Sean (Xiaozheng) He

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sean (Xiaozheng) He joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2017. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the NEXTRANS Center, Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He also has B.S. and M.S. degrees in computational mathematics from Nanjing University, China. His expertise is in modeling and simulating transportation systems with emphasis on the impacts of the emerging technologies and network disruption. He also works on problems related to interdependency in transportation systems, connected and autonomous vehicle systems, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His collaborated research paper on modeling information flow propagation in a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network won the third best paper award at the 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He serves as a reviewer and area editor for a number of journals and conferences.


Ph.D., M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Transportation M.S., B.S, Nanjing University, Computational Mathematics

Research Focus
  • Transportation network modeling and simulation
  • Interdependent transportation systems
  • Connected and autonomous vehicle systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)