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Yinhai Wang Appointed Nominee to T&DI Board of Governors

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Yinhai Wang

Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., M.ASCE has been selected by T&DI's Board of Governors as the Official Nominee for the 4-year position on the Board of Governors, commencing October 1, 2016. Dr. Wang is a Professor in transportation engineering at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. He is a longtime contributor to ASCE T&DI. He was a member on the T&DI Board of Governors (BOG) from 2013 to 2015 and is currently an associate editor for two ASCE journals: Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He has also been a member on the Advanced Technology Committee since 2008. 

Dr. Wang is the founder and the director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the UW. Dr. Wang has conducted extensive research in transportation engineering. Over the past thirteen years science he joined the UW as a faculty member, Dr. Wang has actively involved in 71 research projects as the Principal Investigator (PI) and 21 research projects as co-PI. The funding totaled over $55 million for these projects. He has published 105 peer-reviewed journal articles, three edited books, one book chapter, and 51 peer-reviewed conference papers. To disseminate research findings, he has delivered 115 invited talks and 196 presentations or posters at national or international conferences, research institutes, and workshops. One of his papers "Can Single Loop Detectors Do the Work of Dual Loop Detectors?" won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003. Dr. Wang is also very active in professional community services. He serves as members on two TRB committees: Transportation Information Systems and Technology (ABJ50) and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (AHB40). He was president of China Overseas Transportation Association in 2010-2012.

Additional nominees for the 4-year position on T&DI's Board of Governors may be submitted through a petition process.  To nominate someone through the petition process you must submit a petition to the Institute Director that is received no later than April 15, 2016 containing the signatures of 150 members in good standing of T&DI.  (Student members are not eligible to sign the petition.)  Accompanying the petition shall be a statement from the potential nominee indicating their willingness to stand for election if nominated and to serve if elected along with a biographical statement highlighting their service to T&DI, ASCE and other professional and technical organizations and a photo of the person.  To be considered for the position on the Board of Governors, the nominee shall be a Member in good standing of T&DI and a member in good standing of ASCE at the time of nomination.  Student members are not eligible for election to the Board of Governors.  The petition, nominee's statement, biography and photo shall be sent to the Institute Director, Muhammad Amer, M.ASCE at American Society of Civil Engineers, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA, 20191, USA and received no later than April 15, 2016.  Electronic submissions can be sent to .