Introduction: Dr. Hongchao Liu
Dr. Hongchao Liu           
Dr. Hongchao Liu is a professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction 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 3.0 million dollars.

    Key People

Introduction: Dayong Wu
Dayong Wu             
Dayong Wu is a senior research associate in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Wu has worked as a civil engineer-in-training (EIT) and transportation researcher for more than eight years with solid experience in projects GIS-based transportation software development, traffic impact analysis, safety educational program, and traffic design and operation. Dr. Wu has published more than 20 journal papers and conference proceedings. The academic and industrial experience has prepared him ideally as a full-time researcher in the TTL. Dr. Wu are also start teaching transportation classes from Fall 2017.
Introduction: Junxuan Zhao
Junxuan Zhao             
Junxuan Zhao is a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University. She received her MS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2015 and received BE in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Anhui Agricultural University, China in 2013. Her research interests include GIS in Transportation, connected-vehicle applications with roadside LIDAR sensors, and GNSS software receiver algorithms.
Introduction: Armando Maldonado
Armando Maldonado             
Armando Maldonado is a second year Ph.D. student, graduated in June 2016 from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico obtaining his degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). He is a former student of Texas Tech University and working as a Research Assistant in the Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation Laboratory. Had work with Machine Learning to predict long-term travel times. The aforementioned introduce himself to research ITS application (e.g. Travel Time Reliability).
Introduction: Ariel Castillo-Rodriguez
Ariel Castillo-Rodriguez             
Ariel Castillo is a Master student at Texas Tech University. His researh fields include traffic evalucation and simulation.


Bo Pang, Ph.D, 2017; Now at HR Green Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
Xiaodong Zang, Visiting scholar, 2017; Now employed as professor at Guangzhou Unversity
Hao Zhang, Visiting student, 2017; Now as Ph.D student at China Unversity of Geosciences, Wuhan
Dayong Wu, Ph.D, 2016, Now as Research Associate at Texas Tech Univeristy
Dexin Yu, Visiting scholar, 2016; Now employed as professor at Jilin Unversity
Wesley J. Kumfer, Ph.D., 2015, Now as Researcher at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Eshue, Bachelor, 2015, Now at CH2MHill
Julio Alvarez Hernandez, Master, 2015, Now at Transport for London
Dali Wei, Ph.D, 2014, Now at Groupon
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