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Danjue Chen


Dr. Danjue Chen is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University.   Prior to NCSU, she was an associate professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell.  After receiving her Ph.D., she worked at University of Wisconsin – Madison and California PATH at University of California, Berkeley as a postdoc scholar. 

A message to prospect students: Dr. Chen’s team welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to join the group and explore different research topics.  For prospect PhD applicants, please email a BRIEF note with your interests, along with your resume and (informal) transcripts.


Ph.D. Civil Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology 2012

B.S. Environmental Science Peking University 2007

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Chen has been working in traffic flow and autonomous vehicles. Her research interests include: 
    (1) Traffic flow modeling & control,
(2) Modeling and control of connected automated vehicles (CAVs),
    (3) Human-automation interaction involving CAVs, and
    (4)  smart cities   

Her research aims to  (1) better understand the fundamental nature of traffic flow, particularly with cutting-edge vehicle technologies such as connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles, (2) understand the human-cyber-physical-system of smart vehicles which includes sensing, computation, communication and control, (3) understand the complex interaction between human and machines (like smart vehicles), and (4) leveraging emerging vehicular technologies to enable safe, efficient, and eco transportation.  Her research has been sponsored by NSF, USDOT, and state DOTs.  Dr. Chen has received the NSF CAREER award.  

  • NSF CAREER award
  • Transportation Research Board Greenshields Prize
  • Transportation Research Board Cunard Award- Best First Young Author Paper in Operations