Dr. Danjue Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Prior to UMass Lowell, she worked as a Researcher at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2013-2016), and a postdoc (2012-2013) at California PATH at University of California, Berkeley. She had her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012.
Center and CFIRE National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education) Modeling traffic dynamics of mixed traffic (manual, connected and automated vehicles). Developing variable speed limit control (VSL) using low penetration of connected vehicles to improve traffic operation and safety.Chen, D., Ahn, S., Noyce, D., Shladover, S.
Modeling impacts of heavy duty trucks in freight corridors and hubs. Developing control and management strategies to improve operation and reduce criteria pollutant emission. Developed Variable Speed Limit (VSL) schemes for freeways with recurrent and non-recurrent bottlenecks to improve operation efficiency and reduce safety risk. Designed and evaluated coordinated VSL-ramp metering algorithms for field implementation.Chen, D., Shladover, S., Lu, X., Ahn, S., Hegyi, A.
Modeling impacts of information technology on urban network operation. Derived analytical & graphical solutions to the dynamic user optimum network routing problems. Developed a method to derive the equilibrium of dynamic routing problems.Chen, D., Ahn, S., Laval, J.
(Sponsor: National Science Foundation) Modeling mechanism of traffic breakdown at lane-drop and merge freeway bottlenecks. Analyzing capacity of freeway weaving bottlenecks. Modeled the formation and propagation mechanism of freeway oscillations (stop-and-go). Unveiled the mechanism of periodicity of traffic oscillations. Quantified the capacity-drop (underutilization) effect induced by variable driver characteristics.Chen, D., Laval, J., Ahn, S., Zheng, Z.