Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
Institute of Transportation Studies
4038 Anteater Instruction and Research Bldg
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3600

Tel: 949-824-1672
Fax: 949-824-8385

http://www.its.uci.edu/~wjin
Wenlong Jin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Experience
Publications

Google Scholar profile: Wenlong Jin.

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Network traffic flow theories

We're interested in modeling and analyzing drivers' individual choice behaviors (trajectories) and collective queueing processes (cumulative flows), as well as infrastructures' local bottlenecks (junction models) and global network performance (statics and dynamics).
  1. Zhe Sun, W.-L. Jin*, Stephen G. Ritchie, "Simultaneous State and Parameter Estimation in Newell's Simplified Kinematic Wave Model with Heterogeneous Data" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2015. To be presented.
  2. Qijian Gan and W.-L. Jin*, "Estimation of the number of left lane changes in laterally unbalanced traffic using lane-based loop detector data" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2015. To be presented.
  3. W.-L. Jin, "Existence, stability, and mitigation of gridlock in beltway networks" TRB-TFTC Summer Symposium , 8/12/2014.
  4. Qijian Gan, Lianyu Chu, Zhe Sun, Ming-Hsun Yang, W.-L. Jin*, " Calibration of the cell transmission model for a freeway network" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting , 2014.
  5. Zhe Sun, W.-L. Jin*, ManWo Ng, "Quality Diagnosis of Sensor Flow Data on a Freeway Network" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.
  6. Anupam Srivastava, W.-L. Jin*, Jean-Patrick Lebacque, "Modified Cell Transmission Model for Signalized Intersections" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.
  7. W.-L. Jin*, Qi-Jian Gan and Vikash V Gayah, "A kinematic wave approach to traffic statics and dynamics in a double-ring network", Transportation Research Part B, 57:191-208, 2013.
  8. W.-L. Jin, "Stability and bifurcation in network traffic flow: A Poincare map approach", Transportation Research Part B, 57:191-208, 2013.
  9. W.-L. Jin, "Analysis of kinematic waves arising in diverging traffic flow models", Transportation Science, 2013. In press.
  10. Qi-Jian Gan and W.-L. Jin, "Validation of a macroscopic lane-changing model", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2391(2):113-123, 2013.
  11. W.-L. Jin, "A multi-commodity Lighthill-Whitham-Richards model of lane-changing traffic flow", Transportation Research Part B, 57:361-377, 2013.
  12. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang, "An instantaneous kinematic wave theory of diverging traffic", Transportation Research Part B, 48(1):1-16, 2013.
  13. W.-L. Jin* and Hao Yang, "The Lighthill-Whitham-Richards model for a platoon of vehicles" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2013.
  14. W.-L. Jin, "The traffic statics problem in a road network", Transportation Research Part B, 46(10):1360-1373, 2012. (pdf: 421 KB)
  15. W.-L. Jin, "A kinematic wave theory of multi-commodity network traffic flow", Transportation Research Part B, 46(8):1000-1022, 2012. (pdf: 942 KB)
  16. Hao Yang, Qijian Gan, and W.-L. Jin, "Calibration of a Family of Car-Following Models with Retarded Linear Regression Methods", Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2011.
  17. W.-L. Jin, "Macroscopic characteristics of lane-changing traffic", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2188:55-63, 2010. (pdf: 2.52 MB)
  18. W.-L. Jin, "Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow", Transportation Research Part B, 44(8-9): 1084-1103, 2010. (pdf: 702 KB) (arxiv page)
  19. W.-L. Jin, "A kinematic wave theory of lane-changing traffic flow", Transportation Research Part B, 44(8- 9):1001-1021, 2010. (pdf: 4.38 MB) (arxiv page)
  20. W.-L. Jin (2009), "Asymptotic traffic dynamics arising in diverge-merge networks with two intermediate links" Transportation Research Part B, 43(5):575-595. (pdf: 320 KB)
  21. W.-L. Jin, Liang Chen, and E. G. Puckett, "Supply-demand diagrams and a new framework for analyzing the inhomogeneous Lighthill-Whitham-Richards model" The 18th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT18), 603-635, 2009. (pdf: 372 KB) (arxiv page)
  22. Liang Chen, W.-L. Jin, J.-M. Hu, and Yi Zhang, "An urban intersection model based on multi-commodity kinematic wave theories" Proceedings of IEEE ITS Conference, Beijing, China, 2008. (pdf: 140 KB)
  23. W.-L. Jin and Ling Li, "First-In-First-Out is violated in real traffic" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2007. (pdf: 549 KB)
  24. W.-L. Jin, Yu Zhang and Lianyu Chu, "Measuring First-In-First-Out violation among vehicles" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2006. (pdf: 388 KB)
  25. W.-L. Jin and R. Jayakrishnan (2005), "First-in-first-out properties of a commodity-based kinematic wave simulation model" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1934:197-207. (pdf: 262 KB)
  26. W.-L. Jin and Yu Zhang (2005), "Paramics simulation of periodic oscillations caused by network geometry" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , 1934:188-196. (pdf: 1.47 MB)
  27. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2004), "A multicommodity kinematic wave simulation model of network traffic flow" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , 1883:59-67. (pdf: 718 KB)
  28. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2003), "On the distribution schemes for computing fluxes through a highway merge" Transportation Research Part B , 37(6): 521-540. (pdf: 281KB)
  29. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2003), "The inhomogeneous kinematic wave traffic flow model as a resonant nonlinear system" Transportation Science , 37(3): 294-311. (pdf: 330KB)
  30. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2003), "The formation and structure of vehicle clusters in the Payne-Whitham traffic flow model" Transportation Research Part B , 37(3): 207-223. (pdf: 824 KB)
  31. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2003), "Nonequilibrium continuum traffic flow model with frozen sound wave speed" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , 1852:183-192. (pdf: 427 KB)
  32. H. M. Zhang and W.-L. Jin (2002), "A kinematic wave traffic flow model for mixed traffic" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , 1802:197-204. (pdf: 299 KB)

Route choice behavior and transportation planning

We're interested in fundamental interactions among route choice behaviors, traffic dynamics, and traveler information in transportation networks.
  1. W.-L. Jin, "A new relationship between Wardrop's user equilibrium and Nash equilibrium" Networks and Spatial Economics, 2013. Accepted.
  2. J. Barberillo and W.-L. Jin, "A Web 2.0 Platform for Experimental Research into Day-to-Day Route Choice Behavior in Advanced Traveler Information Systems", Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2012. (pdf: 411 KB)
  3. Josep Barberillo and W.-L. Jin, "Study of Drivers Day-to-Day Route Choice Behaviors and Network Performance in Advanced Traveler Information Systems", Proceedings of IEEE ITS Conference, 2010. To be presented. (pdf: 452 KB)
  4. B.F. Si, M. Zhong, H.Z. Zhang, and W.-L. Jin, "An improved Dial's algorithm for logit-based traffic assignment within a directed acyclic network", Transportation Planning and Technology, 33(2):123-137, 2010. (pdf: 222 KB)
  5. K.-F. Qiu and W.-L. Jin, "Studies of emergency evacuation strategies based on kinematic wave models of network vehicular traffic" Proceedings of IEEE ITS Conference, Beijing, China, 2008. (pdf: 177 KB)
  6. W.-L. Jin (2008), "On the stability of user equilibria in static transportation networks" Transportmetrica, 4(1):1-17. (pdf: 901 KB)
  7. K.-F. Qiu, L. Chen, Z. Wang and W.-L. Jin, "A kinematic wave model for emergency evacuation planning" Proceedings of ITS World Congress Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, 2007. (pdf: 82.6 KB)
  8. W.-L. Jin (2007), "A dynamical system model of the traffic assignment problem" Transportation Research Part B, 41(1):32-48. (pdf: 316 KB) (arxiv page)

Freeway control systems

We're interested in performance analysis and control design of freeway control systems with network traffic flow models.
  1. W.-L. Jin* and Hui-Yu Jin, "Analysis and design of a variable speed limit control system at a freeway lane-drop bottleneck: A switched systems approach", IEEE CDC, 2014. To be presented.
  2. Hui-Yu Jin and W.-L. Jin, "Control of a lane-drop bottleneck through variable speed limits", Transportation Research Part C, 2014. Accepted.
  3. W.-L. Jin (2005), "A method for computing quadratic Brunovsky forms" The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra: A publication of ILAS - The International Linear Algebra Society, 13:40-55. (pdf: 187 KB) (arxiv page)

Arterial control systems

We're interested in formulating arterial signal control design problems with network traffic flow models.
  1. Qijian Gan and W.-L. Jin*, "Invariant continuous approximate models for a signalized road link" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2015. To be presented.
  2. Qijian Gan, W.-L. Jin*, Vikash V. Gayah, " A link-queue approach to traffic statics and dynamics in signalized networks" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.

Inter-vehicle communications and vehicle control

We're interested in fundamental interactions between vehicular flow and information flow in inter-vehicle communication (IVC) systems or Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) and their applications in vehicle control.
  1. Gerard Aguilar Ubiergo and W.-L. Jin*, "Mobility and Environment Improvement of Signalized Networks through Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2015. To be presented.
  2. Hao Yang, Lawrence Andres, Zhe Sun, Qi-Jian Gan, W.-L. Jin*, "Field Test of Dynamic Green Driving Strategy Based on Intervehicle Communications" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.
  3. Hao Yang and W.-L. Jin, "A control theoretic formulation of green driving strategies based on inter-vehicle communications", Transportation Research Part C, 41:48-60, 2014.
  4. Hao Yang and W.-L. Jin*, "Communication throughput of vehicular ad hoc networks" IEEE VNC, 2012. Accepted.
  5. W.-L. Jin, Candy Kwan, Zhe Sun, Hao Yang, and Qijian Gan, "SPIVC: Smart-Phone-Based Intervehicle Communication System", Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2012. (pdf: 680 KB)
  6. W.-L. Jin and W. W. Recker, "An Analytical Model of Multihop Connectivity of Inter-Vehicle Communication Systems" IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , 9(1): 106-112, 2010. (pdf: 1.10 MB)
  7. Jaeyoung Jung, Rex Chen, W.-L. Jin, R. Jayakrishnan, Amelia Regan, "An Empirical Study Of Inter-vehicle Communication Performance Using NS-2", Proceedings of ITS World Congress, 2010. (pdf: 382 KB)
  8. Rex Chen, Hao Yang, W.-L. Jin, Amelia Regan, "Dynamic Transmission Range in Inter-Vehicle Communication with Stop-And-Go Traffic", Proceedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, June 2010. (pdf: 998 KB)
  9. Rex Chen, W.-L. Jin, and Amelia Regan, "Multi-Hop Broadcasting in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks with Shockwave Traffic", Proceedings of IEEE 2nd Intelligent Vehicular Communications System Workshop, January 2010. (pdf: 1.02 MB)
  10. W.-L. Jin and Bruce Wang, "Connectivity of vehicular ad hoc networks with continuous node distribution patterns" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2010. (pdf: 1.48 MB)
  11. Rex Chen, W.-L. Jin, and Amelia Regan, "Broadcasting in Vehicular Networks: Issues and Approaches", IEEE Network Magazine, 24(1): 20-25, 2010. (pdf: 80 KB)
  12. Xiubin Wang, T. M. Adams, W.-L. Jin, and Qiang Meng (2010), "The process of information propagation in a traffic stream with a general vehicle headway: a revisit" Transportation Research Part C , 18(3):367-375. (pdf: 378 KB)
  13. Zhe Wang, Wei Lu, and W.-L. Jin, "A study on information throughput of inter-vehicle communications in a unidirectional traffic stream" Proceedings of International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing, 2009. (pdf: 169 KB)
  14. W.-L. Jin and W. W. Recker, "Instantaneous connectivity of one-dimensional inter-vehicle communication networks with general traffic conditions" Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2009. (pdf: 2.75 MB)
  15. W.-L. Jin and H.-J. Wang (2008), "Modeling connectivity of inter-vehicle communication systems with road-side stations" The Open Transportation Journal, 2:1-6. (pdf: 170 KB)
  16. W. W. Recker, W.-L. Jin, X. Yang, and J. Marca (2008), "Autonet: Inter-vehicle communication and network vehicular traffic" International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, 1(3/4):306-319. (pdf: 217 KB)
  17. Rui Jiang, W.-L. Jin, and Qing-Song Wu (2008), "Instantaneous information propagation in free flow, synchronized flow, stop-and-go waves in a cellular automaton model" Chinese Physics B, 17(3):829-835. (pdf: 466 KB)
  18. W.-L. Jin, Zhe Wang, and Wei Lu, "A new framework for simulating inter-vehicle communication" Third China Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation, Nanjing, China, 2007. (pdf: 410 KB)
  19. W.-L. Jin and W. W. Recker (2007), "A Monte Carlo Simulation Model of Instantaneous Inter-Vehicle Communication" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2000:8-15. (pdf: 201 KB)
  20. W.-L. Jin and W. W. Recker (2006), "Instantaneous information propagation in a traffic stream through inter-vehicle communication" Transportation Research Part B, 40(3):230-250. (pdf: 314 KB)

Theses and reports

  1. W.-L. Jin (2003), "Kinematic wave models of network vehicular traffic", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis. (pdf: 3.75 MB) (arxiv page)
  2. H. M. Zhang, T. Kim, X. Nie, W.-L. Jin, and L. Chu and W. W. Recker (2001), "Evaluation of on-ramp control algorithms" California PATH Research Report, UCB-ITS-PRR-2001-36. (pdf: 1.09 MB)
  3. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2001), "Solving the Payne-Whitham traffic flow model as a hyperbolic system of conservation laws with relaxation" Technical Report UCD-ITS-Zhang-2001-1. (pdf: 500 KB)
  4. W.-L. Jin (2000), "Traffic flow models and their numerical solutions", Master Thesis, University of California, Davis. (pdf: 3.27 MB) (arxiv page)
  5. W.-L. Jin and H. M. Zhang (2000), "Evaluation of on-ramp control algorithms" Interim report, in preparation for a PATH project. (pdf: 131 KB)

Software and smartphone apps

We're interested in developing server and smartphone apps for collecting data and implementing vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
  1. Hao Yang, Lawrence Andres, Zhe Sun, Qi-Jian Gan, W.-L. Jin*, "Android and server apps for algorithmic green driving", 2014.
  2. Lawrence Andres and Wen-Long Jin*, "Android app for logging second-by-second GPS data", 2013. DataLogger.apk and DataLogger Manual.pdf
  3. W.-L. Jin*, Candy Kwan, Zhe Sun, Hao Yang, and Qijian Gan, "Android and server apps for bike-to-car communication", 2012.
Teaching
Students
Projects
Honors
Services
  • Editorial board, Transportation Research Part B, Elsevier, 2009-present.
  • Associate Editor, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, Taylor and Francis, 2013-present.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Technical Co-Chair , ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 2013.
  • Associate Editor for Profile A: ITS Modeling and Analysis, IEEE ITS Conference, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014.
  • Session chair, The 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • Editorial board, Open Transportation Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, 2007-.
  • Guest editor, Special issue on "Inter-vehicle communication and intelligent transportation systems", International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems (IJVICS), 2006.
  • Session chair, International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Studies, Xi'an, China, 2006.
  • Organizer, Hefei Area Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, USTC, Hefei, China, July 05, 2006.
  • Co-Organizer, Student-Run Seminar, Department of Mathematics, UC Davis, 2002-2003.
  • Referee for numerous journals and conferences, 2003-present.
  • Membership
    November 21, 2014