Connie Tang is a graduate of New York University, Abu Dhabi, with a B.A. in Economics. She also holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Maryland. Since graduation, she has provided technical assistance to a wide range of activities and programs in the transportation field, including her near-three years of service as an on-site consultant at the Office of the Assistance Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has had the opportunity to interview a wide range of professionals and leaders in local, state, and federal agencies and private businesses regarding issues related to transportation program and project development, gaining fundamental and practical knowledge on transportation issues. Currently, Connie Tang serves as the Assistant Director of Research and Outreach at the Maryland Transportation Institute.
Lei Zhang is the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor and Director of the Maryland Transportation Institute in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of transportation engineering and perform advanced research in areas of transportation systems analysis; transportation planning; traffic control and management, transportation economics and policy; mathematical, statistical, and agent-based modelling and simulation supporting urban mobility and sustainability analysis.