Xudong Jia, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his B.S. and MS from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, a M.S. from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), transportation planning, design, and operations, GIS and GPS applications in transportation. Dr. Jia has published more than 40 journal papers and technical reports in transportation and offered a series of training workshops for engineers from Caltrans, regional transportation agencies and local cities. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI accomplishing numerous transportation projects for Federal, state and local transportation agencies.
Dr. Jia has been the ITE student chapter advisor since 2007. He has been the active liaison between the ITE student members and professionals in the transportation industry for activities, internship, and full time employment. He helps the chapter become the most active chapter in the nation.
Wen Cheng, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his B.S. from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, a M.S. from University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. His research interests span a variety of areas including research into the human and engineering causes and mechanisms associated with transport system related crashes, advanced traffic signal design, and air quality and global warming impacts of transport. He is the recipient of the 2008 Young Researcher Award presented by TRB Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation.
“The transport system is arguably the single most important system that impacts day-to-day quality of life of Americans as well as the long term economic viability of urban regions and the nation. ITE is no doubt the best place for students to network with other professionals and students who have the same interest in the transportation field. Working together, we can make our transportation system safer and more efficient.” Dr. Cheng said.
As a professor, Dr. Cheng is enthusiastic to share with students his previous work experience as well as the lessons and knowledge he learned through daily work. As an ITE faculty advisor, he is more than willing to answer any questions from students regarding ITE background information, membership, benefits, and career recommendation, and so on. You can approach him during his regular office hours or make appointments via emails or phone.