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Eil Kwon

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Director, Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratory

Eil Kwon

Eil Kwon


252 Civil Engineering Bldg.
1303 Ordean Court (Duluth Campus)
Kwon's UMD page


  • Ph.D. Transportation, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1990
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1986
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, 1978

Research projects

Kwon's ITS research page


In 2000, Dr. Kwon was a 3M McKnight Visiting Professor in the UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. During his appointment, he helped lay the groundwork for the establishment of the Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories (NATSRL).

Dr. Kwon now returns to UMD from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (Mn/DOT) Office of Traffic Safety and Operations, where he served as the Director of Traffic Research. While working for Mn/DOT, Dr. Kwon also served on the NATSRL Advisory Board where he assisted in the selection process for UMD's transportation research projects.

Dr. Kwon currently serves as the director for NATSRL. With his extensive background, he is a leader in the expansion of UMD's on-going program in transportation research.