Ouyang Awarded Walter L. Huber Prize
CEE at Illinois Associate Professor Yanfeng Ouyang has been awarded ASCE’s prestigious Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for 2015. Ouyang received the prize for his “pioneering research on transportation planning and management, particularly as it relates to sustainable, resilient, and safe design of coupled complex transportation networks and infrastructure systems against internal and external risks and uncertainties.”
Ouyang has been on the CEE at Illinois faculty since 2005, where he teaches undergraduate courses in systems engineering, transportation engineering and public transportation systems, as well as a graduate course on logistics systems. His research focuses on developing models and solution methods for problems in the areas of transportation systems, operations management, network optimization and logistics systems planning.
“CEE at Illinois is proud to have Professor Yanfeng Ouyang, a world-class scholar in the field of Transportation Systems,” said CEE department head Benito Mariñas. “His research, characterized by fundamental advances for robust real-world solutions, is having a great positive impact on emerging societal grand challenges such as those associated with global environmental and economic issues relating to transportation planning and safety, and biofuel and food production. It is faculty of the caliber of Professor Ouyang that make CEE at Illinois the flagship CEE department in the nation and the world.”
ASCE began awarding annual prizes in 1946 in order to encourage civil engineering research. In 1964, the prizes were endowed by Alberta Reed Huber in honor of her husband, Walter L. Huber, a past president of ASCE. Research prizes are given to promising young members of the Society who have made notable achievements in civil engineering and who are considered to have a promising future in the field.