Eddie Yein Juin Chou, P.E.

Professor & Director, 
Infrastructure Information Systems Research Laboratory 
The University of Toledo,
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone: (419) 530-8123
Fax: (419) 530-8116
E-mail: ychou@utnet.utoledo.edu

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
  • Post-Graduate Study in Civil and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1984
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1980

Research Interest

  • Transportation Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  • Characteristics of Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Pavement Performance Modeling and Innovative Paving Materials
  • Optimization, Decision Support, and Intelligent Systems

Courses Taught

Note: * New Course Developed

Undergraduate Level

Course Title Credit Hour
Construction Materials and Laboratory 3
Creativity and Problem Solving 1
Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3
Engineering Mechanics of Materials 3
Transportation Engineering I 3
Transportation Engineering II 3
Civil Engineering Systems Analysis 3

Graduate Level

Course Title Credit Hour
Advanced Engineering Systems Modeling* 3
Pavement Analysis and Design* 3
Materials Engineering* 3
Intelligent Transportation Systems* 3
Highway Materials 3
Infrastructure Engineering & Management* 3
Infrastructure Facility Design* 3

Research Grants and Contracts

Ongoing

  • Principal Investigator, “Benefit Cost Models to Support PMS Decisions,” Ohio Department of Transportation, $280,514 ($153,893 from external sponsor), 2/1/08-2/1/10
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Management Information System for the City of Toledo, Phase IV,” City of Toledo, $270,904 total ($145,278 from sponsor), 11/1/2008-10/31/2010

Completed

  • Principal Investigator, “Development of an Aggregate Quality GIS System for Ohio – Addendum to the Effectiveness of Thin Hot Mix Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance, ” Ohio Department of Transportation, $181,457 ($64,556 from external sponsor), 5/1/2005-5/31/2008
  • Principal Investigator, “Effectiveness of Thin Hot Mix Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance – Phase II,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $144,252 total ($76,223 from sponsor), 7/1/2004-5/31/2008
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Forecasting Models,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $375,497 total ($308,081 from sponsor), 11/1/2003-4/30/2008
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Management Information System for the City of Toledo, Phase III,” City of Toledo, $180,487 total ($136,464 from sponsor), 6/1/2004-8/31/2007
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Management System for the City of Perrysburg,” $49,025 total ($30,476 from sponsor), 5/1/2004-4/30/2008
  • Principal Investigator, “A Roadway Management Information System for the City of Sandusky,” City of Sandusky, $66,348 total ($45,982 from sponsor), 3/15/05-3/15/07
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Guidelines for Subgrade Treatment,” Ohio Department of Transportation, $100,948 ($74,668 from sponsor), 12/1/2002 – 3/30/2005
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Stay in Place Metal Form,” Ohio Department of Transportation, $93,626 ($139,311 from sponsor), 12/1/2003 – 11/30/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of the Pavement Performance Variations Between Districts,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $296,441 total ($218,251 from sponsor), 2/10/2001 – 10/1/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “Structural Support of Lime Stabilized Subgrade Soils Used with Flexible Pavements,” Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, $266,934 total ($157,330 from sponsor), 4/28/2000 – 10/28/2004
  • Principal Investigator, “A Pavement Management Information System for the City of Toledo-Phase II,” City of Toledo, $198,959 total ($137,002 from sponsor), 6/1/2002 – 5/31/04
  • Principal Investigator, “Effectiveness of Thin Hot Mix Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance, Phase I” Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, $141,481 total ( $103,751 from sponsor), 02/1/02 – 07/31/03
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Development of a Pavement Management System for the City of Toledo-Phase I,” City of Toledo, $219,272 ($131,255 from sponsor), 2/21/98-5/31/02
  • Principal Investigator, “Effect of New Deicing Products on Durability of Concrete,” Edison Industrial Systems Center, Inc. and Anderson Corp., $16,681(11,305 from sponsor), 5/14/98-5/14/99
  • Principal Investigator, “Rational Determination of Pavement Layer Structural Coefficients,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $296,441 total ($131,944 from sponsor), 11/8/93 – 5/1/98
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Prefabricated Pavement Edge Drains in the State of Ohio,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $123,851 total ($205,175 from sponsor), 5/10/95 – 6/30/97
  • Principal Investigator, “Verification of the ODOT Overlay Design Procedure,” Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $79,785 total ($67,077 from sponsor), 3/26/92 – 8/31/95
  • Principal Investigator, “Identification of Durability Problems under Concrete Pavement Joints,” Ohio Department of Transportation, $51,994 total ($17,627 from sponsor), 1/12/94 – 3/31/96
  • Principal Investigator, “Performance Evaluation of Rigid Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques,” Ohio Department of Transportation, $27,426 total ($9,985 from sponsor), 9/4/92 – 8/31/94
  • Principal Investigator, “Pavement Structural Performance Model Based on Nondestructive Testing,” Ohio Board of Regents, $14,917 (all from sponsor), 12/20/89 – 12/31/90

Journal Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Jianxiong Yu, Eddie Y. J. Chou, and Jyh-Tyng Yau, “Estimation of the Effects of Influential Factors on Pavement Service Life with Cox Proportional Hazards Method,” published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 14, No. 4, p 275-282, December 2008.
  • Jyh-Dong Lin, Eddie Y. Chou, Jyh-Tyng Yau, and Shun Hsing Chen, “A Study Using Survival Analysis on the Pavement Service Life and Deterioration Estimate,” published by Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 459-466, September 2007.
  • Jianxiong Yu, Eddie Y. J. Chou, and Zairen Luo, “Development of Linear Mixed Effect Models for Predicting Individual Pavement Conditions,” published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p347-354, June 2007.
  • Zairen Luo and Eddie Y. J. Chou, “Pavement Condition Prediction Using Cluster wise Regression,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1974, p.70-77, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., December 2006.
  • Jianxiong Yu, Eddie Y. J. Chou, and Jyh-Tyng 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, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., December 2006.
  • Tack, J. N. and Y. J. Chou, “Multi-Year Pavement Repair Scheduling Optimization by Pre-Constrained Genetic Algorithm,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1816, Paper No. 02-3137, p. 3-9, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., December 2002.
  • Chou, Y. J. and Y. Zou, “Determination of Test Spacing in Pavement Evaluation,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1806, Paper No. 02-2179, p.110-117, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2002.
  • Tack, J. N. and Y. J. Chou, “Pavement Performance Analysis Using Probabilistic Deterioration Methods,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 1769, Paper No. 01-2962, p.20-27, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., November 2001
  • Chou, Y.J., “Knowledge-Based System for Flexible Pavement Structural Evaluation,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 3, p.450-466, American Society of Civil Engineers, May, 1993.
  • Chou, Y. J. and R. L. Lytton, “Accuracy and Consistency of Back Calculated Pavement Layer Modulus,” Transportation Research Record, Vol. 1293, p.72-85, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., October, 1991.
  • Chou, Y.J., Uzan, J., and Lytton, R.L., "Back-calculation of Layer Moduli from Nondestructive Pavement Deflection Data Using an Expert System Approach." STP Vol.1026, p.341-354, American Society for Testing Materials, October, 1989.

Reviewed and Published Archival Federal & State Reports

  • Chou, Y. J., D. Datta, H. Pulugurta, “Effectiveness of Thin Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay on Pavement Ride and Condition Performance,” Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA/OH-2008/4, April 2008.
  • Chou, Y. J., H. Pulugurta, D. Datta, “Pavement Forecasting Models,” Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA/OH-2008/3, March 2008.
  • Chou, Y. J., L. Fournier, J. Wielinski, C. Rao, and L. Titus-Glover, “Evaluation of Guidelines for Subgrade Treatments,” Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA/OH-2005/003, February 2005.
  • Chou, Y. J., L. Fournier, Z. Luo, and J. Wielinski, “Structural Support of Lime or Cement Stabilized Subgrade Used with Flexible Pavements,” Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA/OH-2004/017, November 2004.
  • Chou, Y. J., J. Tack, J. Yu, and J. Wielinski, “Evaluation of the Variation in Pavement Performance between ODOT Districts,” Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA/OH-2004/016, September 2004.
  • Chou, Y. J., B. W. Randolph, and A. G. Heydinger, “Rational Determination of Flexible Pavement Layer Structural Coefficients,” Report No.FHWA/OH-99/006, the Federal Highway Administration and the Ohio Department of Transportation, May 1999.
  • Heydinger, A.G. and Chou, Y. J., “Evaluation of Prefabricated Edge Drains in Ohio,” Report No. FHWA/OH-98/006, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio department of Transportation, March 1998.
  • Chou, Y. J., “Verification of the ODOT Overlay Design Procedure,” Report No. FHWA/OH-96/005, the Federal Highway Administration and the Ohio department of Transportation, September 1996.
  • Munoz, S. R. and Chou, Y. J., Identification of Durability Problems Under Concrete Pavement Joints,” Report No. ST/SS/95-004, the Ohio department of Transportation, December 1995.
  • Lytton, R.L., Germann F.P., Chou, Y.J., and Stoffels, S.M., "Determining Asphaltic Concrete Pavement Structural Properties by Nondestructive Testing." National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 327, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., June, 1990.

Reviewed Conference Paper in Proceedings

  • Chou, Y. J. and G.J. Murnen, “Development of a Comprehensive Pavement Management Information System,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China, April 23-25, 2002, p.1569-1576.
  • Chou, Y. J. and J.N. Tack, “Multiyear Pavement Maintenance Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China, April 23-25, 2002, p.12-21.
  • Chou, Y.J., J. Mathias, C. Wang, “Implementation of Dynamic Segmentation for a Pavement Management Information System,” presented at the 2002 Transportation Research Board annual meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2002, Paper No. 02-3241. Full paper peer- reviewed by three reviewers and accepted for presentation.
  • Abraham, S. P., M.A. Pickett, D.K. Nims, and Y.J. Chou, “The Feasibility of Using Bonded Gages in Concrete Masonry Strain Measurements,” Society of Experimental Mechanics 1997 Spring Conference, p.96-197, 1997.
  • Chou, Y. J. and V. W. Ping, "Statistical Quality Control and Assurance of Bituminous Materials" in Infrastructure: New Materials and Methods for Repair, edited by K.D. Basham, p.1051-58, American Society of Civil Engineers, November 1994.
  • Munoz, S. R. and Chou, Y. J., "Identification of Concrete Durability Problem under Pavement Joints," in Infrastructure: New Materials and Methods for Repair, edited by K.D. Basham, p.1-7, American Society of Civil Engineers, November, 1994.
  • Chou, Y.J., "Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques and Their Role in Infrastructure Management," in Infrastructure Planning and Management, edited by J. L. Gifford, D. R. Uzarski, and S. McNeil, p.1-5, American Society of Civil Engineers, October, 1993.
  • Chou, Y.J. and Sethi, V. "Machine Vision-Based Traffic Adjusted Intersection Signal Control," in Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering, ed. by J.D. Frost and J.R. Wright, p.150-157, American Society of Civil Engineers, March, 1993.
  • Lee, H. and Chou, Y.J. "Survey of Image Processing Applications in Civil Engineering," in Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering, ed. by J.D. Frost and J.R. Wright, p.203-210, American Society of Civil Engineers, March, 1993.

Softwares

  • Chou, Y.J., J. Yu, C. Wang, and J. N. Tack, “Pavement Management Information Software for Local Streets,” Version 1.0, approximately 6,500 lines of code, developed for the City of Toledo Pavement Management Information System project, available for distribution to other cities, counties, or villages, June 2002.
  • Chou, Y.J., J. Yu, and J. N. Tack, “ODOT Pavement Management Database with Reporting Tools,” Version 1.0, approximately 10,000 lines of code, developed for the Ohio Department of Transportation, May 2002.
  • Chou, Y.J., X. Tang, Y. Jia, and G. J. Williams, “UTOVER – Overlay Design Software,” approximately 3,000 lines of code, developed for the Ohio Department of Transportation, January 1997.

Conference Papers in Proceedings

  • Chou, Y. J., C. Wang, and J. Mathias, “Application of Dynamic Segmentation in a Municipal Pavement Management Information System,” Proceedings of the Second Annual Great Lake civil Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2001.
  • Kaur, D. and Y. J. Chou, “Applying Neural-fuzzy Techniques for Intelligent Highway Pavement Performance Prediction Model,” Proceedings of the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Las Cruz, New Mexico, August 9-11, 1999.
  • Chou, Y.J., "Implementing and Maintaining Pavement Management Systems." Proceedings, Sixth National Conference on Pavement Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., September, 1992.
  • Abstract
    Chou, Y.J., "An Overview on the Use of Recycled Materials in Pavement Construction." The Ohio Journal of Science, Abstract, Vol. 91, No. 2, Columbus, Ohio, April, 1991.

Other Publications

  • Chou, Y. J., “The Ohio Department of Transportation Pavement Rehabilitation Training Manual,” The Ohio Department of Transportation, September 1997.
  • Chou, Y.J., "Pavement Structural Performance Model Based on Nondestructive Testing." Final Report, Ohio Board of Regent Research Challenge Grant, June, 1991.