About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University. I received my PhD degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from National University of Singapore, and earned a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University. During my PhD, I worked at Mobility and Transport Planning module at the Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH center. Prior to joining McGill, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Media Lab.

My current research centers on the area of smart transportation and urban computing, developing innovative methodologies and applications to address efficiency, resilience, and sustainability issues in urban transportation systems. I am particularly interested in integrating advances in machine learning into human mobility modeling, agent-based simulation, and intelligent transportation systems. My previous work has been featured in some popular media outlets, including Wired, Citylab, Scientific American, and MIT Technology Review.

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Research Interests

  • Urban computing & smart cities
  • Machine learning for mobility modeling
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Spatio-temporal traffic state modeling/predication
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Data-driven urban/transportation systems modeling
  • Human mobility and travel behavior
  • Agent-based modeling and simulation
  • Public transportation operation & planning

Selected Publications