News

  • 7/2020: Our group has two PhD positions avaiable for Winter/Fall 2021. Please contact Dr. Sun if you are interested.

  • 7/2020: Dr. Feilong Wang will join our group as a postdoc researcher. Welcome, Feilong!

  • 7/2020: Xiaoxu Chen received CSC PhD scholarship and he will join our group in the fall semester. Congrats, Xiaoxu!

  • 6/2020: Our team (PI: Prof. Nicolas Saunier, co-PI: Prof. Francesco Ciari, Prof. Catherine Morency, Prof. Martin Trepanier, and Prof. Lijun Sun) received IVADO Fundamental Research Projects Grant. Thanks, IVADO!

  • 6/2020: Our team (PI: Prof. Aurelie Labbe, co-PI: Prof. Lijun Sun, Prof. Martin Trepanier, and Prof. Luis Miranda-Moreno) received support from the FRQSC-NSFC Research Program on Smart Cities and Big Data. Thanks for the support, FRQ!

  • 4/2020: Dr. Sun received the FRQNT Research Support for New Academics Grants. Thanks, FRQ!

  • 4/2020: Xudong Wang got FRQNT B2X PhD scholarship. Congrats, Xudong!

  • 3/2020: Chengyuan Zhang received the 2020 IVADO excellence Msc scholarship. Chengyuan will join our group in 2020 Fall. Congrats, Chengyuan!

  • 3/2020: Xinyu Chen received the 2020 IVADO excellence PhD scholarship. Xinyu will join PolyMtl in 2020 Fall under the joint supervision of Prof. Nicolas Saunier and Prof. Lijun Sun. Congrats, Xinyu!

  • 2/2020: Our group has one postdoc position available. The position involves research in two machine learning-related projects on (1) spatiotemporal modeling of urban mobility/traffic data and (2) reinforcement learning environment for traffic signal control. Candidates should be able to work independently, and are also expected to collaborate with researchers working on artificial intelligence in Montreal.

  • 2/2020: Dr. Yuankai Wu received the 2020 IVADO Postdoctoral Scholarship.

  • 1/2020: Prof. Oded Cats from TU Delft visited our group. Dr. Sun hosted a seminar given by Dr. Cats at CIRRELT.

  • 1/2020: Our team presented four papers at TRB 2020.

  • 1/2020: Tianyu Shi joined our group as a Master-thesis student.

  • 11/2019: Dr. Sun joins the International Scientific Committee for International Symposium on Transportation Data and Modeling (ISTDM), Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, June 24-26.

  • 11/2019: Dr. Sun received an NSERC Engage grant with GIRO Inc.

  • 10/2019: New paper with Xinyu Chen. Chen, X., Sun L., 2019 Bayesian temporal factorization for multidimensional time series prediction arXiv preprint arXiv:1910.06366. The code for this project is available on Github.

  • 10/2019: Dr. Yuankai Wu joins our group as a Postdoc Associate.

  • 8/2019: Mengying Lei received the 2019 IVADO excellence PhD scholarship.

  • 8/2019: Dr. Sun received CFI JELF grant to build a Research Laboratory on Smart Transportation. McGill News.

  • 6/2019: Dr. Sun received an NSERC Discovery Grant and Early Career Supplement.

  • 4/2019: We have two PhD positions opening for 2020 Winter and 2020 Fall. Please contact Dr. Sun if you are interested.

  • 4/2019: Mengying Lei (PhD, graudated from Beihang University), Jiawei Wang (PhD, graduated from Sun Yat-sen University), Jingbo Tian (PhD, graduated from Simon Fraser University), and Dingyi Zhuang (MS, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University) will join our research group in Fall 2019.

  • 3/2019: Xudong Wang and Zhenyuan Ma are selected to attend DLRL Summer School in Alberta.

  • 2/2019: Dr. Sun (PI) and Prof. Martin Trepanier from PolyMtl received an Mitacs Accelerate grant with exo.quebec.

  • 2/2019: I am looking for motivated Postdoc Associate starting ASAP in the general area of machine learning for transportation. Please send me an email (subject: “Prospective Postdoc Associate [Your name]”) with your CV, a brief research statement and transcripts.

  • 1/2019: Dr. Sun gave a talk at CIRRELT on “Bayesian temporal factorization models”.

  • 1/2019: Prof. Kay W. Axhausen visited our group. Dr. Sun hosted a seminar given by Prof. Axhausen at CIRRELT.

  • 1/2019: Dr. Sun will present two papers at Transportation Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

  • 12/2018: Zhanhong Cheng (PhD, graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology), Leila Hawa (MS, graduated from McGill), and Zhenyuan Ma (MS, graduated from HK PolyU) joined our research group to start their research in Winter 2019.

  • 12/2018: Dr. Sun is invited as a Fellow of the Second Chan Wui & Yunyin Rising Star Workshop to be held in Bellagio, Italy.

  • 12/2018: Kangli Zhu joined our group as a visiting PhD student from Beijing Jiao Tong University.

  • 12/2018: Dr. Sun gave presentations on Bayesian temporal facotorization models at Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy, Tsinghua University, Beihang University, Beijing Jiao Tong University, and Beijing Institute of Technology.

  • 11/2018: Dr. Sun becomes a member of CIRRELT officially.

  • 10/2018: I am co-organizing research theme on Public Transport in WSTLUR 2020.

  • 10/2018: I am looking for Postdocs. Postdocs or final year PhD students with strong mathematics/machine learning background (and also application in smart transportation, e.g., spatiotemporal prediction, generative model for urban activity) are strongly encouraged to apply for the IVADO postdoc scholarship. Very competitive package!

  • 10/2018: I am organizing a Special Issue in Transportation Research Part C on Emerging Methodologies in Data-driven Urban Transportation and Mobility Modeling: Machine Learning and Complexity Approaches. Your contribution is more than welcome and please submit your work to us! CFP in PDF.

  • 09/2018: Thank you, NVIDIA, for offering a GPU Grant to our group.

  • 09/2018: Xudong Wang (graduated from Beihang University) joined as the first group member. Welcome Xudong!

  • 05/2018: I am co-organizing IEEE ITSC 4th International Workshop on Intelligent Public Transport.