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Xilei Zhao

Assistant Professor Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 504 Weil Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7159 Website: Website


Xilei Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. She received her MSE in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She specializes in applying data science (data analytics, machine learning, optimization, and simulation), complex systems modeling, and risk assessment to tackle challenging problems in transportation and resilience.

I am always looking for talented and energetic students to join my research group! To express your interest in joining the group as a student researcher, please email your complete CV and a short cover letter (up to one page) to me.

Primary Research Area

Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

Data Science, Transportation and Resilience


B.E., Civil Engineering, 2013, Southeast University
MSE, Applied Maths and Statistics, 2017, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2017, Johns Hopkins University