Dr. Heng Wei is a Professor of Transportation Systems and Engineering, and Director of Advanced Research in Transportation Engineering & Systems (ART-Engines) Laboratoryat The University of Cincinnati (UC). He has a wide spectrum of research interests and expertise in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Since his faculty appointment at UC, he has secured 33 research projects(including 10 Co-PI projects) from ODOT, FHWA, NSF, EPA, OTC, NEXTRANS Center, and UC URC/FDC. His research has resulted in 161 peer-reviewed papers and 9 professional books/chapters. He has been honored with UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Researcher Award for Excellence in Research and Engineering Master Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching, a s well as Honored Faculty/Staff Who Made a Real Difference in the Life of a UC Student. In addition, he is a member of numerous outstanding professional committees, such as TRB AND20, ABJ70 and ABE90 Committees, ASCE T&DI Committees on Advanced Technology Committee and Transportation Safety and on Sustainability and Environment. He is the Chair of IEEE ITSS Travel Information and Traffic Management Committee and Immediate Past President of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). Dr. Wei has successfully organized and/or chaired 27 international conferences/sessions and symposiums.