Yiheng Feng


Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering – Purdue University

Dr. Feng received his Ph.D. from the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona in 2015. His research areas include connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and smart transportation infrastructure, with a focus on intelligent traffic control and transportation system cybersecurity. He has served as PI and Co-PI in many research projects funded by NSF, USDOT, and USDOE. He has published more than 50 research articles, which appeared in top journals, including Nature Communications, Transportation Research Part B/C, and IEEE Transactions on ITS. He is the co-chair of the Traffic Signal Systems Committee Simulation Subcommittee at the Transportation Research Board and serves as an editorial board member of Transportation Research Part C. He is the recipient of the inaugural best dissertation award from the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) in 2015 and INFORMS ITS best paper award in 2021.

Their Research

Augmented Reality Testing Environment Development — Phase II
Principal Investigator:
Yiheng Feng & Henry Liu
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology, Modeling & Implementation
Big Data Drive Deployment in a Connected Vehicle Environment
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer & Yiheng Feng
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology
CAV Testing Scenario Design and Implementation Using Naturalistic Driving Data and Augmented Reality
Principal Investigator:
Yiheng Feng, Shan Bao, & Henry Liu
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling Technology, Human Factors, Modeling & Implementation
Development of A Cooperative Perception System
Principal Investigator:
Yiheng Feng & Andrew Tarko
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Infrastructure Design & Management, Modeling & Implementation
Development of An Augmented Reality Environment for Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing
Principal Investigator:
Yiheng Feng & Henry Liu
Research Thrusts: Enabling TechnologyModeling & Implementation
Hardening the CAV Ecosystem to Reduce Cybersecurity Risks – Year One
Principal Investigator(s):
Zhi-Li Zhang, Z. Morley Mao, & Yiheng Feng
Research Focus: Cybersecurity, Safety
Trajectory Based Traffic Control with Low Penetration of Connected and Automated Vehicles
Principal Investigator:
Yiheng Feng & Henry Liu
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations