Yanfeng Ouyang, Ph.D.

George Krambles Endowed Professor
Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar
Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar
Director, Chinese-American Railway Transportation Joint Research Center

Civil and Environmental Engineering
1209 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
205 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: 217-333-9858, E-mail: yfouyang@illinois.edu
Yanfeng Ouyang holds a B.Eng. in civil engineering (summa cum laude, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2000), M.S. in civil engineering (University of Washington, 2001), M.S. in industrial engineering and operations research (University of California at Berkeley, 2005), and Ph.D. in civil engineering (University of California at Berkeley, 2005). He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) since August 2005. At UIUC, he serves as the Director of the Chinese-American Railway Transportation Joint Research Center, and also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Computational Science and Engineering Program. He has also been a Changjiang Chair Professor by the China Ministry of Education via affiliation with Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, since 2018, an Affiliated Professor and Adjunct Doctoral Supervisor in the School of Transportation Science and Engineering at HIT since 2011, and the International Director of the Department of Production and Operations Management and Logistics Management, School of Management, at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2015-2017. During the 2014-2015 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, as well as an Invited Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
He currently serves as a Department Editor of IIE Transactions, an Area Editor of Networks and Spatial Economics, an Associate Editor of Transportation Science, an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part C, an Associate Editor of Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, an Editorial Board Editor and a Guest Co-Editor of Transportation Research Part B (Special Issue on “Optimization of Urban Transportation Service Network”), and an editorial advisory board member and Guest Co-Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (Special issue on “Celebrating 50 Years of Traffic Flow Theory”). He also provides review/editorial services to over 60 academic journals, over 15 international conferences, and a number of state, regional, national, and international funding agencies.
He is an active member of professional societies such as the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a member of TRB’s Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45), Chair of ADB30’s paper editorial board, former Chair of TRB's Subcommittee on Transit, Freight and Logistics (ADB30(1)), former Chair of the INFORMS Freight Transportation and Logistics Special Interest Group (part of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society), former treasurer of the INFORMS Railway Applications Section, Vice Chair of the ASCE Intermodal & Logistics Committee, and Secretary of the ASCE Transportation Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council (ISFAC) and former Co-Leader of its Subcommittee on Safety, Security & Environment.


*Changjiang Chair Professor by the China Ministry of Education via affiliation with Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, 2018
*Merit Award for Outstanding Technical Plan or Study, Federal Planning Division, the American Planning Association, 2017 (as part of a team on the "Human Infrastructure System Assessment" Project, sponsored by CERL, Army Corps of Engineers)
*George Krambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public Transit, UIUC, 2017
*Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, Office of the Provost, UIUC, 2016
*Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015
*Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2015
*High Impact Project Award, Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014
*2013 Certificate of Reviewing Excellence, Transportation Research Part B, Elsevier, 2014
*Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2014
*Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2010
*National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 04/2008
*Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2009
*Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, UIUC, 2005-2018 (14 times)
*Gordon F. Newell Award, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
*Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2004