Shanjiang Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering
Telephone: (703) 993-1797
1408 Nguyen Engineering Building


  • PhD, Transportation Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • MS, Automatics (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France) and Civil Engineering (Tsinghua University, China), 2005
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2003


  • CEIE 360 Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • CEIE 767 Traffic Engineering Modeling and Analysis
  • CEIE 763 Utility Theory and Transportation Economics
  • CEIE 762 Network Models for Transportation Planning
  • CEIE304 Jr. Engineering Competence Exam


Agent-based travel demand models, integrated models of micro-simulation and macroscopic demand models, applications of GIS/GPS in transportation modeling, sustainable transportation, and transportation economics.

Professional Services:

  • Technical Advisory Committee Member, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
  • Member, Transportation Economics Committee (ABE20) and Traveler Behavior and Values Committee (ADB10), TRB
  • Board of Directors Member, Chinese Overseas Transportation Association
  • Research Fellow, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, George Mason University

Selected Publications:

Kaviti, Shruthi, Mohan M. Venigalla, Shanjiang Zhu, Kimberly Lucas, and Stefanie Brodie (2018), Impact of pricing and transit disruptions on bikeshare ridership and revenue, Transportation, in press

Yang, Zhuo, Mark L. Franz, Shanjiang Zhu, Jina Mahmoudi, Arefeh Nasri, and Lei Zhang, (2018), Analysis of Washington, DC Taxi Demand Using GPS and Land-Use DataJournal of Transport Geography, Vol. 66, Pages 35-44.

Zhu, Shanjiang and David Levinson, (2018), Agent-Based Route Choice with Learning and Exchange of Information, Urban Sci. 2018, 2(3), 58;

Zhang, Zhenhua, Qing He, Shanjiang Zhu, Potentials of using social media to infer the longitudinal travel behavior: A sequential model-based clustering method, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 85, December 2017, Pages 396-414, ISSN 0968-090X,

Zhu, Shanjiang, Gege Jiang, Hong Lo, (2017) Capturing Value of Reliability through Road Pricing in Congested Traffic under Uncertainty, forthcoming in the Procedia of International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT22, July 22-24, 2017, Northwestern University, Chicago, forthcoming in Transportation Research Part C)

Zhu, Shanjiang, Hamza Masud, Chenfeng Xiong, Zhuo Yang, Yixuan Pan, and Lei Zhang, (2017) Travel Behavior Reactions to Transit Service Disruptions: Case Study on Washington, D.C., Metro SafeTrack Project, Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2649, DOI:10.3141/2649-09

Zhou, Xi, Mohan Venigalla, and Shanjiang Zhu (2017), A bounding box approach to network pruning for efficient path search through large networks, ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

Zhu, Shanjiang, Julian Marshall, David Levinson, (2016), Population exposure to ultrafine particles: size-resolved and real-time models for highways, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 49, pp. 323-336

Venigalla, M.M., X. Zhou, and S. Zhu. The Psychology of Route Choice in Familiar Networks: Minimizing Turns and Embracing Signals. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 142(3), September 2016, pp. 1-14.

Xuan, Di, H. Liu, S. Zhu, D. Levinson, (2016) Indifference Bands for Boundedly Rational Route Switching, Transportation May 2016, pp 1-26

Zhu, Shanjiang, David Levinson and Henry Liu, (2016) Measuring Winners and Losers from New I 35W Mississippi River Bridge, Transportation vol. 43, (Feb 2016) pp 1-14.

Zhang, Guangjun,  Xuedong Yan, Shanjiang Zhu, and Yun Wang, 2016, Using hierarchical tree-based regression model to examine university student travel frequency and mode choice patterns in China, Transport Policy Vol. 45, pp.55-65

Zhu, Shanjiang and David Levinson, (2015) Do people use the shortest path? An empirical test of Wardrop’s first principle, PloS one, 10(8), e0134322

Xiong, Chenfeng, Zheng Zhu, Xiang He, Xiqun Chen, Shanjiang Zhu, Subrat Mahapatra, Gang-Len Chang, Lei Zhang, (2015) Developing a 24-Hour Large-Scale Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for the Before-and-After Study of a New Tolled Freeway in the Washington DC-Baltimore Region, ASCE’s Journal of Transportation Engineering, 141(6), 05015001

Zhu, Shanjiang, Longyuan Du and Lei Zhang, Rationing and Pricing Strategies for Congestion Mitigation: Behavioral Theory, Econometric Model, and Application in Beijing, 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Noordwijk, Netherlands, July, 2013, also in Special Issue of Transportation Research Part B, 57 (2013) 210–224

Yang, Xianfeng and Shanjiang Zhu, Solution to the Multi-depot Inventory Slack Routing Problem at the Planning Stage, ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Volume 30, Issue 1, (2014) 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000449, 04014115

Zhu, Shanjiang, Woon Kim, Gang-Len Chang, and Steve Rochon, Dispatching or Patrolling? Design and Evaluation of Operational Strategies for Deploying Emergency Response Teams, ASCE Journal of Transportation, 140(6), 04014021

Levinson, David and Shanjiang Zhu, Portfolio Theory in Route Choice, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Oct. 2013, Vol. 35, pp. 232-243

Zhang, Lei, Gang-Len Chang, Shanjiang Zhu, Chenfeng Xiong, Longyuan Du, Mostafa Mollanejad, Nathan Hopper and Subrat Mahapatra, Integrating an Agent-Based Travel Behavior Model with Large-Scale Microscopic Traffic Simulation for Corridor-Level and Sub-Area Transportation Operations and Planning Applications, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Jun. 2013, 139(2), pp.94-103

Zhu, Shanjiang, Woon Kim and Gang-Len Chang, Design and Benefit-Cost Analysis of Deploying Freeway Incident Response Units: A Case Study for Capital Beltway in Maryland, Transportation Research Record, 2012, vol 2278, pp.104-114

Levinson, David and Shanjiang Zhu, The Hierarchy of Roads, the Locality of Traffic, and Governance, Transport Policy, 2012, 19, pp. 147-154

Zhu, Shanjiang, Feng Xie, and David Levinson. Enhancing Transportation Education through On-line Simulation using an Agent-Based Demand and Assignment Model, ASCE’s Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Jan. 2011, 137(1) pp. 38-45

Zhu, Shanjiang, David Levinson, Henry Liu and Kathleen Harder, The Traffic and Behavioral Effects of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge Collapse, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Dec. 2010, 44(10), pp. 771-784.

Zhang, Lei, David Levinson and Shanjiang Zhu, Agent-Based Model of Price Competition and Product Differentiation on Congested Networks, Journal of TransportEconomics and Policy Sept. 2008 42(3) pp. 435-461.

Levinson, David, Feng Xie, and Shanjiang Zhu (2007) The Co-evolution of Land Use and Road Networks. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), July 2007, London.