January 17, 2018
Wei Ma Awarded Liang Ji-Dan FellowshipPhD student, Wei Ma has recently been awarded a 2018 Liang Ji-Dan Fellowship. Before coming to CMU, Wei graduated with honor from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He received bachelor degrees in civil engineering and mathematics.
Wei's research is focused on exploring the statistical features from both static and dynamic traffic networks and building optimization strategies for recurrent and non-recurrent traffic conditions. With his advisor, Professor Sean Qian, he is aiming to reduce the amount of time vehicles and passengers spent on congestion, improve air quality, and enhance sustainability, through the most efficient use of infrastructure, services and big data investments.
This fellowship is created to honor Liang Ji-Dang, a Chinese classic scholar and elegant calligrapher. Liang devoted himself to education and he always stressed the importance of retaining the fundamentals of Chinese culture but at the same time diligently pursuing the best of Western science and technology.