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Yan Qi



Assistant Professor
Department of General Engineering
1300 West Park Street
S&E 306
Phone: 406-496-4449
E-mail: yqi@mtech.edu


Yan Qi received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from Shandong Polytechnic University at Jinan, China in 1996, the M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Transportation Engineering from Southeast University at Nanjing, China in 1999, and the Ph. D. degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Transportation Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA in 2010. During her study at LSU, she also finished a M.S. degree in applied statistics.

Ms. Qi has been a member of technical staff at Highway Department, Ministry of Transportation, China and Koch Material Company (China), as well as a research fellow of China Academy of Transportation Sciences at Beijing. She was research assistant at Louisiana Transportation Research Center during her Ph. D. appointment at LSU and was licensed as Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) in July 2009 by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Upon the completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Qi joined the Institute for Multimodal Transportation (IMTrans) at Jackson State University as the technical manager to manage and conduct research projects in the field of transportation engineering. Currently, Dr. Qi is employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Engineering at Montana Tech. Her research advantage lies in the application of statistical methods and economic concepts to problems and decisions in the transportation field. Dr. Qi’s research interests lie within the broad area of transportation engineering with a specific interest in traffic operation, safety, and pavement management.

Dr. Qi is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineer (ITE), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).

Research Interests:

  • Traffic operation
  • Transportation safety
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
  • System modeling
  • Transportation policy and planning
  • Pavement management system
  • Transportation economics

Courses Taught:

  • ECIV 391 Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • EGEN 492 Traffic Engineering
  • EGEN 492 Transportation Planning & Policies
  • EGEN 492 Highway Geometric Design
  • EGEN 591 Traffic Operation & Control

Selected Publications:

Qi, Y., F. Wang, and A. EI Gendy, “Effectiveness Evaluation of Mississippi’s Pavement Warranty Program”, Accepted for publication in Journal of Transportation Research Board: Transportation Research Record, in press, 2013

Qi, Y. and S. Ishak, “Stochastic Approach for Short-Term Freeway Traffic Prediction during Peak Periods”, the IEEE Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 14(2): 660-672, 2013.

Qi, Y., S. Ishak, B. Wolshon, and C. Alecsandru, “Traffic Behavior and Compliance to Truck Restriction Policies on Four Lane Rural Freeways”, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, 4:160-177, 2012

Ishak, S., Y. Qi, and P. Rayaprolu, “Safety Evaluation of Joint and Conventional Lane Merge Configurations for Freeway Work Zones”, Traffic Injury Prevention, 13(2): 199-208, 2012

Rayaprolu, P., S. Ishak, Y. Qi, and B. Wolshon, “Operational Assessment of Joint and Conventional Lane Merge Configurations for Freeway Work Zones”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, DOI:10.1080/15472450.2012.707052, 2012.

Mamidala, C., S. Ishak, and Y. Qi, “Stochastic Characteristics of Freeway Traffic Speed during Breakdown and Recovery Periods”, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2178, pp. 79-89, 2010.

Wolshon, B., S. Ishak, Y. Qi, M. Korkut, X. Sun, and C. Alecsandru, “Trucker Perceptions of Lane Restriction and Differential Speed Limit Policies on Freeways”, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security,1:101-120, 2009.