Bo Zou

Assistant Professor

Zou

Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, 2012
Minors: Economics; Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California at Berkeley

M.S. Transportation Planning and Management, 2007
Tsinghua University

Diplôme d'Ingénieur, General Engineering, 2007
Ecole Centrale de Nantes

B.E. Civil Engineering, 2005
Tsinghua University

Contact Information

Office: 2073 Engineering Research Facility
Phone: 312-996-3404
Fax: 312-996-2426
E-mail: bzou@uic.edu

Research Website: Translog Lab


Research Interests

• Transportation Systems Analysis
• Transportation Infrastructure Economics, Planning, and Management
• Transportation Efficiency Modeling
• Aviation
• Railroads
• Sustainable Transportation
• Port Management and Waterborne Shipping


Courses Offered

Infrastructure Management (Graduate)
Transportation Systems Analysis (Graduate)
Air Transportation (Graduate)
Transportation Engineering (Undergraduate)


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zou, B., Hansen, M., 2012. Impact of Operational Performance on Air Carrier Cost Structure: Evidence from US Airlines. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 48 (6), 1032-1048.

Zou, B., Hansen, M., 2012. Flight Delays, Capacity Investment and Social Welfare under Air Transport Supply-Demand Equilibrium. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 46 (6), 965-980.

Zou, B., Madanat, S., 2012. Incorporating Delay Effect into Airport Runway Pavement Management Systems. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems 18 (3), 183-193.

Swaroop, P., Zou, B., Ball, M., Hansen, M., 2012. M. Do More U.S. Airports Need Slot Controls? A Welfare Based Approach to Determine Slot Levels. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 46 (9), 1239-1259.

Liu, Y., Hansen, M., Zou, B., 2013. Aircraft Gauge Differences Between the US and Europe and the Operational Implications. Journal of Air Transport Management, 29 (1), 1-10.

Zou, B. , Elke, M., Hansen, M., Kafle, N., 2014. Evaluating Air Carrier Fuel Efficiency in the U.S. Airline Industry. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 59, 306-330.

Zou, B., Buxi, G., Hansen, M., 2014. Optimal 4-D Aircraft Trajectories in a Contrail-sensitive Environment. Networks and Spatial Economics, forthcoming.

Zou, B., Hansen, M. 2014. Flight Delay Impact on Airfare and Flight Frequency: A Comprehensive Assessment. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, forthcoming.

Soler, M., Zou, B., Hansen, M. Contrail sensitive 4D trajectory planning with flight level allocation using multiphase mixed-integer optimal control. Under review.

Noruzoliaee, M., Zou, B., Zhang, A. Airport Privatization in a Multi-airport Region: Focus on Pricing and Capacity. Under review.

Talebian, A., Zou, B. Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared User Rail Corridors. Under review.

Zou, B. , Kafle, N., Chang, Y.T., Park, K., Airport Financial Reform and its Implications for Airport Efficiency: An Exploratory Investigation. Under review.

Zou, B., Kafle, N., Wolfson, O., Lin, J., A Mechanism Design Based Approach to Solving Parking Slot Assignment in the Information Era. Under review.

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Book Chapters

Hansen, M., Zou, B., 2013. Airport Operational Performance and its Impact on Airline Cost. In: Odoni, A. and Zografos, K. (eds.), Modeling and Managing Airport Performance: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ball, M., Hansen, M., Swaroop, P., Zou, B., 2013. Design and Justification for Market-Based Approaches to Airport Congestion Management. In: Odoni, A. and Zografos, K. (eds.), Modeling and Managing Airport Performance: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Working Papers

Kafle, N., Zou, B., Modeling Flight Delay Propagation: A Joint Analytical-Statistical Approach.

Talebian, A., Zou, B. , A Multi-stage Approach to Air-Rail Competition: Focus on Rail Agency Objective, Trains Speed and Station Access.

Zou, B. , Kafle, N., Hansen, M., Long-term Fuel Efficiency in the U.S. Domestic Airline Industry.

Zou, B., Hansen, M. Assessing Benefits from Aviation Capacity Investment: An Equilibrium Approach.

Zou, B., Hansen, M., Propagated Delay vs. Primary Delay and Their Cost Impacts: An Exploratory Empirical Investigation.
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Conference Proceedings (not included above)

Zou, B. , Smirti, M., Hansen, M., 2009. Reducing Freight Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the California Corridor: the Potential of Short Sea Shipping. Proceedings of the 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Zou, B., Lu, H., Liu, Q., 2008. Towards a Hub-and-Spoke Network: a Study on the Chinese Mainland Hub Airport Planning. In: Liu, R., Lu, J. et al. (eds.), Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructure in China: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professional, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Zou, B., Lu, H., Liu, Q., Zhou Z., 2007. A Coordination Model for Seaports Performance and its Application to the Beibu Bay Area. Proceedings of 2007 International Conference on Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Liu, Q., Lu, H., Zou, B., Wang, Y., 2007. Regional Integrated Transportation Network Layout Planning. Proceedings of 2007 International Conference on Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Research Reports

Zou, B., Elke, M., Hansen, M., 2012. Evaluating Air Carrier Fuel Efficiency and CO2 Emissions in the U.S. Airline Industry. Report prepared for the International Council on Clean Transportation.

Selected media coverage:

  • http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/10/us-airlines-study-idUSBRE9891AP20130910
  • http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-10/which-airlines-are-most-fuel-efficient
  • http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/09/20130910-icct.html
  • http://news.yahoo.com/most-fuel-efficient-airline-202234360.html
Ball, M., Barnhart, C., Dresner, M., Hansen, M. Neels, K., Odoni, A., Peterson, E., Sherry, L., Trani, A., Zou, B. , 2010. Total Delay Impact Study: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Costs and Impacts of Flight Delay in the United States. Report Prepared for the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Selected media coverage:

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/18/AR2010101805680.html
  • http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-10-19-airlinedelays19_ST_N.htm
  • http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/10/19/flight.delays.study/index.html?_s=PM:TRAVEL
  • http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130660854
Hansen, M., Liu, Y., Kwan, E., Zou, B. , 2010. U.S./Europe Comparison of Operational Performance: A Comparison of US and European Airline Schedules: Size, Strength and Speed. Report Prepared for the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Smirti, M., Zou, B. , Hansen, M., 2008. A Comparative Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies for the Maritime Shipping and Aviation Sectors. University of California Transportation Center.

China Institute of Development Planning, 2007. Regional Planning of the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone. Main participant for port system planning. Report prepared for the Planning and Management Commission of the Beibu Gulf Economic Zone (in Chinese).

 
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