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Dr.Qi

Yi QI, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Transportation Studies

  • Office Location: Trailer #13
  • Telephone: 713-313-6809
  • Fax: 713-313-1856
  • E-mail: qiy@tsu.edu

Research Interests:

      o Traffic safety and crash analysis
      o Roadway geometric design
      o Traffic signal deign and operational analysis
      o Transportation system performance measure
      o Traffic simulation
      o GIS based system design and analysis
      o Mobile source emission modeling and air quality assessment
       

Education:

    • Ph.D., Transportation Planning and Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, New York University at Polytechnic Institution, December 2002

    • M.S., Probability and Statistics, Department of Statistics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China, July 1999
    • B.S., Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China, July 1996

Teaching Assignments:

    • TMGT 865     Traffic Signals and Signal Control
    • TMGT 882     Geographical Information Systems for Transportation

Selected Research Funding:

  • PI: Safety Performance of Different Types of Freeway Weaving Segments (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, 2012-2013)
  • PI: Left-Turn Lanes at Unsignalized Median Openings (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project,  2012-2013).
  • PI: Use of Directional Median Openings on Urban Roadways (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, 2012-2013).
  • PI: Systematically evaluate the impacts of traffic condition information on the reduction of on-road mobile emissions (TranLIVE University Transportation Center Project, 2012-2013).
  • PI: Design and Scope of Impact of Auxiliary Lanes (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6706, 2011-2013).
  • PI: Reduction of Motorists’ Delay and Crash Potential Upstream of Highway Work Zones (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6704, 2011-2013 TSU support, UT/CTR lead).
  • PI: Examining the Use of Existing Public Rights-of-Way for High-Speed Rail or Other Infrastructure (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6698, 2011-2013, TSU support, UT Arlington lead).
  • PI: Development of Guidelines for Operationally Effective Raised Medians and the Use of Alternative Movements on Urban Roadways (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6644, 2010-2012).
  • PI: Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center (SWUTC) Project, 2010-2011).
  • PI: Use of Flashing Yellow Operations to Improve Safety at Signals with Protected-Permissive Operations (Texas Department of Transportation research project Number: 0-6585, 2009-2011).
  • PI: Investigate Existing Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies for Port Cargo Inspections (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 161042, 2009-2010).
  • PI: Development of Guidelines for Triple Left and Dual Right-Turn Lanes (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6611, 2008-2010).
  • PI: Preserving Functionality / Asset Value of the State Highway System (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6208, 2008-2009).
  • PI: Development of Pedestrian Safety Based Warrants for Permissive Left-Turn Control (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 169302, 2008-2009).
  • Co-PI: Development of Left-Turn Operations Guidelines at Signalized Intersections (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number:  0-5840, 2006-2008).
  • PI: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Based Road-Condition Warning System For Highway Collision Prevention (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 476660-00043, 2006-2008).

 

Selected Scientific Journal Papers:

  • Qi ,Y. and Y.Salehi and Y. Wang, “Investigate Existing Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies For Port Cargo Inspections By Discrete-Event Simulation Modeling Approach”, accept for publication at Transportation Research Record, 2013
  • Chen X., Y. Qi, and G. Liu, “Empirical Study of Gap-Acceptance Behavior of Right-Turn-on-Red Drivers on Dual Right-Turn Lanes”, ASCE's Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 139, Issue 2, 2013.
  • Qi ,Y. and P. Yuan , “Pedestrian Safety Under Permissive Left-Turn Signal Control”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2299,pp 91-100, 2013
  • Chen  X. , Y. Qi , and D. Li , “Estimating Right Turn on Red Capacity for Dual Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2286, pp 29-38, 2012
  • Qi ,Y., R. Srinivasan, H. Teng and R. Baker, “Analysis of The Frequency And Severity Of Rear-End Crashes in Work Zones”, Traffic Injury Prevention, Volume 14(1), pp 61-72, 2013.
  • Qi ,Y., L. Guo, L. Yu and H. Teng, “Estimation of Design Lengths of Left-turn Lanes”, ASCE's Journal of Transportation Engineering, accept for publication, 2011
  • Qi ,Y., X. Chen, A. Guo and L. Yu, “A New Analytical Approach To Estimating The Operational Benefit And The Safety Cost Of Protected/Permissive Left-Turn Signal Control Mode”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2149,pp 37-49, 2010
  • Yu.L., X. Zhang, F. Qiao and Y. Qi, “GA-based Approach for the development of driving schedules for evaluating greenhouse Gas emissions from light-duty vehicles”, accepted for publication at Transportation Research Record, 2010
  • Qi, Y., H. Teng, D.R. Martinelli, “An Investigation of Incident Frequency, Duration and Lanes Blockage for Determining Traffic Delay”, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 275-299, 2009
  • Qi, Y. and H. Teng, “An Information-Based Time Sequential Approach to On-Line Incident Duration Prediction”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008
  • Yu, L., Z. Wang, F. Qiao, and Y. Qi, “Vehicle Emission Characteristics-based Approach to the Development and Evaluation of Driving Cycles for Classified Roads”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2058,pp 58-67, 2008
  • Yu, L., L. Yu, Y. Qi, J. Wang, and H. Wen.  Traffic Incident Detection Algorithm for Urban Expressways based on Floating Car Data.  Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information.  Vol. 8, No. 4: 36-41, 2008.
  • H. Teng , Qi, Y. and D. Martinelli, “Parking Difficulty and Parking Information System Technologies and Costs”, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2008
  • Qi, Y., L. Yu and M. Azimi, “Determination of Storage Lengths of Left-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections”,  Transportation Research Record, Volume 2023,pp 102-111, 2007
  •  Qi, Y. and B. Smith, J. Guo “Freeway Accident Probability Prediction Using a Panel Data Analysis Approach,” ASCE’s Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 133, Number 3, pp. 149-156,  2007.
  • Qi ,Y., Y. Tang and B. Smith, “Video-Based Automated Identification Of Freeway Shoulder Events”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 1972,pp 46-53, 2006
  • Park, H., Y. Qi, and B. Smith, “A New Methodology for the Development of Regional Vehicle-Mapping Tables for the MOBILE Emission Model”, National Research Council, Transportation Research Record, Volume 1987,pp 92-102, 2006

Selected Presentations:

  • Qi ,Y. M. Azimi and L. Yu , “Safety Impacts Of Increasing Lengths Of Left-Turn Lanes”, accept for  presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 92th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 13-17, 2013
  • Qi ,Y. Y. Wang, S. Chen and L. Yu , “Safety Issues In The Design Of Dual Right-Turn Lanes”, accept for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 92th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 13-17, 2013
  • Chen  X. , Y. Qi , G. Liu and J. Wu, “Operational and Safety Effects of Using Left-Turn Lanes with Substandard Lengths at Unsignalized Median Openings: Case Study in Houston, Texas”, accept for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 92th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 13-17, 2013
  • Qi ,Y. and P. Yuan , “Pedestrian Safety Under Permissive Left-Turn Signal Control”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012.
  • Qi ,Y. and D. Li , “When Should Right Turn on Red (RTOR) Be Used? Synthesis on the Safety of RTOR”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012
  • Qi ,Y. , M. Zhang, Y. Wang and X. Chen , “Safety Performance of Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Indication”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012
  • Qi ,Y. , P. Yuan, X. Chen and M. Zhang , “Safety of Flashing Yellow Arrow Indication with Protected‐Permissive Left‐Turn (PPLT) Operation”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012.
  • Chen  X. , Y. Qi , and D. Li , “Estimating Right Turn on Red Capacity for Dual Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012.
  • Qi ,Y. and Y. Wang , “Review of Available Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies for Port Cargo Inspection”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2010.
  • X. Chen, Qi ,Y. and L. Yu, “Application Of Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Technology For Work Zone Collision Prevention”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2010.
  • Qi ,Y., H. Yu and L. Yu, “Development Of Traffic Volume Based Criteria For Left-Turn Signal Control Mode Selection”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2010.
  • Qi ,Y., B. Wang and L. Yu, “Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Based Highway Lane Change Warning System For Collision Prevention”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2009.
  • Qi ,Y., L. Yang and L. Yu, “Vehicle Infrastructure Integration-Based Driver Warning System for Run-Off-Road Crash Prevention”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2009.
  • Qi ,Y., L. Guo and L. Yu, “Safety Impacts of Left-Turn Phasing Sequence”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2009.
  • Qi ,Y., H. Yu and L. Yu, “Guidelines for Selecting Left-Turn Signal Control Mode”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2009.
  • Qi ,Y., L. Guo, L. Yu, and H.  Teng “Estimation of Design Lengths of Left-turn Lanes”, Presented and published in proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board , Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2009.
  • Qi ,Y., C. Guo and L. Yu, “Impacts of Signal Phasing Sequence on Left-Turn Operation”, Presented and published in proceedings of the  87st Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January , 2008
  • Yu, L., S. Jia, F. Qiao, and Y. Qi. Research On Transportation Related Emissions: Current Status And Future Directions. 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting CD-ROM, Washington, DC, Jan 2008

 

Selected Technical Reports Published:

    • Qi, Y., X. Chen, L. Yu, Y. Wang, M. Zhang, P. Yuan and K. Persad, “Use of Flashing yellow operations to improve safety at signals with protected-permissive left-turn (PPLT) operations”, Report No. TxDOT 0-6568-1, final report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2012
    •  Qi, Y., X. Chen, L. Yu, Y. Wang, M. Zhang, P. Yuan, “Training Strategies and Materials”, Report No. TxDOT 0-6568-2, research report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2012.
    • Qi ,Y. and Y.Salehi and Y. Wang  “Investigate Existing Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies for Port Cargo Inspections”, Research Report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), Report number: SWUTC/11/ 161042-1, (63 pages), 2011   http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161042-1.pdf
    • Qi. Y.,  X. Chen, and D. Li, “Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections”, Research Report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), Report number: SWUTC/12/ 161141-1, (121 pages), 2012 http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161141-1.pdf
    • Cooner, S., S. Ranft, Y. Rathod, Y. Qi, L. Yu, Y. Wang, and S. Chen, “Development Of Guidelines For Triple Left And Dual Right turn Lanes”, Report No. TxDOT 0-6112-1, final report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2011
    • Qi. Y and A. Guo, “Development of Pedestrian Safety Based Warrants for Permissive Left-Turn Control”, Research Report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), Report number: SWUTC/10/ 169302-1, (58 pages), 2010 http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169302-1.pdf
    • Hard, E.N, B.S. Bochner, Y. Li, Y. Qi, I. Damnjanovic, and W.E. Frawley, “Preserving Functionality / Asset Value of the State Highway System”, Report No. TxDOT 0-6208-1, final report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2010.
    • Lei Y., Y. Qi, H. Yu, L. Guo and C. Chen, “Training Strategies and Materials”, Report No. TxDOT 0-5840-2, research report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2008.
    • Lei Y., Y. Qi, H. Yu, L. Guo and C. Chen, “Development of Left-Turn Operations Guidelines at Signalized Intersections”, Report No. TxDOT 0-5840-1, research report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2008.
    • Lei Y., Y. Qi, M. Azimi, L. Guo and C. Guo., “Left-turn Lane Design and Operation”, Report No. TxDOT 0-5290-1, research report to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2007.
    • Qi. Y, X. Chen, L, Yang B. Wang and L. Yu, “Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Based Road-Condition Warning System for Highway Collision Prevention”, Research Report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), Report number: SWUTC/09/ 476660-00043-1, (83 pages), 2009 http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00043-1.pdf

Other Services and Memberships:

    • Member on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ABE40 Committee - Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, under the National Academies ,2007- present
    • Member on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ABJ70 Committee - Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications,  under the National Academies ,2007- present
    • Vice Chair for the Transportation Research Board(TRB) TETT (Training, Education, and Technology Transfer) Subcommittee, 2006- 2012
    • Chair for the paper review Subcommittee for Transportation Research Board(TRB) ABE40, 2013- present
    • Associate Editor for 15th IEEE ITS Conference, 2012
    • Member on Advisory Board of Houston National Summer Transportation Institute (HNSTI)

 


Department of Transportation Studies
TB 125, College of Science & Technology, Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004-9986 USA
Phone (713) 313-1841 or (713) 313-6809 
 Fax (713) 313-1856  

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Ms. Paula Eakins, Administrative Assistant

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