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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


Research Interests

  • Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Planning
    Integrated models of land use, transportation, and environment
    Transportation impact and policy analysis
    Travel behavior and activity/agent-based demand modeling
    Sustainability, energy, and green house gas emissions
  • Transportation Economics and Policy
    Economic evaluation of projects, programs, and policies
    Value pricing, managed lanes, mileage fees, taxation
    Multimodal transportation investment, public-private partnerships
    Freight models and economics
  • Systems Operations and Management
    Freeway management, traveler information systems
    Integration of operations and planning
  • Quantitative Methods
    Mathematical and large-scale simulation modeling
    Data analysis and statistical/econometric methods          

Research Group


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Research Methodology

  • Mathematical programming
  • Operations research models
  • Statistical and econometric methods
  • Survey
  • Simulation
  • Agent-based methods for complex systems analysis
  • Microeconomic analysis
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Planning models and methods


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Research Projects

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