Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

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Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Professor (McKnight Land-Grant Professor)
Computer Science & Engineering

Tian He's research on transportation focuses on the life cycle of data-driven urban transportation systems, including mobile data collection, cross-model data fusion, heterogeneous transit model integration, data analytics, and ITS optimization, control, and deployment. His projects cover a wide range of transportation systems, including taxis, buses, trucks, subways, and personal vehicles.