Xuegang (Jeff) Ban

Xuegang (Jeff) Ban

Associate Professor

Transportation, Simulation, Operations Research, Modeling
Dr. Ban's research focuses on modeling and simulation that aim to reveal the complex dynamic, stochastic, and evolving interactions among the critical components of transportation systems, with the purpose to develop effective, efficient, and sustainable methodologies to mange wide-area and multi-modal transportation systems. His current research interests are Theoretical and algorithmic issues of dynamic traffic network modeling; Sensor-aided modeling and simulation, especially the application of mobile traffic sensors (such as GPS-enabled cellular phones) for transportation system performance measurement, state estimation, optimal traffic control and management, and related issues on privacy protection; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that focuses on applying information technologies to various traffic/transportation applications.


Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005) M.S. Computer Sciences (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003) B.S. Automotive Engineering (Tsinghua University, 1997)

Selected Publications

  • Ban, X., Hao, P., and Sun, Z.B., 2011. Real time queue length estimation for signalized intersections using sample travel times from mobile sensors. Transportation Research Part C, in press.
  • Hoh, B., Iwuchukwu, T., Jacobson, Q., Gruteser, M., Bayen, A., Herrera, J.C., Herring, R., Work, D., Annavaram, M., and Ban, X, 2011. Enhancing Privacy and Accuracy in Probe Vehicle Based Traffic Monitoring via Virtual Trip Lines. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, in press.
  • Holguin-Veras, J., Torres, C.A., and Ban, X., 2011. On the comparative performance of urban delivery vehicle classes. Transportmetrica, 1-24.
  • Ban, X., Chu, L., Herring, R., and Margulici, J.D., 2010. A sequential modeling framework for optimal sensor placement for multiple ITS applications. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 137(2), 2011.
  • Ban, X., Li, Y., Skabardonis, A., and Margulici, J.D., 2010. Performance evaluation of travel time estimation methods for real time traffic applications. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 14(2), 54-67.
  • Herrera, J.C., Work, D.B., Herring, R., Ban, X., and Bayen, A., 2010. Evaluation of traffic data obtained via GPS-enabled mobile phones: the Mobile Century field experiment. Transportation Research Part C, 18(4), 568-583.
  • Ban, X., Ferris, M., Liu, H., 2010. Numerical studies on reformulation techniques for continuous network design problems with asymmetric user equilibrium. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 1(1), 52-72.
  • Ban, X., and Liu, H., 2009. A link-node discrete-time dynamic second best toll pricing model with a relaxation solution algorithm. Networks and Spatial Economics 9(2), 243-267.
  • Ban, X., Herring, R., Hao, P., and Bayen, A., 2009. Delay pattern estimation for signalized intersections using sampled travel times. Transportation Research Record 2130, 109-119.
  • Ban, X., Liu, H., Ferris, M.C., and Ran, B., 2008. A link-node complementarity model and solution algorithm for dynamic user equilibria with exact flow propagations. Transportation Research, part B, 42(9), 823-842.
  • Ban, X., Chu, L., and Benouar, H., 2007. Bottleneck Identification and Calibration for Corridor Management Planning. Transportation Research Record 1999, 40-53.