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Cong Chen Ph.D

Post Doctoral Scholar
Phone: 813-974-2482
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 Dr. Cong Chen has worked with the ITS, Traffic Operation and Safety Program at CUTR since January 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2015, and his research focuses on traffic crash modeling and safety analysis, advanced traffic safety model development, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, traffic congestion and operation efficiency, intelligent transportation system, and transportation infrastructure monitoring and management.

          Dr. Chen currently serves as a member for TRB Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20) and TRB Standing Committee on Highway Safety Performance (ANB25). He also serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Heighpubs Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Vehicular Telematics and Infotainment Systems (IJVTIS). He has been invited as a referee for more than 10 peer-reviewed transportation journals and international conferences.

          Dr. Chen was awarded the New Mexico Governor’s Exempt Fellowship and served as an intern at New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in 2014. He is a registered Engineer in Training (EIT) in the State of New Mexico.



· Ph.D., University of New Mexico, USA, 2015

· M.S. Tongji University, China, 2011

· B.S. Tongji University, China, 2008



· January 2017-Present Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

· September 2016-January 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa

· February 2016-July 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico

· May 2014-August 2014 Summer Intern, New Mexico Department of Transportation