COTA CICTP 2022     Program    Opening Ceremony and Keynote Sessions

Keynote Sessions

Keynote: What Lies Ahead for Intelligent, Green and Connected Transportation?

Kumares C. Sinha is the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He has been involved in research, education and practice of transportation planning, engineering and management for more than five decades. He was Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program, a collaborative research consortium between Purdue and the Indiana Department of Transportation. He also served as a consultant for the World Bank for more than three decades. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and served as President of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and an Honorary Member of ASCE.

Keynote: 轨道交通装备发展趋势与新技术应用探讨 New trend in rail transportation equipment development and application of new technologies

Wang Jun, vice President (Science and Technology) and Director of technology Innovation Committee of CRRC, presided over the development of China's first domestically produced 250km/h class "Harmony" high-speed train, the first 350km/h class high-speed train with independent intellectual property rights, and the world's highest altitude railway Qinghai-Tibet Railway plateau coach. He created the dynamic integration management mode and method of "technology + industry" for high-speed train, making important contributions to "from following to leading" for China's high-speed train technology. He has won 3 national Science and Technology Progress Awards, national Innovation Team Award, 3 provincial and ministerial special awards, and won the 4th Outstanding Engineer Award, Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award, Locomotive Medal. He was selected into the national Talent Project and was awarded as a young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions.

Executive Director, Center for Urban Transportation Research

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keynote: Contemporary Issues in Transportation Data Analytics

Dr. Fred Mannering is the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research and a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. He was previously the Charles Pankow Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, Head of Civil Engineering at Purdue, Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington and an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan, masters from Purdue University, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His body of work has been cited over 30,000 times in Google Scholar, over 13,000 times in the Web-of-Science core collection database, and .over 16,000 times in Scopus. Dr. Mannering has published over 160 refereed journal articles, 2 textbooks, over 60 other publications (conference proceedings, project reports, book reviews and commentaries), and has given over 150 invited lectures, keynote speeches, and presentations at professional conferences.

Dr. Mannering is Founding Editor and currently Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Science’s Analytic Methods in Accident Research (2021 Web-of-Science Journal Impact Factor 14.556), and was previously Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Science’s Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Some of his awards recognotions include: Web-of-Science Highly Cited Researcher (2019, 2020, 2021); Council of University Transportation Centers Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research (2021); most highly-cited author (highest total citations and citations per paper) in the 50-year history of the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention (2020); Eno Foundation’s “Top 10 Transportation Thought Leaders in Academia” (2016); Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Purdue University's highest undergraduate teaching honor (2013); Induction into Purdue University’s “Book of Great Teachers” (2013); Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy (2013-2015); James Laurie Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (2009); Wilbur S. Smith Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (2005).

Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan

Foreign Follow, The Engineering Academy of Japan

Keynote: Transport & Planetary Health: Connections and Solutions

Prof. Junyi Zhang has been a foreign follow of The Engineering Academy of Japan since February 2021. His main research fields include urban and regional planning, transportation planning and engineering, environmental and energy policy, health policy, pandemic policy, tourism policy, sustainable development policy, and human behavior research. He is especially good at collaborating with researchers from different disciplines. He has developed various methodologies (surveys, modeling, policy evaluation, and planning, etc.) and applied them to analyze various issues related to the above fields from an interdisciplinary perspective. As of June 2022, he published 480+ refereed academic papers (SCI/SSCI papers (including two Nature sub-journals: Scientific Reports, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications): 100+). His research was awarded 12 times as best/outstanding paper awards. His recent four books are closely related to this international conference: Transportation Amid Pandemics: Lessons Learned from COVID-19, Elsevier (2022); Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective, Elsevier (2019); Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia (2018); Life-oriented Behavioral Research for Urban Policy, Springer (2017). He has been serving as a reviewer for 50+ SCI/SSCI journals and as an editorial board member or an associate editor for 10+ internationally well-recognized journals. Currently, he is the co-chair of WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) COVID-19 Task Force (from April 2020-present).