Eddie Y. Chou, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering and
Director, Transportation Systems Research Laboratory
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone: 419-530-8123 E-mail: eddie.chou@utoledo.edu




Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1982
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1980

Professional Registration

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Ohio

Research Areas

  • Transportation engineering with focus on systems design, analysis, and modeling, asset management, informatics and analytics, decision support systems, pavement performance, system reliability, and construction materials

Selected Research Experiance

  • Principal Investigator, “Development of Transportation Asset Management Decision Support Tools,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 2/2012-8/2017
  • Co-Investigator, “Development of an Overlay Design Procedure for Composite Pavements,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 9/2013-9/2016
  • Principal Investigator, “Benefit Cost Models to Support PMS Decisions,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 2/2008-6/2012
  • Principal Investigator, “Development and Operation of a Pavement Management Information System, Phases III, IV & V,” The City of Toledo, 1/2006-12/2015
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Forecasting Models,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 11/2003-12/2007
  • Principal Investigator, “Effectiveness of Hot-Mix Thin Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 2/2002-12/2007
  • Principal Investigator, “Structural Support of Lime and Cement Stabilized Subgrade Used with Flexible Pavements,” Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, 4/2000-10/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of the Pavement Performance Variations between Districts,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 1/2001-9/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Guidelines for Subgrade Treatments,” Ohio Department of Transportation, 12/2001-3/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “Development of a Pavement Management Information System for the City of Toledo, Phases I & II” The City of Toledo, 5/2001-12/2005
  • Principal investigator, “Rational Determination of Pavement Layer Structural Coefficients,” Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) & Ohio Department of Transportation (Ohio DOT), 1/1994–9/1999
  • Principal Investigator, “Verification of the ODOT Overlay Design Procedure,” Federal Highway Administration & Ohio Department of Transportation, 8/1992–2/1995

Selected Publications:

  • Wang, S. and Chou, E. “Cross-Asset Transportation Project Coordination with Integer Programming and Constraint Programming”, in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2482, p.117-125, 2015
  • Wang, S. and Chou, E. “Integrated Optimization Model for Network-Level Transportation Cross-Asset Preservation”, refereed, presented and archived in Compendium of the 94th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1/2015
  • Gao, L., Chou, E. and Wang, S. “Comparison of Pavement Network Management Tools based on Linear and Non-Linear Optimization Methods”, refereed, presented at the 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1/2014
  • Wang, S., Chou, E. and A. Williams. “Development and Implementation of a Network-level Pavement Optimization Model for Ohio DOT,” refereed, presented at the 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1/2014
  • Chou, E. “Benefit Cost Models to Support Pavement Management Decisions”, final research report reviewed and published by FHWA and Ohio DOT, Report No. FHWA/O H-2012/10, 6/2012.
  • H. Pulugurta, Q. Shao, and E. Chou "Pavement Condition Prediction Using Markov Process" Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, Vol. 12, Issue No. 5, 9/2009, pp. 853-871.
  • J. Yu, E. Chou, and J-T. Yau, “Estimation of the Effects of Influential Factors on Pavement Service Life with Cox Proportional Hazards Method,” in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Volume 14, Number 4, pp. 275-282, 12/2008
  • Chou, E, D. Datta, H. Pulugurta, “Effectiveness of Thin Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance,” FHWA and Ohio DOT, Report No. FHWA/OH-2008/4, 4/2008.
  • Chou, E., H. Pulugurta, D. Datta, “Pavement Forecasting Models,” FHWA and Ohio DOT, Report No. FHWA/OH-2008/3, 3/2008.
  • J. Yu, E. Chou, and Z. Luo, “Development of Linear Mixed Effect Models for Predicting Individual Pavement Conditions,” in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p347-354, 6/2007
  • Z. Luo and E. Chou, “Pavement Condition Prediction Using Cluster wise Regression,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1974, p.70-77, 12/2006
  • J. Yu, E. Chou, and J-T. Yau, “Development of Speed-Related Ride Quality Thresholds using International Roughness Index,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1974, p.47-53, 12/2006