Research Staff (1)
Jianan Yin (2017 - present)
Dr. Jianan Yin joined the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London as a Sponsored Researcher in 2017. He received his doctoral degree (in 2016) and Master’s degree (in 2011) in Transportation Planning and Management from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Bachelor’s degree (in 2008) in Mathematics from China University of Petroleum. Jianan’s research interests focus on transportation network modeling, airport surface management, air traffic congestion control, and big-data analytics. He owns 1 invention patent with 6 more pending, and published 14 papers in aviation and transportation related journals and conferences. He has been awarded 2 research fundings as the Principal Investigator and participated in over 20 research projects as key collaborator.
Current PHD STUDENTS (8)
Liang Ma (2017 - present)
Liang Ma is a PhD student at Centre for Transport Studies. She received a first-class Msc degree in Transport with Business Management from Imperial College London in 2014, and has been working as an urban planner and data analyst in the Technology Innovation Center at Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Designing Institute for 2 years. Her main research field and project experience lie in big data application in transport and urban planning. This includes quantitative studies on job-housing balance, spatial-temporal individual behaviors, public transport assessment with fine granularity, disaggregate transport mode choice, relationship between the road traffic and land use pattern, and model development with advanced machine learning methods, etc.
Yaoyuan Zhang (2017 - present)
Yaoyuan is a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering supervised by Dr Ke Han. She obtained her MEng degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London in 2017. Her research interests include big-data analytics, artificial intelligence and intelligent transport systems. She has worked as an intern in Pearl Water (a Chinese public utility company responsible for local water supply), and several financial institutions. Currently she is applying deep learning methods to short-term traffic prediction.
Peeranut Jeammaneeporn (2017 - present)
Peeranut Jeammaneeporn is a PhD student at Centre for Transport Studies. He is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. He worked at the Department of Highways, Thailand as a Civil Engineer before he graduated with a MSc degree in Transport at Imperial College in 2015. Currently he is conducting research at Imperial College London with Professor Han. His area of interests include traffic signaling system and ITS. Using multiple types of data from various sources such as vehicle flow, speed and emission, he is developing new algorithms in order to mitigate both traffic congestion and emission.
Jun Song (2017 - present)
Jun Song received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University (China). He was honored as the Innovative Entrepreneur in Sichuan Province by the Chinese government. He has received 12 national and international competition awards. His research interests mainly focus on intelligent transportation system and artificial intelligence. He owns 3 patents and has published 8 papers, and was invited to present his research in the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
Shiming Xu (2016 - present)
Shiming Xu obtained a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree (with distinction) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College in 2016. She then started her PhD research at the Centre of Transport Studies of Imperial College. Her research topic is real-time traffic operation using metamodeling and surrogate-based optimization.
Yang Yu (2016 - present)
Yang Yu received a bachelor degree in Transport Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2014. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2015 with a Master of Science degree in Transport. She then started her Ph.D. at Centre for Transport Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in 2016. Her Ph.D. research interest is dynamic traffic assignment of traffic network.
Junwoo Song (2016 - present)
Junwoo Song is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Ke Han at the Centre for Transport Studies. Before coming to Imperial College, Mr Song graduated from the Yonsei University in 2009 with an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering (Distinction) and from the Queen Mary University of London in 2015 with an MSc in Big Data Science (Merit). Until 2012, Mr Song has worked as a satellite data scientist for the Korea Meteorological Administration, which is a government body in South Korea. Additionally, he was involved in a UK project that developed a research data management system for UK ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia), as an assistant research technician. His research interest focuses on traffic control and management, big data analytics, machine learning, intelligent transportation system, math programming and sustainable transportation. The current topic of his PhD research is "Application of statistical learning to robust traffic control and management".
Aditya Thirunavukkarasu (2015 - present)
Aditya Thirunavukkarasu is a part-time research student at Imperial College London pursuing his PhD in Application of Complexity science in Air traffic management systems. His research pursuit is on looking at the transport systems from a Systems of Systems thinking approach and to apply the principles of resilience in complex systems like Biological organisms- How to organise and design systems with more robustness. He is also interested in the General systems theory and its application on organised complexity of systems . He is also working full time at Transport Systems Catapult which is a research and innovation centre for transport as an Intelligent mobility technologist. He has been with Catapult for 3 years. His Research interest are: Air traffic management systems; Complex adaptive systems; Reliability and robustness of systems; and Complexity.
Past phd students (3)
Stavros Sidiropoulos (2013 - 2016)
Stavros Sidiropoulos holds an MSc. (Hons) and MEng (Hons) in Surveying Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2010) and an MSc. (Merit) in Transport and Business Management from Imperial College London (2011). After finishing his studies at Imperial he returned to Greece to complete his military service and then he worked for a year as a Surveying Engineer in the design of several road and highway projects in Greece.He joined the LRF TRMC in the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College in October 2013 as a PhD student. He is working on the development of a holistic framework and decision support tool for the optimisation of airport operations in Multi-Airport Systems (MAS). His research includes the estimation of the trade-offs between the Key Performance Areas (KPAs) of capacity, safety, environment and cost for the evaluation of the proposed system.
Wenlong Shang (2012 - 2016)
Wenlong Shang received his PhD degree from the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London in 2016. His doctoral research is funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), and supervised by Dr Ke Han and Prof Washington Ochieng. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees both in Management Science and Engineering (first class) from China University of Petroleum. His research interests include network analysis and design, traffic assignment models, complex network theory, robustness and resilience measure, and large-scale optimization.
Kuang-Chang Pien (2011 - 2015)
KC Pien joined the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College in 2011 and received his PhD in 2015. He is currently teaching in Taiwan and his research interests include network analysis, air traffic management and air traffic control.
MsC STUDENTs (19)
- Fernando Munoz-Mendez (2017), "Exploring shared cycling patterns in London using machine learning and network analysis"
- Waleed Hijazi (2017), "Structural and operational analysis of Japanese air traffic network"
- Qiyan Bao (2017), "Predicting terminal airspace capacity drop in adverse weather conditions using machine learning techniques"
- Kaixi Zhang (2017), "Microscopic simulation of pedestrian flow for international train departure"
- Abdulfatah Abu (2017), "Macroscopic simulation of the UK national rail network using VISUM"
- Hao Xiong (2017), "Simulating Shanghai metro system using big data approach"
- Ludovic Laignelet (2016), "Multi-objective study of adaptive signal control"
- Mathieu Auguste (2016), " Topological analysis of the Japanese air traffic network"
- Kai Wu (2016), "Integrated pricing and routing game in oligopolistic urban freight market"
- Xueyang Fang (2016), "Relating aircraft activities to pollutant concentration near Heathrow airport using neural networks"
- Philip Howes (2016), "Implementation of a linear decision rule approach for on-line signal control using VISSIM"
- Matthias Triendl (2015), "A novel approach to freight routing problems with background traffic"
- Peeranut Jeammaneeporn (2015), "Implementation of a new responsive traffic signal control strategy in microsimulation environment"
- Jing Chen (2015), "Kriging and its application to transport planning"
- Theocharis Ballis (2015), "Variable message signs and user compliance to proposed routes as an endogenous factor in dynamic traffic assignment"
- Min Xue (2014), "Bus pricing strategy towards optimizing a mixed traffic-transit equilibrium"
- Junqing Tang (2014), "Simulation and emission estimation of traffic using hydrodynamic models and GPS data"
- Liang Ma (2014), "Urban freight routing based on static user equilibrium"
- Shining Ding (2014), "The calibration and validation of queuing models for predicting air traffic delay"
MEng students (6)
- Annabel Drauschke (2017), "Microsimulation analysis of metro station opening in Ramenki District, Moscow"
- Zizhe Yuan (2017), "Prediction of shared bike usage in London based on Long-Short Term Memory"
- Yaoyuan Zhang (2017), "Convolutional LSTM network for large-scale urban tra c prediction using GPS trajectory data"
- Shiming Xu (2016), "Assessment of traffic network resilience and robustness with adaptive signal control"
- Eduard Kim (2015), "Implementation and comparative study of different on-line traffic signal control strategies"
- Gabriel Eve (2014), "Implementation of large-scale dynamic traffic assignment algorithms"
Visiting students/academics (3)
- Sijie Li, Tongji University (2017), "Modeling and optimization of demand-oriented train service synchronization and simulation for urban rail transit network"
- Chaojie Wang, Tsinghua University (2016), "Application of big data analytics to intelligent transport systems"
- Bai Liu, Tsinghua University (2016), "Real-time operation of variable message signs for congestion mitigation"