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Lei Zhang
Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor
Director, National Transportation Center
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1173 Glenn Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-2881
Email: lei@umd.edu

 

Professional Service

Transportation Journals | Conferences & Workshops | Organizations

This page was last updated in 2009.

Transportation Seminar Series

I am organizing a transportation seminar series at University of Maryland. Regular attendees include facluty members and researchers from engineering and planning programs, graduate students, and local transportation professionals. If you have plans to visit the DC-Baltimore area, and would like to give a talk in this seminar series. Please contact me via email (lei@umd.edu) or phone (301-405-2881).

       Future Seminar Speakers and Topics

  • Fred Ducca (UMD, 12/11/09). TBA.

       Previous Seminar Speakers and Topics

  • Marlon Boarnet (UC-Irvine, 3/4/09). Transportation Planning in an Era of Expensive Mobility
  • Yanfeng Ouyang (UIUC, 4/24/09). Reliable Facility Location Planning under Probabilistic Disruptions
  • Xianding Tao and Yanlin Li (DCDOT, 9/18/09). Intelligent Transportation Systems in District of Columbia
  • Robert Johnston (UC-Davis, 11/6/09, Slides). Integrated Land Use and Transportation Model for Analyzing High Speed Rail, Greenhouse Gases, and Sustainable Development in California

Professional Society Memberships

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATRB)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • North American Regional Science Council (NARSC)
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Economics
  • Friends of TRB Committees on Highway Capacity Analysis, Freeway Operations, Land Development, Travel Behavior and Values, Travel Survey Methods, Demand Forecasting, and Taxation and Finance.

Synergistic Activities

  • Reviewer for Academic Journals

    1. IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    2. Transportation Research part C: Emerging Technology
    3. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
    4. Network and Spatial Economics
    5. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
    6. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development
    7. Journal of the Transportation Research Board for the  following TRB committees:
           ° Committee on Taxation and Finance
           ° Committee on Land Development
           ° Committee on Transportation Economics
           ° Committee on Travel Survey Methods
           ° Committee on Demand Forecasting
           ° Committee on Travel Behavior and Values
           ° Committee on Highway Capacity and Level of Service
           ° Committee on Freeway Operations
  • Conference Organizer/Chair

    6. Organizer and Chair, FHWA Workshop on Multimodal Inter-regional Origin-
        -Destination Passenge Travel Demand Estimation
    5. INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Cluster Chair, 2009~2010.
    4. Chair of the Conference Abstract and Paper Review Committee, The 12th
        Annual NACOTA/WCTA Symposium on Transportation Development (2008)
    3. Session Chair, Western Regional Science Association Annual Meetings
        (2003 ~ 2006)
    2. Session Chair, North American Regional Science Council Annual Meetings
        (2003 ~ 2008)
    1. Session Chair, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
        Annual Meeting (2006~2008)
  • Peer Review Panelist

    1. Member, Oregon Urban Planning Model Review Panel (2006 ~ 2008)
    2. Member, US DOT University Transportation Center OTREC Proposal Review Panel

Service

  • Department Faculty Secretary, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland (9/2009~Present)
  • Search Committee member, CEE IT Coordinatin Search (2009)
  • Undergraduate Recruiting Committee member, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland (9/2008~Present)
  • Curriculum Committee member, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University (9/2006~7/2008)
  • Faculty Status Committee non-voting member, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University (9/2007~7/2008)
  • Computer and Facilities Committee, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University (9/2007~7/2008)
  • Oregon State University Representative on the Oregon Modeling Steering Committee Review activity/travel surveys, statewide and regional planning models (2006~2008)
  • Department Representative on the University Teaching Assistant Evaluation Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota (2003 ~ 2004)
  • Co-founder and past Board Member of the Minnesota Interdisciplinary Transportation Student Organization (2003~2005).



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