Dan Work

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dec. 2010 – pres.
  • Research Assistant Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb. 2012 – pres.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nov. 2014 – pres.
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 2014 – July 2015

Research interests

  • Transportation cyber physical systems
    • Traffic estimation and control techniques
    • Applications with human driven and automated traffic
  • Mathematical models of traffic
    • Conservation laws models and networks
    • Numerical approximation schemes for nonlinear conservation laws
  • Decision analytics for sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems
    • Data driven methods for resilience quantification
    • Participatory sensing platforms

Awards and honors

  • NAE EU US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant, National Academy of Engineering, 2016
  • CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2016
  • ASCE Outstanding Instructor Award, American Society of Civil Engineers UIUC Student Chapter, 2015
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2014
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2014
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (top 10%, ten time winner), Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2011-2016
  • Featured Project, Scientific American, “Citizen Science Featured Project” Awarded for the TrafficTurk Project, 2012
  • Best Dissertation Award, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, 2011
  • Eno Fellow, Eno Transportation Foundation, 2010.
  • Rodney E. Slater Award, Eno Transportation Foundation, 2010
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, US Department of Transportation, 2008 – 2010

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010
  • University of California, Berkeley
    MS in Systems Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007
  • The Ohio State University
    B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006