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Henry Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


136 Civil Engineering Bldg.
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Henry Liu's research is in the areas of traffic network monitoring, modeling, and control. His recent work has focused on traffic flow modeling and simulation, traffic signal control and optimization, traffic management under network disruptions, and equilibrium traffic assignment. His work on traffic signal data collection and performance measurement has been patented and licensed to a private firm for commercialization. He is currently involved in research on energy-efficient traffic control systems.

Liu earned his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and his B.S. degree in automotive engineering from Txinghua University in 1993. Before joining the University of Minnesota, he was an assistant professor at Utah State University and a post-doctoral researcher at the California PATH Program of UC-Berkeley. Liu is currently the overview paper editor of Transportation Research Part C and an associate editor of Network and Spatial Economics. He is also on the editorial board ofJournal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and IET Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal.