Dr. Jun-Seok Oh
Director of Transportation Research Center
Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

  Dr. Jun-Seok Oh has been working in transportation area for 29 years. His research areas include transportation network analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic safety, and livable communities.
Project Career

Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D., PE, PTOE

Director of Transportation Research Center
Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering

CEAS G-243, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5316
Tel: 269-276-3216
Fax: 269-276-3211
E-Mail: jun.oh@wmich.edu


Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of California, Irvine, September 1995 - March 2001

Thesis: Dynamic Route Guidance and Network Traffic Management: Theoretical Evaluation and Practical Application Issues (Advisor: R. Jayakrishnan)

Master of Science (Transportation Engineering), Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, March 1989 - February 1993

Thesis: A Study on Methods to Impose Congestion Pricing with Analyses on Marginal External costs and Travel Behavior

Bachelor of Science (Urban Engineering), Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, March 1980 - February 1984

Thesis: A Study on Distribution and Distance of Daily Life Facilities



Western Michigan University, Professor, December 2003 - present

Development of Performance Measures for Non-Motorized Dynamics, 2012 - 2013

  • Develop GIS database for non-motorized transportation and crashes
  • Identify factors impacting non-motorized safety
  • Develop performance measures and countermeasure

TRANSIMS Case Study- Application of TRANSIMS for Highway Work Zones: Travel Pattern and Mobility Impacts September 2008 - 2010

  • Investigate applicability of TRANSIMS to highway workzone studies
  • Develop TransCAD interface for TRANSIMS
  • Develop TRANSIMS network for South East Michigan area

Transportation Analysis and Simulation System for Transportation Planning, September 2007 - 2008

  • Investigate applicability of advanced simulation models for transportation planning
  • Examine model performances

Communication-based Traffic Safety Enhancement Technologies, July 2007 - June 2008

  • Investigate safety enhacement technologies
  • Develop simulation modules for testing safety enhance technologies

Microsimulation Study for Roundabout Performance Evaluation, May 2007 - August 2007

  • Investigate applicability of roundabout in Calhoun County
  • Examine capacity of roundabout

Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Traffic and Emergency Surveillance: Demonstration and System Design, November 2005 - August 2006

  • Investigate applicability of UAV to traffic monitoring and emergency identification
  • Examine regulatory barriers and safety concerns
  • Analyze traffic data via aerial images

Development of Southeast Michigan Freeway Simulation Model, September 2005 - December 2007

  • Incorporation of API plug-ins to enhance simulation model capability
  • Provide technical trainings

Comprehensive Microscopic Simulation Modeling of California Corridor Networks - Practical Procedures for Data Input, June 2005 - June 2006

  • Review existing modeling procedures
  • Develop a practical modeling procedure

Evaluation of Incorporating Hybrid Vehicle Use of HOV Lane, July 2004 - December 2005

  • Incorporation of microscopic traffic simulation model for HOV lane analysis
  • Evaluate effects of hybrid vehicle market

Optimal Coordination of Multiple Highway Construction Projects to Minimize Road User Costs, September 2004 - July 2005

  • Apply genetic-based bi-objective optimization problem
  • Seek optimal solutions that temporally spatially coordinates multiple highway construction projects

Work Zone Traffic Safety and Mobility Analysis via Global Positioning Systems, September 2004 - October 2004

  • GPS-based probe data collection for work zone ITS (dynamic lane merge system)
  • Analysis of driving behavior for work zone safety evaluation

Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine, Postdoctoral Researcher, April 2001 - December 2003

Participated UCI TestBed and Cal-(IT)2 projects

A Tool for the Incorporation of Non-recurrent Congestion Costs of Freeway Accidents in Performance Management April 2002 - December 2003

  • Augment the existing fused accident and traffic flow database with loop detector data
  • Determine levels of non-recurrent delay by characteristics of accidents

Dynamic Speed Control Strategy and Intelligent Speed Adaptation for Freeway Traffic Congestion Management, July 2001 - December 2003

  • Theoretical investigation of temporal spatial optimal speed
  • Evaluate effectiveness of speed control via macroscopic simulation model
  • Microscopic simulation modeling for the evaluation of dynamic speed control and intelligent speed adaptation (ISA)

A Distributed Mobile Information Processing Overlay on the Vehicular Traffic System: Preliminary Modeling of Feasibility and Benefits, April 2001 - December 2003

  • Prototype study of ZEVNet: Station-car based car sharing program with ZEV(Zero Emission Vehicle)
  • Development of simulation framework for possible communication/computing schemes
  • Development of detailed architecture for computation and communication architecture

Dynamic Traffic Assignment Prototype Evaluation and Field Test (Development of TrEPS: Phase 1.5B Technical Assistance), April 2001 - December 2002

  • Generate real-time freeway and arterial surveillance data
  • On and off-line evaluation

Technical Evaluation of Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models, April 2001 - December 2002

  • Evaluate Micro-simulation Modeling Software Packages
  • Prototype Application and Evaluation

Adaptive Signal Control System with On-line Performance Measure, January 2001 - July 2001

  • Evaluate Micro-simulation Modeling Software Packages
  • Prototype Application and Evaluation

Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine, Graduate Student Researcher, January 1996 - March 2001

Participated UCI TestBed and California PATH projects

Emergence of Private Advanced Traveler Information Service Providers and Its Effect on Traffic Network Performance July 2000 - March 2001

  • Proposed a business model for private information service providers who gather traffic information from their information subscribers
  • Developed a simulation framework for the evaluation of multiple traveler information services
  • Evaluated network performance, user benefit, and information reliability

A Cooperative Decision Support System for Traffic Congestion Management Incorporated with Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model, July 2000 - October 2000

  • Incoporated cooperative decision support system with microscopic simulation models (Paramics)
  • Developed APIS's for CMS routing and actuated signal control

Real-time Estimation of Freeway Accident Likelihood January 2000 - July 2000

  • Empirically investigated traffic conditions leading to an accident identified from both real-time traffic data and past accident profiles
  • Developed a non-parametric Bayesian model for the estimation of the real-time accident likelihood

A Microscopic Simulation Approach to the Evaluation of Transportation Improvement Projects, October 1999 - December 1999

  • Developed benefit estimation schemes for microscopic simulation models
  • Incorporated an instantaneous model for fuel and emission estimation into microscopic simulation model (PARAMICS)
  • Evaluated benefits of 12 freeway improvement projects proposed by Caltrans

A Hybrid Dynamic Traffic Simulation Model for Advance Transportation Management and Information Systems, May 1999 - October 1999

  • Integrated a microscopic traffic simulation model (PARAMICS) with path based routing model
  • Developed a communication scheme between microscopic simulation and path-based routing model via simplified macro level network and efficient path data storage

An Algorithm for the Elastic, Bi-Criteria Traffic Equilibrium Problem with Nonlinear Path Costs
March 1999 - August 1999

  • Developed an algorithm for bi-criteria traffic equilibrium problem with variable demand and non-linear path costs
  • Used a bi-criteria shortest path routine to implicitly enumerate the set of non-dominated paths and the projection and contraction method to solve the nonlinear complementarity problem describing the traffic equilibrium problem

A Parametric Evaluation Framework for Advanced Traveler Information Systems with Endogenously Determined Driver Compliance, January 1999 -- July 1999

  • Developed a mixed equilibrium traffic assignment algorithm
  • Endogenously calculated driver��s compliance based on travel time saving.
  • Evaluated two route guidance strategies under equilibrated compliance rate

Enhancement of micro-particle traffic simulation model, January 1998 - December 1998

  • Investigated traffic dynamics and shockwave effects in micro-particle traffic simulation model
  • Incorporated driver behavior model into DYNASMART
  • Developed iterative methods for dynamics optimal routing scheme

A Framework for the Evaluation of Route Guidance Strategies using Dynamic Traffic Assignment/Simulation Model (DYNASMART), January 1998 - October 1998

  • Developed an evaluation to evaluate long-term effect of route guidance strategies
  • Tested various route guidance schemes (static information, instantaneous reactive information, and dynamic user optimal information)
  • Investigated effects of information reliability in terms of information update interval

Event-based ATIS for Optimal Routing, January 1996 - December 1997

  • Developed a network optimization algorithm for traffic rerouting scheme using a path-based traffic assignment algorithm
  • Evaluated optimized re-routing schemes via dynamics traffic simulation model
  • Conducted field surveys to evaluate the effects of ATIS at the special event centers in Anaheim (Angels stadium and Mighty Ducks arena)

Saman Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd., Korea, Director (in charge of transportation), October 1991 - February 1995

Supervised various transportation planning and traffic engineering projects (highway feasibility studies, urban transportation planning, highway designs and traffic impact studies)

Selected Projects

  • Kumi-Okpo National Expressway Feasibility Study
  • Basic Design and Impact Study of the Three Tunnels in Inchon
  • Samsong Park and Ride Parking Place Feasibility Study
  • Namwon-Kure National Highway Feasibility Study
  • Pungam Urban Development Project (Transportation Planning / Traffic Impact Study)
  • Asan National Industrial Complex Development Project (Transportation Planning / Traffic Impact Study)
  • Jeonju Urban Planning (Transportation Planning)
  • Detail Design of the Chonho Underground Parking Facility
  • Basic Design and Impact Study of the West Highway in Pusan
  • Detail Design of National Central Expressway

Korea Transport Institute, Korea, Researcher, May 1988 - October 1991

Developed comprehensive transportation planning models and economic feasibility analysis framework

Established national-wide mid-term transportation investment plan

Selected Projects

  • Transportation Planning in the 7th Social-Economic Development Plan
  • Analysis of the Traffic Corridor in Seoul Metropolitan
  • Development of Comprehensive Transportation Planning Models
  • Basic Plan of the Sungnam-Seoul Urban Railway
  • Transportation Network Study to the Days of West Coast
  • Transportation Study for the Daejon EXPO '93
  • East-West High Speed Railway Feasibility Study

Yooshin Engineering Corportion, Korea, System Analyst, January 1985 - May 1988

Participated in urban development projects and feasibility studies

Selected Projects

  • Feasibility Study of the Transportation Network in Kyungki Area
  • Feasibility Study of the Development Project in Jeonju Metropolitan
  • Inchon Kuwol Urban Development Project
  • Kanghwa Urban Planning

Joongang Engineering Consultants Co.,Ltd., Korea, Urban Planner, February 1984 - January 1985

Participated in urban and regional planning projects

Participated Projects

  • Yoju Urban Planning
  • Hamyol Urban Planning
  • Byunsan Provincial Park Development Project
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