Yanfeng Ouyang

Yanfeng Ouyang



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  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2005
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California at Berkeley, 2005
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 2001
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering (summa cum laude), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2000

Academic Positions

  • George Krambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public Transit, UIUC, 01/2017-present
  • Program Director (part-time), CMMI - Civil Infrastructure Systems Program, U.S. National Science Foundation, 10/2016-12/2016
  • Professor (100%), Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2016 - present
  • International Director, Department of Production and Operations Management and Logistics Management, School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2015-present
  • Affiliated Professor and Adjunct Doctoral Supervisor (0%), School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, September 2011 - present
  • Associate Professor (100%), Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2011 – 2016
  • Invited Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2015 - July 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, November 2014 - February 2015
  • Faculty Affiliate (0%), Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, UIUC, September 2015-present
  • Faculty Affiliate (0%), Earth and Environment Theme, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Spring 2016 - present
  • Faculty Affiliate (0%), Computational Science and Engineering Grade Option Program, College of Engineering, UIUC, Fall 2006 – present
  • Faculty Affiliate (0%), Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, UIUC, January 2011 – present
  • Assistant Professor (100%), Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2005 – 2011

Research Statement

Professor Ouyang's research mainly focuses on developing strategic, tactical, and operational models and solution methods for problems that arise in the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of transportation systems, operations management, network optimization, and logistics systems planning. His research portfolio covers a combination of theoretical research on complex engineering systems and real‐world applications that address high‐priority societal needs (e.g., renewable energy systems, food supply chains, and sensor networks).

Research Interests

  • Networks and Supply Chains; Logistics Systems; Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems; Renewable Energy Systems, Traffic Flow Theory and Operations; Sensor Network Systems; Safety and Econometrics

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • [B2] Daganzo, C.F. Public Transportation Systems: Basic Principles of System Design, Operations Planning and Real-Time Control (UC Berkeley Course Notes Series). (in Chinese) Translated by Li, M. and Ouyang, Y., People's Communications Publishing House, Beijing, China. 2016. (Original work published in 2010).
  • [B1] The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Highway Safety Manual, 1st ed. (in Chinese) Translated by An, S., Wang, J. and Ouyang, Y., People's Communications Publishing House, Beijing, China. 2016. (Original work published in 2010).

Chapters in Books

  • [C7] Lu, L., Ouyang, Y., Ehlschlaeger, C., Myers, N. and Burkhalter, J. "Computational Models to Enhance Resilience." In Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (Eds). State of the Art Report on Critical Infrastructure Resilience. 2018.
  • [C6] Lim, M. and Ouyang, Y. “Biofuel Supply Chain Design.” In Atasu A. (Ed.), Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains. Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, 3: 143-162. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
  • [C5] Wu, O. and Ouyang, Y. "Supply Chain Design and Optimization for Renewable Energy Resources.” In Anjos, M.F., Ahmed, S. and Terlaky, T. (Eds.), Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications. 457-468. MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization, 2017.
  • [C4] Bai, Y. and Ouyang, Y. “Biofuel Supply Chain Design and the Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure.” In Eksioglu, S.D. and Rebennack, S. and Pardalos, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Bioenergy: Bioenergy Supply Chain - Models and Applications. Energy Systems Series: 253-266. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
  • [C3] Ouyang, Y. and Daganzo, C.F. “Robust Stability Analysis of Decentralized Supply Chains.” In Kempf, K.G., Keskinocak, P., Uzsoy, R. (Eds.), Planning Production and Inventories in the Extended Enterprise: Volume 1. Springer International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 151: 537-564. Springer Science & Business Media, LLC 2011.
  • [C2] Kang, S., Önal, H., Ouyang, Y., Scheffran, J. and Tursun, D. “Optimizing the Biofuels Infrastructure: Transportation Networks and Biorefinery Locations in Illinois.” In Khanna M. Scheffran, J., Zilberman, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy. Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy, Vol. 33. Springer Academic Publishers, 2010.
  • [C1] Ouyang, Y., Lago, A., and Daganzo, C.F., “Taming the Bullwhip Effect: From Traffic To Supply Chains.” In Carranza-Torres, O.A. & Villegas-Moràn, F.A. (Eds.), Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains: A Review of Methods, Components and Cases. Palgrave-MacMilan Series, London, 2006.

Selected Articles in Journals

Magazine Articles

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, Taylor & Francis, January 2013 - present
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Research Part C, Elsevier, March 2016 - present
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Science, INFORMS, January 2015 - present
  • Area Editor, Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, Febrary 2015 - present
  • Department Editor, IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics (OEA), Taylor & Francis, January 2013 – December 2018
  • Editorial Board Editor, Transportation Research Part B, Elsevier, starting January 2019.

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Organizing Chair, 2009 National Safety Performance Function Summit. Chicago, July 29-30, 2009.
  • Organizing Chair, 2010 National HSM Lead State Peer to Peer Workshop. Chicago, November 17-18, 2010.
  • Chair, 3rd National Science Foundation EFRI-RESIN Workshop on Modeling Sustainability, Resilience and Robustness of Infrastructure Systems. Champaign, IL, November 17-18, 2011.
  • Organizing Chair, 2012 National State Safety Engineers and Traffic Engineers Peer to Peer Workshop. Chicago, November 14-15, 2012.
  • Chair, TRB workshop on Advancing the State of Freight Transportation, Part 1: Network and Logistics Modeling. Washington DC, January 12, 2014.

Professional Societies

  • Secretary, Transportation Safety Committee, T&DI, ASCE, 2014-present
  • Vice Chair, Intermodal & Logistics Committee, Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI), ASCE, 2014-present
  • Committee Member, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45), TRB, 2013 – 2019
  • Committee Member, Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30), TRB, 2006 – 2018

Service on Campus Committees

  • Chair, Sustainability Working Advisory Team (SWATeam) on Transportation, iSEE, UIUC, 2015-present

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Member, Illinois State Freight Advisory Council (ISFAC), 2013-present

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (three times), CEE418 (Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (two times), CEE498-PT (Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (four times), CEE512 (Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Fall 2016, Fall 2019)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (three times), CEE598-LSA (Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (four times), CEE310 (Fall 2005, Spring 2009, Fall 2015, Fall 2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2004)

Research Honors

  • 2017 Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) Scholar Award, Ministry of Education, China (2018)
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Technical Plan or Study (as part of the "Human Infrastructure System Assessment" Project, sponsored by CERL, Army Corps of Engineers), Federal Planning Division, the American Planning Association (2017)
  • George Krambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public Transit (2017)
  • Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2016)
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (2015)
  • Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar Award (2015)
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (2014)
  • 2014 High Impact Project Award, Illinois Department of Transportation (2014)
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2010)
  • Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar (2009)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (2008 )
  • Gordon F. Newell Award (2005)

Other Honors

  • 2013 Certificate of Reviewing Excellence (06/2014)

Courses Taught

  • CEE 416 - Traffic Capacity Analysis
  • CEE 418 - Public Transportation Systems
  • CEE 512 - Logistics Systems Analysis