Yuanyuan Zhang, PhD

Yuanyuan Zhang, PhD
Research Professor
118 College Drive #5191
Office 223
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Yuanyuan.Zhang@usm.edu
601.266.5514
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Dr. Zhang is a Research Professor at the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation. She has extensive research experience in various areas of traffic safety, roadway network analysis, pedestrian and bicycle related studies, traffic impact analysis, spatial analysis, and database development. Her current research interests include: traffic safety, network analysis, pedestrian/bicycle related studies, transportation system and economic development. 
 

Dr. Zhang received her Bachelor degree in Roadway and Airport Pavement Engineering from Tongji University, and was recommended for the Graduate Program in Transportation Planning and Management. In 2010, Dr. Zhang was funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council for a joint Ph.D Program in University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D degree in Transportation Planning and Management from Tongji University in 2012 and subsequently worked in Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at University of California, Berkeley, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. In 2016, she joined University of Southern Mississippi and lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Publications:

  1. Zhao Yang, Yuanyuan Zhang (corresponding author), Offer Grembek. 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. Volume 91, pp 286-301, 2016.

  2. Wen Xiong, Yuanyuan Zhang (corresponding author), Yahan Liang, Chao Jiang. When walking becomes praying: the walking environment survey and improvement for circumambulation paths in Lhasa. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2581, pp. 134-144, 2016.

  3. Zhao Yang, Pan Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, David Ragland. Multi-objective analysis of using u-turns as alternatives to direct left turns at two-way stop-controlled intersections. Journal of Advanced Transportation. Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 389-405, 2016.

  4. Zhao Yang, Yuanyuan Zhang (corresponding author), Renwei Zhu, Xiaofei Ye, Xiaohong Jiang. Impacts of pedestrians on capacity and delay of major-street through traffic at Two-Way STOP-Controlled intersections. Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol 2015, pp 1-11. 2015

  5. Frank Proulx, Yuanyuan Zhang (corresponding author), Offer Grembek. Database for active transportation infrastructure and volume. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2527, pp 99-106, 2015.

  6. Yuanyuan Zhang, John Bigham, David Ragland, Xiahong Chen. Investigating the associations between road network structure and non-motorist accidents. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 42, pp 34-47. 2015

  7. Wei Huang, Lingbin Kong, Yuanyuan Zhang, and Xiaohong Chen. A discussion on project transportation impact analysis technique standard. Planners, 29 (7), 2013.

  8. Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuesong Wang, Peng Zeng, and Xiaohong Chen. Centrality characteristics of road network patterns of traffic analysis zones, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2256, pp 16-24, 2011.

  9. Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaohong Chen, Jingwen Jiang. Wayfinding-oriented design for passenger guidance signs in large-scale transit center in China, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2144, pp 150-160, 2010.

  10. Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaohong Chen, Na Li. Experimental research of relationship between pedestrian stopping distance and walking speed to avoid pedestrian crowd stampede accident. ICCTP 2010: Integrated Transportation Systems: Green, Intelligent, Reliable. ASCE, pp 839-850, 2010.

Projects:

  1. “Strategies for Monitoring and Reducing Traffic Injury for Pedestrians”, Lead Researcher, for State of California Department of Transportation, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2014-2017
  2. “Develop a plan to collect bicyclist infrastructure and volume data for future incorporation into TASAS database”, Lead Researcher, for State of California Department of Transportation, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2014-2016

  3. “Campus data lab for pedestrian and bicyclist infrastructures and collisions”, Lead Researcher, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2014

  4. “Develop a plan to collect pedestrian infrastructure and volume data for future incorporation into Caltrans accident surveillance and analysis system database”, Lead Researcher, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2012-2014

  5. “Transportation Injury Mapping System” developing, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2012-2013

  6. “San Diego Crosswalk Safety Analysis”, for City of San Diego, California. At Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2014

  7. “Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program”, for State of California Department of Transportation, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2012-2014

  8. “Strategies for Reducing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury at the Corridor Level”, Lead Researcher, at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley. 2012-2013

  9. “Safety Estimation of Urban Transportation Planning and Management Using Statistical Models”, a project sponsored by Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality. 2010-2011

  10. “Traffic Impact Analysis Software Development”, Lead Researcher, at Tongji University. 2010-2011

  11. “Key Technology of Traffic Impact Analysis for Construction Project”, a project sponsored by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, Lead Researcher, at Tongji University. 2008-2011

  12. “Passenger Guiding System Design for the Biggest Transit Center in Shanghai”, Lead Researcher, at Tongji University. 2007-2008

  13. “Passenger Flow and Evacuation Plan in Mass Transportation Facilities”, at Tongji University. 2005-2007