Xuegang (Jeff) Ban
Xuegang (Jeff) Ban is an Associate Professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. in Computer Sciences and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Networks and Spatial Economics, and Transportmetrica B, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research, Part B and Transportation Research, Part C. He is a member of the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and a member of the Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), under the National Academies. He also served as the Elected Vice Chair (2010-2011) and Chair (2012-2013) of the ITS SIG (cluster) under the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011, the New Faculty Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in 2012, and the School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (for Junior Faculty) from RPI in 2014.
1. Transportation network modeling and simulation 2. Urban traffic system modeling and operations 3. Connected and automated vehicles 4. Transportation big data analytics