Lab Director

Bo Zou Bo Zouis an assistant 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 University of Illinois Center of Excellence for Airport Technology. 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). Dr. Zou’s research covers a variety of topics in the broad areas of transportation and logistics systems design, modeling, and analysis. Dr. Zou serves as a reviewer for a number of journals in or related to the transportation and logistics discipline, including Operations Research, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Parts A, B, C, D, E, European Journal of Operational Research, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, Networks and Spatial Economics, and Applied Mathematical Modelling.


Graduate Students

Ahmadreza Talebian DSC_8680 - Copyis a doctoral student in transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his M.S. in transportation planning in 2011 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, and B.S. in civil engineering in 2008 from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan. His research interests include: rail service scheduling on shared use passenger and freight corridors, game theory based allocation of rail capacities, transportation demand management; and fuzzy approach in transportation modeling.

Nabin Kafle 3875c71 (1)graduated in 2011 from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University with his B.S. degree in civil engineering. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in transportation engineering at UIC. His research topics include transportation system analysis. Having several publications in airline fuel efficiency assessment, flight delay propagation modeling, and airport performance policy analysis, Nabin’s recent research interests focuses on innovations in urban mobility including mechanism design for downtown parking slot allocation and co-modality for last-mile parcel delivery.

MohamadHossein Noruzoliaee hosseinobtained his B.S. in civil engineering in 2009 from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, and M.S. in transportation engineering in 2012 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the Department of Civil and Materials  Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests include infrastructure economics, asset management, transportation network modeling, and autonomous vehicles.