Jing Dong


Transportation Engineer, CTRE






Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering



About Jing

Dr. Dong is a transportation engineer at the Center for Transportation Research and Education. Before joining Iowa State University, she worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research staff member from 2010 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Northwestern University Transportation Center. 


  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2008 
  • MS, Systems Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2003 
  • BS, Automation, Tsinghua University, China, 2001 

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 2012–present 
  • Research Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2010–2012 
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Transportation Center, Northwestern University, 2009–2010 

Selected Publications

  • Lu, C. and J. Dong. 2017. Estimating Freeway Travel Time and Its Reliability Using Radar Sensor Data. Forthcoming in Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics. 
  • Yang, J., J. Dong, and L. Hu. 2017. A Data-Driven Optimization-Based Approach for Siting and Sizing of Electric Taxi Charging Stations. Transportation Research, Part C. Vol. 77, pp. 462–477. 
  • Yang, J., J. Dong, Z. Lin and L. Hu. 2016. Predicting Market Potential and Environmental Benefits of Deploying Electric Taxis in Nanjing, China. Transportation Research, Part D. Vol. 49, pp. 68-81.
  • Hamdar, S. H., A. Talebpour, and J. Dong. 2015. Travel Time Reliability Versus Safety: A Stochastic Hazard-Based Modeling Approach. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 264–273.
  • Dong, J., C. Liu, and Z. Lin. 2014. Charging Infrastructure Planning for Promoting Battery Electric Vehicles: An Activity-Based Approach Using Multiday Travel Data. Transportation Research Part C. Vol. 38, pp. 44–55.
  • Wu, X., J. Dong, and Z. Lin. 2014. Cost Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using GPS-based Longitudinal Travel Data. Energy Policy. Vol. 68, pp. 206–217.
  • Dong, J. and H. S. Mahmassani. 2013. Improving Network Traffic Flow Reliability Through Dynamic Anticipatory Tolls. Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics. Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 226–236.
  • Lin, Z., J. Dong, and D. L. Greene. 2013. Hydrogen Vehicles: Impacts of DOE Technical Targets on Market Acceptance and Societal Benefits. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Vol. 38, No. 19, pp. 7973–7985.
  • Dong, J. and H.S. Mahmassani. 2012. Stochastic Modeling of Traffic Flow Breakdown Phenomenon: Application to Predicting Travel Time Reliability. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1803–1809.
  • Dong, J., H. S. Mahmassani, S. Erdogan, and C. C. Lu. 2011. State-Dependent Pricing for Real-Time Freeway Management: Anticipatory versus Reactive Strategies. Transportation Research Part C. Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 644–657.
  • Dong, J. and H. S. Mahmassani. 2009. Flow Breakdown and Travel Time Reliability. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Vol. 2124, pp. 203–212. 

Other Scholarly Papers

  • Dong, J. and L. Hu. 2017. Macroscopic Traffic Flow Characteristics and Individual Vehicle Fuel Consumption. Midwest Transportation Center, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 
  • Zu, Y., C. Liu, R. Dai, A. Sharma, and J. Dong. 2017. Distributed Traffic Control for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Travel Time in Transportation Networks. Midwest Transportation Center, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 
  • Dong, J. and L. Zhang. 2017. Optimal Placement of Iowa DOT Maintenance Garages: Muscatine and Dubuque Case Studies. Iowa Department of Transportation Report, Des Moines, IA. 
  • Dong, J., C. Lu, C. Liu, and N. Hawkins. 2016. Assessing Segment- and Corridor-Based Travel-Time Reliability on Urban Freeways. Midwest Transportation Center, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 
  • Dong, J., M. Makaiwi, N. Shafieirad, and Y. Huang. 2015. Modeling Multi-Modal Freight Transportation Network Performance Under Disruptions. Mid-America Transportation Center, Iowa State University, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Dai, R., J. Dong, and A. Sharma. 2015. Distributed Traffic Control for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Travel Time in Transportation Networks. Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Linz, Austria, July 15–17.
  • Houchin, A., J. Dong, N. Hawkins, and S. Knickerbocker. 2015. Measurement and Analysis of Heterogenous Vehicle Following Behavior On Urban Freeways: Time Headways and Standstill Distances. Proceedings of the18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), September 15-18.
  • Dong, J. and C. Lu. 2015. Assessing Corridor-Level Travel Time Reliability on Urban Freeways. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (INSTR), Nara, Japan, August 2-3.
  • Dong, J., C. Albrecht, P. Johnson, and M. Makaiwi. 2014. Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest. Mid-America Transportation Center and Iowa DOT Report, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 

Professional Affiliations, Honors, And Service

  • Local Committee Member, the 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT22), Chicago, July 2017. 
  • Panel Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program 03-114, 2013–2016 
  • Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Civil Infrastructure Systems Program and Cyber-Physical Systems Program, 2015 
  • Committee Member of TRB standing committee on Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30), 2015-present
  • Committee Member, TRB standing committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45), 2011–present
  • Committee Member, TRB standing committee on User Information Systems (AND20), 2011–present
  • Committee Member, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department Faculty Awards Committee, 2014–2015
  • Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2013, Transportation Research, Part E