Executive Board 2018-2019


Dr. Robert L. Bertini

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Bertini, currently Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF is the chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Operations Section (AHB00), overseeing 13 committees and one task force. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Dr. Bertini received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, where he developed an online multimodal transportation data repository that is a platform for performance measurement, modeling and prediction. The recipient of many awards, he received the DeFazio Transportation Hall of Fame Award and was invited to deliver the Ogden Lecture at Monash University in Australia.

Dr. Pei-Sung Lin

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Pei-Sung Lin is the Faculty Advisor for ITE Student Chapter. Dr. Lin is the program director of ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) in the University of South Florida. He obtained his Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and Doctoral degree from the University of Florida. He has more than 24 years of combined public sector, private sector, and academia experience in ITS, Traffic Signal Systems, Traffic Engineering and Operations, Traffic Safety and Transportation Planning.

MD Hoque


MD Hoque is currently working as graduate research assistant under Dr. Qing Lu. He worked as a roadway construction manager prior to coming to department of Civil Engineering at USF for PhD in Transportation Engineering degree. His academic interests include pavement design, autonomous vehicles, freight transportation, construction automation and 3-D design.

Yu (Crystal) Wang

Vice President

Yu Wang is a Ph.D. student in department of civil and environmental engineering at University of South Florida. In July 2015, she obtained her B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai University of Science and Technology, China. Her primary focus is on connected autonomous vehicles and OD trips visualization tool. Her work has been supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Chunfu Xin


Chunfu Xin is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His dissertation work focuses on developing flexible pavement roughness progression model with in-service pavement data. His research interests include pavement management, construction materials, and transportation data analysis

Hualong Tang


Hualong Tang is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF. He joined USF in Spring 2017. He is working as a research assistant with Dr. Yu Zhang and conducting projects related to air transportation. His research interests focus on air transportation system performance measurement and management, airport design, management, and operation, and environment and energy efficiency.

Ali Shamansouri

Director of Communications

Ali Shamansouri is currently an M.S. student in civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Florida. He earned his bachelor of civil and environmental engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 2017. Ali joined Dr. Zhang's research group in January 2018 and is currently working with Dr. Zhao. His research interests include traffic simulation and modeling, traffic management and sustainable transportation.

Zhiqiang (Adam) Wu

Director of Events

Adam came to USF in 2016 and currently is a PhD student in Transportation Engineering, working as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Yu Zhang. His research interests are related to electric vehicles.

Runan Yang

Director of Public Outreach

Runan is studying for her doctorate degree in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation. She is currently involved in some research projects about lighting, pedestrian safety and crash prediction with her supervisor Dr. Zhenyu Wang in ITS program in CUTR, Center for Urban Transportation Research.

Tyler Roessler


Tyler Roessler is currently a junior undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering with a concentration in geotechincal and transportation engineering. He is from Tampa and started studying at USF in 2015.

Andrew Gray

Undergraduate Chair

Andrew Gray is a sophomore at USF, where he serves as the undergraduate chair for ITE. His interests include pedestrian and bike safety, as well as crash data analysis.