Dr. Jun Liu, is an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama. His primary areas of research interests are innovations related to intelligent transportation systems, connected and automated vehicles, transportation planning, highway safety and operation, and sustainable transportation.
Liu has published 25 refereed papers in premier transportation journals and three book chapters in the area of connected and automated vehicles. He also has more than 50 conference presentations/papers and invited talks.
Liu is a member of TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management and a member of TRB Standing Committee on Geo-spatial Data Acquisition Technologies. He is also a National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Panel Member for NCHRP 20-102(22) State and Local Impacts of Automated Freight Transportation Systems.
He currently serves on the Inaugural Editorial Board of Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board. He is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
He has served as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator or key researcher in projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation and Alabama Department of Transportation.
Liu received his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining The University of Alabama in 2018, Liu worked as a transportation planner at Virginia Department of Transportation and as a post-doc researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.