Bin Ran, Ph.D.


Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UW-Madison Staff Profile:

2312 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691

Tel: 608-262-0052


B.S. – Tsinghua University, China, 1986
M.S. – University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989
Ph.D. – University of Illinois, Chicago, 1993

Research Interests

Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway (CAVH):
  • New Generations of Traffic Models & Highway Capacity Manual for CAVH Level 1-4
  • New Generations of Highway Design and Operations Guide for CAVH Level 1-4
  • Automated Highway System Technology Development
  • 3D GIS-T Applications for Connected and Automated Vehicle & Highway
Intelligent Transportation Systems:
  • Intelligent Highway
  • Real-Time Performance Measure & Evaluation
Dynamic Transportation Network & Flow Models:
  • Dynamic Traffic Prediction
  • Traffic Simulation and Control
  • 3rd/4th Generations of Traffic Models & Theories
Mobile Probe Technologies and Modeling:
  • 3G/4G Cellular Probe Modeling
  • Traffic State Estimation and Passenger Flow Estimation
Big Data Applications for Multi-Modal Transportation Databases:
  • Statewide Real-Time Traffic Databases