Dr. Yingyan Lou is an assistant professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment Engineering at Arizona State University. She holds a B.S. and a B.A.Econ degree from Beijing University, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Coastal Engineering from the University of Florida. Before ASU, she worked at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Lou’s primary area of expertise is transportation systems modeling and optimization, and its applications in enhancing decision making towards a more efficient, reliable, and sustainable transportation system. Her research has led to 18 journal publications, 1 book chapter, and 14 peer-reviewed conference articles. In 2010, she received the Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertations in Science and Technology from the Council of University Transportation Centers. Dr. Lou currently serves as a member in three Transportation Research Board committees (Transportation Network Modeling, User Information Systems, and Highway Safety Performance).