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Chien, I Jy Steven

Contact Info
Title: Professor
Email: i.jy.chien@njit.edu
Office: 274 Tiernan Hall
Phone: 973-596-6083
Dept: Civil Environ. Eng.
Webpage: http://transportation.njit.edu/facultystaff/chien/index.htm

About Me

Steven Chien is a Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds B.S. degree from Tamkang University in Taiwan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park. Between 1985 and 1996, he worked for China Engineering Consultants Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan), University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA-TFHRC, McLean, VA), and Information Dynamic Inc. (Washington, D.C.) on various transportation projects. He has been involved in developing microscopic traffic simulators (FRESIM and CORSIM) for FHWA and conduct experiments in evaluating various ITS applications and transportation management strategies. Since 1996, he has been principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for more than 25 research projects funded by public (e.g., USDOT, FHWA, and NJDOT) and private (e.g., Greyhound Line Inc.) sectors.

 

Dr. Chien is a member of Sigma Xi, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Transportation Research Board, and Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is the faculty advisor to the student chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers at NJIT.

Dr. Chien has authored and co-authored of many articles published in refereed journals, conferences symposia proceedings, and project reports. He currently serves as a member on the editorial board of Journal of Enterprise Information Management and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Advanced Transportation.

Education

  • Tamkang University, B.S., 1983.
  • University of Maryland, M.S., 1991.
  • University of Maryland, Ph.D., 1995.

Honors, Awards and Listings

  1. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research Fellowship Award, US Department of Transportation, 1991
  2. The Most Supportive Professor, Meeting of the Institute for Transportation, sponsored by the Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at NJIT and the Alpha Student Chapter of ITS America at NJIT, May 1997
  3. The George Krambles Transit Foundation National Scholarship Award, Advised Shoaib Chowdhury´s paper, titled "Intermodal Transit System Coordination," 1998
  4. The George Krambles Transit Foundation National Scholarship Award, Advised Yuqing Ding´s paper, titled "A Dynamic Headway Control Strategy for Transit Operations," 1999
  5. Co-chair, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, 2000
  6. ICTPA-NE Outstanding Service Award, 2002
  7. Chair, the seminar of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, May 15, 2001.
  8. Grant Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, NJIT, June 15, 2001.
  9. Co-chair, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, September 22, 2001.
  10. Co-chair, a technical seminar titled ?Maglev Technology and Its Potential Operating Locations,? Jointly sponsored by Sigma Xi - NJIT Chapter and ITE & ITS Student Chapters, September 28, 2001.
  11. Chair, the seminar of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, April 27, 2002.
  12. Chair, ?Transportation Management? session for the Annual Meeting of American Chinese Management and Educator (ACME) Association, August 3, 2002.
  13. Chair, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, October 5, 2002.
  14. Outstanding Service Award, International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, October 2002.
  15. Certificate of Appreciation by NJDOT Bureau of Research ?In Recognition of Your Commitment and Dedication to the Advancement of Transportation Research in the State of New Jersey,? NJDOT Research Showcase, November 2002.
  16. The George Krambles Transit Foundation National Scholarship Award, Advised Xiaobo Liu´s paper, Titled "Application of APC and GIS Data in Bus Performance Analysis - Case Study NJ Transit Route #62," 2003
  17. Best Paper Award for Year 2002, "Optimization Work Zones for Two-Lane Highway Maintenance Projects," by Chien et.al, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol.128,No.2, pp.145-155, March/April 2002.
  18. Chair, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association ? United States Northeastern Chapter, Flushing, NY, September 2003
  19. Co-Chair, Paper Review Committee, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association, Taipei, Taiwan, 11~13 February, 2004
  20. Conference Chair, the Annual Meeting of Chinese American Academic & Professional Society (CAAPS), Flushing, New York, August 14, 2004
  21. Chair, the Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association "United States Northeastern Chapter, September 25, 2004
  22. Most Outstanding Student Paper Award for Year 2003~2004, Xiaobo Liu Supervised by Steven Chien, "Applications of APC Data for Bus On-time Performance Analysis," ITE MET Section, 2004,
  23. George Krambles Transit Foundation National Scholarship Award, Advised Jayakrishna Patnaik´s paper, titled "Improving Accuracy with Kalman Filtering Algorithm (KFA) to Predict Bus Arrival Times," 2004
  24. Student Paper Award for Year 2004~2005 (First Place), Zhaoqiong Qin Supervised by Steven Chien, "Improve Transit Accessibility: Optimal Design of Bus Stop Number and Locations," ITE MET Section, 2005
  25. Section Student Paper Award for Year 2004~2005 (Third Place), Jayakrishna Patnaik Supervised by Steven Chien, "Development a Regression Model for Predicting Bus Arrival Times," ITE MET Section, 2005
  26. Candidate of NJIT Teaching Excellent Award, 2005
  27. Best Paper Award, J. Patraik, Steven Chien, and A.Bladikas, "Using Data Mining Techniques on APC Data to Develop Effective Bus Scheduling Plans," The 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, FL, 2005
  28. Advised Kanchana Balakrishnan´s paper titled "A Bi-Level Optimization Model for Transit Network Route Design Problem," The Most Outstanding Student Paper Award for Year 2005~2006, ITE MET Section
  29. Service Award, Annual Meeting of International Chinese Transportation Professional Association (ICTPA), Hongkong and Macau, 2006
  30. Promotion to the rank of Full Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2006

Professional Societies

  1. Member - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  2. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  3. Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  4. Board Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  5. Member, International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA)
  6. Member, Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America
  7. Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  8. Charter Member, Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  9. Member, International Road Federation (IRF)
  10. Board Member, Chinese American Academic & Professional Society (CAAPS)

Courses I Teach

CIVIL ENGR PROJECTS

Research Interests

  • Public Transportation Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Transportation Systems Analysis
  • Dynamic Control and Prediction Systems
  • Traffic Simulation

Research Projects

Conducted Projects

  1. Principal Investigator, Scheduling of Coordinated Transfers for Public Transit Services, NJIT, July 1997 ~ July 1997
  2. Principal Investigator, Freeway Capacity Analysis with Microscopic Simulation Models - Phase I, FHWA-USDOT, May 97 ~ Oct. 1997
  3. Principal Investigator, Freeway Capacity Analysis with Microscopic Simulation Models - Phase II, FHWA-USDOT, Oct. 1997 ~ March 1998
  4. Principal Investigator, Microscopic Transit Simulation Models, NJIT, July 1997 ~ July 1998
  5. Principal Investigator (NJIT Team), Lane Occupancy Charges Study, NJDOT & UTRC-Region II, July 1998 ~ July 1999
  6. Principal Investigator, Development of Neural Dynamic Prediction for Bus Arrival Times, NJIT, July 1998 ~ July 1999
  7. Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the Potential for Using Ramp Metering in the ATMS of the I-80 Showcase Corridor, NJDOT & NCTIP, June 1999 ~ June 2001
  8. Principal Investigator (NJIT Team), South Jersey Real-Time Motorist Information Systems, NJDOT, May 2001 ~ present
  9. Investigator, Identifying Factors and Mitigation Technologies in Truck Accidents in New Jersey, NJDOT, April 2001 ~ April 2002
  10. Principal Investigator, Development of a Simulation/Assignment Model for an ITS Priority Corridor, NJDOT and NCTIP, May 2001 ~ May 2003
  11. Investigator, New Jersey Transportation Information and Decision Center (NJ-TIDE), New Jersey Commission of Science and Technology, January, 1999 ~ June 2003
  12. Principal Investigator, Prediction of Bus Arrival Times with Neural/Dynamic Models, NJDOT & NCTIP, January 2002 ~ January 2003
  13. Principal Investigator, Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Intersections, USDOT-NCTIP & NJDOT, January 2002 ~ January 2004
  14. Investigator, Effectiveness of Certain Design Solutions on Reducing Vehicle Speeds, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2003 ~ June 2004
  15. Principal Investigator, Cost and Benefit Analysis of Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Highways, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2004 ~ January 2005
  16. Investigator, Motorized Scooters/Go-Peds, USDOT & NJDOT, 2004
  17. Principal Investigator, Greyhound SWIFT Project ?Route Design Model (Phase I ?Model Definition and Specification), Greyhound Inc., 2004
  18. Principal Investigator, Training - Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Intersections, USDOT & NJDOT, August 2005
  19. Investigator, Parking Management and Architecture Development Strategies, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, 2005~2006
  20. Principal Investigator, Analysis and Modeling of Cape May County Roadway Elevations and Evacuation Routes, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, 2005~2006
  21. Investigator, TRANSIMS Prototype for New Jersey, Subcontract of Rutgers University, FHWA, 2005
  22. Principal Investigator, Customization of Web-TELUS for New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), NYMTC, July 2005 ~ July 2006
  23. Principal Investigator, Training - Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Intersections, USDOT & NJDOT, August 2006
  24. Principal Investigator, Customization of Web-TELUS for Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), H-GAC, April 2006 ~ July 2006
  25. Principal Investigator, Development of Simulation and Prototype Data Warehouse Models for Evaluating ITS Projects, USDOT-FHWA $ NJDOT, 2004
  26. Principal Investigator, Greyhound SWIFT Project ?The State-of-The-Art Route Design Model, Greyhound Inc., May 2005
  27. Co-Principal Investigator, US Route 46 Congested Corridor: Operational and ITS Solutions, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2007
  28. Co-Principal Investigator, US Route 80 Congested Corridor: Operational and ITS Solutions, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2007
  29. Co-Principal Investigator, US Route 280 Congested Corridor: Operational and ITS Solutions, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2007

Current Projects

  1. Principal Investigator, Stability and Accuracy of HCM Level of Service in Darkness and Adverse Weather, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2006 ~ January 2008
  2. Principal Investigator, Development of New Jersey Rates for NJCMS Incident Delay Model, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2006 ~ December 2006
  3. Principal Investigator, Variability of Travel Times on New Jersey Highways, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2006 ~ June 2007
  4. Principal Investigator, Implementing Maintenance Decision Support System in New Jersey, USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, January 2008

New Projects

  1. Co-Principal Investigator, Development of a Transportation Economic and Land Use System, USDOT-FHWA, DTFH61-07-H-00020, August 2007 ~ August 2011
  2. Principal Investigator, Extension of project titled "Development of Simulation and Prototype Data Warehouse Models for Evaluating ITS Projects," USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, 2007
  3. Co- Principal Investigator, Establishment of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Resources Center (ITSRC), USDOT-FHWA & NJDOT, June 2008

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Steven Chien and Paul Schonfeld, "Optimization of Urban Grid Transit System in Heterogeneous Urban Environmental," Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE , Vol. 123, No. 1, pp. 28~35, January/February 1997.
  2. Steven Chien and Paul Schonfeld, "Joint Optimization of a Rail Transit Line and its Feeder Bus System," Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 253-284, Fall/Winter 1998.
  3. Steven Chien and Paul Schonfeld, "Optimal Work Zone Lengths for Two Lane Highways," Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 1, pp 21~29, January 1999.
  4. Kyriacos Mouskos, Wu Sun, Steven Chien, Arthur Eisdorfer, and Tao Qu, "Effect of Mid-Block Access Points on Traffic Acc. on State Highways in NJ," Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRR No. 1665, pp. 75 ~ 83, 2000.
  5. Mei Chen, David Bernstein, Steven Chien, and Kyriacos Mouskos, "A Simple Formulation for Toll Design Problems," Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRR No. 1667, pp 88~95, 2000.
  6. Steven Chien, Shoarb Chowdhury, Kyriacos Mouskos, and Yuqing Ding, "Enhancements of the CORSIM Model in Simulating Transit Vehicle Operations," Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 5, pp 396~404, September/October 2000.
  7. Steven Chien and Zhaowei Yang, "Optimal Feeder Bus Routes with Irregular Street Networks," Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp 213~248, Summer 2000.
  8. Eric Ho, Steven Chien, and Ching-Jung Ting, "A Hybrid Modeling Method for the Planning and Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation Systems," Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology , Vol. 24, No. 1, pp 1~23, 2000.
  9. Mei Chen and Steven Chien, "Determining the Number of Probe Vehicles for Freeway Travel Time Estimation Using Microscopic Simulation," Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRR No. 1719, pp 61~68, January 2001.
  10. Steven Chien, Yuqing Ding, and, Noreen Zayas, "Microscopic Simulation of Bus Transit Operations" Case Study: Bus Rt. #39 of New Jersey Transit," Journal of the Transportation Research Board , TRR No. 1731, pp. 104 ~ 111, 2001.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Kyriacos Mouskos, Wu Sun, Steven Chien, Arthur Eisdorfer, and Tao Qu, "Impact of Mid-Block Access Points on Traffic Accidents on State Highways in New Jersey," Transportation Research Board 78th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 1999.
  2. Mei Chen, David Bernstein, Steven Chien, and Kyriacos Mouskos, "A Simple Formulation for Toll Design Problems," Transportation Research Board 78th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 1999.
  3. Steven Chien and Yuqing Ding, "Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Prediction of Transit Vehicle Arrival Times," Intelligent Transportation Society of AMERICA (ITS-America) the 9th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, April 1999.
  4. Steven Chien and Yuqing Ding, "A Dynamic Headway Control Strategy for Transit Operations," The 6th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Preprint CD-ROM, Toronto, Canada, November 1999.
  5. Shoaib Chowdhury and Steven Chien, "Intermodal Transit System Coordination," Transportation Research Board the 79th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 2000.
  6. Mei Chen and Steven Chien, "Determining the Number of Probe Vehicles for Freeway Travel Time Estimation Using Microscopic Simulation," Transportation Research Board the 79th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 2000.
  7. Steven Chien, Yuqing Ding, and Noreen Zayas, "Microscopic Simulation of Bus Transit Operations " Case Study: Bus Rt. #39 of New Jersey Transit," Transportation Research Board the 79th Annual Meeting , Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 2000.
  8. Mei Chen and Steven Chien, "Factors Affecting the Minimum Number of Probe Vehicles Required for Freeway Travel Time Estimation," International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Neurosciences (CI&N) " Intelligent Transportation Systems, Conference Proceedings, pp. 726~729, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 2000.
  9. Yuqing Ding and Steven Chien, "The Prediction of Bus Arrival Times with Link-based Artificial Neural Networks," International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Neurosciences (CI&N) " Intelligent Transportation Systems, Conference Proceedings, pp. 730~733, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 2000.
  10. Mei Chen and Steven Chien, "Dynamic Freeway Travel Time Prediction Using Probe Vehicle Data: Link-based vs. Path-based," Transportation Research Board the 80th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 2001.

Project Reports

  1. Steven Chien and Shoaib Chowdhury, "Scheduling of Coordinated Transfers for Public Transit Services," Project Report, Separately Budgeted Research, NJIT, 1997. (75 pages)
  2. Steven Chien and Shoaib Chowdhury, "Freeway Capacity Analysis with Microscopic Simulation Models " Phase I," Project Report, FHWA-USDOT, Sept. 1997. (89 pages)
  3. Steven Chien and Shoaib Chowdhury, "Freeway Capacity Analysis with Microscopic Simulation Models " Phase II," Project Report, FHWA-USDOT, April 1998. (77 pages)
  4. Steven Chien and Yuqing Ding, "Microscopic Transit Simulation Models," Project Report, Separately Budgeted Research, NJIT, May 1998.
  5. Steven Chien, Yuqing Ding, and Noreen Zayas, "Validation of Enhanced CORSIM for Simulating Transit Operations," Project Report, Separately Budgeted Research, NJIT, Jan. 1999. (59 pages)
  6. Dimitrios Goulias, Shumel Yahalon, and Steven Chien, "Lane Occupancy Charges Studies," Project Report, NJDOT & UTRC Region II, July 2000.
  7. Steven Chien and Xiaobo Liu, "The Development of Dynamic Travel Time Prediction Models for South Jersey Real-time Motorist System," Project Report, NJDOT, March 2002.
  8. Kaan Ozbay, Steven Chien, and Robert McCabe, "South Jersey Real-time Motorist Information Systems," Project Report, FHWA/NJ-2001, New Jersey Department of Transportation, June 2002
  9. Janice Daniel and Steven Chien, "Identifying Factors and Mitigation Technologies in Truck Accidents in New Jersey," Project Report, FHWA/NJ-2002-021, New Jersey Department of Transportation, December 2002
  10. Steven Chien and Jiangtao Luo, "Evaluation Ramp Metering Control for I-80 ITS Showcase Corridor," Project Report, NJDOT & NCTIP, June 2001.
  11. Steven Chien, Mei Chen, and Xiaobo Liu, "Use of Neural Network / Dynamic Algorithms to Predict Bus Travel Times Under Congestion Conditions," Project Report, NJDOT, 2003.
  12. Steven Chien and George Fallat, "Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Highways (Volume I) - Signal Optimization," Project Report, FHWA/NJ-2005-008, New Jersey Department of Transportation, June 2005
  13. Steven Chien and Kim Kitae, "Computer Modeling and Simulation of New Jersey Signalized Highways (Volume II) - Cost/Benefit Analysis," Project Report, FHWA/NJ-2005-009, New Jersey Department of Transportation, June 2005
  14. Steven Chien and Keir Opie, vAnalysis and Modeling of Cape May County Roadway Elevations and Evacuation Routes," Project Report, FHWA/NJ-2005-022, New Jersey Department of Transportation, December 2005 (65 pages)