Hongchao Liu, Ph. D, P.E.
Dr. Liu is an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Texas Tech University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University in 2004, he spent three years working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are within traffic operation and control, intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow theory, and traffic simulation. Through his career, Dr. Liu has developed many projects that were funded by local and federal transportation agencies for a total award of 1.5 million dollars.

Graduate Students

Dali Wei, Ph. D student
Dali Wei is a Ph.D student at Texas Tech. His research fields include car following models, traffic opetiaon and control, and intelligent transportation research
Wesley Kumfer, Ph. D student
Wesley Kumfer is a Ph.D student at Texas Tech. His research fields include bicycle practice and traffic opertions
Bo Pang, Ph.D student
Bo Pang is a Ph.D student at Texas Tech. His research fields include traffic evacuation and structural analysis.
Dayong Wu, Ph.D student
Dayong Wu is a Ph.D student from China. He received his master degree from Utah State University. Currently, his research interests focus on Risk management of critical transportation infrastructure systems.
Daniel Eshue, Senior
Daniel Eshue is a Civil Engineering student at Texas Tech with concentration in transportation.
Julio Alvarez Hernandez
Julio Alvarez Hernandez is a Master student from Spain at Texas Tech with a concentration in Transportation. His background includes road safety and traffic operations.


Chad Ostrander, Master, 2014; Now at Brown and Gay, Dallas, Texas
Changwei Yuan, Visiting scholar, 2013; Now employed as professor at Chang'an Unversity
Hao Xu, Ph. D, 2011; Post-Doc, 2013; Now employed as assistant professor at University of Nevada, Reno
Jared Squyres, Master, 2012; Now at Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Meron Shiferaw, Master, 2012; Now at Savant Group, Inc., Midland, Texas
Henok Tezera, Master, 2011; Now at Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Huaxin Gong, Ph. D, 2010; Now as a private investor
Rhett Dollins, Master, 2010; Now as a project manager at Pogue Engineering & Development Company, Inc.
Sai Bhargavi Chintaluri, Master, 2009
Trey Dawson, Master, 2009
Taylor Perrine, Master, 2009
David Bragg, Master, 2009
Godse Adinath, Master, 2008
Evuri Pavan Reddy , Master, 2008
Shuaiyu Chen, Ph. D, 2007; Now at Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas
Jie (Jack) Zhang, Master, 2007; Now: KBR Inc., Dallas, Texas
Debakanta Mishra, Master, 2006; Now: PhD program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jenna Mccracken, Master, 2006
Jennifer Ward, Master, 2006
Joseph Joo, Master, 2006