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Ying Chen

Research Assistant Professor

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Ying Chen

Departments

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

M.S. Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Research Interests

My research focuses on applying Machine Learning, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Network Analysis techniques on large-scale data problems in Transportation.

Data Analytics for Transportation Applications; Connected Vehicles and Smart Cities; Data Visualization; Big Social Media Data Mining for Travelers’ Behavior; Travel Demand and Behavior Modeling; Large-scale Transportation Network Modeling and Analysis; Agent-based Modeling.


Selected Publications

    Chen, Y., Frei, A. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2017). Incorporating Social Media in Travel and Activity Choice Models: Conceptual Framework and Exploratory Analysis. International Journal of Urban Sciences.

    Hong, Z., Mahmassani, H.S., Xu, X., Mittal, A., Chen, Y., Halat, H. and Alfelor Roemer. (2017). Effectiveness of Predictive Weather-Related ATDM Strategies for Network Management Perspective. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Mjahed, L. B., Mittal, A., Elfar, A., Mahmassani, H.S. and Chen, Y. (2017). Exploring the Role of Social Media Platforms in Informing Trip Planning: The Case of Yelp.com. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Chen, Y. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2016). Exploring Activity and Destination Choice Behavior in Two Metropolitan Areas Using Social Networking Data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Chen, Y., Mahmassani, H.S, Hong, Z., Hou, T., Kim, J., Halat, H. and Alfelor, R. (2015). On-line Implementation and Evaluation of Weather Responsive Coordinated Signal Timing Operations. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Chen, Y., Mahmassani, H.S. and Hong, Z. (2015). Improving Online Network Traffic Prediction through Data Mining and Pattern Matching for Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Estimation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Chen, Y., Frei, A. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2014). From Personal Attitudes to Public Opinion: Information Diffusion in Social Networks towards Sustainable Transportation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

    Kim, J., Mahmassani, H.S., Alfelor, R., Chen, Y., Hou, T., Jiang, L., Saberi, M., Verbas, O. and Zockaie, A. (2013). Implementation and Evaluation of Weather Responsive Traffic Management Strategies: Insight from Different Networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.