Chengbo Ai, PI
Dr. Chengbo Ai is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Transportation Systems Engineering and his BS from Peking University in Electrical and Computing Engineering. His interdisciplinary research focuses on developing computational models, AI algorithms, and remote sensing hardware systems as they are applied in transportation asset management, geometry design, roadway safety, pavement preservation and maintenance, and many other critical transportation applications.
Qing Hou, Ph.D. Student (CEE)
Qing received his MS in Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering from Sun Yat-sen University and joined AI Lab in 2018 Fall to pursue his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering. His research interests include traffic noise analysis in the built environment and artificial intelligence in asset management. He received the UMass College of Engineering Fellowship (2018) and MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference Best Poster (2019).
Bryan Remache-Patino, Ph.D. Student (CEE)
Bryan received his BS in Civil Engineering from the College of New Jersey and joined AI Lab in 2022 Fall to pursue his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering. His research interests include transportation operation, roadway safety, and emerging spatial and sensing data analytics. He received the UMass College of Engineering Fellowship (2022) and the FHWA Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship (2022).
Siyuan Meng, Ph.D. Student (CEE)
Siyuan has earned his bachelor’s degree in Road, Bridge, and River-crossing Engineering and his master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Chang’an University, China. In the Fall of 2023, he will be starting his Ph.D. program in Transportation Engineering at UMass. Siyuan’s research area will be related to investigating advanced optimization-based resilient management methods of critical transportation infrastructure assets for vulnerable populations.
Elahe Yahyapour Demouchali, Ph.D. Student (CEE)
Elahe (Ellie) Yahyapour has earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Guilan, Iran, and her master’s degree in Biometrics and Intelligent Vision from the Universite Paris est Creteil, France. In Fall 2023, she will start a Ph.D. program in Transportation Engineering at UMass. Ellie’s primary research area will revolve around finding innovative methods for efficient point cloud manipulation in digital twins.
Yanan Zhang, MS Student (ECE)
Yanan earned his bachelor’s degree in BioMedical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Since Spring 2022, she has been pursuing her MS degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering at UMass. In Fall 2023, she will join the Ai lab at UMass as a research assistant. Yanan’s research area will be related to using mobile LiDAR data and machine learning to create a pedestrian infrastructure inventory and evaluate the corresponding conditions.
- Zaw Htet Lin (ChemE BS)
- Hsu Shwe Yee Naing (BioE BS)
- Emily Hennessy (CEE Ph.D.), Area Engineer @ FHWA (Link)
- Wooseong Kwon (CEE BS, Honors), Engineer @ AECOM (Link)
- Vibhhu Sharma (CS BS), Software Engineer Intern @ Amazon (Link)
- Rishabh Pandey (CS BS), Software Engineer @ Amazon (Link)
- Kabir Khurana (CEE BS, Honors), Engineer I @ Toole Design Group (Link)
- Yash Shah (ECE MS), Machine Learning Engineer @ Qualcomm (Link)
- Yuhao Wang (CEE MS), Operation Manager @ China Railway Construction Group
- Asako Takeuchi (CEE BS, Honors), Assistant Structural Engineer @ Gill Engineering Associates, Inc. (Link)
- Kyle Noel (CS/HC BS, Honors), Software Engineer @ Cimpress (Link)
- John Jacob (CEE BS), Civil Engineer @ MassDOT (Link)