Sean Qian

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Sean Qian is a Full Professor jointly appointed at the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering (major) and Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy (minor) at Carnegie
Mellon University (CMU). He directs the Mobility Data Analytics Center (MAC) at CMU. Qian's research
interest lies in large-scale dynamic network modeling and large-scale data analytics for multi-modal
transportation systems, in development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and in understanding
infrastructure system interdependency. His research has been supported by a number of public agencies
and private firms, such as NSF, U.S. DOE, U.S. DOT, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
(PennDOT), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Pennsylvania Department of Community
and Economic Development (DCED), IBM, Honda R&D, Fujitsu Inc. Benedum Foundation, and Hillman
Foundation. Prof. Qian serves an Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part C: Emerging
Technologies, Transportation Science, Transportmatrica B, and Journal of Public Transportation, and an
editorial board editor for Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, and is an active member of
the Network Modeling Committee of Transportation Research Board. He is the recipient of the NSF
CAREER award in 2018 and Greenshields Prize from the Transportation Research Board in 2017. Qian
was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford
University from 2011 to 2013, and received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering at the University of
California, Davis in 2011 and his M.S. degree in Statistics at Stanford University in 2012.