STUDENTS

I work with some terrific graduate and undergraduate students at Mizzou!

GRADUATE ADVISEES

Nipjyoti Bharadwaj (PhD), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Traffic Flow Theory, Work Zone Impacts, SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study

Farzan Azadi (PhD), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Traffic Safety, Crash modification factors in work zones

Daeyeol Chang (PhD), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Visualization approaches for training and safety

Khaled Aati (MS), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Work Zone Training

 

Yohan Chang (PhD, graduated May 2018), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study, Evacuation, Traffic Flow Prediction, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 

Roobeh Rahmani (PhD, graduated May 2018), University of Missouri-Columbia

(co-advise with Dr. Sun)

Research: Work Zone Safety. Currently working as Research Scientist at University of Florida-Gainesville. 

Boris Claros (PhD, graduated May 2017), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Alternative Intersection and Interchange Evaluations - Diverging Diamond Interchange, J-turns, etc

(First place winner of 2014, 2015 ITS Heartland Student Poster Awards, 2015 honorable mention in FAA Airport Design Competition)

Currently working as Research Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Brett Williams (MS, graduated December 2016), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Alternative Interchange Selection Approaches

Yue Zhang (MS, graduated May 2015), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Calibration of Work Zone Software Programs

Eric Zhu (PhD graduated May 2016, MS graduated Dec. 2012), University of Missouri-Columbia

Research: Ramp Metering in Work Zones, Work Zone Software Calibration

(Won the 2012 Best Research Poster Award at the 63rd Annual Traffic and Safety Conference, Missouri)

Yi Hou (PhD, graduated Dec 2014) , University of Missouri-Columbia (Co-advisor: Dr. Sun)
Research: Driver Assistance Systems, Traffic Forecasting. Currently working as Research Scientist at National Renewable Energy Lab, Colorado. 

Sawyer Breslow (MS, graduated Dec. 2013), University of Missouri-Columbia 
Research: Evaluation of J-turn Intersection Designs

Andrew Robertson (MS, graduated May 2013), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones
(Won 1st Prize in the 2013 Research Poster Competition at the 64th Annual Traffic and Safety Conference, Missouri)

Lei Fang (PhD, graduated May 2013), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: 1) Evacuation Modeling, 2) Traffic Safety Analysis using Statistical Methods

Jalil Kianfar (PhD, graduated May 2013), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Freeway Traffic Operations, Variable Speed Limits
(Won the 2013 Civil Engineering Outstanding PhD Student Award. Currently working as Assistant Professor at St. Louis University)

Chen Chen (MS, graduated May 2013), University of Missouri-Columbia 
Research: Algorithms for Travel Time Estimation in a Connected Vehicle Environment

Nick Ressel (MS, graduated May 2012), University of Missouri-Columbia (graduated July 2012) 
Research: Diverging Diamond Interchange Design Evaluations- Operations and Safety

Naghma Hassan (MS, graduated Dec 2012), University of Missouri-Columbia (graduated December 2012) 
Research: Mobility Impacts of Temporary Ramp Metering in Work Zones

Amit Dhatrak (MS, graduated Dec 2010), University of Missouri-Columbia (graduated July 2010)
Research: Work Zone Traffic Operations, Alternative Intersection Design Evaluations- Parallel Flow Intersection and Displaced Left turn Intersection

Siddharth Sharma (MS, graduated May 2008), University of Missouri-Columbia
Thesis: Traffic Modeling of Large-scale Emergency Evacuation Conditions -  Case study of Hurricanes
(Won the 2008 ITE Dan Fambro Award for Best Student Paper, also Won the 2008 Thomas Seburn Award)

Indrajit Chatterjee (MS, graduated Dec 2008), University of Missouri-Columbia
Thesis: Replication of Work Zone Capacities in a Traffic Simulation Model

Clay Keller (MS), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Evaluation of Dynamic Message Signs in Rural Highway Corridors
(Won the 2011 Best Research Poster Award at the 62nd Annual Traffic and Safety Conference, Missouri)

Ruitong Fan (MS), University of Missouri-Columbia
Research: Variable Speed Limits in Work Zones
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

 

Erin Reinkemeyer (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2015)
Research: Safety, Innovative Intersection Designs

Nicholas Smith (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2015)
Research: Traffic Operations, Safety

Taylor Hudson (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2015)
Research: Roundabouts, J-turns Design Guidance

Xiaochuan Wang (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2015)
Research: Work Zone Analysis Tools 

Katie Haberberger (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2015)
Research: Safety 

Gabe Henks (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Summer 2015)
Research: Innovative Intersection Designs

Ryan Rands (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Summer 2015)
Research: Data-driven Work Zone Impact Analysis

Paige Martz (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2013 to Spring 2015)
Research: Diverging Diamond Interchange Safety Analysis

Josh Garton (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014)
Research: Driving Simulator Development

Pedro Ruiz Fabian (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2013)
Research: Safety analysis - HSM Calibration

Jon Batchelor, University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2013)
Research: Diverging Diamond Interchange Safety Analysis

Tim Cope (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2013)
Research: ITS in Work Zones

Dallas Crain (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2013)
Research: ITS Evaluation, Alternative designs

Kevin Koines (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
Research: J-turn Design Evaluation

Dalton Ruddell (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2013)
Research: Highway Safety Manual Customization to Missouri

Peng Yu (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 2013)
Research: Ramp metering and ITS in Work Zones

Ryan Holmes , University of Missouri-Columbia (Summer 2011)
Research: Ramp metering in Work Zones

Nathan Helgeson (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia (Fall 2011)
Research: Evaluation of Dynamic Message Signs in Rural Areas

Ben Williams (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia(Spring 2011)
Research: Critical Lane Volume Analysis of the Diverging Diamond Interchange

Heidi Mundle (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia(Spring 09)
Research: Modeling and Simulation of Non-traditional Intersection Designs

Rachel Burnham (Honors student), University of Missouri-Columbia(Fall 2008)
Research: Simulation Analysis of an Arterial Corridor in Columbia

Drew Williford, University of Missouri-Columbia (Spring 09)
Research: Traffic Modeling using Simulation