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Guohui Zhang
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Holmes Hall 338
Phone: (808) 956-2378
E-mail: guohui@hawaii.edu

Areas of Specialty and Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Transportation Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Traffic Control and Operations
  • Traffic Detection and Sensor Data Analysis
  • Cyber-Transportation Systems and Security
  • Congestion Pricing and Freeway Operations
  • Transportation Safety and Security

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008.
  • M.S., Systems Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2003.
  • B.S., Control Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2000.

Professional Registration

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering: No. 105223, State of Texas

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii (2018-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii (2016-2018)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico (2011-2016).
  • Research Associate in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2008-2011)

Courses Taught at UH (in the last five years)

  • CEE 270: Applied Mechanics I (S’20)
  • CEE 361: Fundamentals of Transportation (F’16, F’17, F’18, F’19, F’20)
  • CEE 462: Traffic Engineering (S’17, S’18)
  • CEE 691: Seminar in Civil Engineering (F’20)
  • CEE 696: Transportation Data Management and Analysis (F’17, S’19, S’20)

Professional Activities

  • Guest Editor, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.
  • Guest Editor, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
  • Paper Review Subcommittee Chair, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Information Systems and Technology.
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Information Systems and Technology.
  • Conference Program Co-chair, the First Annual IEEE International Smart City Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015.
  • Panel Member, National Collaborative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 08-100, Methods for Analyzing Environmental Justice Issues Related to Tolling Mechanisms.
  • Advisory Committee Member, the 50th Paving and Transportation Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2014.
  • Panel Member, National Collaborative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 03-107, Guidance on Work Zone Capacity Estimation and Simulation.
  • Associated Editor, the 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Madeira Island, Portugal. Sep. 2010.
  • Area Editor, the International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals, Beijing, China. Aug. 2010.
  • Conference Session Chair, the 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China. Aug. 2013.

Awards and Honors

  • The 2009 PTV Vision Transportation System Simulation Scientific Award, PTV Vision, Germany. 2009
  • Shining STAR Award, The Smart Transportation Application and Research Laboratory, the TransNow (University Transportation Center, Region X), University of Washington. 2008

Recent Research Grant Participation and Reports

  1. Susan Bogus Halter, Guohui Zhang, Vanessa Valentin (Jan. 2012–Dec. 2012) State-wide Pavement Infrastructure Condition Evaluation. New Mexico Department of Transportation, $313,762 with Zhang’s portion of $104,587. Co-Principal Investigator.
  2. Guohui Zhang, (May 2012–Sep. 2012) New Mexico Crash Record Database Development and Data Quality Control. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, $11,724. Principal Investigator.
  3. Guohui Zhang, (May 2013–Sep. 2014) State-wide Traffic Microscopic Simulation Model Development and Training using CORSIM. New Mexico Department of Transportation, $37,409. Principal Investigator.
  4. Guohui Zhang, (Aug. 2014–Aug. 2016) Safety Performance Enhancement Analysis of Rumble Stripes with Elements: A Case Study on Rural Highway US 285 in New Mexico. The Safety and Operations of Large-Area Rural/Urban Intermodal Systems (SOLARIS) Institute, Tier 1 University Transportation Center and University of New Mexico, $148,000. Principal Investigator.
  5. Guohui Zhang, (Jul. 2014–Jun. 2016) Crash Severity Formulation and Analysis under Extreme Weather Conditions. The Southern Plains Transportation Center and New Mexico Department of Transportation, $200,000. Principal Investigator.
  6. Guohui Zhang, (Aug. 2014–Sep. 2016) State-wide Traffic On-call Research Service. New Mexico Department of Transportation, $124,000. Principal Investigator.
  7. Guohui Zhang and Adelamar Alcantara (Feb. 2015–Jan. 2016), Pedestrian and Bicycle-Involved Crash Analysis and Safety Performance Enhancement at High-Traffic Intersections. Albuquerque City Council and City of Albuquerque. $65,000 with Zhang’s portion of $40,000. Principal Investigator.
  8. Guohui Zhang, (Oct. 2015– Oct. 2017) Investigate Traffic Operation Efficiency and Safety Performance of Autonomous Vehicle-enabled Intersection Control Strategies. The Safety and Operations of Large-Area Rural/Urban Intermodal Systems (SOLARIS) Institute, Tier 1 University Transportation Center and University of New Mexico, $220,000. Principal Investigator.

Publications

Selected Journal Papers

  1. Hao Yu, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, Pan Liu, and Jun Wang, Extracting and Predicting Taxi Hotspots in Spatiotemporal Dimensions Using Conditional Generative Adversarial Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 4, 2020. pp. 3680-3692.
  2. Qian Zhang, Hao Yu, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, and David T. Ma Assessing potential likelihood and impacts of landslides on transportation network vulnerability. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 82. 2020. pp. 102304-102312.
  3. Hao Yu, Pan Liu, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, and Ziyuan Pu. Quantifying Significance of Young Traveler Characteristics in Travel Mode Choices Impacted by E-hailing Services. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. Vol. 146, No. 3. 2020. pp. 2473-2893.
  4. Hao Yu, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, and Pan Liu. A latent class approach for driver injury severity analysis in highway single vehicle crash considering unobserved heterogeneity and temporal influence. Analytic Methods in Accident Research. Vol. 24. 2019. pp. 100-110.
  5. Zhenning Li, Hao Yu, Guohui Zhang, Jun Wang. A Bayesian Vector Autoregression-Based Data Analytics Approach to Enable Irregularly-Spaced Mixed-Frequency Traffic Collision Data Interpretations with Missing Values. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 108. 2019. pp. 302-319.
  6. Zhenning Li, Hao Yu, Xiaofeng Chen, Guohui Zhang, David Ma. Tsunami-induced Traffic Evacuation Strategy Optimization. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 77. 2019. pp. 535-559.
  7. Yi Qiang, Jinwen Xu, and Guohui Zhang, The Shapes of U.S. Cites: Revisiting the Classic Population Density Functions using Crowdsourced Geospatial Data. Urban Studies.   Urban Studies. doi: 10.1177/0042098019871191. 2019
  8. Hao Yu, Xiaofeng Chen, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, Pan Liu, Jinfu Yang and Yin Yang. Taxi-based Mobility Demand Formulation and Prediction Using Conditional Generative Adversarial Network-Driven Learning Approaches. IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 20, No. 10. 2019. pp. 3888-3899.
  9. Ying Yao, Xiaohua Zhao, Hongji Du, Yunlong Zhang, Guohui Zhang, and Jian Rong. Classification of Fatigued and Drunk Driving Based on Decision Tree Methods: A Simulator Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 16, No. 11. 2019. pp. 1-17.
  10. Zhenning Li, Qiong Wu, Hao Yu, Cong Chen, Guohui Zhang, Zong Z. Tian, Panos D. Prevedouros. Temporal-Spatial Dimension Extension-Based Intersection Control Formulation for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Systems. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 104. 2019. pp. 234-248.
  11. Yusheng Ci, Lina Wu, Jiafa Zhao, Yichen Sun, and Guohui Zhang. V2I-based car-following modeling and simulation of signalized intersection. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. Vol. 525. 2019. pp. 672-678.
  12. Qiong Wu, Zhenning Li, Yusheng Ci, Cong Chen, Guohui Zhang. Using latent class analysis and mixed logit model to explore risk factors on driver injury severity in single-vehicle crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 129. 2019. pp. 230-240.
  13. Zhenning Li, Xiaofeng Chen, Yusheng Ci, Cong Chen, and Guohui Zhang. A hierarchical Bayesian spatiotemporal random parameters approach for alcohol/drug impaired-driving crash frequency analysis. Analytic Methods in Accident Research. Vol. 21. 2019. pp. 44-61.
  14. Zhenning Li, Yusheng Ci, Cong Chen, Guohui Zhang, Qiong Wu, Zhen Sean Qian, Panos D. Prevedouros, and David T. Ma. Investigation of driver injury severities in rural single-vehicle crashes under rain conditions using mixed logit and latent class models. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 124. 2019. pp. 219-229.
  15. Harrison Togia, Oceana Francis, Karl Kim, Guohui Zhang. A Segmentation-based Approach for Assessing Hazard Risk of Coastal Highways in Hawaii. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2673, 2019. pp. 29–39.
  16. Tao Li, Hongzhi Guan, Jiaqi Ma, Guohui Zhang, and Keke Liang. Modeling Travel Mode Choice Behavior with Bounded Rationality using Markov Logic Networks. Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research. Vol. 11. No. 6. 2019. pp. 303-310.
  17. Yuming Zhang, Cong Chen, Qiong Wu, Qi Lu, Su Zhang, Guohui Zhang, and Yin Yang. A Kinect-Based Approach for 3D Pavement Surface Reconstruction and Cracking Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 19. No. 12. 2018. pp. 3935-3946.
  18. Zhenning Li, Cong Chen, Qiong Wu, Guohui Zhang, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, Panos Prevedouros, and David Ma. Exploring Driver Injury Severity Patterns and Causes in Low Visibility Related Single-Vehicle Crashes Using a Finite Mixture Random Parameters Model. Analytic Methods in Accident Research. Vol. 20. 2018. pp. 1-14.
  19. Zhenning Li, Cong Chen, Yusheng Ci, Guohui Zhang, Qiong Wu, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, and Zhen Sean Qian. Examining driver injury severity in intersection-related crashes using cluster analyses and hierarchical Bayesian models. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 120. 2018. pp. 139-151.
  20. Yuming Zhang, Guohui Zhang, Rafael Fierro, and Yin Yang. Force-Driven Traffic Simulation for Future Connected Autonomous Vehicle-Enabled Smart Transportation System. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 19, No. 7, 2018. pp. 2221-2233.
  21. Haozhe Cong, Cong Chen, Pei-Sung Lin, Guohui Zhang, John Milton, and Ye Zhi. Traffic Incident Duration Prediction Based on a Dual-Learning Bayesian Network Model. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No.2596.2018.pp. 1–14.doi.org/10.1177/0361198118796938.
  22. Cong Chen, Qiong Wu, Guohui Zhang, Cathy Liu, and Panos D. Prevedouros. Extracting Arterial Access Density Impacts on Safety Performance Based on Clustering and Computational Analysis. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. Vol. 144. No. 4. 2018. pp. 1-9.
  23. Nima Haghighi, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, Guohui Zhang, and Richard J. Porter. Impact of Roadway Geometric Features on Crash Severity on Rural Two-lane Highways. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 111. 2018. pp. 34-42.

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Other Refereed Publications 

  1. Sanabria, N., Kalhor, E., Valentin, V., Bogus, S., and Guohui Zhang. Computational GIS and Agent-Based Model Development for Routing Optimization to Facilitate Pavement Condition Data Collection. The ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering. Los Angeles, California. Jun. 2013.
  2. Kalhor, E., Valentin, V., Bogus, S., and Guohui Zhang. Sanabria, N. Application of an Ordered-Probit model in Decision Making for Infrastructure Asset Management: A Case Study of Pavement Condition Assessment. The CSCE 2013 General Conference. Montreal. Quebec. May 2013.
  3. Guohui Zhang. The Numerical Examinations of Traffic Accident Characteristics using the Analytical Statistical Methods. The 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals. Beijing. China. Aug. 2012.
  4. Md. Tanveer Hayat, Guohui Zhang, and C. Michael Walton. Queue Warning and Variable Speed Limit Systems for Traffic Operation Efficiency and Safety Improvements. The 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Orlando, Florida. Sep. 2011.
  5. Lily Aung, Guohui Zhang, and C. Michael Walton. Active Traffic Management for Facilitating Traffic Operations in Metropolitan Freeway Network: A Comprehensive Review and Comparative Analysis. The 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Orlando, Florida. Sep. 2011.
  6. Md. Tanveer Hayat, Guohui Zhang, and C. Michael Walton. Integrating Connected Vehicle and Active Traffic Management Strategy: State of the Art and the Practice. The 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Orlando, Florida. Sep. 2011.
  7. Xiaoyue Liu, Guohui Zhang, Yao-Jan Wu, and Yinhai Wang. Measuring the Quality of Service for High Occupancy Toll Lanes Operations. The 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. Stockholm, Sweden. Jun. 2011 (Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16. 2011. pp. 15-25).
  8. Ricardo Jesus Aitken, Guohui Zhang, and C. Michael Walton. Investigate the Effectiveness of Graphic Route Information Panels through a Survey Study. The 1st Transportation and. Development Institute Congress. Chicago, Illinois. Mar. 2011.
  9. Guohui Zhang, Zhong Wang, Khali R. Persad, and C. Michael Walton. Enhanced Traffic Information Dissemination to Facilitate Toll Road Utilization: A Nested Logit Model of A Stated Preference Survey In Texas. The 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C., Jan. 2011.
  10. Yao-Jan Wu, Guohui Zhang, and Yinhai Wang. Link Journey Speed Estimation for Urban Arterial Performance Measurement using Advance Loop Detector Data under Congested Conditions. The 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C., Jan. 2011.
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