Xuegang (Jeff) Ban

Xuegang (Jeff) Ban

Associate Professor
Transportation Engineering

banx@uw.edu
Office: More 121G
Phone: (206) 543-9655

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2005
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Computer Sciences, 2003
M.S., Tsinghua University, Automotive Engineering, 2000
B.S., Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1997


Dr. Ban's research interests are in transportation network system modeling and simulation, urban traffic system modeling and operations, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He develops modeling tools to study dynamic transportation networks with emerging technologies and systems such as connected/automated vehicles and shared mobility. He also works on urban traffic systems modeling and performance evaluation using mobile sensing data. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and the New Faculty Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers and American Road & Transportation Builders Association. His research has been funded by the NSF, US DOT, NCFRP, Volvo Foundation, and various state and local transportation agencies. He joined UW as an Associate Professor in the Fall 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (by Courtesy) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Ban serves on the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and the Vehicle Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. He was the elected Vice Chair (2010-2011) and Chair (2012-2013) of the ITS SIG (cluster) under Transportation Science and Logistics (Society) of INFORMS. He currently directs the intelligent Urban Transportation Systems (iUTS) lab at UW. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Networks and Spatial Economic, and Transportmetrica B: Dynamics, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part B, Part C. His research has produced more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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Research Interests

  • Transportation Network System Modeling and Simulation
  • Urban Traffic System Modeling and Operations
  • Connected / Automated Vehicles
  • Transportation Big Data Analytics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)