• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI [Aug. 2020 - Present]

PhD Candidate in Next Generation Transportation Systems

Advisor: Prof. Yafeng Yin

  • Southeast University, Nanjing, China [Sept.2016 - Jun.2020]

B.Eng. in Transportation Engineering

Enrolled in Mao Yisheng Honor Class

  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada [Sept.2019 - Dec.2019]

Exchange Student in Civil Engineering

Granted with China National Scholarship for Studying Abroad

Research Experiences

  • New York University Shanghai, Shanghai, China [Aug. 2020 – May. 2021]

Research assistant in Civil Engineering

Supervisor: Zhibin Chen

Invited presentations

  • End-to-end Learning of User Equilibrium with Implicit Neural Networks. Next Generation Transportation Seminar, Ann Arbor, MI, 2022.

  • End-to-end Learning of Transportation Network Equilibrium. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2022.

  • Regulatory Policies to Electrify Ridesourcing Systems. Transportation Research Board 101st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2022.

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions in Ridesourcing Systems. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. 2021.

  • Building Effective Large-Scale Traffic State Prediction System: Traffic4cast Challenge Solution. 32ed Conference on NeurIPS, Vancouver, Canada. 2019.


  • Publicity Affair of Michigan Transportation Student Organization. 2022 - 2023.

  • Session Chair of VMB58. Electric Fleet Operations. INFORMS. 2021.

  • Host of International Symposium on Transportation Data and Modeling. 2021.

  • Voluntary Translator and Scientific Editor of Sustainable City. 2017 - Present.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of 2022 Transportation Technology Tournament (team leader). Aug. 2022.

  • Rackham Conference Travel Grant. July.2022.

  • Finalist of American Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling. Apr.2019.

  • First Prize of National competition of Transport Science for Students. May.2019.

  • Merit Student Award of Jiangsu Province. Apr.2019.

  • Outstanding Student of Academic Records of Southeast University. Dec.2018.

  • Mao Yisheng Science and Education Foundation Scholarship. Dec.2018.

Professional Experiences

  • China Design Group, Nanjing, China [Jul 2020 - Aug 2020]

Transportation Engineer Intern in Intelligent Transportation Institute

  • Zhitong Transportation Technology co. LTD, Nanjing, China [May.2019 - Jul.2019]

Traffic Algorithm Engineer Intern

CONTACT INFO zhichliu@umich.edu