CCAT Principal Investigator Appointed Interim Chair of U-M CEE Department
Yafeng Yin, Ph.D. has been appointed to be the interim chair at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. They will be replacing Jerome P. Lynch, Ph.D., who announced their departure in September. Read the full details from the University of Michigan.
“I am deeply honored by this opportunity. In his four years as department chair, Professor Lynch has spearheaded strong strategic planning efforts for CEE, including our strategic vision and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan. Under his leadership, we launched the Pelham Scholars Program as well as three new centers: the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance, the Center for Low Carbon Built Environment and the Urban Collaboratory. I am excited to continue the excellent work that is ongoing in these areas,” said Yin.”Yafeng Yin, Ph.D., Department Chair (University of Michigan)
Dr. Yafeng Yin’s research interest is modeling and optimization of multimodal urban transportation systems for achieving efficiency and sustainability. His research has yielded more than 120 refereed papers in leading academic journals. Dr. Yin is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Department Editor of Service Science, and Associate Editor of Transportation Science. He was elected to serve on the prestigious International Advisory Committee of the International Symposium of Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT) in 2017. Dr. Yin received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2002, his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996 and 1994 respectively.
“Congratulations to Dr. Yin on his appointment to the Interim Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Throughout my years working with him, Dr. Yin has exemplified the mission of both CEE and the University. I look forward to future collaboration between him and the CCAT program.”Henry Liu, Ph.D., Director (Center for Connected and Automated Transportation)
To learn more about the research that Dr. Yin conducts on the CCAT program, you can explore their profile page.