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Yang, Xianfeng (Terry)

Yang, Xianfeng (Terry)

Assistant Professor
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
3244 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2015
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2011
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2009

  • Traffic Safety & Operations
  • Connected Automated Vehicles
  • Machine Learning for Smart Mobility
  • Transportation Equity

Federal Grants:

  • Visual-Enhanced Cooperative Traffic Operations (VECTOR) System. US Department of Energy. 
  • OAC Core: Stochastic Simulation Platform for Assessing Safety Performance of Autonomous Vehicles in Winter Seasons. National Science Foundation.
  • CAREER: Physics Regularized Machine Learning Theory: Modeling Stochastic Traffic Flow Patterns for Smart Mobility Systems. National Science Foundation. 
  • The Baltimore City SS4A Action Plan: Modeling Injury and Health. Federal Highway Administration (through Baltimore City DOT)
  • Center for Multi-Modal Mobility in Urban, Rural, and Tribal Areas. US Department of Transportation
  • Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Regional Transportation Equity Research Center. US Department of Transportation

State Grants:

  • Improving Roadway Debris Clearance for CHART Responders. MDOT State Highway Administration.
  • Evaluating MDOT SHA’s Facility Maintenance Technician’s (FMT) Training Program. MDOT State Highway Administration.

ENCE688V Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering: Smart Mobility and Connected Communities


TRB Roundup: EVs and Equity

Researchers explore community cost-sharing, road use charges.

UMD Tapped to Lead Tier 1 University Transportation Center

Researchers awarded $10M to study use of autonomous vehicles, access and equity, and climate impacts.

CEE Shows Strong Presence at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Department faculty, staff, and students were highly active at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

UMD Experts Tackle Critical Topics at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and student involvment exemplified the theme "Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change."

CEE Transportation Researchers Tackle Critical Topics at 95th TRB Annual Meeting

Areas include visualization, resilience, high-speed rail, and green vehicles.