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 -

  • Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks (ELVITEN), EU/H2020, €7.8m (€275k to ITS), 01/11/2017 - 31/10/2020, Principal Investigator at Leeds.
  • AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things (AUTOPILOT), EU/H2020, €20m (€534k to ITS), 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019, Principal Investigator at Leeds.
  • Optimal fuel consumption with Predictive PowerTrain control and calibration for intelligent Truck (optiTruck), EU/H2020, €4.5m (€688k to ITS), 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2019, Principal Investigator at Leeds.
  • Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe (CARTRE), EU/H2020, €3m (€176k to ITS with Yvonne Barnard), 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2018, Co-Investigator.
  • Field Operational Test Networking and Data Sharing Support (FOT-Net Data), EU/FP7, €1.4m (€179k to ITS with Yvonne Barnard), 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016, Principal Investigator at Leeds.                                 
  • International Coordination for implementation of innovative and efficient urban mobility solutions (Viajeo+), EU/FP7, €2m (€120k to ITS), 01/05/2013 - 30/04/2016, Principal Investigator at Leeds.
  • Field Operational Tests Networking and Methodology Promotion (FOT-Net 2), EU/FP7, €1.5m (€202k to ITS with Yvonne Barnard), 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2013, Co-Investigator.
  • 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.

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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