Xiaopeng Li

University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Xiaopeng (Shaw) Li is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an affiliate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). He served as the director of National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR) before. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has served as the PI or a co-PI for a number of federal, state, and industry grants, with a total budget of around $30 million. His major research interests include automation, connectivity, and sensing in transportation and related systems. He received a B.S. degree (2006) in civil engineering with a minor in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, an M.S. degree (2007), and a Ph.D. (2011) degree in civil engineering along with an M.S. degree (2010) in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urban- Champaign, USA.

Their Research

Roadway Friction Screening and Measurement with Automated Vehicle Telematics and Control
Principal Investigator(s):
Xiaopeng Li, Yanfeng Ouyang, & Heye Huang
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility
Traffic Control based on CARMA Platform for Maximal Traffic Mobility and Safety
Principal Investigator(s):
Xiaopeng Li & David Noyce
Research Focus: Mobility