Wei (David) Fan, Ph.D., P.E.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor
EPIC 3261
704-687-1222
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Professional committee assignments:
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Mathematical Problems in Engineering Journal, June 2014-May 2015
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2007-Present
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 2017-Present
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 2015- Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 2007-Present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Transportation, 2012- Present
  • Member, National Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Impacts Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 08/15/2017-Present
  • Member, National Advanced Technologies Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 09/2017-Present
  • Member, National Public Transport Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 08/25/2011-Present
  • Member, National Rail Transportation Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), July 2011-Present
  • Member, Committee on Highway/Rail Grade Crossings (AHB60), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, 4/15/2015-Present
  • Member, Committee on Maintenance Equipment (AHD60), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, 4/15/2012-Present
  • Member, Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies (AP020), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, 4/15/2007-4/15/2016
  • Member, Committee on Paratransit (AP060), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, 4/15/2007-4/15/2016
  • Member, Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (ADD10), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, 4/15/2007 – 4/14/2011
  • Member, Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) for the Research Management Committee 2 (RMC-2) Transportation Planning of the Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, 2010-2013
  • Member, Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) for the Research Management Committee 4 (RMC-4) Safety and Operations of the Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, 2006-2013
Other Professional Services:
  • Panel Member, NCHRP 08-116 Framework for Managing Data from Emerging Transportation Technologies to Support Decision-Making, August 2017 – Present
  • Panel Member, NCHRP 03-131 Guidance for Planning and Implementing Multimodal, Integrated Corridor Management, August 2017 – Present
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Review Panel, July 2016, May 2017, June 2017
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Scholarship Evaluation Panel, January 2017, February 2018
  • Textbook Review for “Highway Capacity Analysis”, Cognella, Inc., July 2017
  • Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) Proposal Review, July 2017, June 2016, June 2015, July 2011
  • Proposal Reviewer for Research North Dakota, May 2015, March 2016
  • Invited Dissertation Review for Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, October 2015
  • Panel Member, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Project J-07/Topic SB-26 “Use of Taxis in Public Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults,” Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., FY 2014
  • Paper Review Chair/Coordinator, TRB Committee on Maintenance Equipment (AHD60), August 2013, August 2014
  • Chilean National Science and Technology Commission Research Proposal Review, July 2014
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, 2010 National Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), 2013, 2014
  • Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) Technical Report Review, July 2011
Research:
  • Big data analytics for transportation: travel demand analysis, and discrete choice modeling
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles: technologies, and impacts
  • Multimodal transportation and shared mobility: non-motorized transportation (bicycle and public transit) systems planning and operations, carsharing, and bike-sharing
  • Traffic system operation and control: traffic simulation, and active traffic management (variable speed limits and managed lanes)
  • Transportation system analysis and network modeling: equilibrium-based traffic assignment, network design and highway improvements, travel time reliability, freeway bottleneck identification and mitigation, and congestion pricing.