TTI Assistant Research ScientistEmissions & Energy Modeling
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014
Dr. Li is an assistant research scientist at TTI. His TTI work focuses on emission analysis and emission inventory development. Before joining TTI, he was a senior research associate with the North Carolina State (NC) University and served as the main developer of the Triangle Regional Model (TRM) of NC, which is used by two local MPOs and NC DOT in their urban planning process.
Dr. Li’s work also covers many other areas of ground transportation and air transportation. His work on ground transportation covers modeling large-scale transportation problems using machine learning, mathematical models, and simulation. For example, he has extensive research experience in traffic demand estimation and assignments on large-scale transportation networks. Dr. Li’s work on air transportation focuses on evaluating the benefit of intelligent transportation technologies to air traffic systems, aviation demand modeling on large-scale networks, and unmanned aerial vehicles. He is one of the major developers of a system-wide microscopic flight simulation tool, which is used by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to analyze the benefit of next-generation surveillance technology.