Zhang Dianye, Professor of Southwest Jiaotong University, Vice Director of Chengdu Transport Committee, was invited to be a guest Professor of CCS, Sichuan University. Professor Zhang received the letter of professorship from SCU Vice President Professor Yan Shijing on a special ceremony held on 6 March.
Upon the ceremony, SCU Vice President Professor Yan made an opening speech, extending his warm welcome to Professor Zhang. He said, with more outstanding scholars joining in CCS, there would be a strong boost to the further development of teaching and research in this area.
Professor Zhang got his Ph. D degree from Southwest Jiaotong University and then joined Beijing Jiaotong University for post-doctoral research in 1997. In 2002, Professor Zhang went to University of Southampton as a visiting scholar for further research activities. Professor Zhang was also the former dean of School of Transportation and Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University. Acting as the Vice Director of Chengdu Transport Committee now, he has a special focus on the Intelligence Traffic Systems in cities and has gained some valuable experiences.