A hearty congratulations to Ang Li, this year's recipient of the the Robert Wadell Endowed Fellowship for Engineering Innovation! The Fellowship provides financial support for Berkeley CEE doctoral students with research interests in transportation and systems, especially air transportation. It is named after Robert Wadell, a distinguished Berkeley CEE alum and Founder, President and CEO of Wadell Engineering Corporation, a firm specializing in airport planning, design, and construction management.
Ang is a PhD candidate in Transportation Engineering advised by Prof. Mark Hansen. Her research areas include Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) for parcel delivery, regional Air Traffic Management (ATM), Mechanism Design and Resource Allocation, operations research and machine learning applications.
Ang's current research focuses on developing a suite of multimodal, congestion-sensitive strategies for urban delivery, by integrating traditional motorized vehicles, non-motorized modes, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). She has also worked on Traffic Management and Resource Allocation for UAV-based Parcel Delivery in Low-altitude Urban Space, and co-developed the curriculum of the course "Aviation Data Science" taught at UC Berkeley.
Outside of school, Ang enjoys ballroom dancing, oil painting, downhill skiing, hiking, and swimming. Ang is also a multidisciplinary musician, playing the Guzheng and piano.