Eric Li, Research Scientist

Center for Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems: Lighting Infrastructure Technology

Yingfeng (Eric) Li, Ph.D., P.E., is currently a Research Scientist in the Center for Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems (CIBSS) at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). He has tremendous experience in cutting edge research, technical support, and technology transfer pertaining to the nation's transportation system. Dr. Li has led, co-led, or played a critical role in numerous projects from national and local sponsors.

His research interests span several areas of transportation engineering, such as: transportation safety and traffic control; transportation planning and freight transportation; transportation infrastructure management; GIS in transportation; and transportation project development, right of way, and utilities.

Dr. Li's educational background includes a Ph.D. degree from the University of Kansas (2007) and an M.S. degree from the Ryerson University (2003) in civil engineering. Over the years, Dr. Li has published a book in safety and numerous journal papers, conference proceedings, and research reports. Dr. Li has also been actively participating in and contributing to professional organizations and communities. He is currently a member of ASCE and its safety committee, a member or friend of several TRB committees, and an editor for Journal of Construction Engineering (Hindawi). Dr. Li is currently a P.E. registered in Texas (#113048).

Prior to his employment at VTTI, Dr. Li worked as an Assistant Research Scientist (August 2007 - August 2013) and later an Assistant Research Engineer (September 2013 - April 2014) with the Traffic Operations Group at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).