The UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Associate Professor Jiaqi Ma!

Ma utilizes artificial intelligence, control theory, optimization, robotics and machine learning to develop vehicle and transportation systems for smart cities. He has worked on vehicle-highway automation, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), connected vehicles, shared mobility, and large-scale smart system modeling and simulation. Knowledge gained from Ma’s research is important for helping build the transportation and logistics networks and systems to control various aspects of smart cities in the future.

Ma received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in transportation engineering. Prior to UCLA, he was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. Among the many awards he has received are the Leidos Technical Fellows Community Publication Award in 2017, and a Transportation and Air Quality (ADC20) Committee Best Paper in 2018.

Read more on the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering website!