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Dr. Zongzhi Li is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Li’s areas of expertise include multimodal transportation systems infrastructure, mobility, safety and security performance modeling; sustainable transportation asset management under risk and uncertainty; and transportation network economics.

He earned a BE from Chang’an University in Xi’an, China; and holds a MSCE, MSIE, and PhD (December 2003), all from Purdue University.

Since 2004, Dr. Li has conducted a vast amount of research at IIT. He has published three books, three book chapters, and over 20 referred technical papers. Currently, he serves as an editorial board member of ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, secretary of Transportation Research Board (TRB)’s Transportation Asset Management Committee, and as associate director of the IIT Center for Work Zone Safety and Mobility.

He was awarded the 1998 International Road Federation fellowship and won the 2000 Charley V. Wootan Award by the U.S. Council of University Transportation Centers.


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