Runan Yang has worked as a graduate assistant at CUTR for five years. During this time, she has worked alongside Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Pei-Sung Lin, Ph.D., and Zhenyu Wang, Ph.D. Runan worked on multiple transportation research projects including street lighting measurements for FDOT District 7, dynamic crash prediction methodologies, and many others. Her research interests include transportation safety, motorcycle safety, crash modeling, machine learning, transportation data visualization and analysis. Runan recently defended her dissertation, and she is extremely thankful to her advisors, Xiaopeng Li, Ph.D. and Zhenyu Wang, Ph.D.
After graduation, Runan hopes to become a transportation data scientist in the field of transportation engineering and data science.
When she is not studying, Runan loves rock climbing, hiking, and sports. “These activities are all about challenging and pushing myself which requires physical and mental strength. When I am climbing, there is nothing else in the world to think about. All I can think of is the climb. There is nothing else going through my head,” said Runan. Runan also likes baking, cooking, and traveling.
Congratulations, Dr. Yang!