Xuesong Zhou

Pronounced Su-song Joe”

 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2004, University of Maryland

 


 

 Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 University of Utah

 122 South Central Campus Dr.

 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0561

[Driving direction]

 CME Building 210

 Tel: 801-585-6590

 Fax: 801-585-5477

 Email: zhou@eng.utah.edu


About “X­uesong”

Acronym for eXtending traffic User Equilibrium and System Optimum models to Next Generation


Research Interests

·         Real-time traveler information system: Automotive navigation systems, traffic flow estimation and prediction, on-line traffic simulation, on-line and off-line traffic data fusion and archiving

·         Transportation operational planning: Dynamic traffic assignment, traffic demand analysis, traffic flow theory, congestion pricing

·         Logistics and intermodal transportation systems: Routing and scheduling for rail, transit and seaport systems, collaborative decision making in intermodal transportation systems

·         Computer applications for Intelligent Transportation Systems: Visualization analytics, graphic information systems, distributed computing and communications, artificial intelligence

·         Operations research: Nonlinear programming, integer programming, network programming, stochastic programming, multi-criteria decision making


Teaching Activities

·         CVEEN 7590 Public Transportation Systems, Fall 2007, University of Utah

·         CVEEN 5560/6560 Transportation II (Urban Transportation Planning), Spring 2007, University of Utah

·         ENCE 677 Quantitative Methods in Transportation Engineering, Fall 2004, University of Maryland


Research Experience

Traffic Research Engineer / Senior Software Engineer (May 2006 – December 2006)

Dash Navigation, Inc. Mountain View, CA,

 

Served as one of key developers for an Internet-connected commercial navigation system with two-way connectivity

Developed real-time traffic estimation and prediction algorithms in embedded systems

 

 

Research Scientist (August 2005 – April 2006)

North Carolina State University, NC

 

Designed an integrated seaport scheduling system for truck appointment systems

Explored visualization analytics techniques for evacuation response applications

Estimated typical truck trip profiles in rural and urban NC using weight-in-motion data

 

 

Research Assistant Professor (August 2004 – August 2005)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Coordinated research activities of UMD Dynamic Traffic Assignment research group

Developed a dynamic micro-assignment system for integrated multimodal urban corridor management applications

 


 Publications  BY year

1.     Zhou, X. and List, G. (2009) Value of Sensor Locations in Origin-Destination Demand Estimation: An Information-Theoretical Approach. Accepted for publication in Transportation Science.

2.     Muhammad, K, and Zhou, X (2009) Slack Time Allocation in Robust Double-Track Train Timetabling Applications, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

 

 

3.     Lu, C-C., Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhou, X. (2008) Equivalent Gap Function-Based Reformulation and Solution Algorithm for the Dynamic User Equilibrium Problem. Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B.

4.     Lu, C-C., Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhou, X. (2008) A Bi-criterion Dynamic User Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Model and Solution Algorithm for Evaluating Dynamic Road Pricing Strategies. Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 371-389. [PDF]

5.     Zhou, X, Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhang, K. (2008) Dynamic Micro-assignment Modeling Approach for Integrated Multimodal Urban Corridor Management. Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part C. Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 167-186. [PDF]

 

 

6.     Zhou, X. and Mahmassani. H. S. (2007) A Structural State Space Model for Real-Time Origin-Destination Demand Estimation and Prediction in a Day-to-Day Updating Framework. Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 41, No.8, pp. 823-840. [PDF]

7.     Zhou, X. and Zhong, M. (2007) Single-Track Train Timetabling with Guaranteed Optimality: Branch and Bound Algorithms with Enhanced Lower Bounds.  Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 41. No. 3, pp. 320-341. [PDF]

8.     Chiu, Y.-C., Zhou, X., and Hernandez, J. (2007) Evaluating Central Business District Flow Configuration Using a Dynamic Traffic Modeling Approach. To appear in Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE.

 

 

9.     Zhou, X. and Mahmassani. H. S. (2006) Dynamic OD Demand Estimation Using Automatic Vehicle Identification Data. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.105- 114. [PDF]

10.  Zhou, X., Erdogan, S. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Dynamic OD Trip Demand Estimation for Subarea Analysis of ITS Deployment Alternatives. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 176-184. [PDF]

11.  Lu, C.-C., Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Heterogeneous Users and Toll Pricing: Model and Solution Algorithm for the Bi-criterion Dynamic Traffic Assignment Problem. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 19-26.

12.  Eisenman, S., Fei, X., Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Number and Location of Sensors for Real-Time Network Traffic Estimation and Prediction: A Sensitivity Analysis. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 260-269.

 

13.  Zhou, X. and Zhong, M. (2005) Bicriteria Train Scheduling for High-Speed Passenger Railroad Planning Applications. European Journal of Operational Research Vol 167/3 pp.752-771. [PDF]

14.  Mahmassani, H.S. Zhou, X, and Lu, C.-C. (2005) Toll Pricing and Heterogeneous Users: Approximation Algorithms for Finding Bi-Criterion Time-Dependent Efficient Paths in Large-Scale Traffic Networks. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1923, pp. 28-36.

15.  Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2005) Recursive Approaches for Online Consistency Checking and OD Demand Updating for Real-time Dynamic Traffic Assignment Operation. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1923, pp. 218-226. [PDF]

 

16.  Zhou, X., Qin, X. and Mahmassani, H. S. (2003) Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Estimation Using Multi-Day Link Traffic Counts for Planning Applications, Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1831, pp. 30-38.

 

 

17.  Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H. S. (2002) Dynamic Programming Approach for On-line Freeway Flow Propagation Adjustment. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1802, pp. 263-270.

 


 Publications  BY TOPIC

Dynamic OD demand estimation and sensor network design:

Zhou, X. and List, G. (2009) Value of Sensor Locations in Origin-Destination Demand Estimation: An Information-Theoretical Approach. Accepted for publication in Transportation Science.

 

             Zhou, X. and Mahmassani. H. S. A Structural State Space Model for RealTime Origin-Destination Demand Estimation and Prediction in a Day-to-Day Updating Framework. Vol. 41, No.8, pp. 823-840. Transportation Research Part B. [PDF]

 

Zhou, X. and Mahmassani. H. S. (2006) Dynamic OD Demand Estimation Using Automatic Vehicle Identification Data. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.105- 114. [PDF]

 

Zhou, X., Erdogan, S. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Dynamic OD Trip Demand Estimation for Subarea Analysis of ITS Deployment Alternatives. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 176-184. [PDF]

 

Eisenman, S., Fei, X., Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Number and Location of Sensors for Real-Time Network Traffic Estimation and Prediction: A Sensitivity Analysis. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 260-269.

 

Zhou, X., Qin, X. and Mahmassani, H. S. (2003) Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Estimation Using Multi-Day Link Traffic Counts for Planning Applications, Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1831, pp. 30-38.

 

Dynamic traffic assignment for operational planning applications:

 

Lu, C-C., Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhou, X. (2008) Equivalent Gap Function-Based Reformulation and Solution Algorithm for the Dynamic User Equilibrium Problem. Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B.

 

Lu, C-C., Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhou, X. (2007) A Bi-criterion Dynamic User Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Model and Solution Algorithm for Evaluating Dynamic Road Pricing Strategies. Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 371-389.. [PDF]

 

Zhou, X, Mahmassani, H.S. and Zhang, K. (2007) Dynamic Micro-assignment Modeling Approach for Integrated Multimodal Urban Corridor Management. Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 167-186. [PDF]

 

Lu, C.-C., Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2006) Heterogeneous Users and Toll Pricing: Model and Solution Algorithm for the Bi-criterion Dynamic Traffic Assignment Problem. Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1964, pp. 19-26.

 

Chiu, Y.-C., Zhou, X., and Hernandez, J. (2007) Evaluating Central Business District Flow Configuration Using a Dynamic Traffic Modeling Approach. To appear in Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE.

 

Network routing algorithms:

Mahmassani, H.S. Zhou, X, and Lu, C.-C. (2005) Toll Pricing and Heterogeneous Users: Approximation Algorithms for Finding Bi-Criterion Time-Dependent Efficient Paths in Large-Scale Traffic Networks. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1923, pp. 28-36.

 

Real-time traffic flow simulation:

Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2005) Recursive Approaches for Online Consistency Checking and OD Demand Updating for Real-time Dynamic Traffic Assignment Operation. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1923, pp. 218-226. [PDF]

 

Zhou, X. and Mahmassani, H. S. (2002) Dynamic Programming Approach for On-line Freeway Flow Propagation Adjustment. Journal of Transportation Research Board No. 1802, pp. 263-270.

 

 

Train scheduling models and algorithms:

Muhammad, K, and Zhou, X (2009) Slack Time Allocation in Robust Double-Track Train Timetabling Applications, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

 

Zhou, X. and Zhong, M. (2006) Single-Track Train Timetabling with Guaranteed Optimality: Branch and Bound Algorithms with Enhanced Lower Bounds.  Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 41. No. 3, pp. 320-341. [PDF]

Zhou, X. and Zhong, M. (2005) Bicriteria Train Scheduling for High-Speed Passenger Railroad Planning Applications. European Journal of Operational Research Vol, 167/3 pp.752-771. [PDF]


Submitted Papers

1.     Hu, H., Williams, B., Rouphail, N., Khattak, A. and Zhou, X. Modeling the Role of Transportation Information in Mitigating Major Capacity Reductions in a Regional Network. Submitted to Journal of Transportation Research Board.


AWARD

Second place in the Student Research Paper Contest of the Rail Applications Section of INFORMS, for the paper titled “Bi-criteria Train Scheduling for Intercity Passenger Railroad Planning Applications”, 2003.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

           Reviewer

Transportation Science

Transportation Research Part B

Transportation Research Part C

European Journal of Operational Research

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Journal of Scheduling

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications

Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations

Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory

Networks and Spatial Economics

 

Network Modeling Committee, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee, Transportation Research Board

16th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory

 

             Membership

 

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

IEEE

Transportation Research Board


 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Experience

         DYNASMART-P (released by FHWA through McTrans Center)

         DSPEd 1.3 (released by FHWA through McTrans Center)

         Dash Express Navigation System (Use it and drive smart!)