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Yuanyuan Zhang

Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang

Assistant Professor


Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Leadership . She has extensive research experience in various areas of transportation engineering, planning, and management, including transportation safety, network analysis, and pedestrian studies. She received her Ph.D degree in Transportation Planning and Management from Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2012 and subsequently worked in University of California, Berkeley, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. In 2016, she joined USM and lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

  • PHE - Tongji University (2012)
  • MS - Tongji University (2008)
  • BE - Tongji University (2005)

AEC 390 Engineering Economics
AEC 270 Statics and Strengths of Materials
IET 350 Industrial cost control
IET 400 Senior project
IET 390 Engineering Economics

  • Pedestrian Network Analysis using a Network Consisting of Formal Pedestrian Facilities: Sidewalks and Crosswalks, Transportation Research Record, 2019, 10.1177/0361198119846095
  • A deep transfer learning approach to fine-tuning facial recognition models, 2018 13th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 2018, 10.1109/iciea.2018.8398162
  • Combining traffic efficiency and traffic safety in countermeasure selection to improve pedestrian safety at two-way stop controlled intersections, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2016,
  • When Walking Becomes Praying: Walking Environment Survey and Improvement for Circumambulation Paths in Lhasa, Tibet, China, Transportation Research Record, 2016, 10.3141/2581-16
  • Multi-objective analysis of using U-turns as alternatives to direct left turns at two-way stop-controlled intersections, Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2016, 10.1002/atr.1328
  • Investigating the associations between road network structure and non-motorist accidents, Journal of Transport Geography, 2015,
  • Database for Active Transportation Infrastructure and Volume, Transportation Research Record, 2015, 10.3141/2527-11
  • Impacts of pedestrians on capacity and delay of major-street through traffic at Two-Way STOP-Controlled intersections, Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014
  • Centrality Characteristics of Road Network Patterns of Traffic Analysis Zones, Transportation Research Record, 2011, 10.3141/2256-03
  • Wayfinding-Oriented Design for Passenger Guidance Signs in Large-Scale Transit Center in China, Transportation Research Record, 2010, 10.3141/2144-17
  • Transportation Research Board - Military Transportation Committee
  • Chinese (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Transportation planning and management, pavement construction and engineering, transportation safety, network analysis, and pedestrian studies