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Freight Demand Estimation from Secondary Sources Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Investigating the Network System Effects of Mileage Fee University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
On-Road Energy Harvesting for Traffic Monitoring Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Risk-Neutral Second Best Toll Pricing Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
The Role of Social Media in Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Traffic Operations during Non-Routine Events such as Incidents and Planned Special Events University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
Vehicle Classification Using Mobile Sensors Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)