Qin joins WisDOT advisory committee to help Wisconsin plan for vehicles of the future

In September, Xiao Qin, professor of civil & environmental engineering and a Lawrence E. Sivak ’71 professor, accepted an invitation from Craig Thompson, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, to serve on WisDOT’s Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External (WAVE) Advisory Committee.

The committee supports the development of a safe and efficient transportation system in Wisconsin at a time when Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) research and technological advances are moving forward at an incredible pace.

Specifically, they will review critical issues related to CAV research and make recommendations to WisDOT on planning priorities, implementation policies, and transportation system impacts.

Qin is renowned expert on highway safety and transportation data analytics

Qin is the director of UWM’s Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation. He is a nationally renowned expert in transportation data analytics and highway safety whose research is supported by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Federal Highway Administration, and WisDOT.

For several years, he has led UWM’s work with WisDOT on preparing for vehicles of the future, city planning, resource allocation, workforce development and technology transfer.