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Qichao Wang is a computational transportation scientist in the Computational Science Center. His research is in the area of transportation systems modeling and simulation, optimization, and control. His work at NREL includes modeling emerging transportation systems, developing simulation software utilizing high-performance computing resources, and developing and deploying traffic control algorithms. At NREL, Qichao has proposed, developed, and improved a high-performance simulator, Airport Shuttle Planning and Improved Routing Event-driven Simulation, further developed and deployed his dissertation research algorithms for arterial traffic control, and developed a NEMA traffic controller module for the SUMO traffic simulation package. 

Research Interests

Transportation systems modeling and simulation


Traffic control

Reinforcement learning


Game-aided pedagogy

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Traffic Engineering, Nanjing Tech University

PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Master, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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