Xiaodong Qian

Xiaodong Qian

Assistant Professor


Xiaodong Qian


Dr. Qian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His Ph.D. degree in Transportation Engineering is from the University of California, Davis. He has strong theoretical foundations and practical experience in transportation engineering. His research interests are in the areas of transportation equity, emerging mobilities (e.g., shared micro-mobility and CAVs), transportation safety and health, and GIS in urban planning. He has scientific and technical publications in several journals, e.g., Journal of Transportation Research Part A, Journal of Transportation Research Part D, Journal of Transport Geography, and Journal of Transport and Health. Prof. Qian has successfully received funding from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) three years in a row, managing a total of approximately $300,000.

Courses Taught

CE 4610/5610 Highway Design

Research Interests

Transportation Equity, Emerging Mobilities, Transportation Safety and Health, GIS in Urban Planning


  • Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, USA (2019)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2014)

Courses taught by Xiaodong Qian

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Fall Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

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