International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering

International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering is an international refereed journal dedicated to the latest advancement of transportation technologies and engineering. The goal of this journal is to keep a record of the state-of-the- art research and promote the research work in the areas.

Yue Liu

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Research Areas

Traffic Engineering and Optimal Control, Network modeling and Optimization, Operations Research, Traffic Flow Models and Simulation, Driver Behavior Analysis and Intersection Safety Studies, Intelligent Transportation System, Computer-aided Transportation


2009Ph.DCivil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland–College Park, USA, 2009
2004M.ScTransportation Engineering, School of Transport, Tongji University, China
2001B.ScStructure Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China


2009-present Assistant Professor: Department of CivilEngineering and Mechanics, College of Engineeringand Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2008-2009 Future Faculty Fellow: University Ann. WylieAward Program, University of Maryland-CollegePark
2008-2009 Adjunct Research Investigator: Maryland StateHighway Administration, Hanover, Maryland
2007-2008 Adjunct Research Investigator: BaltimoreMetropolitan Council, Baltimore, Maryland
2006-2007 Adjunct Research Collaborator: PrecisionSystems, Inc., Washington D.C.
2005-2009 Research Assistant: Department of Civil andEnvironmental Engineering, University ofMaryland-College Park
2004Research Assistant: Department of CivilEngineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
2004Staff Research Investigator: Civil EngineeringBureau, Shanghai, China
2001-2004 Research Assistant: School of Transport, TongjiUniversity, Shanghai, China

Academic Achievement

(2011) Selected for the 2012 Edition of Who's Who in America
(2009) Best Ph.D. Research Award, by University of Maryland
(2009) Ann Wylie Dissertation Research Prize, by University of Maryland
(2008) I-95 Corridor Research Fellowship, by Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of Maryland
(2008) Future Faculty Fellow, by University of Maryland
(2006) First Place in TRB (Transportation Research Board) Poster Competition,Department of Civil Engineering, by University of Maryland
(2004) Emerging New Technology Prize, ranked 2nd place for project "KnowledgebasedComputer System for Traffic Design and Signal Optimization," by ChinaMinistry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
(2002) Distinguished Graduate Study Award, by Tongji University, Shanghai,China
(1998-2001) Distinguished Undergraduate Study Award, by Tongji University,Shanghai, China
(1999) Morning Star Award, by Tongji University, Shanghai, China
"2010 Midwestern ITE Traffic Bowl Winner," faculty advisor of UWM student
"2011 Midwestern ITE Traffic Bowl 2nd Place," faculty advisor of UWM student


Member of the ABET committee, May 2011-present
Member of the Department Seminar Committee, Sep. 2010-present
Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Aug. 2010-present
Recording secretary of department meetings, Dec. 2010-present
Faculty representative for the graduation ceremony, May 2010
2006-Present: National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB)
2009-Present: Member of TRB Evacuation Subcommittee
2005-Present: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
2006-Present: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2011-Present: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2011-Present: Member of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) Society in IEEE
2008-Present: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
2010-Present: Great Lakes Transportation Enterprise Institute (GLTEI)
2009-Present: Member of Signature Technical Areas of Research (STAR) group in National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Education

Publications: Journals

[1]  Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, Yu, J., "An empirical study of driver responses during the yellow signal phase at six Maryland intersections," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, in press.
[2]  Yu J., Y. Liu*, W. J. Ma, X. Yang, "Locating urban transit hubs: A multicriteria model and case study in China," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering,in press.
[3]  Ma, W., Liu, Y., Yang, X., "Multi-objective Optimization of Signal Timing for Two-Stage Mid-block Pedestrian Crosswalk," Transportation Research Record, inpress.
[4]  Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, Yu, J. "An integrated control model for freeway corridorunder non-recurrent congestion," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 60(4),pp. 1404-1418.
[5]  Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, J. Yu, "An arterial signal optimization model for intersections experiencing queue spillback and lane blockage," Transportation Research Part C, 19, pp. 130-144.
[6]  Ma, W., Liu, Y., X. Yang, "Investigating the impacts of green signal countdown devices: An empirical approach and case study in China," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136(11), pp. 1049-1055.
[7]  Ma, W. J., X. G. Yang, W. J. Pu, Liu, Y., "Signal Timing Optimization Models for Two-Stage Midblock Pedestrian Crossing," Transportation Research Record,2198, pp. 133-144.
[8]  Ma W.J., X.G. Yang, Liu, Y., "Development and Evaluation of Coordinated and Conditional Bus Signal Priority Approach," Transportation Research Record,2145, pp. 49-58.
[9]  Yu J., Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, Ma, W., and Yang, X., "A Cluster-Based Hierarchical Model for Urban Transit Hub Location Planning: Formulation, Solution,and Case Study," Transportation Research Record, 2112, pp. 8-16.
[10]  Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Liu, Y., and Lai, X., "A Corridor-Based Emergency Evacuation System for Washington, D.C.: System Development and Case Study,"Transportation Research Record, 2041, 58-67.
[11]  Yu, J., Liu, Y., and Yang, X., "Cluster-based Optimization of Urban Transit Hub Locations: Methodology and Case Study in China," Transportation Research Record, 2042, 109-116.
[12]  Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Tao, R., Hicks, T., and Tabacek, E., "Empirical Observations of Dynamic Dilemma Zones at Signalized Intersections," Transportation Research Record, 2035, 122-133.
[13]  Yu, J., Liu, Y., and Yang, X. "The Estimation of An Origin-Destination Matrix for Urban Transit Networks from On/Off Data," Journal of System Engineering, 24(4), 89-92.
[14]  Liu, Y., X. Yang, "A Discrete Optical Control Model and Simulation of Multi-phase Signalized Intersection Under Congestion," Computer and Communications, 22(2), 12-15.
[15]  Yang, X., L. Wang, Liu, Y., "Signal Control Intersection Traffic Design Computer-aided System and Its Realization," Computer and Communications, 21(5),3-6.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Liu, Y., "An Integrated Traffic Control System for Freeway Corridors Under Non-recurrent Congestion," Published by: Pro Quest/UMI.
[2]  Liu, Y., "An Optimal Adaptive Control Model for Isolated Signalized Urban Intersections," Published by: Tongji University Library.
[3]  Liu, Y., Heydar, M., Yu, J., "Emergency evacuation planning for highly populated urban zones: A transit-based solution and optimal operational strategies,"Book Title: Emergency Management (ISBN 979-953-307-417-6), Published by:In Tech.