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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

 

Research Projects

Funding Agency Code

NSF: National Science Foundation
USDOT: U.S. Department of Transportation
USDOE: U.S. Department of Energy
FHWA: Federal Highway Administration
SHRP2: The Second Strategic Highway Reseach Program
NCHRP: National Coopoerative Highway Research Program
MDOT: Maryland Department of Transportation
MSHA: Maryland State Highway Administration
ODOT: Oregon Department of Transportation
Other: Other Public and Private-Sector Research Sponsors

Total Research Expenditure as Principal Investigator

Total: $19.9 Million; 2013~Present: $14.2 Million

Selected Ongoing Research Projects

CAREER Award: Reliability as an Emergent Property of Transportation Networks
National Science Foundation, $400,000, 9/012-8/2017, Principal Investigator.

Integrated, Personalized, and Real-Time Traveler Information and Incentive Technology for Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Multimodal Transportation Networks
USDOE Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy, $4,500,000, 10/2015~9/2017, Principal Investigator.

National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments, and Decisions
USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, $7,482,000, 10/2013-9/2018, Principal Investigator.

Integrating activity-based and agent-based travel demand models with dynamic traffic assignment models for planning and operational applications
SHRP2 and FHWA, $1,060,000, 10/2014-9/2016, Principal Investigator.

Selected Previous Research Projects

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Year
Code
Title
     
2011
FHWA
Agent-based approach for integrated diver and traveler behavior modeling: Theory, methodology, and applications to transportation systems management and investment planning  (Principal Investigator, Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration Exploratory Advanced Research Program, 4/2011~3/2014)
2011
NCHRP
Long distance and rural travel transferable parameters for statewide travel demand forecasting models (NCHRP 08-84) (Co-Principal Investigator, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 4/2011~9/2012)
2011
FHWA
Design of a completely new approach for a national household-based long distance travel survey instrument (Co-Principal Investigator, Federal Highway Administration, under contracting)
2011
MSHA
Sustainability Impact of Multimodal Corridor Improvements in Urbanized Areas (Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Adminstration, 1/2011~6/2012)
2011
MSHA
Developing a Data and Modeling Framework for Integrated Transportation Operations and Planning (Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Adminstration, 1/2011~6/2012)
2011
MSHA
Integrate MOSAIC (Model Of Sustainabiltiy And Integrated Corridors) and Enterprise GIS for Sustainable Transportation Planning (Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Adminstration)
2010
FHWA
Development of the Multimodal Transportation Analysis Framework: Local Roadway Vehicle Miles Traveled and Passenger Rail Data (Principal Investigator, Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 5/2010~6/2012)
2010
USDOT
A Comprehensive Approach for Evaluating Value Pricing and Innovative Financing Policies (Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: CITSM, 9/2010~12/2011)
2010
USDOT
Innovative Data Collection and Modeling Methods for Passenger Travel Demand Analysis (Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: MAUTC, 9/2010~12/2011)
2010
MSHA
Developing Mesoscopic Models for the Before and After Study of the Inter-County Connector: Phase-One (Co-Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Adminstration, 11/2010~6/2012)
2010
USDOT
Development of an integrated multimodal simulation system for the I-270 commuting corridor (Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of transportation UTC Program: CITSM, 9/2010~12/2011)
2009
FHWA
Development of “what if” scenario models and “seed value” data for the FHWA multimodal passenger travel modeling program: Impact of air quality control and land use policies on travel behavior and vehilce miles traveled :(Principal Investigator, Federal Highway Administration 9/2009~3/2011)
2009
FHWA
Develop a Research Roadmap and Strategies to Estimate Multi-Modal Inter-Regional Passenger Travel Flow (Principal Investigator, Federal Highway Administration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 9/2009~6/2010)
2009
MSHA
Comphrehensive Highway Corriro Planning with Sustainability Indicators (Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Administration, 1/2010~12/2010)
2009
MSHA
Feasibility and Benefit of Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Maryland (Principal Investigator, Maryland State Highway Administration, 1/2010~12/2010)
2009
USDOT
Effectiveness and Equity of Future Transportation Financing Options at the Federal and State Levels(Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: CITSM, 10/2009~9/2010)
2009
USDOT
An Integrated Economic, Land Use, and Network Growth Model for Transportation Management and Policy Analysis (Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: MAUTC, 10/2009~9/2010)
2008
USDOT
Integrated Land Use-Transportation Model with Multiple Transportation Supply Agents
(Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: MAUTC, 10/2008 ~ 9/2009)
2007
ODOT
Multimodal Investment Criteria and the Economic Importance of Freight Transportation: Phase I (Principal Investigator, Oregon Department of Transportation, 10/2007 ~ 9/2008)
2007
USDOT No More Freeways: Urban Land Use-Transportation Dynamics without Freeway Capacity Expansion (Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation UTC Program: OTREC, 10/1007 ~ 9/2008)
2007
USDOT
Simulation Laboratory for Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Phase I (Co-Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation UTC Program: OTREC, Oregon Department of Transportation, 10/2007~9/2008)
2007
ODOT
User Responses to the Trip-Check Statewide Traveler Information System: A Survey Analysis (Principal Investigator, Oregon Department of Transportation,8/2007~2/2008)
2006
Other
The Distributional Effects of Congestion Pricing on Large Mixed-Ownership Networks (Principal Investigator, Kiewit Center for Transportation and Infrastructure, 12/2006 ~ 9/2007)
2006
USDOT
Co-Evolution of Land Use and Transportation in Urban and Regional Systems (Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center Program: OTREC, 10/2006 ~ 9/2007)
2006
USDOT
Social and Economic Impact of Distance-Based Road User Charges (Co-Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation UTC Program: OTREC, Oregon Department of Transportation, 9/2006~3/2008)
2006
Other
Welfare and Equity Impacts of Public and Private Toll Roads (Principal Investigator, Oregon State University Faculty Research Grant, 1/2006~8/2007)
2006
ODOT
Removing Institutional Barriers to Incident Management Programs (Co-Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation UTC Program: OTREC, Oregon Department of Transportation, 9/2006 ~ 8/2007)
2006
ODOT
Multimodal Freight Performance Measures: Approach Analysis (Principal Investigator, US Department of Transportation UTC Program, Oregon Department of Transportation, 9/2006 ~ 8/2007)


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