Dr. Qiang Hong’s research focuses on the planning and policy implications of transformative automotive and transportation technologies, including connected and automated vehicles. His research also includes personal mobility trends, automotive industry development, and mobility impacts in China. Qiang served as project panel member and chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Prior to joining CAR, Qiang was employed by Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). His responsibilities included developing regional transportation plans and providing technical support of modeling and policy analysis in both agencies. He was a principal planner at Beijing Municipal Institute of Urban Planning and Design, where he managed a variety of regional growth and transportation development projects.
Qiang received his Ph.D. in urban, technological, and environmental planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his M.Sc. in urban and regional planning and B.E. in architectural engineering from Tsinghua University, China.