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ZONG Z. TIAN, Ph.D., P.E.

Transportation Research at UNR

Welcome to visiting my homepage, and I hope the information included here can help you better understand our research programs at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

I welcome any opportunities of cooperation on transportation-related research and education. I also encourage you to consider our graduate programs in Transportation Engineering if you desire to pursue either a M.S. degree or a Ph.D. degree. Thank you for visiting my site, and please come to visit us and the great Reno-Tahoe area when you have an opportunity.

About Me

I originally came from China, obtained both M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Beijing Jiaotong University (formerly known as the Northern Jiaotong University). I obtained a M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Idaho, and a Ph.D. degree from the Texas A&M University.

I worked at Kittelson & Associates, Inc. in Portland, Oregon for about five years before joining the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) as a full-time researcher. I joined UNR as a faculty member in 2004.

I have more than 20 years of combined teaching, research, and consulting experiences. My major research interests involve all aspects of Traffic Operations, Traffic Safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), including traffic signal system optimization and coordination, pedestrian safety associated with traffic signal operations, freeway management and ramp metering, integrated operations between surface street arterial system and freeway system, capacity at unsignalized intersections, video image system applications, and large-scale transportation system simulation.

I have been actively involved in various international academic organizations, including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). I am members of the Traffic Signal Systems Committee and the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee of TRB.