• 2182 Citations
20002022

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Research Interests

Professor Nie's research covers various aspects of transportation systems analysis, ranging from developing specialized routing algorithms to designing Pareto-improving congestion pricing schemes. Despite their diversity, most problems that he has been working on address research questions that not only are of theoretical interest but also promise relevant real-world impacts.

Prof. Nie's primary interest is to better understand and predict the behavior of transportation networks, and to formulate new design and control strategies to improve mobility, reliability and sustainability of these systems. Unlike other networks such as communication and social networks, the behavior of a transportation network depends on the interactions between human activities (travel choice and driving behavior), physical characteristics of the infrastructure and network topology. As a result, his analyses of transportation systems take an interdisciplinary approach that draws on tools from optimization, network science, traffic flow theory, economics, and statistics.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering: Transportation, PhD, University of California, Davis

… → 2006

Civil Engineering: Transportation, MEng, National University of Singapore

… → 2001

Civil Engineering, BSc, Tsinghua University

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Network optimization
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Traffic simulation

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Grants

  • Research Output

    Some analytical results on spatial price differentiation in first–best congestion pricing schemes

    Ren, T., Huang, H. J., Liu, T. L. & Nie, Y. M., May 2020, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 114, p. 425-445 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A new algorithm for achieving proportionality in user equilibrium traffic assignment

    Xie, J. & Nie, Y., Mar 1 2019, In : Transportation Science. 53, 2, p. 566-584 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Complementarity Formulation and Solution Algorithm for Auto-Transit Assignment Problem

    Zarrinmehr, A., Aashtiani, H. Z., Nie, Y. M. & Azizian, H., Apr 1 2019, In : Transportation Research Record. 2673, 4, p. 384-397 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Diffusion behavior in a docked bike-sharing system

    Wei, X., Luo, S. & Nie, Y. M., Oct 2019, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 107, p. 510-524 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Dynamic trucking equilibrium through a freight exchange

    Miller, J. & Nie, Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle