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Jane Lin


Jane is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP) at UIC. Her education background includes M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering (minor in Statistics) from University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (with dual degree in Computer Science) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Before joining UIC in 2003, Jane was a post-doctoral fellow with the Harvard University Center for the Environment in Cambridge, MA.

Jane’s primary research interests have been in the areas of transportation and air quality modeling, and public transportation planning. Her research work has appeared in transportation and environmental journals including Transportation Science, Atmospheric Environment, and Transportation Research Part D: Transportation and the

Environment . Jane’s other professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), and North America Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (NACOTA).



Stochastic and mathematical modeling of transportation problems, Integrated modeling framework for urban transportation, land use, and air quality, Transportation emissions and energy modeling, Public transit planning, International study of urban transportation and air quality with emphasis in developing countries


Selected Publications

Lin, J., D.A. Niemeier (2002) An exploratory analysis comparing a stochastic driving cycle to California's regulatory cycle, Journal of Atmospheric Environment Vol 36 (38): 5759-5770

Lin, J., D.A. Niemeier (2003) A New Theory for Constructing Driving Cycles For Estimating Regional Air Quality Emissions Inventories. Transportation Science, Vol. 37, No. 3: 330-346.

Lin, J., D.A. Niemeier (2003) Regional driving characteristics, regional driving cycles. Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 8, Issue 5: 361-381.

Lin, J., Y. Ge (2006) Impacts of traffic heterogeneity on roadside air pollution concentration. Transportation Research Part D, 11 (2): 166-170

Chen, C., J. Lin (forthcoming) Making an Informed Vehicle Scrappage Decison, Transportation Reviews, accepted January 2006

Recent conference papers

Lin, J., D.A. Niemeier, (2001), Development of New Driving Cycles: Assessing Regional Driving Characteristics, Air & Waste Management Association, 2001 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, Orlando, Florida, June 24th-26th

Lin, J., S. Srinivasan, P. Rogers (2004) Urban Transport Infrastructure, Land Use and Air Quality Characteristics: a Comparative Analysis of China and India. Proceedings of the 83rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2004

Srinivasan, S., Lin, J. and P. Rogers (2004) Comparing Air quality, land use and transportation characteristics in urban China and India: Making the case for integrated transit planning, presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March

Long, L., Lin, J. (2005) Travel Patterns of People in CMSA: Effects of neighborhood lifestyle, CMSA location and travel characteristics, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 10-12, 2005

Lin, J. L. Long, (2006) What Neighborhood Are You In? Empirical Findings of Relationships between Residential Location, Lifestyle, and Travel, Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2006

Chen, C., J. Lin (2006) Making an Informed Vehicle Scrappage Decison, Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2006

Lin, J., S. Mishra (2006) Understanding Land Use, Bus Ridership and Air Quality: A Case Study of the North River Industrial Corridor in Chicago, Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2006

Lin, J., D. Yu, (2006) CO hotspot modeling at highway toll facility, to be included in the Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association’s 99th Annual Conference & Exhibition; New Orleans, June 20-23, 2006

Yu, D., S. Mishra, and J. Lin (2006) Visualization of Real Time Bus Schedule Using GIS, accepted, to be included in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Application of Advanced Technology in Transportation, sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chicago, IL, August 13-16, 2006

Srinivasan, S., J. Lin, P. Rogers (2006) Multivariate Analysis of Air Quality and Urbanization Characteristics: A Comparative Study of Cities in China and India, presented at the 2006 Technical Symposium on Important Issues of Transportation Development in China, Taiwan, and Neighboring Regions, Washington, D.C., January 22, 2006


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