Ran Bin



Dr. Bin Ran serves as the Dean of the Joint Research Institute on Internet of Mobility, founded by Southeast University, China and University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW). Dr. Ran is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Director of ITS Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also served as the Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety Lab (TOPS) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Ran holds the title of National Distinguished Expert in China.

Dr. Ran is an expert in dynamic transportation network models, traffic simulation and control, traffic information system, Internet of Mobility, and Connected Automated Vehicle Highway (CAVH) System. He has led the development and deployment of various traffic information systems and technologies in the US and China. He has trained younger generations of professors and experts in traffic engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the US, China, Korea, and other countries.

Dr. Ran is the author of two leading textbooks on dynamic traffic networks. He has co-authored more than 180 journal papers and more than 240 referenced papers at national and international conferences. He co-authored 6 books on intelligent highways in China. He holds 3 US patents and12 Chinese patents, and has more than a dozen patents pending in the US, China, and other countries. He is an associate editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is the Founding President of North America Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (NACOTA, currently named as Chinese Overseas Transportation Association or COTA) from 1996 to 1998.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Ran held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. He is active in the Transportation Research Board and Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Dr. Ran received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993, his MS from the University of Tokyo in 1989, and his BS from Tsinghua University in 1986.