Yuanchang Xie

Yuanchang Xie, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor
Falmouth 107B


Transportation Engineering

Research Interest

Traffic safety; traffic operations and simulation; logistics; intelligent transportation systems; transportation planning and systems analysis; GIS-T; and transit operations

Educational Background

• Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2007
• M.S., Transportation Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 2003
• B.S., Transportation Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 2000


Yuanchang Xie is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in August 2011, he worked at South Carolina State University as an assistant professor for 3.5 years.

Dr. Xie’s research covers several areas of traffic and transportation engineering, including traffic flow modeling, traffic control and simulation, traffic safety (injury severity and crash frequency modeling), GIS-T applications, artificial intelligence (neural networks and reinforcement learning) in transportation, network and facility location modeling for emergency response logistics and hazardous materials transportation, alternative transportation fuels, and transit operations.

Dr. Xie is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Transportation Safety Management Committee (ANB10) and Transportation of Hazardous Materials Committee (AT040). He is also actively involved in the TRB Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications (ABJ70) Committee.