Hi, There!

I am Qing Li.

I am a third year graduate student in the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at University of Wisconsin - Madison. I work under the supervision of Prof. Bin Ran. Before coming to UW-Madison, I got my bachelor's degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.

My research area is in Intelligent Transportation Systems with interests in transportation Big Data analytics, spatio-temporal data mining, and urban computing. I was used to work on image annotation, and multi-kernel learning.

If you are coming to this website by my resume. I am sorry that there was a mistake in my resume about graduate year for my bachelor degree. I actually got it in 2013 instead of 2009 (which was the start year).


Ph.D. in Civl Engineering, Advisor: Bin Ran

University of Wisconsin - Madison

09/2013 - 10/2016(Expected)
Madison, WI

M.S. in Computer Science (GPA: 3.89/4.0)

University of Wisconsin - Madison

03/2014 - 05/2016 (Expected)
Madison, WI

B.S. in Electrical Engineering (GPA: 89.54/100, Top 5%)

Xi'an Jiaotong University

09/2009 - 06/2013
Xi'an, China



Data Models and Languages, Topics-Database Mgt Systems, Machine Learning, Artificial Interlligence, Database Mnagement Systems, Natural Lang & Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Integer Programming, Linear Progamming Methods, Advanced Topics in Transportation Operations, Advanced Traffic Models & Computer Simulation, Urban Transportation Planning


JAVA, Principles of Operating System, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Virtual Reality and Applications, Digital Singal Processing, Probability Theory and Stochastic Process, C Programming

Research Experience

Graduate Assistant

TOPS Lab, UW-Madison, Supervised by Bin Ran

1. Traffic Information & Emission Estimation Using Cellular Probe Data
2. Understanding Taxi Driver Behavior by Route Choice Model

09/2013 - Present
Madison, WI

Visting Student

SMILES Lab, XJTU, Supervised by Xueming Qian

1. Multi-label Image Annotation with Multi-kernel Learning
2. Near-Duplicate Image Groups Detection

09/2011 - 05/2013
Xi'an, China

Visiting Student

School of Mathematics and Statistics, XJTU, Supervised by Huanqin Li

1. Practical Optimization Problems: management of rafting in Grand Canyon, electricity pricing design on multi-objective programming, etc.
2. Practical Statistics Problems: pork price prediction, assessment of electric vehicle, etc.

04/2010 - 02/2012
Xi'an, China

Work Experience

Project Assistant

TOPS Lab, UW-Madison, Project Manager: Steven T. Parker

Worked on the enhancement and maintenance of Community Maps by using Struts, Java, Javascript, GoogleMapsApi, SQL.

09/2013 - Present
Madison, WI

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Graduate, Xi'an Jiaotong University


Meritorious Winner of Mathematical Contest In Modeling (9%)


Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest In Modeling (20%)


Publications & Patents
Li, Q., Cheng, Y., Ding, F., Wan, X., & Ran, B. "A Novel Model for Estimating Citywide Hourly Traffic Emissions Using Cellular Phone Activity Data" Submitted to Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on

Ran, B., Cheng, Y., Jin, J., Ding, F,& Li, Q.. "A Feature Based Approach to Large-Scale Freeway Congestion Detection Using Full Cellular Activity Data," Submitted to Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on.

Li, Q., Cheng, Y., Ding, F., Wan, X., & Ran, B. (2016, January). "City- Wide Hourly Traffic Emission Estimation Using Cellular Activity Data," In Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting.

Ran, B., Cheng, Y., Jin, J., Ding, F,& Li, Q. "Traffic jam grade detection method based on cellphone signal data" Publication number: CN104200667 A

Gu, Y., Qian, X., Li, Q., Wang, M., Hong, R., & Tian, Q., "Image Annotation by Latent Community Detection and Multikernel Learning," in Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.24, no.11, pp.3450-3463, Nov. 2015.

Li, J., Qian, X., Li, Q., Zhao, Y., Wang, L., & Tang, Y. Y. (2015). Mining near duplicate image groups. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 74(2), 655-669.

Li, Q., Gu, Y., & Qian, X. (2013, October). LCMKL: latent-community and multi-kernel learning based image annotation. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Conference on information & knowledge management (pp. 1469-1472). ACM.

Liu, L., Li, Q., Gu, Y., Chen, L., & Li, H.. The Study on Electricity Pricing Design Basing on Multiobjective Programming. Journal of Xian Jiaotong University. Vol.47 No.10, Oct. 2013 (In Chinese)