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B. Brian Park

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
Link Lab (Olsson Hall 253)
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Hanyang University, 1993
M.S. ​Hanyang University, 1995
Ph.D. ​Texas A&M University, 1998
Research Fellow, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, 1998 - 2001​
Biography

Brian Park is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, he was a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at North Carolina State University. Dr. Park received the B.S. and the M.S. from the Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. from the Texas A&M University in 1998.

Dr. Park is a recipient of PTV America Best Paper Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jack H. Dillard Outstanding Paper Award from the Virginia Transportation Research Council and Charley V. Wootan Award (for best Ph.D. dissertation) from the Council of University Transportation Centers. He is an ASCE ExCEEd teaching fellow.

He is an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Transportation, an Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Furthermore, he is a member of TRB (a division of the National Academies) Vehicle Highway Automation Committee and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee, and chair of Simulation subcommittee of Traffic Signal Systems Committee. He is also Chair of Advanced Technologies Committee of ASCE Transportation and Development Institute.

Identification of Locations and Causes of Unreliable Travel Times on Virginia Freeways
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2021
EN-CE Modeling Traveler Route Choice Behavior
Source: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technolog
March 01, 2014 – December 31, 2019
EN-CE Eco-Driving and Eco-Adaptive Transportation Systems
Source: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technolog
December 20, 2013 – November 30, 2019
EN-CE Modeling Traveler Route Choice Behavior: Mixed Logit Based Route Choice Behavior Modeling
Source: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technolog
January 01, 2018 – November 30, 2018
EN-CE-Development and Verification of Signal Operation Algorithms in Local Intersection Network Utilizing V2X Communication Infrastructure
Source: Korea Transport Institute
November 17, 2016 – September 16, 2018
Alternatives to Protected-Only Left-Turn Phasing
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
August 01, 2016 – December 31, 2017
Development of Safety Evaluation Technologies and Test-beds for Automated Vehichles (PhaseII)
Source: Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute
January 29, 2017 – December 31, 2017
EN-CE Mesoscopic Modeling Guidance and Pilot Test
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
March 07, 2016 – August 31, 2017
EN-CE Development of Safety Evaluation Technologies and Test-beds for Automated Vehicles
Source: Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute
June 29, 2016 – January 28, 2017
EN-CE Improving Energy Efficiency by Leveragin Connected Vehicle Technology
Source: UT-Battelle, LLC
November 11, 2015 – December 31, 2016
EN-CE Development and Verification of Signal Operation Algorithms in Local Intersection Network Utilizing V2X Communication Infrastructure
Source: Korea Transport Institute
November 01, 2015 – October 31, 2016
EN-CE Tools for Tactical Decision-Making/Advancing Methods for Predicting Performance
Source: Leidos, Inc.
September 03, 2013 – March 02, 2016
EN-CE Traffic Bottleneck Identification and Diagnosis, Countermeasures Prioritization, and Innovative Solutions
Source: Leidos, Inc.
June 04, 2013 – February 27, 2016
EN-CE Field Demonstration of Cumulative Travel-Time Responsive Intersection Control Algorith Under Connect Vehicle Technology
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
January 01, 2015 – October 15, 2015
EN-CE Next Generation Transit Signal Priority with Connected Vehicle Technology
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
February 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
EN-CE Traffic Bottleneck Identification and Diagnosis, Countermeasures Prioritization, and Innovative Solutions
Source: Science Applications Intrnl Corp
June 04, 2013 – July 31, 2013
Developing and Delivering a Short Course on Connected Vehicle Technology Applications
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
October 01, 2012 – July 31, 2013
CE 3000: Civil Engineering Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the analysis and management of large-scale civil engineering systems. Students will be introduced to problem formulation, linear programming, and decision analysis, with applications in structural optimization, traffic flow, resource allocation and environmental design. Prerequisites: CE 2010
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. SYS 4053 and fourth-year standing in Systems Engineering major.
CE 4990: Civil Engineering Research and Design
Credits: 3
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
CE 4995: Civil Engineering Research
Credits: 1–4
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 5400: Traffic Operations
Credits: 3
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of traffic operations including traffic data collection and analysis, safety and crash studies, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, signalized intersection design and analysis, simulation modeling, and sustainable transportation system.
SYS 6034: Discrete-Event Stochastic Simulation
Credits: 3
A first graduate course covering the theory and practice of discrete-event stochastic simulation. Coverage includes Monte Carlo methods and spreadsheet applications, generating random numbers and variates, specifying input probability distributions, discrete-event simulation logic and computational issues, review of basic queueing theory, analysis of correlated output sequences, model verification and validation, experiment design and comparison of simulated systems, and simulation optimization. Emphasis includes state-of-the-art simulation programming languages with animation on personal computers. Applications address operations in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, communication, computer, health care, and service systems. Prerequisite: SYS 6005 or equivalent background in probability, statistics, and stochastic processes.
CE 6460: Introduction to Integrated Transportation Systems Models
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to core models that support transportation engineering. In addition, the course provides a background on fundamental mathematical and heuristic search methods, optimization theory, stochastic optimization, and graph theory that underpin the transportation models.
CE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7001: Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1
Weekly meeting of graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary research and practice in civil engineering. This seminar is offered every spring semester. Prerequisite: For students who have established resident credit.
SYS 7096: Systems Engineering Colloquium
Credits: 1
Regular meeting of graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary systems problems and research. Offered for credit each semester. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CE 7400: Traffic Flow Theory
Credits: 3
Analyzes theoretical and mathematical models of traffic flow; deterministic and stochastic traffic flow models, queueing theory and its application including cases where arrival rates exceed service rates; acceleration noise and traffic simulation. Prerequisite: CE 6400.
CE 7500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7993: Independent Research in CE
Credits: 1–12
Detailed independent study of graduate course material under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
SYS 8999: Non-Topical Research, Masters
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
SYS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.

PTV Group Best Paper Award 2012

ASCE Outstanding Reviewer 2010

PTV America Best Paper Award 2008

American Society of Civil Engineers’ Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Fellow 2004

Jack H. Dillard Outstanding Paper Award, Virginia Transportation Research Council 2004

Council of University Transportation Centers C.V. Wootan Award in the Recognition of Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation 1999