Jing Dong-O’Brien


Associate Professor
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


350 Town Engr
813 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1066



  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2008
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2003
  • B.S. Automation, Tsinghua University, China, 2001

Interest Areas

  • Transportation systems analysis with emphasis on network modeling and optimization
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Transportation energy
  • Sustainable transportation and logistics


  1. Hu, L, J Dong, “An Artificial Neural Network Based Model for Real Time Dispatching of Electric Autonomous Taxis”, forthcoming in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2020).
  2. Hu, L, J Dong, and Z Lin, “Modeling charging behavior of battery electric vehicle drivers: A cumulative prospect theory based approach”, Transportation Research Part C, 102, 474-489 (2019). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.03.027)
  3. Lu, C, J Dong and L Hu, “Energy-Efficient Adaptive Cruise Control for Electric Connected and Autonomous Vehicles”, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, 11(3), 42 – 55 (2019). (DOI: 10.1109/MITS.2019.2919556)
  4. Hu, L, J Dong, Z Lin, J Yang, “Analyzing Battery Electric Vehicle Feasibility from Taxi Travel Patterns: The Case Study of New York City, USA”, Transportation Research Part C, 87, 91-104 (2018). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2017.12.017)
  5. Yang, J, J Dong, and L Hu+ “Design government incentive schemes for promoting electric taxis in China”, Energy Policy, 115, 1-11 (2018). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.030)
  6. Lu, C+ and J Dong, “Estimating Freeway Travel Time and Its Reliability Using Radar Sensor Data”, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 6(2), 97-114 (2018). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2017.1325785)
  7. Yang, J, J Dong, L Hu, “A Data-Driven Optimization-Based Approach for Siting and Sizing of Electric Taxi Charging Stations”, Transportation Research Part C, 77, 462-477 (2017). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2017.02.014)
  8. Yang, J, J Dong, Z Lin and L Hu+ “Predicting market potential and environmental benefits of deploying electric taxis in Nanjing, China”, Transportation Research, Part D, 49, 68-81 (2016). (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2016.08.037)
  9. Hamdar S.H., A. Talebpour and J. Dong, “Travel Time Reliability Versus Safety: A Stochastic Hazard-Based Modeling Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16(1), pp. 264 – 273 (2015). (DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2014.2331561)
  10. Dong, J., Liu, C. and Lin, Z. (2014) “Charging Infrastructure Planning for Promoting Battery Electric Vehicles: An Activity-Based Approach Using Multiday Travel Data.” Transportation Research Part C, Vol. 38, pp. 44-55. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2013.11.001)
  11. Dong, J., and Lin, Z. (2014) “Stochastic Modeling of Battery Electric Vehicle Driver Behavior: The Impact of Charging Infrastructure Deployment on BEV Feasibility.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2454, pp. 61-67. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.3141/2454-08)
  12. Dong, J., and Mahmassani, H.S. (2013) “Improving Network Traffic Flow Reliability Through Dynamic Anticipatory Tolls.” Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 226-236 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2013.856776).
  13. Lin Z., Dong, J., and Greene, D. L. (2013) “Hydrogen vehicles: Impacts of DOE technical targets on market acceptance and societal benefits,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 7973-7985 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.04.120).
  14. Wu, Xing, Dong, J., Lin, Zhenhong. (2014) “Cost Analysis of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles using GPS-Based Longitudinal Travel Data.” Energy Policy Vol. 68, pp. 206-217 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.054).
  15. Dong, J., and Mahmassani, H.S. (2012) “Stochastic Modeling of Traffic Flow Breakdown Phenomenon: Application to Predicting Travel Time Reliability.” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1803-1809 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2011.6083028).
  16. Dong, J., and Lin, Z. (2012) “Within-Day Recharge of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Energy Impact of Public Charging Infrastructure.” Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 405–412 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2012.04.003).
  17. Lin Z., Dong, J., Liu, C. and Greene, D. L. (2012) “PHEV Energy Use Estimation: Validating the Gamma Distribution for Representing the Random Daily Driving Distance.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2287, pp. 37-43 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2287-05).
  18. Dong, J., Mahmassani, H.S., Erdogan, S. and Lu, C.-C. (2011) “State-Dependent Pricing for Real-Time Freeway Management: Anticipatory versus Reactive Strategies.” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 644-657 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2010.10.001).