Bin Ran

Professor

2312 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-0052
Fax: (608) 262-5199
bran@engr.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Dr. Ran is an expert in dynamic transportation network models, traffic simulation and control, traffic information system, and Connected and Automated Vehicle and Highway (CAVH). He has led the development and deployment of various traffic information systems and technologies in the US and China. He has trained younger generations of professors and experts in traffic engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the US, China, Korea, and other countries.

Dr. Ran is the author of two leading textbooks on dynamic traffic networks. He has co-authored more than 130 journal papers and more than 200 referenced papers at national and international conferences. He holds 3 US patents and 8 Chinese patents, and has a few patents pending in the US and China.

Dr. Ran’s research has focused on five major areas: 1) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology development and system evaluation; 2) dynamic transportation network and traffic modeling; 3) development of mobile probe technologies for traffic state estimation and passenger flow estimation; 4) Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway, vehicle-highway coordination, intelligent vehicles, and Automated Highway System; and 5) big data applications for multi-modal transportation databases.

 

Education

  • BS, Tsinghua University, China, 1986
  • MS, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1993

Research Interests

Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway (CAVH):

  • New Generations of Traffic Models & Highway Capacity Manual for CAVH Level 1-4
  • New Generations of Highway Design and Operations Guide for CAVH Level 1-4
  • Automated Highway System Technology Development
  • 3D GIS-T Applications for Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway

Intelligent Transportation Systems:

  • Intelligent Highway
  • Real-Time Performance Measure & Evaluation

Dynamic Transportation Network & Flow Models:

  • Dynamic Traffic Prediction
  • Traffic Simulation and Control
  • 3rd/4th Generations of Traffic Models & Theories

Mobile Probe Technologies and Modeling:

  • 3G/4G Cellular Probe Modeling 
  • Traffic State Estimation and Passenger Flow Estimation

Big Data Applications for Multi-Modal Transportation Databases:

  • Statewide Real-Time Traffic Databases

Publications

  • Ran B., Jin J., Boyce D.E., Qiu Z., and Cheng Y. 2012. Perspectives on Future Transportation Research: Impact of ITS Technologies on Next Generation Transportation Modeling. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 226-242.
  • Ran B. and Boyce D.E. Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks -- An Intelligent Transportation System Oriented Approach. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, March 1996.
  • Ran B. and Boyce D.E. Dynamic Urban Transportation Network Models -- Theory and Implications for Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems. No.417 Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1994.

Courses

Fall 2016-2017

  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 571 - Urban Transportation Planning
  • CIVENGR 579 - Seminar-Transportation Engineering
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    Dr. Ran is an expert in dynamic transportation network models, traffic simulation and control, traffic information system, and Connected and Automated Vehicle and Highway (CAVH). He has led the development and deployment of various traffic information systems and technologies in the US and China. He has trained younger generations of professors and experts in traffic engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the US, China, Korea, and other countries.

    Dr. Ran is the author of two leading textbooks on dynamic traffic networks. He has co-authored more than 130 journal papers and more than 200 referenced papers at national and international conferences. He holds 3 US patents and 8 Chinese patents, and has a few patents pending in the US and China.

    Dr. Ran’s research has focused on five major areas: 1) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology development and system evaluation; 2) dynamic transportation network and traffic modeling; 3) development of mobile probe technologies for traffic state estimation and passenger flow estimation; 4) Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway, vehicle-highway coordination, intelligent vehicles, and Automated Highway System; and 5) big data applications for multi-modal transportation databases.

     


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