Jing (Peter) Jin

Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office:RWH 420F
Website: Jing (Peter) Jin

Dr. Peter J. Jin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and an affiliated member of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT). His research area is in Intelligent Transportation Systems with special interests in mobile sensor and content data, connected vehicles, and active transportation and demand management. His recent research interests include transportation Big Data analytics, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, and unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) application in traffic monitoring and incident management.


• Ph.D. Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, December 2009
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
• M.S. Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
• B.S., in Automation, 2005
Department of Automation, College of Information Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of TRB Surface Transportation Weather Committee (AH010) since 2014
  • Reviewer for Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems since 2011
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2012
  • Reviewer for Physica A, since 2012
  • Reviewer for Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, 2012
  • Reviewer for Transportation Research Part C, since 2012
  • Reviewer for Journal of Advanced Transportation, since 2014

Research Interests

• Mobile Sensor Data Modeling and Applications: including probe data based traffic state estimation and Lagrangian Traffic Flow Models.
• Microscopic Vehicle Characteristics and Control in Connected Vehicle Environment: focusing on the bi-directional control, traffic stability analysis, cyber security, adaptive cruise control, and microscopic traffic coordination methods.
• Transportation Big Data Analytics: including data mining on social network data, mobile location data for travel demand and activity pattern analysis.
• Traffic operations: including freeway traffic flow and traffic management models, methodologies, and technologies, arterial traffic state estimation, Active Traffic and Demand Management (ATDM) technologies and their microscopic implementation.


Selected Publications

Recent Publications

  • Peter J. Jin, Jie Li, Bin Ran, The Identification and Empirical Characterization of Vehicular (Lagrangian) Fundamental Diagrams in Multi-Lane Traffic Flow, Accepted for Publication, Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2014
  • Peter J. Jin, Jie Fang, Michael DeGaspari, C. Michael Walton, Gap Metering for Active Traffic Control at Freeway Merging Sections, Accepted for Publication, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2014
  • Fei Yang, Zhenxing Yao, Peter J. Jin, Xu Han, Multi-mode Trip Information Recognition Based on Wavelet Transform Modulus Maximum Algorithm by Using GPS and Acceleration Data, Accepted for Publication, Transportation Research Record, 2014
  • Fei Yang, Xu Han, Peter J. Jin, Da Yang, and Zhenxing Yao, Performance Evaluation of Handoff‐based Cellular Traffic Monitoring Systems Using Combined Wireless and Traffic Simulation Platform, Accepted for Publication, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2014
  • Peter J. Jin, Meredith Cebelak, Fan Yang, Bin Ran, C. Michael Walton, and Jian Zhang, Location-Based Social Networking Data: An Exploration into the Use of a Doubly-Constrained Gravity Model for Origin-Destination Estimation, 14-5314, Transportation Research Record, Accepted for Publication, 2014
  • Peter J. Jin, Andrew Walker, Meredith Cebelak, C. Michael Walton, Essam Nassar, Strategic Environmental Sensor Station (ESS) Location Determination Method Based on Weather-Related Crash Data for Road Weather Information System (RWIS), Transportation Research Record, Accepted for publication, 2014.
  • Fan Yang, Jing Jin, Origin-Destination Estimation for Non-Commuting Trips Using Location-based Social Networking Data, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Accepted for publication, 2014
  • Xia Wan, Jing Jin, Liang Zheng, Yang Cheng, Bin Ran, Empirical Analysis of the Speed Synchronization of Merge Vehicle from Entrance Ramp, Transportation Research Record, Paper Number 13-4546, Accepted for publication, 2014
  • Jie Fang, Jing Jin, Intelligent Algorithms for Reducing Short-Term Traffic State Prediction Error in Active Traffic Management, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Accepted for publication, 2014
  • Jing Jin, Da Yang, and Bin Ran, Reducing the Error Accumulation in Car-following Models Calibrated with Trajectory Data, IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation System, 15(1), pp. 148-157, 2014
  • Da Yang, Jing Jin, Yun Pu, Bin Ran, Stability Analysis of the Mixed Traffic Flow of Cars and Trucks using Heterogeneous Optimal Velocity Car-Following Models, Physica A, 395, pp. 371-383, 2014
  • Jing Jin, Da Yang, Bin Ran, Meredith Cebelak, C. Michael Walton, Bidirectional Control Characteristics of General Motors and Optimal Velocity Car-Following Models: Implications for Coordinated Driving in Connected Vehicle Environment, Transportation Research Record, 2381, pp. 110-119, 2013
  • Da Yang, Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Yun Pu, Safe distance bi-directional car-following model and its stability analysis, European Physical Journal B, 86(3), pp. 1-11, 2013
  • Jing Jin, Steven Parker, Jie Fang, and Bin Ran, Freeway Recurrent Bottleneck Identification Algorithms Considering Detector Data Quality Issues, Journal of Transportation Engineering, 138(10), pp. 1205-1214, 2012.
  • Bin Ran, Jing Jin, David Boyce, Zhijun Qiu, and Yang Cheng, Perspectives on Future Transportation Research: Impact of ITS Technologies on Next Generation Transportation Modeling, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16(4), pp. 226-242, 2012
  • Fei Yang, Yang Cheng, Jing Jin, Da Yang, and Bin Ran, Wireless Communication Simulation Model for Dynamic Cellular Handoff-Based Traffic Monitoring Systems: Framework and Evaluation, Transportation Research Record, 2291, pp. 26-34, 2012.
  • Liang Zheng, Shiquan Zhong, Peter J Jin, and Shoufeng Ma, Influence of Lateral Discomfort on the Stability of Traffic Flow Based on A Visual Angle Car-Following Model, Physica A, 391(23), pp. 5948-5959, 2012.
  • Yang Cheng, Xiao Qin, Jing Jin and Bin Ran, An Exploratory Shockwave Approach to Estimating Queue Length Using Probe Trajectories, Journal of Intelligent Transportation System, 16(1), pp. 12-23, 2011.
  • Yang Cheng, Xiao Qin, Jing Jin, Bin Ran and Jason Anderson, Cycle-by-Cycle Queue Length Estimation for Signalized Intersections Using Sampled Trajectory Data, Transportation Research Record, 2257, pp. 87-94, 2011.
  • Xia Wan, Yi Zhang, Peter J. Jin, Bin Ran, Wei Wang, and Jun Chen, Same-Day Mode Choice Modeling with Household Vehicle Usage Simulation in Developing Countries, Transportation Research Record, No. 2239, pp. 23-33, 2011.
  • Wei Wang, Jing Jin, Bin Ran, and Xiucheng Guo, Large-Scale Freeway Network Traffic Monitoring: A Map Matching Algorithm based on Low-Logging Frequency GPS Probe Data, Journal of Intelligent Transportation System, 15(2), pp. 63-74, 2011.
  • Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Automatic Incident Detection based on Fundamental Diagrams of Traffic Flow, In Transportation Research Record, 2099, pp. 65-75, 2009.
  • Zhijun Qiu, Peng Cheng, Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Cellular Probe Technology Applied in Advanced Traveler Information System, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 2(2-3), pp. 247-260, 2009.
  • Chen Yang, Wei Wang, Xiaofeng Shan, Jing Jin, Jian Lu, Zhibin Li, Effects of Personal Factors on Bicycle Commuting in Developing Countries: Case Study of Nanjing, China, Transportation Research Record, 2193, pp. 96-104, 2009.