Sue Ahn

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Professor and Associate Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Wisconsin–Madison

Soyoung (Sue) Ahn is a Professor and an Associate Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). She is also an Executive Director for Mid-America Freight Coalition. She is an expert in analysis and modeling of human-driven and connected automated vehicle flow, and traffic control using emerging technologies. Her research involves 1) understanding the fundamental characteristics of various traffic flow phenomena through observation and modeling, 2) linking those traffic phenomena to individual driver/vehicle characteristics, and 3) applying this knowledge to develop vehicle and traffic control strategies using emerging technologies such as the connected autonomous vehicle technology. Ahn is a chair of the Operations Section for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). She is also a Senior Editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, an Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part C and Transportation Research Record, and an Editorial Board Editor for Transportation Research Part B. She is an elected member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Symposium on Traffic and Transportation Theory.

Their Research

Using Connected Intelligent Transportation to Enhance Vulnerable Road User Safety
Principal Investigator(s):
Sikai Chen, Sue Ahn, & David Noyce
Research Focus: Safety, Equity