Qijian Gan


410 McLaughlin Hall, MC 1720
BerkeleyCA 94720
United States
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Dr. Qijian Gan earned his bachelor’s degree in Automatic Control from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2009.  He earned both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Transportation Systems Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 2010 and 2014. In March 2015, Dr. Gan joined the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine as an Assistant Project Scientist.  Dr. Gan’s research interests are in the areas of network traffic flow theory, network modeling and simulation.

Currently, Dr. Gan is collaborating with Research Engineer, Gabriel Gomes, along with the ITS director, Prof. Alexandre Bayen, on one UCConnect project related to the estimation of VMT, VHT, delay and LOS through data fusion in urban networks. The research outcomes can potentially be applied to the current Connected Corridor project in PATH.

Recent publications

Jin, W.-L., Gan, Q.-J., and Lebacque, J.-P. (2015). A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop. Transportation Research Part B. http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.2660

Gan, Q.-J., and Jin, W.-L. (2015). Estimation of the number of left lane changes in laterally unbalanced traffic using lane-based loop detector data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Yan, Qinglong, Zhe Sun, Qijian Gan, Wenlong Jin. (2015), Automatic near-stationary state identification based on PELT changepoint detection. Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting.

Gan, Q.-J., Jin, W.-L. and Gayah, V.V. (2015). Analysis of traffic statics and dynamics in a signalized double-ring network: A Poincar  map approach. http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.03122

Gan, Q.-J., and Jin, W.-L. (2014). Invariant continuous approximate models for a signalized road link. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting. (No. 15-4327).

Gan, Q.-J., and Jin, W.-L. (2013). Validation of a macroscopic lane-changing model. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2391, 113-123.

Jin, W.-L., Gan, Q.-J. and Gayah, V.V. (2013). A kinematic wave approach to traffic statics and dynamics in a double-ring network.  Transportation Research Part B, 57, 114-131