Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Haibo Chen

Principal Research Fellow

Research Group Leader for Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 35355
Room: 3.03
Email: H.Chen@its.leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Key Research Interests

  • Modelling and assessment of the disruption of emergency evacuation and network resilience
  • City mobility and ICT solutions
  • Evaluation of transport policy interventions and system dynamics
  • Traffic induced air pollution episodes and personal exposure
  • Environmental and health assessment of traffic management and transport policies
  • Environmental justice
  • Sustainable transport development in developing countries

Employment History

  • 2004-present, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
  • 2000-2004, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 1996-2000, Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 1990-1992, Academic Visitor, Liverpool University
  • 1984-1990, Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Wuhan Railway Technology University (China)

Education

  • PhD, Neural Networks and Wavelet Transforms for Optical Currency Screening, University of Dundee, 1998
  • Diploma in Management Engineering, Wuhan Railway Technology University (China), 1988
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Central South University (China), 1984

Professional Engagements

  • International Advisor to the Chinese "111 Program", "Development of Electric Vehicles and Applications", Beijing Institute of Technology, 2012-2017
  • Management Committee, ESF COST Action 1102, "ARTS: Towards Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems", 2011
  • Council member of The Transport Systems Engineering Committee of the Systems Engineering Society of China, 2007
  • Member of editorial advisory board for Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 2003
  • Member of editorial advisory board for Journal of Railway Sci. & Eng., 2003
  • Expert academic advisor to "Energy Solution Program", WSP/HA, 2009-2010
  • Expert academic advisor to the M42 Automatic Traffic Management project, Mott MacDonald/HA, 2004-2008

Research Projects and Experience

  • Conducted and managed a wide range of projects funded by various funding bodies including -
  • Optimised Co-Modal Passenger Transport for Reducing Carbon Emissions (COMPASS), EU/FP7, €1.2m (€330k to ITS with Bryan Matthews), 2011-2014
  • The Effective Use of Roads to Evacuate People from Flooding, Government Office, £70k (£20k to ITS), 2010-2011, Project Manager
  • Energy Saving Technology Initiatives - Viable Alternative Lighting Schemes, HA, £20k, 2009-2010, Project Manager
  • Mobile Environmental Sensing System Across Grid Environments (MESSAGE), EPSRC/DfT, £3.4m (£454k to ITS), 2006-2009, Co-investigator
  • Quantification of health impact of airborne particulates, Department of Health, £60k, 2008-2009, Co-applicant
  • Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science (MOSES), ESRC, £575k (with Prof Mark Birkin etc), 2005-2008, Co-applicant
  • Intelcities - Intelligent Cities, EU/FP6 and Leicester City Council, £50k, 2005, Project Manager

Teaching

  • Module Lecturer and Leader, Principles of Transport Modelling (Masters), 2003-2011 (Module Leader from 2005)
  • Module Lecturer and Leader, Transport and the Environment (2nd Year UG), 2010-present (Module Leader from 2012)
  • Lecturer, Road Geometry & Infrastructure (Masters), 2011-present
  • Module Lecturer and Leader, Foundation Skills
  • Supervision of Masters dissertations

PhD Supervision

  • Chris Leahy, passenger's behavioural responses to public transport network Reliability
  • Chao Lu, Automated Planning in Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Andrew Tomlinson, Intelligent Academic Timetables and Student Travel Needs
  • Calvin Jephcote, Investigating the levels of deterioration in Human Health attributable to Road Transport
  • Said Munir, An investigation into the characteristics and new trends of air pollutants (ozone) in the UK
  • Janos Szabo, Extreme Value Modelling to Study Roadside Air Pollution Episodes

Papers

Book Chapters

  • Barnard Y; Koskinen S; Innamaa S; Gellerman H; Svanberg E; Zlocki A; Chen H (In press) Data Management and Data Sharing in Field Operational Tests, In: Pagano P (Ed) Intelligent Transportation Systems: From Good Practices to Standards, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, pp.60-72.
  • Munir S; Chen H; Ropkins K (2011) An investigation into the association of ozone with traffic-related air pollutants using a quantile regression approach, Environmental Health Risk and Biomedicine, 15, WIT Press, pp.21-32.
  • Munir S; Chen H; Ropkins K (2011) Non-parametric nature of ground-level ozone and its dependence on nitrogen oxides (NOx): A view point of vehicular emissions, 147, pp.93-104. doi: 10.2495/AIR110091
  • Cardwell L; Chen H; Bell M (2010) Assessment of the Congestion Impacts of Fatal Accidents using SCOOT Data, In: Mao B; Tian Z; Huang H (Ed) Traffic and Transportation Studies, Science Press, pp.800-812.
  • Liu X; Chen J; Liu Z; Chen H; Ge Y (2010) Actions Taken on Green Transport: Experiences of Beijing, In: Mao B; Tian Z; Gao Z; Huang H (Ed) Traffic and Transportation Studies, Science Press, pp.73-84.
  • Hao X; Wardman MR; Chen H (2006) A Study on Public Transport Fare Payment Choice with RP/SP Survey in China, In: Mao B; Tian Z; Gao Z; Huang H (Ed) Traffic and Transportation Studies, Science Press, Beijing, pp.697-708.
  • Mao B; Chen H; Guo J; Bai L (2005) Urban Air Pollution in China, In: Sokhi RS; Millan MM; Moussiopoulos N (Ed) Urban Air Quality – Monitoring and Modelling , University of Hertfordshire, pp.69-72.
  • Ashmore MR; Bell MC; Chen H; Dimitroulopoulou S; Namdeo AK; Terry AC (2005) Modelling human exposure to air pollution in urban populations, In: Sokhi RS; Millan MM; Moussiopoulos N (Ed) Urban Air Quality - Monitoring and Modelling, University of Hertfordshire, pp.53-56.
  • Chen H; Namdeo AK; Bell MC (2005) A study of road traffic classifications and roadside pollution concentrations, In: Sokhi RS; Millan MM; Moussiopoulos N (Ed) Urban Air Quality - Monitoring and Modelling, University of Hertfordshire, pp.92-95.
  • Birkin MH; Chen H; Clarke M; Dew PM; Keen J; Rees P; Xu JD (2005) Moses: Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science, In: Cox SJ; Walker DW (Ed) Proc of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, EPSRC , Proc of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, EPSRC , pp.534-537.

Internet Publications

Reports

  • Chen H; Clark S; Dougherty M; Grant-Muller SM (1998) Investigation of network performance: Report to the Highways Agency on dynamic Neural Network and Performance Indicator development., .
  • Grant-Muller SM; Chen H; Dougherty M (1997) Investigation of Network performance prediction: stage 2. Report on Model Development: Neural Network, Statistical and hybrid methods for Network performance prediction. Final report for the Highways Agency, .
  • Chen H; Dougherty MS; Kirkby HR; Shepherd SP; Vythoulkas P; Grant-Muller SM (1997) Investigation of Network Performance Prediction. Feasibility Report., .
  • Chen H; Clark S; Dougherty M; Nooralahiyan A; Watson SM (1997) Report on Model development: Neural Network, Statistical and hybrid methods for Network performance prediction., pp.1-57.

Conference Papers

  • Barnard Y; Innamaa S; Koskinen S; Gellerman H; Svanberg E; Chen H (2016) Methodology for Field Operational Tests of Automated Vehicles, Transportation Research Procedia 14, pp.2188-2196. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.234
  • Lu C; Chen H; Grant-Muller S (2013) An indirect reinforcement learning approach for ramp control under incident-induced congestion, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC pp.979-984. doi: 10.1109/ITSC.2013.6728359
  • Bell M; Wang W; Chen H (2006) Data collection and analysis for predicting vehicle breakdown duration, 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services .
  • Bell M; Chen H; Hackman M; McCabe K; Price S (2006) Using its to reduce environmental impacts, 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services .
  • Hodges N; Bell M; Chen H (2006) Intelligent transport systems and the intelligent city in Leicester (UK), 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services .
  • Bell MC; Namdeo AK; Chen H; Ashmore MR; Terry AC; Dimitroulopoulou S (2004) Reducing Urban Pollution Exposure from Road Transport (RUPERT), In: Brebbia CA; Wadhwa LC (Ed) pp.829-838.

Conference Presentations

  • Bell M; Wang W; Chen H (2015) Data collection and analysis for predicting vehicle breakdown duration, 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services .
  • Leahy C; Chen H; Batley R (2014) Reliability equivalence in public transport contexts, International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies .
  • Leahy C; Chen H; Batley R (2013) Preferred arrival times and the value of reliability on the London Underground, White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference .
  • Leahy C; Chen H; Batley R (2012) How do passengers respond to reliability on the tube? A study of supply, demand and scarcity on London's public transport network, White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference .
  • Xian K; Chen J; Lie Z; Chen H (2010) Analysis of Travel Patterns from a Comprehensive Transport /Traffic Survey in Beijing, The 12th World Conference on Transport Research .
  • Gyarmati-Szabo J; Chen H; Bogachev L (2009) Multivariate Extreme Value Modelling of Air Pollution Concentrations and Analysis of Traffic and Meteorological Impact, The 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board .
  • Gyarmati-Szabo J; Chen H; Bogachev L (2009) Modelling the Correlation of Roadside Air Pollution With Traffic Regimes and Meteorolgical Conditions Using the PLS Regression, The 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application .
  • Tate J; Ropkins K; Goodman PS; Oates C; Chen H; Bell MC; Tomlin AS; Balogun A; Smalley R (2009) The influence of traffic congestion, synoptic and in-street winds on nitrogen dioxide concentrations around a congested intersection: a measurement study, 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application (Air Quality 2009) .
  • Gyarmati-Szabo J; Chen H; Bogachev L (2009) A Multivariate Extreme Value Approach to the Analysis of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Episodes., Faculty Environment Conference 2009 .
  • Liu S; Chen H; Birkin M; Mao B; Guo J (2009) Assessment of the Transport Policy Effect on CO2 Emissions Usina a System Dynamic Model, The 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application .
  • Rooney C; Chen H; Ruddle RA (2009) Investigating Air Pollution is a Large Task, Faculty Environment Conference 2009 .
  • Chen H; Dave K; Toner J (2009) Examining the Effect of Attribute Representation on Preference Uncertainty, International choice Modelling Conference 2009 .
  • Gyarmati-Szabo J; Chen H; Bogachev L (2008) Studying Air Pollution Episodes via Extreme Value Theory, Faculty Environment Conference 2008 .
  • Gyarmati-Szabo J; Chen H; Bogachev L (2008) Correlating Roadside Air Pollution Episodes With Vehicular Emissions and Meteorological Conditions, Faculty Environment Conference 2008 .
  • Tate J; Chen H; Goodman PS; Ropkins K (2008) A highly instrumented junction facility in Leeds (UK) for microscopic datasets, WORKSHOP ON TRAFFIC MODELING: TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR AND SIMULATION .
  • Guo J; Chen H (2008) A study of Traffic Regimes and Ozone, NOx Generation at Roadside, Environment 2008 .
  • Dave K; Chen H; Toner J (2008) Levels of Output, Information for Rules Formation and Stochastic Error Effect on Fuzzy Logic Choice Probability: A Comparison of Fuzzy Logic and SP Models, The 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT) .
  • Hodges N; Bell MC; Chen H (2006) Intelligent Transport Systems and the Intelligent City in Leicester (UK), 13th world congress on Intelligent Transport systems, London, 9-12 October 2006. .
  • Bell MC; Wang W; Chen H (2006) Vehicle Breakdown Incident Duration Analysis, 13th world congress on Intelligent Transport systems, London, 9-12 October 2006. .
  • Bell MC; Chen H; Hackman M; McCabe K; Prince S (2006) Using ITS To Reduce Environmental Impacts, 13th world congress on Intelligent Transport systems, London, 9-12 October 2006. .
  • Birkin MH; Chen H; Clarke M; Keen J; Rees P; Xu JD (2005) MOSES: Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science, First International Conference on e-Social Science, 22-24 June 2005, Manchester, UK .
  • Ashmore MR; Bell MC; Chen H; Dimitroulopoulou S; Namdeo AK; Terry AC (2005) Modelling human exposure to air pollution in urban populations, Proceeings of Ninth Annual Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research 20-21 April 2005 pp.38-42.
  • Chen H; Namdeo AK; Bell MC (2005) A study of road traffic classifications and roadside pollution concentrations. , 5th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Valencia, 29-31 March, 2005. .
  • Chen H; Mao B (2004) A Competition Analysis fo Short Distance Passenger Transport of China, 10th World Conference on Transport Research, Istanbul, 4-8 July 2004. .
  • Wang W; Chen H; Bell MC (2002) A study of characteristics of motorway vehicle breakdown duration, IEE Conference Publication pp.151-155.
  • Wang W; Chen H; Bell MC (2002) A study of the characteristics of traffic incident duration on motorways, Third International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, Guilin, China .
  • Nellthorp J; Watson SM; Chen H; Leleur H; Beuthe M; Tsamboulas D; Pearman AD; Jansen G (1999) Comparing the Economic Performance and Environmental Impact of Trans-European Road Networks, 2nd European Road Research Conference .
  • Chen H; Dougherty MS; Watson SM (1998) Neural Networks for Traffic Forecasting on Field Data, EIS '98, Tenerife, Spain pp.400-407.
  • Chen H; Mussone L; Montgomery FO; Watson SM (1998) The effects of missing data on neural network performance in forecasting flow, Paper presented at International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, Beijing, China pp.320-329.
  • Chen H; Boyle R; Montgomery FO; Kirby HR (1998) Automated Motorway Incident Detection, EIS '98, Tenerife, Spain pp.408-415.
  • Dougherty MS; Chen H; Boyle R; Montgomery FO (1998) Short term forecasting and incident detection: two sides of the same coin?, Paper presented at ASCE 98, Newport Beach, California, USA .
  • Mussone L; Chen H; Montgomery FO (1998) A method to calculate PCU values in motorway environment, EIS '98, Tenerife, Spain pp.393-399.
  • Clark S; Chen H; Grant-Muller SM (1998) Artificial neural networks and statistical modelling, the best of both worlds, 8th World Conference on Transport Research pp.1-11.
  • Chen H; Kirby HR; Dougherty MS (1997) An Investigation of Detector Spacing and Forecasting Performance using Neural Networks, 4th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Berlin .
  • Chen H; Boyle R; Montgomery FO; Kirby HR; Dougherty MS (1997) Motorway Incident Detection Using PCA, IEE Colloquium on Incident Detection and Management, London pp.1-5.

Other Publications

  • Xie R; Chen H; Nash CA (2000) The migration of Rail Frieght Transport from Command Economy to Market Economy: A Case of China, Working Paper 554, .
  • Grant-Muller SM; Nellthorp J; Chen H; Pearman A; Tsamboulas D (1998) Innovations in Decision Analysis Deliverable D16: Decision Analysis report and prototype, .
  • Shepherd SP; Chen H (1996) Network performance prediction. Feasibility Study - development of the test-bed, .
  • Shepherd SP; Chen H; Vythoulkas P; Dougherty MS (1996) Investigation of network performance prediction. Final report on feasibility study, 484, .

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