Lab Director

Bo Zou, PhDBo Zou is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, and an affiliated faculty member of the Urban Transportation Center and Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics, all at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a faculty partner of the National University Rail (NURail) Center and the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bo received his Ph.D. in transportation engineering (University of California at Berkeley, with minors in industrial engineering and operations research, and economics), M.S. in transportation planning and management (Tsinghua University), Diplôme d’Ingénieur in general engineering (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and B.E. in civil engineering (Tsinghua University).

Bo is very excited about the innovations that are reshaping how human beings move and move things. He has been passionately working with other lab members and our collaborators to create new frontiers of transportation systems research. Leading the TransLog lab, Bo’s research has been supported by a variety of agencies including the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the American Public Transportation Association, the Illinois and California Departments of Transportation, and the Chicago Department of Aviation, among others. Currently, Bo serves on the editorial advisory boards of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, and Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.


Graduate Students

Hossein (002)


Hossein Noruzoliaee
Ph.D. candidate (2013-present)
Current work: Autonomous and shared urban mobility; infrastructure management




Tanvir Ahamed
Ph.D. student (2016-present)
Current work: Crowdsourced last-mile package delivery; rail planning



Pipatphon Lapamonpinyo
Ph.D. student (2017-present)
Current work: Rail operation optimization; freight transportation


Limon Barua (002)

Limon Barua
Ph.D. student (2018-present)
Current work: Smart city transportation; infrastructure management


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Diana Briones
M.S. student (2017-present)
Current work: Smart city transportation; transportation and energy



Lab Alumni



Ahmadreza Talebian, Ph.D., May 2016
Dissertation: Planning Passenger Rail Service in a Competitive and Shared-Use Environment
Assistant Professor, Isfahan University of Technology


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Nabin Kafle, Ph.D., May 2017
Dissertation: Advancing Urban Parcel Delivery System Using Crowdsoucing
Engineer Analytics and Optimization, JetBlue Airways




Ruyi Li, Visiting Scholar, 2014-2015
Manager, Strategic Planning, Chongqing International Airport