Professor Lee Han was recently honored with the Southern District of the Institute of Traffic Engineers Excellence in Transportation Engineering Education Award.
“This honor belongs to all my colleagues as well, since we all worked together with our student chapters over the years,” said Han. “The honor really belongs to all our students, who make us look good in their studies and research, when they were in school, and then they make us look good again when they succeed in technical competency and in professional leadership after they have graduated.”
The award also reflects his involvement in solving major transportation issues with big data, forecasting, and exploring the impact COVID had on Tennessee’s urban traffic patterns, traffic queue prediction and warning systems, protect the queue policies impact on transportation network reliability, and studying the effectiveness of WAZE data reporting, as well as many other variable studies.
Han’s students also regularly participate in TSITE meetings, competitions, and traffic bowl, which they won in 2021. Since 1996, UT students have won fifty-one TN Section awards, which is roughly 66 percent of all awards given to TSITE student members.