Welcome!

Lab Members

The Just&Green Transportation Lab focuses on using data science and artificial intelligence (machine learning) to make transportation more equitable and sustainable. Our interdisciplinary team is made up of people from various fields such as Transportation Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Computer Science, Statistics, and Economics.

Postdoc Associate

Luyu Liu (luyuliu@ufl.edu)

Postdoc Associate in Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida

 

Luyu Liu is jointly hired by the SERMOS Lab and Just&Green Lab. He received his Ph.D. degree in Geographic Information Science at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on promoting sustainable transportation and mobility equity with GIS and data science techniques.

Ph.D. Students

Duanya Lyu (lyu.duanya@ufl.edu)

Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

 

Duanya Lyu received her M.E. and B.E. degrees in traffic engineering from South China University of Technology. Her research interests include transportation equity, sustainability, and spatial data analysis. Beyond academia, she finds relaxation in practicing yoga.




Yiheng Qian (yihengqian@ufl.edu)

Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

 

Yiheng Qian received his BS degree from Tongji University and his MS degree from Northwestern University. His research interest is to increase the efficiency and equity of transportation systems based on machine learning and statistical methods. He likes singing, playing the piano, and traveling.


Master’s Students

Kaiyue Wang (kaiyuewang@ufl.edu)

Master’s student in Computer Science, University of Florida

 

Kaiyue Wang graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s in computer science. Her research interest is in computer vision. She loves coding and traveling.




 

Yilong Dai (daiyilong@ufl.edu)

Master’s student in Computer Science, University of Florida

 

Yilong Dai is a Master student in the department of Computer Science at University of Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is a full-stack developer and loves machine learning. Out of work, he is a crazy fan of Kyrie Irving.


Undergrad Students

Eliana Duarte (elianaduarte@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, University of Florida

 

Eliana Duarte is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a major in Civil Engineering with a minor in Urban and Regional Planning. She is interested in public transit, transportation planning, and urban design.

 

Ksenia Velichko (kvelichko@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, University of Florida

 

Ksenia Velichko is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a major in Computer Science. She is interested in digital art and design, sociology, and enjoys work involving public health.

 

Visting students/scholars

Pedro Henrique Vicentini-Silva (pedro.vicentini@unesp.br)

Visiting student, University of Florida

 

Pedro Henrique Vicentini-Silva is an undergraduate student in civil engineering at UNESP-FEB (São Paulo State University - Bauru School of Engineering) in Brazil and researches traffic safety, focusing on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

 


Lab Director

Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan (xiangyan@ufl.edu)

Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

 

Jacob is the director of the Just&Green Transportation lab. Specializing in public transit, shared mobility, spatial analytics and transportation equity, he applies cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and data science to find ways to make transportation more equitable and sustainable.



Former Lab Members

Yuxuan Zhang (zhang.yuxuan@ufl.edu)

Master’s student in Computer Science, University of Florida

 

Yuxuan Zhang graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s in computer science. Yuxuan loves coding and enjoys taking on new challenges.





Tejaswi Polimetla (tpolimetla@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, Economics & Geography, University of Florida

 

Tejaswi Polimetla is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida and is majoring in Economics and Geography. Teja is interested in spatial planning, artificial intelligence, and transportation policy.

 

Anran Zheng (anranzheng@ufl.edu)

Master’s student, Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

Placement: GIS Specialist, AECOM

 

Anran Zheng was a master’s student in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. She is interested in solving spatial, urban and health related issues with GIS and big data analytics.



Shoujing Ke (ske@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, Computer Science, University of Florida

Placement: Software Engineer, Jreamscape LLC

 

Shoujing Ke was an undergraduate student at University of Florida majoring in Computer Science. He enjoys coding (e.g., C++ and Python), and he likes photograph, fitness, cooking, basketball, badminton, and reading.

 


Ruoyang Xiong (xiongruoyang@ufl.edu)

Master’s student in Computer Science, University of Florida

Placement: Senior Software Engineer, Rockwell Automation

 

Ruoyang Xiong graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s in computer science. He is interested in computer vision, SLAM, and robotics.

Amay Patel (amay.patel@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, Computer Science, University of Florida

 

Amay Patel is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida and is currently majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Statistics. Amay is interested in artificial intelligence and transport equity along with spatial data analysis.

 

Lin Su (sulin@ufl.edu)

Master’s student in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida

Placement: PhD student, University of Texas at Austin

 

Lin Su is currently a PhD in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. She received an MS degree from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research focused on shared micromobility and public transit.


Erik Huang (erik.huang@ufl.edu)

Undergraduate student, Transportation Engineering University of Florida

Placement: PhD student, Northwestern University

 

Erik Huang is a PhD student at Northwestern University in Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Florida. His research interests lie in shared mobility, public transit, and transportation equity.



Zehui Yin (zehui.yin@mail.utoronto.ca)

Undergraduate student, Economics & GIS, University of Toronto

 

Zehui Yin is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto Scarborough majoring in economics for management studies and minoring in GIS and applied statistics. He was a volunteer in the Just & Green Transportation Lab in Summer 2022, focusing on survey data analysis, spatial analytics and visualization.