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COTA Awards Category

COTA presents a number of awards annually to recognize contributions made by members and volunteers as well as the technical excellence of its members, their projects or programs.
COTA awards include but not limit to the following categories:


  • COTA Appreciation Awards Series, which includes
    • Excellent Organizing Award
    • COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
    • COTA Outstanding Service Award
    • COTA Lifetime Achievement Award

      COTA终身成就奖授予在交通运输领域做出了长期和突出的原创性科研和教学贡献的学者;或是在交通运输实践中起了 重要的长期的领域带头人的作用,对科学技术的转化应用做出了关键性贡献的政府及企业界人士。终身成就奖由每年的 CICTP承办方结合各方意见来向COTA提名,经由COTA董事会和顾问委员会所有成员一致同意才授予。

  • Best Paper Awards
  • Best Area Editor Awards
  • Best English Editor Awards
  • The COTA Best Dissertation Award

    The COTA Best Dissertation Award is established to recognize outstanding students with Chinese nationalities for their accomplishments of pursuing doctoral degrees in the transportation field. The award will be presented annually to two selected graduate students for their PhD dissertations, one in transportation policy & planning and the other on transportation science & technology.

  • Year 2018


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    余志生 (Prof. Yu, Zhisheng)

    余志生教授出生于1925年,于1952至1991年任教于清华大学汽车系长达40年。作为当代著名汽车研究工作者,他长期从事汽车 设计的教学和汽车理论的研究,始终坚持在教学第一线,以渊博的学识和宽大的胸怀培养了一批又一批年轻学子、数十位博士生、硕士生, 为祖国汽车工业的发展壮大输送了大批核心骨干人才。

    1981年,由先生主编的《汽车理论》第一次出版,至2009年已出版至第5版,总发行量超过40万册。1996年,《汽车理论》荣获全国高校优秀教材二等奖, 2002年荣获上海汽车工业教育基金会优秀著作一等奖。《汽车理论》,早已成为中国高校汽车教育核心专业课程的公认优选教材。37年来, 这部著作惠泽万众,可以说,中国汽车专业的每一位毕业生,都是学着先生的《汽车理论》毕业的,都可以算作先生的弟子, 他们在中国乃至世界汽车行业的发展中做出的不可磨灭的贡献,都沁润着先生的心血。

    1991年先生退休之后,仍不遗余力的投入到教育研究工作中去,在清华园外,他在北京汽车工业协会、北京汽车工程学会等机构中承担着重要工作。 在产、学、研的交叉融合中,他致力于对汽车工程人才的培养。在半个多世纪的峥嵘岁月里,他将毕生的心血和精力都奉献给了祖国汽车工业的发展和汽 车工程人才的培养,见证了我国汽车产业从筚路蓝缕到蓬勃发展的艰辛创业之路。

    余志生教授谦虚谨慎的治学态度、光明磊落的人格底色,对中国汽车行业的突出贡献,让他赢得了业内同行和校园师生的一致认可。 余教授被推举为COTA终身成就奖获得者,该提名得到了COTA理事会和顾问委员会所有成员的一致同意。


    COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
    Prof. Yafeng Yin

    Best Paper Awards


    Wei Hao*; Yibing Li; Zihao Liang; Quan Yuan

    No.13 "Investigating Severity and Main Weather Factors in Tricycle Crashes in Beijing"


    Han Jiang*; Jiaying Yu, Fang He, Meng Li

    No. 83 "An Iterative Adjustment Algorithm for Signal Timing Based on Sampling Trajectory Data"


    Fei Han

    No.112"Impacts of Initial Credit Distribution Scheme on Network Congestion Management: Considering Traveler’s Cognitive Illusion and Transaction Cost"


    Xuanjia Zheng; Jiawei Wang; Jianqiang Wang

    No.417"A Novel Road Traffic Risk Modeling Approach Based on the Traffic Safety Field Concept "


    Xiangmo Zhao; Haigeng Min; Zhigang Xu; Wei Wang

    No.685"A New Video-based Ego-positioning Method and Its Application on Vehicle Parking Guidance"


    Man Yang; Chaozhong Wu; Wenhui Chu; Hui Zhang

    No.856"Driving risk assessment using driving experiment data"


    Area Editor Awards

    Dr. Qingyi Ai, Arcadis US, Inc., USA
    Dr. Qingyi Ai, Arcadis US, Inc., USA
    Dr. Shan Bao, University of Michigan, USA
    Dr. Yiming Bie, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    Dr. Cong Chen, University of South Florida, USA
    Dr. Feng Chen, Tongji University, China
    Dr. Na Chen, University of Cincinnati, USA
    Dr. Peng Chen, University of Washington, USA
    Dr. Xiaofeng Chen, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China
    Dr. Yusheng Ci, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    Dr. Wei Fan, UNC Charlotte, USA
    Dr. Yanyong Guo, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Dr. Wei Hao, Changsha University of Science & Technology, China
    Dr. Qing He, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    Dr. Jia Hu, Tongji University, China
    Dr. Hai Jiang, Tsinghua University, China
    Dr. Honglong Li, City and County of Honolulu, USA
    Dr. Qiang Li, Oklahoma State University, USA
    Dr. Ruimin Li, Tsinghua University, China
    Dr. Zhibin Li, Southeast University, China
    Dr. Zhixia Li, University of Louisville, China
    Dr. Hao Liu, PATH at UC-Berkeley, USA
    Dr. Jianming Ma, Texas Department of Transportation, USA
    Dr. Jiaqi Ma, University of Cincinnati, USA
    Dr. Xiaolei Ma, Beihang University, China
    Dr. Jinjun Tang, Central South University, China
    Dr. Muxuan Tao, Tsinghua University, China
    Dr. Xuesong Wang, Tongji University, China
    Dr. Yang Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China
    Dr. Kun Xie, University of Canterbury, UK
    Dr. Chengcheng Xu, Southeast University, China
    Dr. Xinyue Xu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
    Dr. Zhigang Xu, Chang’an University, China
    Dr. Hong Yang, Old Dominion University, USA
    Dr. Xianfeng Yang, University of Utah, USA
    Dr. Zi Yang, Tsinghua University, China
    Dr. Jia Yao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    Dr. Zhuo Yao, University of Cincinnati, China
    Dr. Quan Yuan, Tsinghua University, China
    Dr. Yixiang Yue, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
    Dr. Shen Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    Dr. Su Zhang, University of New Mexico, USA
    Dr. Ting Zuo, University of Cincinnati, USA

    Year 2017


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

    Excellent Organizing Award
    College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    全永燊 (Quan, Yongshen)

    COTA Outstanding Service Award
    Dr. Zhuo Yao

    Best Paper Awards


    Road Traffic Operations and Management*; Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
    Qian YE*, Tongji University; Jian Cen, ; Xiaohong CHEN , School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University; Hua Zhang,

    Paper title: How Taxi Operation Change in the development of E-hailing APPs: Case Study in Shanghai, China


    Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling*; Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies
    Yifei Cai*, Nanjing University of Science ; Zhuping Zhou, Nanjing University of Science and Technology; jiwei Yang, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

    Paper title: A new grouping model based on velocity obstacle theory


    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)*; Road Traffic Operations and Management
    JiaRun Lv*, Beijing Jiaotong University; JiangFeng Wang, ; RuoXi Xiong, ; DaLin Chen,

    Paper title: Intersection Actuated Signal Phase and Timing Algorithms in Connected Vehicle Environment


    Rail & Transit Operations and Management*; Big Data Application in Transportation
    Yuyang ZHOU*, Beijing University of Technolo; Qianyang ZHAO, Beijing University of Technology; lin YAO, Beijing University of Technology; Yanyan Chen, ; Songtao TANG, Beijing University of Technology

    Paper title: The Utilization Analysis of Long-distance Bus Based on Smart Card Data


    Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies*; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    KUN JIANG*, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY; Diange YANG, Tsinghua University

    Paper title: A New Accident Prevention System Based On The Prediction Of Vehicle Tire Forces By Using Digital Map and Unscented Kalman Filter


    Aviation Management*
    Xiaoqian Sun, Beihang University; Sebastian Wandelt*, Beihang University

    Paper title: Spatial Aggregation of Worldwide Air Transportation Networks


    Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies*; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    Zhengwei Sun*, Tsinghua University; xin PEI, Tsinghua University; Pengju WANG, Tsinghua University; Haowei LIU, Tsinghua University; Dajun WANG, Tsinghua University; zuo zhang, Tsinghua University

    Paper title: Longitudinal Risky Driving Behavior Recognition Based on Naturalistic Driving Study


    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)*; Road Traffic Operations and Management
    Daxin Tian*, Beihang University

    Paper title: Creating Bus Timetables with Maximal Synchronization by a New Algorithm Based on the PSO


    CICTP Conference Awards


    Best Area Editor Awards
    Dr. Ke Han
    Dr. Guohui Zhang
    Dr. Heng Wei
    Dr. Hao Li
    Dr. Zhibin Li

    Best English Editor Awards
    Dr. David Hurwitz
    Dr. Jianming Ma

    Best Reviewer Awards
    Dr. Jian Wang
    Dr. Sebastian Wandelt
    Dr. Yiming Bie
    Dr. Wenbo Fan
    Dr. Ting Zuo

    Year 2016


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

    Excellent Organizing Award
    College of Transport and Communications, Shanghai Maritime University

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    杨佩昆

    COTA Outstanding Service Award
    Mr. Ken Yang

    Best Paper Awards


    Public Transit
    Jianfeng Liu, Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. Ltd.; Xiaolei Ma*, Beihang University; Congcong Liu, Beihang University; Yinhai Wang, University of Washington; Jing Wang, Beijing Transportation Research Center

    Paper title: Temporal distribution analysis of Beijing subway ridership


    Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
    Rui Li*, Hohai University; Yuexin Chen, Hohai University; Li Yuan, HoHai University; Rui Zheng, Hohai University

    Paper title: Transit signal priority optimization under arterial signal coordinated control condition


    Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses
    Xin Zhang*, Shanghai Maritime University; Ning HU, Shanghai Maritime Universtiy

    Paper title: Study on cleanup choice in ship oil spillage emergency response based on stated preference data


    Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
    Weibin Dai, Beihang University; Jun Zhang, Beihang University; Xiaoqian Sun*, ; Sebastian Wandelt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Paper title: Node Dependency in Multi-Commodity Flow Problem with Application to Transportation Networks


    Operations and Management of Shipping and Ports
    Yu, Hang

    Paper title: A method for traffic congestion assessment in export container yards


    CICTP Conference Awards


    Best Area Editor Awards
    Dr. Yinglin Fan
    Dr. Yu Nie
    Dr. Ziqi Song

    Best English Editor Awards
    Dr. Guohui Zhang
    Dr. Jianming Ma

    Year 2015


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

    Excellent Organizing Award
    School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering Beijing Jiaotong University, China For hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Prof. Guowu Zhang, For his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing high speed rail development in China.

    COTA Outstanding Service Award
    Mr. Kangzhi (Kyle) Liang, For his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese transportation professional community.

    Best Paper Awards


    High-Speed Rail Safety
    Liu Xinyu, BJTU; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU

    Paper title: Influence of Causing Factors on CRH2 EMU Failure Consequences Using Decision Trees


    Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
    Bo Yang, Beijing Jiaotong University; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU

    Paper title: Special Service for Enhancing Late Arrival Passengers' Possibility of Catching up High-Speed Train's Departure Based on Arena Simulation


    Traffic and driver behavior
    Jinxian Weng*, Beijing Jiaotong University

    Paper title: Evaluation of Keep-Right-Except-Pass Rule using Cellular Automata Model


    Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
    Pan Shang*, Tsinghua University; Ruimin Li, Tsinghua University

    Paper title: Inclement Weather Impact on Urban Traffic Conditions


    Aviation, Marine and Water Transportation
    Xinmin Tang*, NUAA; Long Zhou, ; zhiyuan Shen, NUAA; Miao Tang, NUAA

    Paper title: 4D Trajectory Prediction of Aircraft Taxiing Based on Fitting Velocity Profile


    Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses*
    Jingsi Yang, Beijingjiaotong University; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU; Xiaomeng LI, Beijing Jiaotong University; Wang Xiang, Beijing Jiaotong University

    Paper title: Driving Simulator Test of Variable Message Sign and Audio Warning Information at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings


    Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
    Wei Wang*, Southeast University; Taoning Li,

    Paper title: Joint Development and How it Motivates the Development of the Urban Subway


    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    Mengxi Ning*, Beijing Institute of Technolog; Shaobin Wu, Yuting Yang, Beijing Institute of Technolog

    Paper title: Study on Collaboration Technology of Inter-vehicle Information Based on Internet of Vehicles


    Logistics and Freight Transportation*
    Hong-Qi LI*, Beihang University

    Paper title: The pseudo-hypercycle and its effects: a study on a LTL trucking company in China


    Pavement and Materials Engineering, and Highway Construction and Maintenance
    Yuqin Zhu*, Southeast University; Fujian Ni, Southeast University

    Paper title: Application of MEPDG Dynamic Modulus Prediction Model in China


    Public Transit
    dalin Wang, Southeast University; Zhirui Ye*, Southeast University

    Paper title: Effects of Bus Stop Location on the Efficiency of Bus Priority for Arterials with Segmented Signal Progression Control


    Rail Operations, Management and Control
    Qu Zhen, Tsinghua University; Shi Jing*, Tsinghua University

    Paper title: Optimization Method of the Last Train Timetable in Urban Rail Transit Based on Auxiliary Decision Support


    CICTP Conference Awards


    Best Area Editor Awards
    Dr. Yuanchang Xie
    Dr. Yingyan Lou
    Dr. Wenxin Qiao

    Best English Editor Awards
    Dr. Jianming Ma
    Dr. Xiaokun Wang

    Year 2014


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

    Excellent Organizing Award
    School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering Central South University, China For hosting the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Professor Yongfu Sun, for his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing high speed rail development in China.

    COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
    Professor Heng Wei, University of Cincinnati, for his excellent leadership during his tenure as the president of COTA between January 2012 and January 2014.

    Best Paper Awards


    Pavement
    Yong Peng, Liangping Fan, Xiaojian Xu, Yanwei Li

    Paper title: Effects of Asphalt-aggregate Ratios and Compaction Efforts on Horizontal Aggregate Homogeneity in Asphalt Mixtures.


    Planning
    Fengjun Yin, Mao Ye, Xiucheng Guo, Miao YU

    Paper title: Modeling Activity-Travel Behavior of Urban Low-Income Residents.


    Rail
    Chenyu Li, Xiaomin Song, Jun Xu

    Paper title: Toward a Model and Algorithm of Rail Passenger Flow Assignment Based on Train Timetable


    Safety
    Liande Zhong, Xin Li, Ronggui Zhou, Tongyan Qi

    Paper title: Minimum Inside Shoulder Width of Multi-Lane Freeway Considering the Need for Vehicle Parking


    Year 2013


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Qixin Shi, Professor Emeritus at Tsinghua University.

    COTA Outstanding Service Award
    Dr. Bin Ran, Professor at University of Wisconsin, for his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese transportation professional community.

    Best Paper Awards


    Hui Duan, Pan Liu, Zhibin Li and Liteng Zha

    Paper title: Evaluating the Effects of Different Control Strategies on Traffic Operations at Isolated Merge Bottlenecks


    Han Jiang, Zhiheng Li, Rui Jiang, Jingyan Song, Li Li

    Paper title: Three-Velocity Queueing Model for Congested Traffic Flow Simulation


    Jianchuan Xianyu

    Paper title: An exploration of the interdependencies between trip chaining behavior and travel mode choice


    Shi Jianjuna, Wu Xu, Guan Jizhen, Chen Yangzhou

    Paper title: The analysis of traffic control cyber-physical systems


    Year 2012


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology at Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China for hosting the 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collabo-ration with COTA.

    Excellent Organizing Award
    School of Transportation Science & Engineering, Beihang University, China for hosting the 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

    COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Emeritus Professor Liren Duan, for his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing traffic operations and management in China.

    COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
    Professor Yinhai Wang, University of Washington, for his excellent leadership during his tenure as the president of COTA between January 2010 and January 2012.

    COTA Outstanding Service Award
    Mr. Jun (Jason) Wang, for his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese trans-portation professional community.

    Best Paper Awards


    Infrastructure
    Yan Li, Wei Zhang & Yang Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology.

    Paper title: A Method Based On Meta-Model For Updating the Finite Element Model Of Bridges Using The Meas-ured Static And Dynamic Data.


    Transportation Planning, Policy and Economics
    Hui Chen, Xuewu Chen, Zha-oming Chu & Ming Yang, Southeast University.

    Paper title: Modeling Activity-Travel Behavior of Urban Low-Income Residents.


    Multimodal and Sustainable Transportation
    Xiaoshu Cao & Linna Li, Sun Yat-Sen University and The University of Hong Kong.

    Paper title: Accessibility Distribution Impact Of Intercity Rail Transit Development On Pearl River Delta Region In China.


    Weina WANG, Xilan ZHI, Xuesong MAO, Zhongjie HOU; Chang’an University.

    Paper title: Numerical Simulation of Embankment Deformation Caused by Southern and Northern Slopes in Seasonally Frozen Ground Region (#08-1284).


    Safety and Security
    Jianjun Shi, Qing Zhao & Shuanghong Zhang, Beijing University of Technology.

    Paper title:Driving Behavior Comprehension through Motion Capture System: Modeling And Its Implications.


    CICTP Conference Awards


    Best Area Editor Awards
    Qing Lu (Univ. of South Florida)
    Wen Cheng (Cal Poly Pomona)
    Yingyan Lou (Univ. of Alabama)

    Best English Editor Awards
    Hao Liu (Univ. of Cincinnati)
    Zhixia Li (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

    Year 2011


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    COTA Lifetime Achievement Awards
    Emeritus Professor Jiqian Xu, Southeast University

    Best Paper Awards


    Lihui ZHANG, Dalian University of Technology.

    Paper title: Directional Lane-Allocation in Urban Transportation Networks (#02-0375).


    Yunpeng WANG, Wenjuan E, Daxin TIAN, Guanquan LU, and Guizhen YU; Beihang University and Jilin University.

    Paper title: The Ramp Merging Control Algorithm and Simulation Based on VII (#04-0823).


    Ting-ting ZHAO, Zhi-heng LI, Bei-peng MU, and Yi ZHANG; Tsinghua University.

    Paper title: Exploring the Influence of Real-time Traveler Information on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams (#04-1364).


    Weina WANG, Xilan ZHI, Xuesong MAO, Zhongjie HOU; Chang’an University.

    Paper title: Numerical Simulation of Embankment Deformation Caused by Southern and Northern Slopes in Seasonally Frozen Ground Region (#08-1284).


    Jianzhang WANG, Li LEI, Heng ZHANG; Shandong University.

    Paper title: Analysis of Traveling Speed and Fuel Consumption Based on Vehicle Traveling Data Recorder for BRT in Jinan (#07-0356).


    Mingwei HU; Shenzhen University.

    Paper title: A Survey and Simulation of Passenger Flow Organization of the Shenzhen Urban Rail Transit Station (#07-1436).


    Xu QU, Wei WANG, and Wenfu WANG; Southeast University.

    Paper title: Identification of Traffic Conditions Leading to Sideswipe Crashes on Freeways (#05-0646).

    Year 2010


    COTA Appreciation Awards


    COTA Lifetime Achievement Awards
    Emeritus Professor Futian Ren, Beijing University of Technology

    Best ICCTP Paper Awards


    Zhiyong ZHANG and Yi HUANG; Beijing University of Technology and North China Institute of Science and Technology.

    Paper title: A regression model of distance headway in car following behavioral at acceleration & deceleration regime (# 1004012).


    Shu HAN, Shouen FANG, Xuesong WANG, Xiaohong CHEN, and Yiyi CAI; Tongji University.

    Paper title: A Simulation-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model For Emergency Management on the Hangzhou Bay Bridge (#1002155).


    COTA Advanced Technology Promotion Award

    Shanghai Meihui Software Co. Ltd.