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President of Chang'an University, Chen Feng,met with foreign visiting professor of our base
July 14, 2017  

In the morning of July 12, President of Chang'an University, Chen Feng, companied with the director of 111 base Prof. Xiangmo Zhao and related staff from School of Information Engineering, International Cooperation Department, Development Research Center and Magazine Agency, had a cordial meeting with Professor Gao Huaizhu from the University of Cornell USA, Prof. Wei Heng from the University of Cincinnati USA, and Prof. Du Lili from the University of Florida USA.

President Chen Feng made welcome speech to the guests, and briefly introduced the basic information of Chang’an University in aspects of the historical evolution, school scale, characteristics of academic subjects, talent training, etc. then talked about the research progress in the field of transportation in recent years as well as near-term and long-term developmental strategic plans in transportation engineering first-class disciplines of our school. He said that the transportation engineering disciplines of Chang’an University had a great influence in China and abroad, and it had huge potential to cooperate with the University of Cornell , University of Cincinnati and University of Florida.He hoped that the three professors as well as other overseas experts in the area of transportation would give more help and guidance to scientific research and talent training in Chang’an University.

The three professors appreciated the warm reception. They briefly introduced the basic information of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association and the research directions and progresses of their respective research teams.Theycompletely agreed with thebasic conception of deepening bilateral cooperation, and wished the two sides on the basis of existing cooperation would further boost cooperation fields and create new cooperation modes, and make effort to promote and build more long-term deepening cooperation and overseas consultants relationship.

Prof. Gao Huaizhu is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cornell. He also is the Director of the Traffic research center. He currently is a general editor forTransportation Research Part DTransport and Environmentand member of the Transportation and Air Pollution Subcommittee of the American Transportation Research Council, and he is an academic field expert of The US Environmental Protection Agency MOVES model development federation advisory committees and member the US Transportation Research Council facility maintenance subcommittee as well as member of Cornell University Atkinson Sustainable Future Research Center. He is mainly engaged in sustainable and highly intelligent urban infrastructure and lifeline engineering system analysis,low carbon and low pollution traffic systems and environmental energy system modeling quantitative analysis and other aspects of the study. He has published more than 50 high-level papers in international well-known transportation, environmental energy and management academic journals.

Prof. Wei Heng is a professor of department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management at University of Cincinnati in USA. He is the director of Traffic Engineering and Systems Research as well as former chairman of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). He was mainly engaged in micro-traffic flow vehicle trajectory data extraction and modeling, signal control confusion dynamic feature recognition and simulation modeling, urban backbone emergency evacuation network planning modeling, and travel carbonization analysis and multi-trip mode system optimization development analysis and other aspects of the study, and he made a series of important breakthroughs and achievements. He got the US Natural Science Foundation and many other funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation Research Committee, the US Federal Highway Administration, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Ohio, Traffic Research Center and University Research Center. He has published more than 180 papers and 9 books.

Prof. Du Lili is an associate professor of University of Florida in USA. Professor Du Lili received her bachelor's degree, master's degree, from Xi'an Jiao Tong University and Tsinghua Universityand received her phD and post-doctoral degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Purdue University. In 2016, she was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award by the National Fund Committee because of the research progress in area of automated vehicle. She was mainly engaged in traffic system analysis and network modeling, car networking and unmanned vehicles, real-time traffic perception and data fusion technology research work. She published more than 20 papers in theTransportation Research Part B: Methodological,Transportation Research Part C: Emerging TechnologiesandIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systemsand other journals. She undertook 2 United States National Natural Science Fund projects.

President Chen Feng met Prof. Wei Heng

Meeting site

President Chen Feng gave souvenirs to guest

Group photo