Zhang speaks at U. of Buffalo research series

Li Zhang

A Bagley College of Engineering faculty member recently was an inaugural speaker for a major transportation research event in upstate New York.

Li Zhang, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, explained aspects of his traffic operations research at Mississippi State. He was among invited participants for the 2015 Transportation Systems Engineering Seminar Series organized by the University of Buffalo’s department of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

Zhang has been working with colleagues at Leidos Inc. and the Federal Highway Administration to advance traditional traffic-signal control technologies. He also led a design project that utilizes a cycle-based variable speed limit to help mitigate congestion at freeway merging areas.

Based in Reston, Virginia, Leidos is a science and technology company focused on solving major challenges in the national security, health and engineering fields.

Zhang is a bachelor’s and master’s degree graduate in railroad engineering from the Shanghai Institute of Railroad Technology in China. He also holds a master’s degree in computer science and application and a doctoral degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University.

With research published in several professional journals, Zhang currently serves as co-principal investigator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s university transportation center, of which Mississippi State University has been named a primary Tier I institute.

Emile Creel | Bagley College of Engineering

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