Ping Yi

The University of Akron

302 Buchtel Common – ASEC 213

(330) 972-7294

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Professor of Civil Engineering - The University of Akron

Dr. Yi’s research is mainly focused on traffic control and safety, sensor and information technologies, and system reliability and statistical data modeling. Prior to joining UA, Ping had worked for the Minnesota DOT as a project manager over sensors testing, adaptive signals, advanced parking, and incident/special event management. In recent years Ping has been actively involved in research concerning safe operation of autonomous vehicles and their interactions in built environment with conventional vehicles.

Their Research

Access Control at Major-Minor Intersection through CAV in Mixed Traffic
Principal Investigator:
Ping Yi
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations
Development of a Prototype Safety Advisory System to Aid Older Drivers in Gap Selection
Principal Investigator:
Ping Yi & Yilmaz Sozer
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations
Impact Analysis of Roadway Surface and Vehicle Conditions on Fleet Formation for Connected and Automated Vehicles
Principal Investigator:
Ping Yi & Ethan Shajie
Research Thrusts: Modeling & Implementation
Practice-Ready Guidelines for Training Older Adults to Use Connected and Automated Vehicles: Testing of an Enhanced Training Program at Mcity Test Facility and the Goodyear Test Track
Principal Investigator(s):
Lisa Molnar & Ping Yi
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility, Equity
Promoting Inclusive Design and Deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles for Older Adults Through Education and Training of Engineering Students and Older Drivers
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Molnar, Feng Zhou, David W. Eby, Carol Flannagan, & Ping Yi
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Human Factors