Dr. Ming Zhong is a Professor at Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center (ITSC), Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) and an adjunct professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo. Before he joined WHUT, he was an Associate/Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick (UNB) from 2006 to 2013. He obtained his Bachelor and Masters degree of Transportation Management Engineering from Tongji University in 1995 and Beijing Jiaotong University in 1998 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering at the University of Regina, Canada in 2004. Before he moved to UNB in 2006, he was a Research Associate and a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary during 2004 - 2005.
Dr. Zhong has provided consulting services to several transportation agencies, including City of Shanghai, City of Wuhan, City of Guangzhou in China; Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Alberta Transportation, City of Calgary, New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and City of Fredericton, Canada. He has served on several technical committees of professional organizations in China and North America, including Transportation Research Board (TRB), Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE), China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS), China Communications and Transportation Association (CCTA), Chinese Systems Engineering Society (CSES) and Road Management Committee of the Province of Hubei and the City of Wuhan. He served as the Chair of Transportation Division of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) from 2012 to 2014. He is also a reviewer for over a dozen of top international journals (editorial board member for some of them) and members of organizing committees of several international conferences (including International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS), International Conference on Integrated Land Use Transport Modeling (ILUTM), CSCE Annual Meeting, and Canada-China Winter Transportation Symposium).
To date, Dr. Ming Zhong have been granted over $700K research funding from various federal, provincial and local organizations in Canada and China, including Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada (including an NSERC Discovery, an NSERC Equipment, an NSERC Engage and an NSERC Strategic Project grant), Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI), New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), City of Fredericton and UNB in Canada; and various grants from China Natural Science Foundation (CNSF), Province of Hubei, City of Wuhan, City of Guangzhou and Wuhan University of Technology in China.
His research interests include land use transport interaction modeling, travel behavior analysis and travel demand modeling, traffic monitoring program and data analysis, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and remote sensing/GIS applications in transportation. To date, he has published more than 60 international journal papers (mostly SCI), 100+ conference papers and 50+ other publications & presentations.