Yi Zhang 张毅


E-mail : zhyi@tsinghua.edu.cn

Tel & Fax : (+8610) 62785053/(+8610) 62789392


1995      Ph.D, Department of E. & E. Eng., University of Strathclyde, UK

1988      M.Sc, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China

1986      B.Sc, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China


His research focuses on intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Active research areas include intelligent vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems, analysis of urban transportation systems, urban road network management, traffic data fusion and dissemination, and urban traffic control and management. His research fields also cover the advanced control theory and applications, advanced detection and measurement, and systems engineering, etc.


He joined Tsinghua University as a faculty member in the Department of Automation in 1989 and then became the associate professor in 1997 and professor in 2002.

He was named as the guest professor for the University of Science and Technology at Wuhan from 2006 and the guest professor for the Harbin Institute of Technology from 2012.



l Intelligent Transportation Systems for undergraduates

l Detection And Instrumentation for graduates

l Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems for graduates

l Systematics for graduates


Selected Journal Papers:

[1]  Zhao Tingting, Nie Yu Marco & Zhang Yi, "Extended spectral envelope method for detecting and analyzing traffic oscillations", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol.61, pp.1-16, 2014.

[2]  Hou Lin, Lao Yunteng, Wang Yinhai, Zhang Zuo, Zhang Yi & Li Zhiheng, "Time-varying effects of influential factors on incident clearance time using a non-proportional hazard-based model", Transportation Research Part A-Policy And Practice, Vol.63, pp.12-24, 2014.

[3]  Tan Jiyuan, Li Zhiheng, Li Li, Zhang Yi & Lu Lu, "Berth assignment planning for multi-line bus stops", Journal Of Advanced Transportation, Vol.48, No.7, pp.750-765, 2014.

[4]  Zhao Ting-ting, Li Zhiheng, Huang Bing-yan, Mu Beipeng & Zhang Yi, "Exploring the influence of traveler information on macroscopic fundamental diagrams", IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol.8, No.1, pp.58-67, 2014.

[5]  Wang Yizhi, Hu Jianming, Li Li & Zhang Yi, "Optimal coordination of variable speed limit to eliminate freeway wide moving jams", International Journal Of Modern Physics C, Vol.25, No.14500389, 2014.

[6]  Tan Jiyuan, Li Li, Li Zhiheng & Zhang Yi, "Distribution models for start-up lost time and effective departure flow rate", Transportation Research Part A-Policy And Practice, Vol.51, pp.1-11, 2013.

[7]  Hou Lin, Lao Yunteng, Wang Yinhai, Zhang Zuo, Zhang Yi & Li Zhiheng, "Modeling freeway incident response time: A mechanism-based approach", Transportation Research Part C-Emerging Technologies, Vol.28, No.SI, pp.87-100, 2013.

[8]  Zhang Yingying, Yao Danya, Qiu T. Z., Peng Lihui & Zhang Yi, "Pedestrian safety analysis in mixed traffic conditions using video data", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.13, No.4, pp.1832-1844, 2012.

[9]  Wang Yizhi, Zhang Yi, Hu Jianming & Li Li, "Using variable speed limits to eliminate wide moving jams: a study based on three-phase traffic theory", International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol.23, No.9, pp.id.1250060, 2012.

[10]  HU Jianming, MENG Qiang, WANG Qi, ZHANG Jiajie & ZHANG Yi, "Traffic congestion identification based on image processing", IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol.6, No.2, pp.153-160, 2012.

[11]  Chen Xiaobo, Yao Danya, Zhang Yi, Su Yuelong & Zhang Yingying, "Design and implementation of cooperative vehicle and infrastructure system based on IEEE 802.11n", Transportation Research Record, No.2243, pp.158-166, 2011.

[12]  Chen Xiqun, Li Li & Zhang Yi, "A markov model for headway/ spacing distribution of road traffic", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.11, No.4, pp.773-785, 2010.

[13]  Duan Houli, Li Zhiheng & Zhang Yi, "Multiobjective reinforcement learning for traffic signal control using vehicular ad hoc network", EURASIP Journal On Advances In Signal Processing, 2010.

[14]  Li Zhiheng, Li Li & Zhang Yi, "IVS 09: Future research in vehicle vision systems", IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, Vol.24, No.6, pp.62-65, 2009. Yao Danya, Su Yuelong, Zhang Yi, Li Li, Cheng Sihan & Wei Zheng, "Control strategies for transit priority based on queue modeling and surrogate testing", Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.13, No.3, pp.142-148, 2009.

[15]  Jin Xuexiang, Zhang Yi, Wang Fa, Li Li, Yao Danya, Su Yuelong & Wei Zheng, "Departure headways at signalized intersections: A log-normal distribution model approach", Transportation Research Part C-Emerging Technologies, Vol.17, No.3, pp.318-327, 2009.

[16]  Chen Yudong, Li Li, Zhang Yi & Hu Jianming, "Fluctuations and pseudo long range dependence in network flows: A non-stationary Poisson process model", Chinese Physics B, Vol.18, No.4, pp.1373-1379, 2009.

[17]  Li Li, Hu Jianming, Chen Yudong & Zhang Yi, "PCA based hurst exponent estimator for fBm signals under disturbances", IEEE Transactions On Signal Processing, Vol.57, No.7, pp.2840-2846, 2009.

[18]  Qu Li, Li Li, Zhang Yi & Hu Jianming, "PPCA-based missing data imputation for traffic flow volume: a systematical approach", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.10, No.3, pp.512-522, 2009.

[19]  Li Zhiheng, Chen Yudong, Li Li & Zhang Yi, "Quantization errors of uniformly quantized fGn and fBm signals", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol.16, No.12, pp.1059-1062, 2009.

[20]  Chen Yudong, Li Li, Zhang Yi & Jin Xuexiang, "A non-stationary Poisson model for the scaling of urban traffic fluctuations", Chinese Physics Letters, Vol.25, No.5, pp.1912-1915, 2008.

[21]  Zhang Hesheng, Zhang Yi, Li Zhiheng & Hu Dongcheng, "Spatial-temporal traffic data analysis based on global data management using MAS", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.5, No.4, pp.267-275, 2004.


[1]  Automatic Detection Techniques and Instrumental Control Systems (in Chinese), published in 2002

[2]  Architecture for Intelligent Transportation Systems Based on i-VICS (in Chinese), published in 2015


Selected Finished/Ongoing Projects

[1]  Information Perception Integration and Multimode-Based Travelling Guidance for Transportation Systems, the State 973 Plan Grand, 2012-2016

[2]  Urban Traffic Status Perception for Travelers, the State 863 Plan Grand, 2012-2014

[3]  Research and Application of Critical Problems and Their Solutions in Complex Control Systems and Information Processing, the National Grand of NSFC for Distinguished Research Groups, 2007-2013

[4]  Urban Traffic information Fusion, Integration and Computing Simulation, the State 973 Plan Grand, 2007-2011

[5]  Research on Data Fusion and Management Technology for Urban Transportation Planning, the State S&T Plan Grand, 2007-2010

[6]  Complex Analysis for Urban Traffic Systems, the National Grand of NSFC, 2008-2010

[7]  Data Mining Based Traffic Status Analysis for Urban Road Network, the National Grand of NSFC, 2004-2006

[8]  Design and Integration of Central Systems for Intelligent Urban Traffic Management and Control at Lanzhou, the Grand of Municipal Government at Lanzhou, 2002-2005


l 2nd Prize, the Science and Technology Award, ITS in China

l 2nd Prize, the National Teaching Achievement Award, Ministry of Education, China

l 1st Prize, the Teaching Achievement Award, Municipal Government of Beijing, China

l The Government Special Allowance from the State Council, 2013


Dr. ZHANG was on the expert committee for the advanced transportation technology projects of the 863 Program (China Hi-Tech R&D Program) in 2007-2012. He was served as the member of GAC for WEF on Personal Transportation 2011-2013 and is now on Automobile and Personal transportation. He also serves as the member of International Advisory Board for the National Institute of Informatics at Japan.