Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Yanfeng Ouyang's research focuses mainly on developing strategic, tactical, and operational models and solution methods for problems that arise in the multidisciplinary areas of transportation systems, operations management, network optimization, and logistics systems planning. His research portfolio covers a combination of theoretical research on complex engineering systems and real‐world applications that address high‐priority societal needs—for example, renewable energy systems, food supply chains and sensor networks. In the area of transportation safety, Ouyang has served as the principal investigator of several projects of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on developing statistical models and software tools that help enhance safety engineering research and practice in Illinois.
Ouyang holds a B.Eng. in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Washington; an M.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley; and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since August 2005, with affiliation in the Transportation Engineering group, the Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems Program, and the Energy, Water and Environment Sustainability Program. He is also affiliated with the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering and the Computational Science and Engineering Program.