Phone: 505.277.0767
Fax: 505.277.1988

Physical Address

Room 3050
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Registered Professional Engineer


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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Transportation Engineering, University of Washington, 2008

MS, Systems Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003

MS, Systems Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003


Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on large-scale transportation systems modeling, customized traffic simulation, travel delay estimation, traffic safety and accident modeling, congestion pricing, traffic detection and sensor data analysis, and sustainable transportation infrastructure design and maintenance.

He is currently a member of the TRB Transportation Information Systems and Technology committee, and a panelist on the NCHRP project of Work Zone Capacity Methods for the Highway Capacity Manual.

Dr. Zhang has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports and presented his research contributions numerous times at prestigious international and national conferences.

He has served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, and an Associated Editor the International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Associate Editor for the 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the Area Editor for the 10th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals.

He has been asked to serve as a referee for several academic journals and international conferences, such as Journal of the Transportation Research Board, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transport Policy, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, etc.

Teaching Interests

  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic Safety and Modeling
  • Traffic Detection and Senor Data Management

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Large-Scale Transportation Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Traffic Detection and Sensor Data Analysis Systems
  • GIS-based Transportation Infrastructure Management
  • Traffic Safety Analysis and Accident Modeling

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