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Yuanchang Xie

Yuanchang Xie, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor


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, Ph.D, P.E. is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMass Lowell. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in August 2011, he worked at South Carolina State University as an assistant professor for 3.5 years. Xie’s research covers traffic flow modeling, traffic control and simulation, traffic safety (injury severity and crash frequency modeling), GIS-T applications, intelligent transportation systems, network and facility location modeling for emergency response logistics and hazardous materials transportation, and transit operations. Xie is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Transportation Safety Management Committee (ANB10) and Transportation of Hazardous Materials Committee (AT040).