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Yuanchang Xie

YuangChang Xie
Dr. Yuanchang XieAssistant Professor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3681
  • OfficeFalmouth Hall - 107B
  • EmailYuanchang_Xie@uml.edu

Research Interests

Transportation Engineering

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

Education

  • Ph D: Civil Engineering, (2007), Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas 77843
    Supporting Area: Transportation Engineering
  • MS: Transportation Engineering, (2003), Southeast University - China
  • BS: Transportation Engineering, (2000), Southeast University - China

Publications

  • Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N. (2016) "Arterial Progression Optimization Using OD-BAND: Case Study and Extensions," Transportation Research Record 2558 pp. 1-10
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, H., Gartner, N., Arsava, T. (2016) "Collaborative merging strategy for freeway ramp operations in a connected and autonomous vehicles environment," Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems pp. 1-12
  • Srinivas, S., Gartner, N., Jones, L.K., Stamatiadis, C., Xie, Y. (2016) "Development of an Optimization-Based Decision Support Model (DSM) for Instrumenting a State Highway System,"
  • Chen, C., Xie, Y. (2016) "Modeling the effects of AADT on predicting multiple-vehicle crashes at urban and suburban signalized intersections.," Accident Analysis and Prevention 91: pp. 72 - 83
  • Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N. (2016) "Arterial Progression Optimization Using OD-BAND: Case Study and Extensions.," 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
  • Chen, C., Xie, Y. (2015) "Effects of Driving Hours and Time of Day on Large Truck Safety based on Multilevel Discrete-Time Survival Analysis," 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
  • Bian, X., Gao, Y., Huang, H., Xie, Y. (2015) "Hanging Tie Study Using Moving Deflection Spectrum," 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
  • Chen, C., Xie, Y. (2015) "Machine Learning for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers' Driving Pattern Recognition," 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
  • Chen, D., Zhou, S., Xie, Y., Li, X. (2015) "Optimal facility location model based on genetic simulated annealing algorithm for siting urban refueling stations," Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015:
  • Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N., Mwakalonge, J. (2015) "Progression Optimization Based on Vehicular Traffic Origin-Destination Data," 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
  • Arsava, T., Xie, Y., Gartner, N., Mwakalonge, J. (2014) "Arterial traffic signal coordination utilizing vehicular traffic origin-destination information," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc pp. 2132-2137
  • Chen, C., Xie, Y. (2014) "Modeling the safety impacts of driving hours and rest breaks on truck drivers considering time-dependent covariates," Journal of Safety Research 51: pp. 57-63
  • Sun, Z., Li, X., Xie, Y. (2014) "A comparison of innovative financing and general fiscal investment strategies for second-class highways: Perspectives for building a sustainable financing strategy," Transport Policy 35: pp. 193-201
  • Zhang, Y., Venkatachalam, A., Xia, T., Xie, Y., Wang, G. (2014) "Data analysis technique to leverage ground penetrating radar ballast inspection performance," IEEE National Radar Conference pp. 463-468
  • Chen, C., Xie, Y. (2014) "The impacts of multiple rest-break periods on commercial truck driver’s crash risk," Journal of Safety Research 48: pp. 87-93
  • Jeong, K., Hong, J., Xie, Y. (2013) "Design of emergency logistics networks, taking efficiency, risk and robustness into consideration," International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 17:1 pp. 1-22
  • Fotuhi, F., Huynh, N., Vidal, J.M., Xie, Y. (2013) "Modeling yard crane operators as reinforcement learning agents," Research in Transportation Economics
  • Fleming, M., Huynh, N., Xie, Y. (2013) "Agent-based simulation tool for evaluating pooled queue performance at marine container terminals," Transportation Research Record 2330 pp. 103-112
  • Xie, Y., Lu, W., Wang, W., Quadrifoglio, L. (2012) "A multimodal location and routing model for hazardous materials transportation," Journal of hazardous materials 227-228: pp. 135-141
  • Xie, Y., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., Zhou, Y. (2012) "An integrated modeling approach for facilitating emission estimations of alternative fueled vehicles," 17:1 pp. 15-20
  • Xie, Y., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., Zhou, Y. (2012) "An integrated modeling approach for facilitating emission estimations of alternative fueled vehicles," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 17:1 pp. 15-20
  • Xie, Y., Zhao, K., Huynh, N. (2012) "Analysis of driver injury severity in rural single-vehicle crashes," Accident Analysis and Prevention 47: pp. 36-44
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y., Li, L. (2012) "Crash frequency analysis of different types of urban roadway segments using generalized additive model," Journal of Safety Research 43:2 pp. 107-114
  • Hong, J.D., Xie, Y., Jeong, K.Y. (2012) "Development and evaluation of an integrated emergency response facility location model," Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management 5:1 pp. 4-21
  • Jaeger, R., Ren, J., Xie, Y., Sundararajan, S., Olsen, M.G., Ganapathysubramanian, B. (2012) "Nanoscale surface roughness affects low Reynolds number flow: Experiments and modeling," Applied Physics Letters 101:18
  • Pham, Q., Huynh, N., Xie, Y. (2011) "Estimating Truck Queuing Time at Marine Terminal Gates," 2222 pp. 43-53
  • Xie, Y., Zhao, K., Sun, Y., Chen, D. (2010) "Gaussian Processes for Traffic Flow Modeling and Forecasting," 2165 pp. 69-78
  • Xie, Y., Huynh, N. (2010) "Kernel-Based Machine Learning Methods for Modeling Daily Truck Volume at Seaport Terminals," 136:12 pp. 1145-1152
  • Xie, Y., Gartner, N., Stamatiadis, C., Arsava, T., Zhang, C., Srinivas, S. (2010) "Developing Emergency Evacuation Plans for Nuclear Power Plants Based on Large-Scale Transportation Network Simulation,"
  • Hong, J.D., Xie, Y. (2010) "A Robust Transportation and Facility Location Model for Optimally Locating Emergency Response Facilities,"
  • Xie, Y., Huynh, N., Kaveshgar, N. (2010) "An Agent-Based Ramp Metering Approach to Improve Highway Safety and Efficiency Using a Dynamic Traffic Assignment,"
  • Xie, Y., Chowdhury, R., Bhavsar, P. (2010) "Analysis of Operational, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Transportation Alternative Fuels,"
  • Whitney, T., Xie, Y., Tisdale, L., Bonfim, C., Constantine, S., Hubbard, M. (2009) "Laurens County Transit Feasibility Study,"
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, Y., Liang, F. (2009) "Crash Injury Severity Analysis Using Bayesian Ordered Probit Model," 135:1 pp. 18-25
  • Xie, Y., Zhao, K., Whitney, T., Hemingway, S. (2009) "Development of a GIS-Based Decision Support System for Biomass Transportation Analysis,"
  • Xie, Y., Huynh, N., Cetin, M., Warren, R. (2009) "Development of Truck Trip Generation Models,"
  • Li, X., Lord, D., Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2008) "Predicting motor vehicle crashes using Support Vector Machine models," Accident Analysis and Prevention 40:4 pp. 1611-1618
  • Li, X., Lord, D., Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2008) "Predicting Motor Vehicle Crashes Using Support Vector Machine Models," 40:4 pp. 1611-1618
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, Y. (2008) "Response to discussion note on paper 'a wavelet network model for short-term traffic volume forecasting'," Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations 12:3 pp. 99-101
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2008) "Travel Mode Choice Modeling with Support Vector Machines," 2076 pp. 141-150
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y., Ze, Z. (2007) "Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Agent Based Neuro-Fuzzy Arterial Traffic Signal Control System,"
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2007) "Forecasting of Short-Term Freeway Volume with v-Support Vector Machines," 2024 pp. 92-99
  • Xie, Y., Lord, D., Zhang, Y. (2007) "Predicting motor vehicle collisions using Bayesian neural network models: An empirical analysis," Accident Analysis and Prevention 39:5 pp. 922-933
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, Y., Ye, Z. (2007) "Short-term traffic volume forecasting using Kalman filter with discrete wavelet decomposition," Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 22:5 pp. 326-334
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, Y. (2006) "A wavelet network model for short-term traffic volume forecasting," Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations 10:3 pp. 141-150
  • Zhang, Y., Ye, Z., Xie, Y. (2006) "Accurate Speed Estimation Using Single Loop Detector Data,"
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2006) "Application of Genetic Neural Networks to Real-Time Intersection Accident Detection Using Acoustic Signals," 1968 pp. 75-82
  • Xie, Y., Zhang, Y. (2005) "Crash Frequency Analysis with Generalized Additive Models," 2061 pp. 39-45
  • Zhang, Y., Xie, Y. (2005) "Small community airport choice behavior analysis: A case study of GTR," Journal of Air Transport Management 11:6 pp. 442-447
  • Zhang, Y., Hu, R.Q., Xie, Y. (2004) "Implementation of a Real-Time Intersection Accident Detection System (Phase 1),"
  • Xie, Y., Li, X., Fan, Y. (2004) "Urban Road Network Model and Assignment Algorithm Analysis under Traffic Control Condition," 21:2 pp. 84-87
  • Xie, Y., Li, X., Fan, Y., Gu, Z. (2003) "The Application of MapX to Urban Transportation Plan Information System," 21:1 pp. 27-29
  • Xie, Y., Li, X., Fan, Y. (2003) "Urban Transportation Planning Information System Design Based on GIS," 1 pp. 7-10
  • Fan, Y., Li, T., Xie, Y. (2002) "An Urban Transportation Environment Impact Evaluation Model Applying Fuzzy Hierarchy Analysis and Grey Clustering Analysis," 6 pp. 1-5
  • He, Y., Li, X., Chen, D., Xie, Y., Zhu, Y. (2002) "Study on Passageway-OD in City Entrance and Exit Survey and Sampling Expansion Method in Middle Size City," 6 pp. 66-68
  • Gu, Z., Li, X., Xie, Y. (2002) "Study on the Evaluation Method of Traffic Conditions at Urban Intersections," 3 pp. 15-18
  • Blatchley III, E.R., Xie, Y. (1995) "Disinfection and antimicrobial processes," Water Environment Research 67:4 pp. 475-481

Presentations

  • Impact of Providing Real-Time Traffic Information on No-Notice or Short-Notice Evacuation Efficiency: A Case Study. - 2013 ITS America Annual Meeting, April 2013 - Nashville, TN
  • Agent-Based Simulation Tool for Evaluating Pooled Queue Performance at Marine Container Terminals - 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2013 - Washington, D.C.
  • Modeling Yard Crane Operators as Reinforcement Learning Agents. In Proceedings of (CD-ROM) - 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2013 - Washington, D.C.
  • Scheduling Multiple Vehicle Mobility Allowance Shuttle Transit (m-MAST) Services - 12th Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, July 2012 - Santiago, Chile
  • A Multi-Agent Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System Using Swarm Intelligence and Neuro-Fuzzy Reinforcement Learning. - 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • Multimodal Location and Routing Model for Hazardous Materials Transportation - 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • Practice of Using Weigh-in-Motion Technology for Truck Weight Regulation in China - 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • An Analytical Model to Select the Fleet Size for MAST Systems. - IEEE-FISTS, June 2011 - Vienna, Austria
  • An Analytical Model to Select the Fleet Size for Rural Agriculture Transit Systems. - 16th 1890 Biennial Research Symposium, April 2011 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Robust Emergency Response Facility Location Modeling under the Risk of Disruption - 42nd Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, March 2011 - Houston, TX
  • A Decentralized Multi-Agent Systems Approach to Ramp Metering. - 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2011 - Washington, D.C.
  • An Integrated Tool for Modeling the Impact of Alternative Fueled Vehicles on Traffic Emissions: A Case Study of Greenville, South Carolina - 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2011 - Washington, D.C.
  • Estimating Truck Queuing Time at Marine Terminal Gates. - 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2011 - Washington, D.C.
  • Locating Emergency Response Facilities under Uncertainty. - 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2010 - Austin, TX
  • A Hybrid Artificial Neural Network Approach for Freeway Travel Time Prediction. - 20th Annual Meeting & Exposition of Intelligent Transportation Society of America, May 2010 - Houston, TX
  • Spreadsheet Modeling with VBA for the System Optimum Traffic Assignment - 2010 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Conference, March 2010 - Alexandria, VA
  • Kernel-Based Machine Learning Models for Predicting Daily Truck Volume at Seaport Terminals - 51st Annual Transportation Research Forum, March 2010 - Washington, D.C.
  • Optimally Locating Biorefineries: A GIS-Based Mixed Integer Linear Programming Approach. - 51st Annual Transportation Research Forum, March 2010
  • Gaussian Processes for Short-Term Traffic Volume Forecasting. - 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2010 - Washington, D.C.
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Intersection Traffic Signal Control - 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2010 - Washington, D.C.
  • Crash Frequency Analysis of Different Types of Urban Roadway Segments Using Generalized Additive Model. - 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2009 - Washington, D.C.
  • Latent Class Model for Rural Single-Vehicle Crash Injury Severity Analysis - 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2009 - Washington, D.C.
  • Crash Frequency Analysis Using Generalized Additive Models - 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2008 - Washington, D.C.
  • Estimation of Large Truck Volume Using Single Loop Detector Data - 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2008 - Washington, D.C.
  • Predicting Motor Vehicle Crashes Using Support Vector Machine Models - 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2008 - Washington, D.C.
  • Travel Model Choice Modeling Using Support Vector Machines - 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2008 - Washington, D.C.
  • Predicting Motor Vehicle Collisions Using Bayesian Neural Network Models: An Empirical Analysis - 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2007 - Washington, D.C.
  • Short-Term Freeway Traffic Volume Forecasting Using v- Support Vector Machines - 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2007 - Washington, D.C.
  • Application of Wavelet Time Series Analysis in Short-Term Traffic Volume Prediction - 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation, August 2006 - Chicago, IL
  • Comparison of PASSER V, Synchro, and TRANSYT-7F based on CORSIM Simulation Results - 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation, August 2006 - Chicago, IL
  • Application of Network k-Function Method in Highway Traffic Accident Analysis - ITE 2006 Technical Conference and Exhibit, March 2006 - San Antonio, TX
  • Application of Genetic Neural Networks in Real-Time Intersection Accident Detection Using Acoustic Signals - 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2006 - Washington, D.C.
  • Short-Term Traffic Volume Forecasting Using Kalman Filter with Discrete Wavelet Decomposition - 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2006 - Washington, D.C.
  • Crash Injury Severity Analysis Using a Bayesian Ordered Probit Model - 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2006 - Washington, D.C.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Calibration of Safety Performance Functions and Crash Modification Factors for MassachusettsÍ Urban Intersections (), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Department of Transportation
    Xie, Y.
  • Center of Multi-Scale Sensing Technologies for Transportation Infrastructure State of Good Repair, Health Monitoring, and Safety. (2012), Sponsored Research - US Department of Transportation
    Xie, Y.
  • Collaborative Research: Transforming Car-Following Theory: Mathematical Modeling of Complex Dynamical Systems to Represent and Analyze Driver Behaviors. (2013), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation.
    Xie, Y.
  • CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Connected Vehicles: Toward the Understanding of "Firm Science". (2012), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
    Xie, Y.
  • Enhancing the Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities through Better Disaster Preparedness and Improved Emergency Response (2012), Sponsored Research - US Department of Agriculture through South Carolina State University
    Xie, Y.
  • Enhancing the Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities Through Better Disaster P (2012), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    Xie, Y. (Principal)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities MasterÍs Degree Program (2009), Sponsored Research - U.S. Department of Education.
    Xie, Y.
  • Calibration of Safety Performance Functions and Crash Modification Factors for Ma (2013), -
    Xie, Y. (Principal)
  • Consortium of Multi-Scale Remote Sensing for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (2013), Sponsored Research - UMass President's 2013 Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives
    Xie, Y.
  • Development of a Simulated Environment for Investigating the Efficiency Implication of the Connected Vehicle Technology (CVTech) (2013), Sponsored Research - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grants.
    Xie, Y.
  • An Automated System for Rail Transit Infrastructure Inspection. (2012), Sponsored Research - U.S. Department of Transportation
    Xie, Y.
  • Integrated Emergency Response System Design for Rural Communities in Response to Nuclear Power Plant Disasters (2012), Sponsored Research - US Department of Agriculture through the 1890 Research and Extension at SC State
    Xie, Y.
  • University Transportation Centers Program (2012), Sponsored Research - US Department of Transportation
    Xie, Y.
  • Integration of the Incident Command System (ICS) Protocol for Effective Coordination of Multi-Agency Response to Traffic Incidents (2012), Sponsored Research - South Carolina Department of Transportation
    Xie, Y.
  • An Automated System for Rail Transit Infrastructure Inspection (2012), -
    Xie, Y. (Principal)
  • Integration of the Incident Command System (ICS) Protocol For Effective Coordinat (2012), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    Xie, Y. (Principal)
  • Design and Evaluation of Emergency Transit Services for Nuclear Evacuations (2012), Sponsored Research - National Nuclear Security Administration through South Carolina State University
    Xie, Y.
  • Consortium of Multi-Scale Remote Sensing for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (2012), Sponsored Research - UMass President's 2012 Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives
    Xie, Y.
  • The Efficiency Implication of the Connected Vehicle Technology (CVTech): An Empirical Study based on Microscopic Traffic Simulation. (2012), Sponsored Research - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grants.
    Xie, Y.
  • Optimization and Simulation of Integrated Biomass and Bio-energy Logistics Networks (2010), Sponsored Research - US Department of Agriculture 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program
    Xie, Y.
  • Integrated Multimodal Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Modeling and Emergency Response Plan Development based on GIS and Advanced Computation. (2010), Sponsored Research - U.S. Department of Energy
    Xie, Y.
  • Developing Emergency Evacuation Plans for Nuclear Power Plants Based on Large-sca (2011), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Xie, Y. (Principal)
  • Developing Emergency Evacuation Plans for Nuclear Power Plants Based on Large-Scale Transportation Network Simulation (2011), Sponsored Research - National Nuclear Security Administration through South Carolina State University
    Xie, Y.
  • An Innovative and Flexible Approach for Public Transit System Design to Improve Rural Life and Opportunities. (2010), Sponsored Research - U.S. Department of Agriculture through the 1890 Research and Extension at South Carolina State University
    Xie, Y.
  • A Robust Transportation and Facility Location Model for Optimally Locating Emergency Response Facilities. (2009), Sponsored Research - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center
    Xie, Y.
  • An Agent-Based Ramp Metering Approach to Improve Highway Safety and Efficiency Using a Dynamic Traffic Assignment Framework. (2009), Sponsored Research - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center
    Xie, Y.
  • Analysis of Operational, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Transportation Alternative Fuels (2009), Sponsored Research - Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center
    Xie, Y.
  • A Real-Time GIS/Hydrology Flood Warning system for First Responders in Rural Areas (2007), Sponsored Research - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the 1890 Research and Extension at South Carolina State University
    Xie, Y.
  • Laurens County Transit Feasibility Study (2009), Sponsored Research - South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) through Senior Options Inc. in Laurens County
    Xie, Y.
  • Development of a GIS-Based Decision Support System for Biomass Transportation Analysis (2008), - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center
    Xie, Y.
  • Development of Truck Trip Generation Models (2008), Sponsored Research - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center
    Xie, Y.