Dr. Ruijie 'Rebecca' Bian, Ph.D.,P.E.


Assistant Professor - Research

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Planning/Intermodal Research Manager, Louisiana Transportation Research Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 767-9163 / Fax: (225) 767-9108
Email: rbian1@lsu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2017
  • M.S. in Transportation Planning and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2013
  • B.S. in Traffic and Transportation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China, 2010

Employment History

  • 2022-Present     Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University
  • 2021-Present     Assistant Professor – Research, Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • 2020-2021            Research Associate IV, Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • 2019-2020            Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clemson University
  • 2018-2019            Postdoctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University
  • 2013-2017            Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University
  • 2010-2013            Graduate Research Assistant, Tongji University

Research Interests


  • Travel demand modeling and forecasting
  • Hurricane evacuation behavior modeling
  • Human mobility analysis and modeling
  • Active transportation planning for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users