Xiaopeng (Shaw) Li
Associate Professor, Susan A Bracken Faculty Fellow, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR)

4202 E. Fowler Avenue ENG 207
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5350
Phone: (813) 974-0778; Fax: (813) 974-2957
Email: xiaopengli at usf.edu
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (UIUC), IL
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • B.E., Civil Engineering (Minor in Computer Engineering), 2006, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Connected automated traffic analysis and control
    - Multi-trajectory optimization on various highway facilities (e.g., signalized arterials, freeways, intersections, etc.)
    - Interactions between human driven and self-driving vehicles
    - Shared mobility with connected self-driving traffic
    - Empirical analysis and theoretical models of traffic congestion evolution
  • Connected and interdependent network systems
    - Interdependence between heterogeneous infrastructure systems (e.g., electrical vehicles and power grids via V2G)
    - Cascading disruption modeling
    - Logistics systems design
    - Car-sharing systems
  • Susan A. Bracken Faculty Fellowship (first holder), University of South Florida, Nov 2016 - present.
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER), 2015
  • MSU Nominee for Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), December 2013
  • Best Doctoral Dissertation Presentation Award, Travel Analysis Section, the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in DC, January 2011
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT, 2010
  • Chester P. Siess Award for Scholarly Achievement and Promise for Research, UIUC, 2009
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (USF), August 2015 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University (MSU), January 2012 - August 2015
  • Research Analyst, Champaign Simulation Center, Caterpillar Inc., Champaign IL, February - December 2011