Researcher

Dr Wei Liu

My Expertise

  • Transportation Network Modelling
  • Transport and Urban Data Analytics
  • Large-scale Traffic Modelling and Simulation
  • Transportation Economics

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Wei Liu is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at School of Computer Science and Engineering and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Prior to his position in UNSW, he was a Lecturer at University of Glasgow, UK, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and was a visiting researcher at University of Florida, US. Dr. Liu mainly works...view more

Dr Wei Liu is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at School of Computer Science and Engineering and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Prior to his position in UNSW, he was a Lecturer at University of Glasgow, UK, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and was a visiting researcher at University of Florida, US. Dr. Liu mainly works in transport system modelling and optimisation; large-scale traffic modelling, simulation and computing; transport economics; and urban big data analytics.

PhD positions and academic visitors

  • PhD students: Students with background in Computer Science, Civil/Transport Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Control Engineering, Automation, Applied Mathematics or other relevant areas are welcome to apply (smart transport and cities, simulation and computation, urban big data analytics). Please send me your CV including your education qualifications with GPA, English test scores (IELTS/TOEFL), list of publications (if any) and name and contact of at least two referees.
  • Postdoc, visiting students and scholars: If your research background fits my research interests, please send me your CV including your education qualifications and list of publications (if any).

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My Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Transport System Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2010-2014
  • B.A. in Law, Tsinghua University, China, 2008-2010
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2006-2010

My Awards

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council, 2020-2022
  • Winner, The European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017, European Commission, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA), 2015
  • Overseas Research Awards, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013-2014

My Research Activities

Selected Current Works

  • Ma, M., Zhang, F., Liu, W., Vinayak, D. A game theoretical analysis of metro-integrated city logistics systems.
  • Lilasathapornkit, T., Rey, D., Liu, W., Saberi, M. Traffic Assignment Problem for Pedestrian Networks.
  • Liu, W., Yang, H. Service differentiation in a two-sided market of shared parking.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, F., Yang, H. Modeling and managing the joint equilibrium of destination and parking choices under a hybrid supply of curbside and shared parking.
  • Xu, G., Zhong, L., Liu, W. A global optimization method for pricing and seat allocation schemes in passenger railway systems.
  • Qin, X., Ke, J., Liu, W., Yang H. Upgrading in ride-sourcing services with multiple vehicle classes.
  • Najmia, A., Rashidi, T.H., Liu, W. Ridesharing Systems as Activity Travel Pattern Generators: A Rolling Horizon-based Approach.
  • Ma, M., Liu, W., Li, X., Zhang, F., Jian, S., Dixit, V. Quantifying day-to-day evolution of travel choices in public transit systems with smart transit card data.
  • Wang, X., Guo, L., Wang, J., Liu, W., Zhang, X. A convex programming approach for ridesharing user equilibrium under fixed driver/rider demand.
  • Shao, C., Lindsey, R., Yang, H., Zhang, F., Liu, W. The two-sided pricing strategy of the parking sharing platform: reselling or commissioning?
  • Wu, W., Liu, Y., Liu, W., Zhang, F., Dixit, V., Waller, S.T. Autonomous intersection management for connected and automated vehicles: a lane-based approach.
  • Li, C., Bai, L., Liu, W., Yao, L., Waller, S.T. Graph Neural Network for Robust Public Transit Demand Prediction.
  • Zhang, F., Yang, Z., Jiao, J., Liu, W. The effects of high-speed rail development on regional equity in China.
  • Wu, W., Liu, W., Zhang, F., Dixit, V. A new flexible parking reservation scheme for the morning commute under limited parking supplies.
  • Li, C., Bai, L., Liu, W., Yao, L., Waller, S.T. Urban Mobility Analytics: A Deep Temporal-Spatial Product Neural Network for Traveler Attributes Inference.
  • Xu, G., Liu, W., Wu, R., Yang, H. A double time-scale passenger assignment model for high-speed railway networks with continuum capacity approximation.
  • Wei, T., Xu, G., Liu, W., Yang, H., Shi, F. Estimating time-varying demand for high-speed railway network based on ticket booking record.
  • Jian, S., Liu, W., Wang, X., Yang, H., Waller, S.T. On integrating carsharing and parking sharing services.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, F., Wang, X., Shao, C., Yang, H. Unlock the Sharing Economy: the Case of the Parking Sector for Recurrent Commuting Trips.

Selected Publications

  • Wang, X., Liu, W., Wang, D., Yang, H., Ye, J. (2020) Customer behavioural modelling of order cancellation in coupled ride-sourcing and taxi markets. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W., Szeto, W.Y. (2019) Learning and Managing Stochastic Network Traffic Dynamics with an Aggregate Traffic Representation. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Zhang, X., Liu, W., Waller, S.T., Yin, Y. (2019) Modelling and managing the integrated morning-evening commuting and parking patterns under the fully autonomous vehicle environment. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W. (2018) An Equilibrium Analysis of Commuter Parking in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, F., Yang, H. (2017) Modeling and Managing Morning Commute with both Household and Individual Travels. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W., Geroliminis, N. (2017) Doubly Dynamics for Multi-modal Networks with Park-and-ride and Adaptive Pricing. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W., Geroliminis, N. (2016) Modeling the Morning Commute for Urban Networks with Cruising-for-parking: an MFD Approach. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W., Yin, Y., Yang, H. (2015) Effectiveness of Variable Speed Limits Considering Commuters’ Long-term Response. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Liu, W., Yang, H., Yin, Y. (2014) Expirable Parking Reservations for Managing Morning Commute with Parking Space Constraints. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
  • Yang, H., Liu, W., Wang, X., Zhang, X. (2013) On the Morning Commute Problem with Bottleneck Congestion and Parking Space Constraints. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.

Selected Academic Services

  • Associate Editor - Journal of Management Science and Engineering (2017-)
  • Associate Editor - Transportmetrica A: Transport Science (2020-)
  • Associate Editor - Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics (2020-)
  • Advisory Board Member - Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2019-)
  • Guest Editor - Transportmetrica A: Transport Science (2018-2020)
  • Associate Editor - IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2018)
  • Publication Co-Chair - IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2019)
  • Co-Chair - Transportation History Technical Committee, World Transport Convention (2019)
  • Member - Traffic Flow Theory and Highway Capacity Technical CommitteeWorld Transport Convention (2020)
  • Journal Referee (more than 35 international journals):
  • e.g., Transportation Research Part A/B/C/D/ETransportation Science; Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Computers & Operations Research; IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation SystemsNetworks and Spatial Economics; Transportation; Transport Policy; Transportation Research RecordTransportmetrica A/BTravel Behaviour and Society; Journal of Transport Geography

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

  • Smart transport and smart city applications
  • Automated and shared mobility
  • Urban and transport big data analytics
  • Urban and transport economics

Currently supervising

Research students:
  • Yuhui Chen (MPhil Student, 2020 T1, from UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Kai Xu (PhD student, 2019 T3, from South China University of Technology, China)
  • Runqing Zhao (Master by Research, 2019 T3, from UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Haoning Xi (PhD student, 2019 T3, from Tsinghua University, China)
  • Xiaocong Chen (MPhil Student, 2019 T2, from UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Mingyou Ma (PhD student, 2019 T2, from UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Bangyang Wei (PhD student, 2019 T1, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Can Li (PhD student, 2019 T1, from Rutgers University, US)
  • Tanapon Lilasathapornkit (PhD student, 2018 T2, from UNSW Sydney, Australia)
Master/Honours Thesis students:
  • Shuo Cao (Honours, 2020 T1), May Chew (Honours, 2020 T1), Yifan Zhan (Honours, 2020 T1), Jie Wang (MSc, 2020 T1)
  • Xiaoxiao Chen (MSc, 2019 T3), Radhika Gopalakrishnan (MSc, 2019 T3), Vinensia Nanlohy (MSc, 2019 T3), Luchen Sun (MSc, 2019 T3)
  • Rong Huang (MSc, 2019 T1), Guanglin Ji (MSc, 2019 T1), Zhiwei Yang (MSc, 2019 T1), Xu Zhang (MSc, 2019 T1)
  • Yuhui Chen (Honours, 2019 T1), Yao Yuan (Honours, 2019 T1)
  • Mingyou Ma (Honours, 2018 S2)

My Teaching

Course
  • Engineering Computations for Civil and Environmental Engineers
  • Transport System: Network Analysis
  • Highway Engineering
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