Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Fangni Zhang

Lecturer in Transport Economics

Room: 2.15
Email: F.Zhang@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Bio

Dr. Fangni Zhang is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Transport Economics at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds. Prior to joining ITS, she worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. Dr. Fangni Zhang obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering at the Beihang University, Beijing, China in 2011, and her PhD degree in Transportation at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2016.

Dr. Fangni Zhang dedicates to modelling, analysing, and optimising transport systems and investigating the economic, social, and environmental impacts of transport systems. Her research covers a wide range of issues in transport economics, including infrastructure planning and operations, transport regulations and policies, transport system performance, and the associated wider economic impacts.

Key Research Interests*

  • Urban Transport Economics (e.g., cross-modal interaction; sharing economy in transport; taxi industry; parking modeling and pricing)
  • Aviation and Rail Economics (e.g., infrastructure system; integrated air-rail system; wider economic benefits)
  • Multimodal Transport Systems (e.g., integrated planning and operation; mode choice behavior modeling; information provision and sharing; large-scale system)
  • Transport and Urban Data Analytics (e.g., smartphone data; sharing system mobility data; land-use pattern; passenger flow data)

* I welcome expressions of interest in PhD study in any of the above areas and interest in collaborations.

Experience

  • 2017 - present, Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2016 - 2017, Research Associate (Postdoc), Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2011 - 2016, Research Assistant, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • 2015, Visiting Scholar, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Education

  • 2016, Ph.D., Transportation, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • 2011, B.S., Management Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China

 

 

 

Supervision: PhD; Masters

Tutoring: Personal Tutor (Masters)

Lecturing: Transport Data Collection and Analysis (Masters)

Papers

Conference Papers

  • Zhang F (2015) Managing the multimodal transportation system with roadway space distribution and responsive bus services, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics pp.53-60.
  • Liu W; Yin Y; Yang H; Zhang F (2014) Examining the effectiveness of variable speed limit from a long-term equilibrium perspective with empirical data, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2014 - Transportation and Infrastructure pp.433-440.
  • Liu W; Yang H; Zhang F (2013) Improving travel efficiency by non-rigid expirable parking reservation, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society pp.565-572.
  • Zhang F; Yang H (2013) The Downs-Thomson Paradox with monopoly transit operator and heterogeneous commuters, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society pp.447-454.
  • Zhang F; Yang H (2012) The Downs-Thomson Paradox under transit dispatching and pricing schemes, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012: Transportation and Logistics Management pp.453-460.

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