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Lili Du

Professor Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 460D Weil Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7805 Website: Website


Dr. Lili Du a Professor in the Civil and Coastal Engineering Department, University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. degree in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems with a minor in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008, MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2003, and her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 1998. Dr. Du’s research is characterized by integrating operations research, network modeling, game theory, control theory, AI, and statistical methods into traffic flow analysis, transportation system analysis, urban planning, and network modeling. Her current research mainly focuses on the impacts of connected and/or autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles, mobility on demand, smart curb, network resilience, and traffic flow analysis. Dr. Du’s research has been published in Transportation Research Part B, Part C, and Part D, IEEE Transactions on ITS, Networks, and Spatial Economics. Her research has been funded by NSF, State DOTs, STRIDE UTC, FMRI UTC, and Toyota InfoTechnology Center. Dr. Du was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2016 and NRC Research Associate award at the Federal Highway Administration/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in 2023. Her project, “Driverless City” won the First Nayar Prize at IIT. She is the founding and active chair of both TRB AEP40-4 subcommittee on Emerging Technologies in Network Modeling and ASCE-T&DI Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Committee. She serves as an editor for Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and a member of the editorial advisory board for Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.

Research Areas:

  • Connected and autonomous vehicle systems
  • Big Data Analytics for Transportation Systems
  • Interdependent Infrastructure network modeling
  • Transportation system analysis and network modeling
  • Multi-Modal Transportation System Sustainability
  • Traffic signal control and system operation
  • Dynamic and green vehicle routing


Ph.D., Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008.
M.S., Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007.
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shanxi, China, 1998.