Dr. Ren has four years of experience in traffic flow models, data analysis, travel demand model application, traffic microsimulation, and traffic emission analysis. As an intern at OKI Regional Council of Governments, she developed data processing systems using SQL Server for pedestrian and bicycle counts. During her Ph.D. study, Ms. Ren developed algorithms and systems for radar data to automatically extract lane boundaries, vehicle trajectories, and traffic information to validate Fundamental Diagrams. She also participated in an environmental research project supported by EPA and analyzed the impact of traffic control measures on emission rates from a microscopic perspective.
Dr. Ren has expertise in various transportation analysis software, such as VISSIM, VISUM, ArcGIS, HCS, CUBE and AutoCAD. She is also good at programming languages, including C#, SQL Server, R, and VB for data analysis and research purposes.
B.S., Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 2009
M.S., Highway and Railway Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 2012
Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2018