Dr. Wang is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He serves as director for the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. Dr. Wang's active research fields include traffic sensing, e-science of transportation, traffic operations, accident modelling, traffic system control, and traffic simulation. He has over 100 academic publications and received one US patent and two provisional. He was the winner of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003.
Dr. Wang serves as members of three TRB committees: Transportation Information Systems and Technology Committee (ABJ50), Freeway Operations Committee (AHB20), and Highway Capacity and Quality of Services Committee (AHB40) at the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He also chairs the research subcommittee for AHB40. Additionally, Dr. Wang is an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and plays an associate editor's role for both the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.