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Yuanyuan Zhang

Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang

Assistant Professor


Dr. Zhang is a Research Professor at the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). 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

  • 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
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • 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