Introduction to the speaker:
Yafeng Yin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Florida; Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Dr. Yafeng Yin is an Associate Professor at Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering and the Director of Transportation Research Center, University of Florida. He works in the area of transportation systems analysis and modeling, and has published over 70 refereed papers in leading academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C and serves on the editorial boards for another four transportation journals such as Transportation Research Part B. He is a member of Transportation Network Modeling Committee and International Cooperation Committee of Transportation Research Board. He is also the President of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) whose members are Chinese professionals and students working or studying overseas in the transportation or related fields. Dr. Yin has supervised 10 Ph.D. students and six of them now teach in various universities worldwide such as Arizona State, Utah State, Tsinghua and Zhejiang University. He was awarded the Advisor/Mentoring Award by University of Florida in 2012 in recognition of his outstanding graduate student advising and mentioning. Dr. Yin received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2002, his master¡¯s and bachelor¡¯s degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996 and 1994 respectively. Prior to his current appointment at the University of Florida, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California at Berkeley between 2002 and 2005. Between 1996 and 1999, he was a lecturer at Tsinghua University.