Yanfeng Ouyang

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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George Krambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public Transit – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director – Chinese-American Railway Transportation Joint Research Center
Associate Director for Mobility – Illinois Center for Transportation

Professor Ouyang’s research mainly focuses on modeling transportation, logistics, and infrastructure systems, and applications in military, energy, and agricultural industries. He has authored/co-authored one textbook on public transportation and more than 140 refereed journal articles, and has contributed more than 450 presentations, including many keynote and plenary lectures. He currently serves as a Department/Area/Associate/Board Editor of IIE Transactions, Networks and Spatial Economics, Transportation Research Part C, Transportmetrica B, and Transportation Research Part B. His work has been recognized by Merit Award for Technical Study from the American Planning Association, Walter L. Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, among others. Professor Ouyang holds his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Their Research

Impact of Autonomous Freight Delivery on Trucking Operations
Principal Investigator:
Imad Al-Qadi, Jeffery Roesler, Yanfeng Ouyang, Hadi Meidani, & Hasan Ozer
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling Technology, Infrastructure Design & ManagementModeling & Implementation
Multifront Approach for Improving Navigation of Autonomous and Connected Trucks
Principal Investigator:
Imad Al-Qadi & Yanfeng Ouyang
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling TechnologyInfrastructure Design & ManagementModeling & Implementation
Operations of Connected and Autonomous Freight Trucks Under Congestion and Infrastructure Cost Considerations
Principal Investigator:
Imad Al-Qadi, Yanfeng Ouyang, Jeffery Roesler, Hasan Ozer, & Hadi Meidani
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsInfrastructure Design & ManagementModeling & ImplementationPolicy & Planning
Planning and Dynamic Management of Autonomous Modular Mobility Services
Principal Investigator(s):
Yanfeng Ouyang
Research Focus: Mobility
Roadway Friction Screening and Measurement with Automated Vehicle Telematics and Control
Principal Investigator(s):
Xiaopeng Li, Yanfeng Ouyang, & Heye Huang
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility