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Feng Guo

Patricia Caldwell Faculty Fellow
  • Professor


  • Ph.D. in Statistics
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2007
    Dissertation title: Modelling Genetic Data using Bayesian Hierarchical Models
  • Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2010
    Dissertation title: Nationwide Freight Generation Models
  • M.S. Transportation Economics and Management
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2000
  • B.S. Highway and Traffic Engineering
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • 58th “Most Talked About” Academic Study in 2014, (more than 70 news including CBS, NBC, NPR, Associated Press, Fox News, and Routers) 2014
  • Chair, Transportation Statistics Interest group of American Statistical Association. 2016-current
  • Associate Editor,  Sankhya Series B. 2016-current
  • 2015 Taylor Technical Talent Award, “Impact of Roadway Lighting on Crash Safety” Ronald Gibbons, Feng Guo,  Alejandra Medina, Travis Terry, Jianhe Du, Paul Lutkevich, Qing Li
  • Best Poster Award: “Senior Fitness-to-Drive Evaluation using Naturalistic Driving Study Data”, Feng Guo, Youija Fang, Jonathan Antin,  The Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Study
  • Section on Bayesian Statistical Science best student paper award, Joint Statistical Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2007
  • Gottfried Noether Award, University of Connecticut, For excellence in mathematical statistics, January 2004
  • Graduate Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut,  2004

Professional Memberships

  • American Statistical Association
  • Mu Sigma Rho national statistical honor society
  • International Chinese Statistical Association

Professional Service

  • Co-Chair, Data Analysis Committee. SAE Crash Data Collection and Analysis
  • Vice-Chair, Transportation Statistics Interest group of American Statistical Association.
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Statistical Methods, (ABJ80)
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (ANB20)
  • National Academy of Sciences Panel Study on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health.
  • Member of the Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Traffic Surrogate Measures

Computational Statistics

Spatial Statistics

  • Bayesian Models
  • Transportation Safety Modeling
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Generalized Linear Models
For a full list of Dr. Quo's publications, visit his Google Scholar page.
  • Liu, L., Racz, D., Vaillancourt, K., Michelman, J., Barnes, M., Mellem, S., Eastham, P., Green, B., Armstrong, C., Bal, R., O’Banion, S., & Guo, F. (2023). Smartphone-based hard-braking event detection at scale for road safety services. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 146, 103949.
  • Shi, L., Qian, C., & Guo, F.* (2022). Real-time driving risk assessment using deep learning with XGBoost. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 178, 106836.
  • Guo, F., & Lu, D. (2022). How many crashes does cellphone use contribute to? Population attributable risk of cellphone use while driving. Journal of Safety Research, 82, 385-391.
  • Lu, D., Guo, F*., & Li, F. (2020). Evaluating the causal effects of cellphone distraction on crash risk using propensity score methods. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 143, 105579.
  • Guo, F. (2019). Statistical Methods for Naturalistic Driving Studies. Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, 6(1), 309-328.
  • Guo, F., Kim, I., & Klauer, S. G. (2019). Semiparametric Bayesian models for evaluating time-variant driving risk factors using naturalistic driving data and case-crossover approach. Statistics in Medicine, 38(2), 160-174.
  • Atwood, J. R., Guo, F.*, & Blanco, M. (2019). Evaluate driver response to active warning system in level-2 automated vehicles. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 128, 132-138.
  • Guo, F., Klauer, S. G., Fang, Y., Hankey, J. M., Antin, J. F., Perez, M. A., Lee, S. E., & Dingus, T. A. (2016). The effects of age on crash risk associated with driver distraction. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(1), 258-265.
  • Dingus, T. A., Guo, F., Lee, S., Antin, J. F., Perez, M., Buchanan-King, M., & Hankey, J. (2016). Driver crash risk factors and prevalence evaluation using naturalistic driving data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(10), 2636-2641.
  • Guo, F., Fang, Y., & Antin, J. F. (2015). Older driver fitness-to-drive evaluation using naturalistic driving data. Journal of Safety Research, 54, 49.e29-54.
  • Klauer, S. G. ·, Guo, F. · , Simons-Morton, B. G., Ouimet, M. C., Lee, S. E., & Dingus, T. A. (2014). Distracted Driving and Risk of Road Crashes among Novice and Experienced Drivers. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(1), 54-59.
  • Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B. G., Klauer, S. E., Ouimet, M. C., Dingus, T. A., & Lee, S. E. (2013). Variability in Crash and Near-Crash Risk among Novice Teenage Drivers: A Naturalistic Study. The Journal of pediatrics, 163(6), 1670-1676.
  • Guo, F.*, & Fang, Y. (2013). Individual driver risk assessment using naturalistic driving data. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 61, 3-9.
  • Guo, F., Klauer, S. G., Hankey, J. M., & Dingus, T. A. (2010). Near Crashes as Crash Surrogate for Naturalistic Driving Studies. Transportation Research Record, 2147(1), 66-74.
  • Guo, F., Dey, D. K., & Holsinger, K. E. (2009). A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Analysis of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Diversity in Multilocus, Multipopulation Samples. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104(485), 142-154. 
Feng Guo

Patricia Caldwell Faculty Fellow & Professor

Joint Appointment: "Lead Data Scientist, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute"

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