Yue Liu - Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Address:
EMS E309
3200 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414-229-5422
Fax: 414-229-6958
Email: liu28@uwm.edu
Personal Web site


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 784
Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Curriculum Vitae - PDF Format

Yue Liu

Education

Ph.D  University of Maryland at College Park, January 2005 to July 2009
M.S. Tongji University, P.R.C, September 2001 to June 2004
B.S. Tongji University, P.R.C, September 1997 to July 2001

Research Interests

  • Traffic Control and Operations
  • Emergency Evacuation Planning, and Real-time Operation
  • Network Analysis and Optimization
  • Traffic Flow Models and Simulation
  • Intermodal Facility Location Theory
  • Driver Behavior Analysis and Intersection Safety Studies
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Computer-aided Transportation System Design and Integration

Refereed journal papers published while at UWM services

  1. (2011) Yu J., Liu, Y.*, “Prioritizing Highway Safety Improvement Projects: A Multi-criteria Model and Case Study with SafetyAnalyst,” Safety Science, in press.
  2. (2011) Luo, Z., Liu, Y.*, Yu, J., “Estimation of urban transportation network capacity considering traveler road preferences,” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, in press.
  3. (2011) Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, Yu, J., “An empirical study of driver responses during the yellow signal phase at six Maryland intersections,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, in press.
  4. (2011) Yu J., Y. Liu*, W. J. Ma, X. Yang, “Locating urban transit hubs: A multi-criteria model and case study in China,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, in press.
  5. (2011) Ma, W., Liu, Y., Yang, X., “Multi-objective Optimization of Signal Timing for Two-Stage Mid-block Pedestrian Crosswalk,” Transportation Research Record, in press.
  6. (2011) Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, Yu, J. “An integrated control model for freeway corridor under non-recurrent congestion,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 60(4), pp. 1404-1418.
  7. (2011) Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, J. Yu, “An arterial signal optimization model for intersections experiencing queue spillback and lane blockage,” Transportation Research Part C, 19, pp. 130-144.
  8. (2010) Ma, W., Liu, Y., X. Yang, “Investigating the impacts of green signal countdown devices: An empirical approach and case study in China,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136(11), pp. 1049-1055.
  9. (2010) Ma, W. J., X. G. Yang, W. J. Pu, Liu, Y., “Signal Timing Optimization Models for Two-Stage Midblock Pedestrian Crossing,” Transportation Research Record, 2198, pp. 133-144.
  10. (2010) Ma W.J., X.G. Yang, Liu, Y., "Development and Evaluation of Coordinated and Conditional Bus Signal Priority Approach," Transportation Research Record, 2145, pp. 49-58.
Refereed journal papers published before UWM services
  1. (2009) Yu J., Liu, Y.*, G. L. Chang, Ma, W., and Yang, X., “A Cluster-Based Hierarchical Model for Urban Transit Hub Location Planning: Formulation, Solution, and Case Study,” Transportation Research Record, 2112, pp. 8-16.
  2. (2008) Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Liu, Y., and Lai, X., “A Corridor-Based Emergency Evacuation System for Washington, D.C.: System Development and Case Study,” Transportation Research Record, 2041, 58-67.
  3. (2008) Yu, J., Liu, Y.*, and Yang, X., “Cluster-based Optimization of Urban Transit Hub Locations: Methodology and Case Study in China,” Transportation Research Record, 2042, 109-116.
  4. (2007) Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Tao, R., Hicks, T., and Tabacek, E., "Empirical Observations of Dynamic Dilemma Zones at Signalized Intersections," Transportation Research Record, 2035, 122-133.
  5. (2006) Yu, J., Liu, Y., and Yang, X. “The Estimation of An Origin-Destination Matrix for Urban Transit Networks from On/Off Data,” Journal of System Engineering, 24(4), 89-92.
  6. (2004) Liu, Y., X. Yang, “A Discrete Optical Control Model and Simulation of Multi-phase Signalized Intersection Under Congestion,” Computer and Communications, 22(2), 12-15.
  7. (2003) Yang, X., L. Wang, Liu, Y., “Signal Control Intersection Traffic Design Computer-aided System and Its Realization,” Computer and Communications, 21(5), 3-6.
Journal manuscripts revised/under review
  1. (2011) Yu J., Liu, Y.*, “An importance segregation based multi-objective optimization model for traffic safety improvement decisions,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, under review.
  2. (2011) Liu, Y.*, Kim, W., Chang, G.L., “A decision model for justifying the benefits of detour operation under non-recurrent congestion,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, conditional accepted.
  3. (2011) Liu, Y.*, G. L. Chang, Yu, J., “A Generalized Corridor Diversion Control Model for Freeway Incident Management,” Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, under review.
  4. (2011) Ma, W., Liu, Y.*, Xie, H., Yang, X., “A Dynamic Programming Approach for Optimal Signal Priority Control with Multiple High-frequency Bus Requests,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, under review.
  5. (2011) An, J., Liu, Y., Teng, J., Liu, H., Yang, X., “Measuring Bus Service Reliability from Passenger’s Perspective: Methodology and Case Study from China,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, revised.
  6. (2011) Liu, Y.*, Luo, Z., “A bi-level optimization model for planning signalized and uninterrupted flow intersections in urban network during emergency evacuation,” Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, revised.
  7. (2011) Kim, W., Liu, Y.*, Chang, G.L., “ATMS: An Integrated Multi-Criteria System for Assessing Detour Decisions during Non-recurrent Freeway Congestion,” Transportation Research Record, revised.
  8. (2011) Liu, Y.*, Luo, Z., “Optimal location planning of signalized and uninterrupted flow intersections in urban network during emergency evacuation,”Transportation Research Part B, under review.
  9. (2011) Yu, J., Zou, N., Liu, Y., Fu, L., Liu, L., Yuan, A., “Childhood Road Safety Behaviors in China: A Cross-sectional Study of Guangzhou City,” Traffic Injury Prevention, revised.
  10. (2011) Long, K., Liu, Y.*, Han, D.L., “Impact of Countdown Timer on Driving Maneuvers during Yellow Phase at Signalized Intersection: An Empirical Study in Changsha, China,” Safety Science, under review.
  11. (2011) Heydar, M., Liu, Y.*, Petering, M., “A two-level transit-based evacuation model for planning of emergency in highly populated urban zones,” Optimization Letters, under review.
Journal manuscripts in preparation
  1. (2011) Ma, W., Liu, Y.*, Han, B., “Rule-Based Integrated Optimization of Bus Priority Signal Timings and Bus Speed,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, manuscript drafting.
  2. (2011) Franz, M., Liu, Y., Chang, G.L., “Design and Evaluation of a Dynamic Dilemma Zone Protection System for High Speed Rural Intersections,” Accident Analysis &Prevention, manuscript drafting.
  3. (2011) Liu, Y.*, Luo, Z., “A critical intersection based traffic routing model for planning emergency evacuation,” to submit to Transportation Research Part C, in preparation.
  4. (2011) Yu, J., Liu, Y.*, “A web-based multi-criteria decision support system for locating urban transit transfer centers,” to submit to Decision Support Systems, manuscript drafting.
  5. (2011) Liu, Y.*, Yu, J., Chang, GL., “A integrated decision support tool for region-wide emergency evacuation planning and traffic management,” to submit to Decision Support Systems, manuscript drafting.
  6. (2011) Liu, Y., “Observations and Classification of Driver Responses During The Yellow-Light Signal Phase,” to submit to Traffic Injury Prevention, manuscript drafting.
  7. (2011) Liu, Y., “A lane-based signal merge control model for freeway work zones,” to submit to Transportation Research Part C, in preparation.
  8. (2011) Effinger, J., Liu, Y.*, Horowitz, A., “Quantifying traveler’s diversion and impacts during a weekend full freeway closure: A case study with I43/I894 in Milwaukee,” to submit to ITE Journal, manuscript drafting.
Books, monographs, and other publications published by major university or commercial publishing houses and other appropriate publishers
  1. (2009) Liu, Y., “An Integrated Traffic Control System for Freeway Corridors Under Non-recurrent Congestion,” Published by: ProQuest/UMI.
  2. (2004) Liu, Y., "An Optimal Adaptive Control Model for Isolated Signalized Urban Intersections," Published by: Tongji University Library.
Chapters in books published by appropriate publishers
  1. (2011) Liu, Y., Yu, J., “Emergency evacuation planning for highlypopulated urban zones: A transit-based solution and optimal operational strategies,”Emergency Management (ISBN 979-953-307-417-6), Published by:InTech.
Training manuals
  1. (2008) Chang, GL., Li, Z., Liu, Y., Zou, N., “User Guide - A Real-Time Traffic Monitoring and Emergency Evacuation System for the Capital Beltway Region,” Maryland State Highway Administration Internal Publishing.
  2. (2007) Chang, GL., Liu, Y., Lai, X., “User Guide - A Corridor-based Emergency Evacuation System for the Washington DC Downtown Area, Washington DC Department of Transportation.
  3. (2006) Yang, Q., Liu, Y., “Transmodeler User Guide – Chapter 4: Traffic Control, Arterial signal optimization module,” Caliper Corporation (an international software company with more than 30,000 users world wide).
  4. (2006) Chang, GL., Liu, Y., Chou, C., “Training Manual: A Video-based System for Measuring Vehicular Speed Evolution Profile during the Yellow Phase,” Office of Operations and Traffic Safety (OOTS), Maryland State Highway Administration Internal Publishing.
  5. (2004) Yang, X., Liu, Y., Wu, Z., “A knowledge-based computer system for traffic design and signal optimization – A Tutorial (in Chinese),” China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Publishing.
Computer software
  1. (2008) Chang, GL., Li, Z., Liu, Y., Zou, N., “A Real-Time Traffic Monitoring and Emergency Evacuation System for the Capital Beltway Region,” internally used by Maryland State Highway Administration.
  2. (2007) Chang, GL., Liu, Y., Lai, X., “A Corridor-based Emergency Evacuation System for the Washington DC Downtown Area, internally used by Washington DC Department of Transportation.
  3. (2006) Liu, Y., “Transmodeler: Arterial signal optimization module,” distributed by Caliper Corporation (an international software company with more than 30,000 users world wide).
  4. (2006) Liu, Y., “A Video-based System for Measuring Vehicular Speed Evolution Profile during the Yellow Phase,” internally used by Office of Operations and Traffic Safety (OOTS), Maryland State Highway Administration.
  5.  (2004) Yang, X., Liu, Y., “A knowledge-based computer system for traffic design and signal optimization,” distributed by China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
  6. (2003) Yang, X., Yuan, C., Liu, Y., “An Adaptive Urban Mixed-Traffic Control and Monitoring System,” distributed and maintained by Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
Research projects/grants at UWM services (funded/on-going)

(FEDERAL)

  1. Source: National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Education, Madison, USDOT
    Project Title: “New Framework and Decision Support Tool to Warrant Detour Ops during Freeway Corridor Incident Management,” 09/2011-12/2012
    Total Project Cost: $120,523
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. Source: National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Education, Madison, USDOT
    Project Title: “Heavy vehicle performance during recovery from queue discharge or oversaturated urban freeway conditions due to incidents, work zones and recurring congestion,” 09/2010-12/2012
    Total Project Cost: $224,257
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. Source: Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative Pooled Fund
    Project Title: “Development of a traffic diversion estimation model for freeway construction work zones,”05/2010-12/2011
    Total Project Cost: $50,000
    Role: Principal Investigator

(STATE)

  1. Source: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Project Title: “Traffic diversion and impact study for I-94 corridor long-term construction work zone,”01/2011-03/2012
    Total Project Cost: $100,000
    Role: Principal Investigator

(INTRAMURAL)

  1. Support Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF): $6,000. CEAS Office of Dean. Sep. 2011.
  2. Support Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF): $5,880. CEAS Office of Dean. May 2011.
  3. Undergraduate Student Support Grant: $4,200. CEAS Office of Dean. Sep. 2010.
  4. Support Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF): $4,000. CEAS Office of Dean. May 2010.
  5. Undergraduate Student Support Grant: $4,800. CEAS Office of Dean. Sep. 2009.
Book reviews, editorials, interviews, and other minor publications
  1. (2011) Leading Guest Editor for Special Issue “Use of Mobile Sensing Technology in Traffic Management,” in International Journal of Vehicular Technology.
Refereed conference papers published/presented
  1. (2012)Heydar, M., Liu, Y., Petering, M., “Evacuating highly populated urban zones during emergency: A transit-based solution and optimal operational strategies,” accepted for presentation at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Santiago, Chile, July 23-27, 2012.
  2. (2012) Luo, Z., Liu, Y., “Optimal location planning of signalized and uninterrupted flow intersections in urban network during emergency evacuation,” accepted for presentation at the 2nd National Evacuation Conference (Panel 38: Modeling Evacuation Traffic Management Strategies), New Orleans, LA, February 7-9, 2012.
  3. (2012)Kim, W., Liu, Y., Chang, G.L., “ATMS: An Integrated Multi-Criteria System for Assessing Detour Decisions during Non-recurrent Freeway Congestion,” 91st TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 424, paper # 12-3750), Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.
  4. (2012)Long, K., Liu, Y., Han, D.L., “Impact of Countdown Timer on Driving Maneuvers during Yellow Phase at Signalized Intersection: An Empirical Study in Changsha, China,” 91st TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 436, paper # 12-3777), Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.
  5. (2012) Luo, Z., Liu, Y., “Optimal location planning of signalized and uninterrupted flow intersections in urban network during emergency evacuation,” to present at the 91st TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 401, paper # 12-4455), Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.
  6. (2011) Heydar, M., Liu, Y., Petering, M., “An Integrated Pedestrian Guiding and Bus Routing Model for Emergency Evacuation Planning,” presented at INFORMS 2011, Charlotte, North Carolina, November13-16, 2011.
  7. (2011) Luo, Z., Liu, Y., “An iterative assignment approach to estimate the road network capacity considering realistic traveler route choices,” 14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Washington DC, October 5-7, 2011.
  8. (2011) Effinger, J., Liu, Y., Horowitz, A., Shaw, J., Corbin, J., “Quantifying traveler diversion and its impact during a weekend full freeway closure: case study with I894 in Milwaukee,” Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 18-19, 2011.
  9. (2011) Liu, Y., Luo, Z. “A new decision support system for warranting detour operations during freeway corridor incident management,” Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 18-19, 2011.
  10. (2011) Luo, Z., Liu, Y., “Detour or No Detour? A New Decision Support Tool for Urban Freeway Incident Management,” presented at Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, June 3, 2011.
  11. (2011) Heydar, M., Liu, Y., Petering, M., “Evacuating highly populated urban zones during emergency: A transit-based solution and optimal operational strategies,” presented at Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, June 3, 2011.
  12. (2011) Effinger, J., Liu, Y., Horowitz, A., “Quantifying traveler diversion and its impact during a weekend full freeway closure: case study with I894 in Milwaukee,” presented at Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, June 3, 2011.
  13. (2011) Heydar, M., Liu, Y., “A two-level transit-based evacuation model for planning of emergency in highly populated urban zones,” 19th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2011.
  14. (2011) Yu, J., Liu, Y., “An integrated decision model to locate multiple urban transit hubs,” 12th Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (#196), Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, July 5-8, 2011.
  15. (2011) Liu, Y., Kim, W., Chang, G.L., “An integrated decision-making model for urban freeway non-recurrent congestion management,” 12th Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (#189), Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, July 5-8, 2011.
  16. (2011) Luo, Z., Liu, Y., “Investigation of Operational Characteristic of Mixed Traffic Flow on Two-lane Urban Road Using Cellular Automation,”presented at the 2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Information Technology, Shanghai, China, May 7-8, 2011.
  17. (2011) Liu, Y., Kim, W., Chang, G.L., “Justifying the benefits of freeway corridor detour operations under non-recurrent congestion: A decision model and numerical analysis,” 13th TRB Transportation Planning Applications Conference (#11-136), Reno, Nevada, May 8-12, 2011.
  18. (2011) Kim, W., Liu, Y., Chang, G.L., “A Decision Model for Justifying Benefits of Detour Operation Under Non-recurrent Congestion,” 90th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 327, paper # 11-4005), Washington D.C., January 23-27, 2011.
  19. (2011) Ma, W., Liu, Y., Yang, X.G., “A Multi-objective Optimization of Signal Timings for Two-Stage Midblock Pedestrian Crosswalk,” 90th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 392, paper # 11-2317), Washington D.C., January 23-27, 2011.
  20. (2011) Ma, W., Liu, Y., Yang, X.G., “A Dynamic Programming Model for Optimal Bus Signal Priority Control with Multiple Requests,” 90th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 734, paper # 11-2851), Washington D.C., January 23-27, 2011.
  21. (2010) Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, “A Generalized Corridor Diversion Control Model for Freeway Incident Management,” 89th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 324, paper # 10-2969), Washington D.C., January 11-14, 2010.
  22. (2010) Yu J., Liu, Y., W. J. Ma, X. Yang, “Location planning for multiple urban transit hubs: a multi-criteria approach and case study in China,” 89th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 518, paper # 10-2947), Washington D.C., January 11-14, 2010.
  23. (2010) Ma, W., Liu, Y., J. Yu, X. Yang, “Investigating the impacts of green signal countdown devices: An empirical approach and case study in China,” 89th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 432, paper # 10-1578), Washington D.C., January 11-14, 2010.
  24. (2010) Ma, W., Pu, W.J., Liu, Y.,Yang, X.G. “Signal Timing Optimization Models for Two-Stage Midblock Pedestrian Crossing,” 89th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 432, paper # 10-1570), Washington D.C., January 11-14, 2010.
  25. (2009) Liu, Y., J. Yu, and G. L. Chang, “A Bi-level Optimization Model to Determine A Control Area for Emergency Evacuation Operations,” INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, October 10-14, 2009.
  26. (2009) Liu, Y., Chang, G.L., Yu, J., “A Multi-objective Model for Optimal Freeway Diversion Control under Incident Conditions,” Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations, June 21-24, 2009, Honolulu, USA.
  27. (2009) Liu, Y., J., Yu, G.L. Chang, "A multi-objective model for optimal diversion control of a freeway corridor under incident conditions," 88th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 537, paper # 09-2386), Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2009.
  28. (2009) Yu, J., Liu, Y., G.L. Chang, "A cluster-based hierarchical model for urban transit hub location planning: Formulation, solution, and Case study," 88th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 584, paper # 09-1583), Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2009.
  29. (2009) Yu, J., Liu, Y., H.W. Ho, G.L. Chang, "A multi-criterion approach for prioritizing traffic safety improvement projects: Application of analytical hierarchy process with fuzzy logic," 88th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 596, paper # 09-2333), Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2009.
  30. (2009) Liu, Y., J., Yu, G.L. Chang, "A dynamic model for signal optimization with enhanced traffic flow formulations," 88th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 671, paper # 09-1549), Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2009.
  31. (2008) Zou, N., Li, Z., Liu, Y., and Chang, G. L., “A Region-wide Emergency Evacuation System for Washington D.C. – the Capital Beltway Network,” The 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, New York, 2008.
  32. (2008) Liu, Y., J. Yu, and G. L. Chang, “A Dynamic Model for Signal Optimization with Enhanced Traffic Flow Formulations,” presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting (Session: OR in Transportation Operations), Washington, DC, USA, October 11-15, 2008.
  33. (2008) Yang, N. and Liu, Y., “Simulation Optimization of Urban Arterial Signals via Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation (SPSA),” The 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, New York, 2008.
  34. (2008) Liu, Y., Chang, G.L., Yu, J., Hou, Y., and Rahwanji, S., “A Lane-group Based Macroscopic Model for Signalized Intersections Account for Shared Lanes and Blockages,” proceeding of the 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation System, pp. 639-644, October 12-15, 2008.
  35. (2008) Yu, J., Chang, G.L., Ho H.W., and Liu, Y., “Variation-based Online Travel Time Prediction Using Clustered Neural Networks,” proceeding of the 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation System, October 2008 in Beijing, China.
  36. (2008) Liu, Y., G.L. Chang, Y., Liu, X.R., Lai, "A corridor-based emergency evacuation system for Washington, D.C.: System development and case study," 87th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 227, paper # 08-0674), Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2008.
  37. (2008) Yu, J., Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., "A cluster-based optimization of urban transit hub locations: methodology and case study in China,"87th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 581, paper # 08-1744), Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2008.
  38. (2008) Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Tao, R., Hicks, T., and Tabacek, E., "Empirical investigation of critical factors affecting driver responses during the yellow phase: A case study at six Maryland intersections," 87th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 595, paper # 08-0666), Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2008.
  39. (2007) Liu, Y., and G. L. Chang, “CAPEVACUATION: The Corridor-Based Emergency Traffic Evacuation System for Washington D.C.,” the 14th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, October 2007, Beijing, China.
  40. (2007) Liu, Y., and G. L. Chang, “A Video-based System for Measuring Dynamic Dilemma Zones at Signalized Intersections,” proceeding of the 10th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation System, September 2007 in Seattle, USA.
  41. (2007) Yu, J., Liu, Y. “An Optimal Location Model for Public Transit Hubs Using On/Off Data at Bus Stops,” Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transportation Engineering, pp. 2524-2529, ASCE, Jul 22-24, 2007.
  42. (2007) Liu, Y., Chang, G. L., Tao, R., Hicks, T., and Tabacek, E., "Empirical observations of dynamic dilemma zones at signalized intersections," 86th TRB Annual Meeting Proceedings CDROM (Session #: 506, paper # 07-1658), Washington D.C., January 21-25, 2007.
  43. (2006) Liu, Y., G. L. Chang, “Measuring the Response of Drivers to a Yellow Phase at Signalized Intersections with A Video-based Approach,” the 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, pp. 578-583, ASCE, Aug 14-16, 2006.
Invited presentations
  1. (2011) Liu, Y., “Integrated planning and operational tools for emergency evacuation traffic management: case studies and system application in Washington DC Metropolitan Area,” invited by Argonne National Lab, TRACC, Mar. 29, 2011.
  2. (2011) Liu, Y., “Integrated Control of Urban Freeway Corridor System under Non-recurrent Congestion,” invited by School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, Jan. 4, 2011.
  3. (2010) Liu, Y., “Urban Freeway Corridor Incident Management: An Integrated Control System,” invited by School of Control Science, Shandong University, China, Dec. 29, 2010.
  4. (2010) Liu, Y., “An Integrated Traffic Control System for Urban Freeway Corridor under Non-recurrent Congestion,” invited by School of Transportation, Tongji University, China, Dec. 28, 2010.
  5. (2010) Liu, Y., “Emergency Evacuations and Intelligent Signals,” invited presentation at 16th Wisconsin ITS Forum, TAPCO, Milwaukee, Oct. 26, 2010.
  6. (2010) Liu, Y., “Region Wide Emergency Traffic Management: Case Studies and System Application in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area,”invited presentation at Great Lakes Transportation Enterprise Institute Workshop, Milwaukee, Jul. 30, 2010.
  7. (2010) Liu, Y., “Emergency evacuation planning and operations,” Wisconsin ITE Section Conference and Student Appreciation Night, Milwaukee, Mar. 3, 2010.
  8. (2009) Liu, Y., “Inter-campus collaboration on transportation research: UW-Madison and Milwaukee,” talk at Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Lab, UW-Madison, Dec. 15, 2009.
  9. (2009) Liu, Y., “Advances in traffic control and operations: Wisconsin Applications,” presented at Wisconsin SE DOT Highway Engineering Program, Oct. 22, 2009.
  10. (2008) Liu, Y., “A Unconventional Arterial Intersection Design System,” invited by Traffic Design and Safety Division, Maryland State Highway Administration, Hanover, Oct. 20, 2008.
  11. (2007) Liu, Y., “Empirical Observations of Dynamic Dilemma Zones at Signalized Intersections,” invited by Traffic Information and Control Laboratory, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, May 21, 2007.
  12. (2006) Liu, Y., “A Corridor-based Emergency Traffic Evacuation System for Washington D.C.,” invited by Traffic Information and Control Laboratory, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Aug. 7, 2006.
Technical reports before UWM services (completed)
  1. (2009) Liu, Y., “Integrated freeway corridor control system: models and simulation studies,” Ann Wylie Research Report, University of Maryland-College Park.
  2. (2008) Chang, G. L., Liu, Y.,Li, Z., Zou, N., “Design and Development of A Real-Time Traffic Monitoring and Emergency Evacuation System for the Capital Beltway,” Phase-I Report, Maryland Department of Transportation.
  3. (2007) Chang, G. L., Liu, Y., “CAPEVACUATION, A Corridor-based Emergency Evacuation System for Washington DC Metropolitan Area,” Phase-II Report, Washington DC Department of Transportation.
  4. (2006) Chang, G. L. Liu, Y., “Interrelations between Crash Rates, Signal Yellow Times, and Vehicle Performance Characteristics,” Phase II Report, Maryland State Highway Administration.
  5. (2004) Liu, Y., “Control and Improvement Design for Key Intersections near Shanghai People Square (in Chinese),”Final Report, Tunnel Engineering & Rail Transit Design and Research Institute.
  6. (2004) Yang, X., Lin, Y., Yuan, C., Liu, Y., “An Adaptive Urban Mixed-Traffic Control and Monitoring System (in Chinese),” Final Report, China National Nature Science Foundation.
  7. (2003) Yang, X., Huang, B., Liu, Y., “Simulation-based Special Event Planning for Xihu District in Hangzhou City (in Chinese),” Final Report, Hangzhou Department of Transportation.
  8. (2002) Yang, X., Lin, Y. Liu, Y., “Control and Improvement Design for Six Congested Off-ramps along Shanghai Inner Ring Road (in Chinese),” Final Report, Shanghai Institute of Civil Design.
  9. (2002) Yang, X., Wang, Q.,Liu, Y., Peng, H.,  “Traffic Design and Control Scheme for the Six-legged Roundabout in Urumqi City (in Chinese),” Final Report and Operational Plans, the World Bank.
  10. (2002) Yang, X., Zhou, G., Li, S.,Liu, Y., “Advanced Signal Control Scheme for Tianmu Roundabout in Shanghai Inner Ring Road (in Chinese),” Final Report and Implementation Plans, Shanghai Institute of Civil Design.
Projects or other professional work exhibited or otherwise disseminated other than through the print media
  1. “Traffic Intersections Gaining Speed,” Ivanhoe Newswire, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science, reported June 2009. (Yue Liu is the co-investigator of this research and producer of 3D video demonstration shown in media) http://www.ivanhoe.com/science/story/2009/06/579a.html
  2. Yue Liu’s Research in Spotlight of “The Transporter” in Center for Integrated Transportation Systems Management, University of Maryland, reported in Spring 2009.http://www.citsm.umd.edu/documents/newsletters/citsmnwsltr0101.pdf
List research or professional awards, ranking in competitions, etc.
  1. (2011) Selected for the 2012 Edition of Who's Who in America.
  2. (2009) Best Ph.D. Research Award, by University of Maryland.
  3. (2009) Ann Wylie Dissertation Research Prize, by University of Maryland.
  4. (2008) I-95 Corridor Research Fellowship, by Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland.
  5. (2008) Future Faculty Fellow, by University of Maryland.
  6. (2006) First Place in TRB (Transportation Research Board) Poster Competition, Department of Civil Engineering, by University of Maryland.
  7. (2004) Emerging New Technology Prize, ranked 2ndplace for project “Knowledge-based Computer System for Traffic Design and Signal Optimization,”by China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
  8. (2002) Distinguished Graduate Study Award, by Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
  9. (1998-2001) Distinguished Undergraduate Study Award, by Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
  10. (1999) Morning Star Award, by Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Serving as reviewer for established journals and international conferences

The applicant has reviewed a total of 101 papers till Nov 2011.

  • Transportation Research Part A (1 paper)
  • Transportation Research Part C (1 paper)
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation (1 paper)
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (9 papers)
  • IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems (5 papers)
  • Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (13 papers)
  • ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development (11 papers)
  • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering (1 paper)
  • Transportation Research Record (34 papers for Freeway Operations Committee, Network Modeling Committee, Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee, Traffic Signal Control Committee, Signal Control Devices Committee, Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee)
  • Safety Science (1 paper)
  • 18th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (1 paper)
  • IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (7 papers)
  • 12th Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management Conference (3 papers)
  • 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (4 papers)
  • 24th Annual International Conference & NACGEA International Symposium on Geo-Trans (2 papers)
  • World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems (5 papers)
  • 9thInternational Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (2 papers)