Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor specializing in mathematical modeling, analysis, and control of dynamical systems, with a particular emphasis on resilient, sustainable, and intelligent transportation systems. I use traffic flow theory, systems science, control theory, and optimization methods to study emerging transportation cyber-physical-human systems and their effects on enabling safe, sustainable, and resilient cities of the future, to promote the well-being of the planet and its people. I have received a number of honors and awards, including the Rising STARs Award (The University of Texas System), IEEE ITS Best Dissertation Award -- First Prize (IEEE ITS Society), Best Dissertation Award (CEGE Department of the University of Minnesota), Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (University of Minnesota), Matthew J. Huber Award (University of Minnesota), among others.
Before joining UTEP in Spring 2023, I received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (with Michael Levin) from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Fall 2022. Prior to that, I received a B.E. in Automation and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Chang'an University and University of Ottawa (with N. U. Ahmed) in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
Outside of research, I like to run (5 km and 10 km), play tennis, learn card manipulation techniques, and watch documentaries.
Open research assistant positions
I have at least one funded opening for M.S. or Ph.D. students (starting in Spring/Summer/Fall 2024) studying smart autonomous mobility systems, with a focus on automated vehicles, electric vehicles, and intelligent transportation systems. Prospective students with a background in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Applied Math are encouraged to apply.
I am hiring undergraduate research assistants. Funded positions are available.
I am also accepting postdoctoral researchers.
If interested, please email me at swang14[at]utep[dot]edu with your CV, transcripts, and a brief description of your research interests. More information is available here. Due to a large volume of emails received, I can only respond to a select number of inquiries. However, you can directly submit an application to the Graduate School. Thank you for your interest!
UTEP students: Please feel free to reach out if you are a grad/undergrad student interested in any of my research areas.