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DSC_0127Name: Meng Wang (藍値)

Position: Assistant Professor

Institution: Department of Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology

Address: Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN, Delft, the Netherlands.

Email: m.wang@tudelff.nl

Phone: +31 (0)15 278 3401

Fax: +31 (0)15 278 3179

 

Meng Wang was born in Beijing, China. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2003 and his Master of Science degree from Research Institute of Highway (RIOH), Ministry of Transport in China in 2006, with specialisation in Transport Planning and Management.

From 2006 to 2009, Meng worked as research associate and assistant researcher at National Centre for Intelligent Transport Systems Engineering and Technology (ITSC) in RIOH. There he contributed to several projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transport, and local governments in China, varying from driver behavioural analyses, system architecture design and evaluation for Cooperative (Vehicle Highway) Systems, to ITS policy recommendations. In RIOH, he was also involved in international projects on potential cooperation in ITS between Europe and China, SIMBA and SIMBA II, funded by European Commission under the FP6 and FP7 programmes.

From September 2009, he started working on his PhD project ``Sustainability Perspectives of Cooperative Systems'' funded by Royal Dutch Shell at the Department of Transport & Planning in TU Delft. He worked on the development of a model predictive control framework for a variety of autonomous and cooperative vehicle systems. During his PhD study, he also worked on two external projects, one funded by NAVTEQ and the other funded by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Apart from research, he also assisted in teaching a master course, supervised master students, and served as referees for international journals and conferences.

Between May 2014 and March 2015, he worked as a PostDoc researcher at the Automotive Group at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering in TU Delft on the project ^Truck Merging Support - a Step towards Autonomous Driving ̄ funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW).

From April 2015, he works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Transport & Planning, TU Delft, while remaining involved in projects related to automated driving systems at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, TU Delft, as Guest Researcher.

Meng's main research interests are driver behaviour modelling, control approaches for intelligent vehicle systems and traffic flow theory in relation to intelligent vehicles.

Education

     September 2009 - October 2014, PhD with Cum Laude at the Department of Transport and Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology.

     September 2003 - July 2006, Master of Science in Traffic and Transport Planning and Management, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

     September 1999 - July 2003, Bachelor of Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Experience

     April 2015 - present, Assistant Professor on Intelligent Vehicles and Driver Behaviour at the Department of Transport & Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

     April 2015 - present, guest researcher at Automotive Group, Department of BioMechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

     May 2014 - March 2015, PostDoc researcher at Automotive Group, Department of BioMechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

     September 2009 - April 2014, PhD researcher at the Department of Transport and Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

     April 2012 - June 2012, Visiting PhD researcher at Institute for Traffic Econometrics, Modeling, and Statistics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

     July 2008 - August 2009, Assistant Researcher and Section Manager at Section Transport Safety Research, National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

     July 2006 - July 2008, Research Assistant and Project Manager,  National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

Awards and Grants

     2015, Second Prize for IEEE ITS Society Best PhD Dissertation Award. [Presentation] [Video stream (From 59¨10 ̄)]

     2014, Doctorate Cum Laude (with Distinction), Delft University of Technology.

     2014, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Chinese Scholarship Council.

     2014, First Prize for Education Charity Award, Qingtian Chinese Association in the Netherlands (NGO).

     2013, Second Prize for the Best Paper Award for 16th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (3rd author).

     2013, Best Paper Award of 20th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems (3rd author).

     2012, Grant for visiting researchers from Institute for Traffic Econometrics, Modeling, and Statistics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

     2009, Innovation Award (for patents) from Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

     2008,  Third Prize of Science and Technology for the project ^Key Technologies Development for Commercial Vehicle Accident Prevention ̄ by China Highway and Transportation Society  (award number. B08-3-050-005 and ranked 5th in contribution).

     2008,  Outstanding (technical) employee award of the year, National Centre of ITS Engineering & Technology, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

     2007,  Outstanding (technical) employee award of the year, National Centre of ITS Engineering & Technology, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.

Committee/Board/Membership

       Vice President, Europe Chapter of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), 2016 – present.

       Staff member, Dutch Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL), 2015 - present

       Member of Scientific Committee of the 1st Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems, 2016, June 2-3, Chania, Greece.

       Member of International Program Committee of 14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, May 18-20, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

       Member of International Program Committee of 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, June 19-22, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Editorship

       Guest Editor, Special Issue on Advances in Modelling Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Journal of Advanced Transportation.

       Associate Editors of regular papers for International IEEE Annual Conferences on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2013 - 2016.

       Associate Editor of regular papers for IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, Sweden, 2016.  

Organisation

       Organiser of Special Session on Design and Modelling of Automated Vehicle Systems at the 18th meeting of Euro Working Group on Transportation (EWGT), Delft , the Netherlands.

Publication*#

* You can email me if you need a copy of a particular paper. Click to my google scholar page and research gate page.

# Publications with PhD students and MSc students.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1.     M. Wang, S.P. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen, B. van Arem, B. Shyrokau, and R. Happee. Delay-compensating strategy to enhance string stability of Adaptive Cruise Controlled vehicles. Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics (DOI:10.1080/21680566.2016.1266973).

2.     J. Hu, Y. Shao, Z, Sun, M. Wang, J. Bared, and P. Huang. Integrated Optimal Eco-Driving On Rolling Terrain for Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Vehicle-Infrastructure Communication. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2016, Vol. 68, pp. 228 - 244.

3.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Connected variable speed limits control and car-following control with vehicle-infrastructure communication to resolve stop-and-go waves. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, 2016, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 559 - 572.  

4.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Cooperative car-following control: Distributed algorithm and impact on moving jam features. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1459 -1471.

5.     M. Wang, S.P. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen, B. van Arem and R. Happee. Game theoretic approach for predictive lane-changing and car-following control. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2015, Vol. 58, Part A, pp. 73 - 92.

6.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Rolling horizon control framework for driver assistance systems. Part I: Mathematical formulation and non-cooperative system. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2014, Vol. 40, pp. 271 - 289.

7.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Rolling horizon control framework for driver assistance systems. Part II: Cooperative sensing and cooperative control. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2014, Vol. 40, pp. 290 - 311.

8.     M. Wang, M. Treiber, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Modelling supported driving as an optimal control cycle: Framework and model characteristics. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2013, Vol. 36, pp. 547 - 563. (Selected from 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory]) [Presentation]

9.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Potential Impacts of an Optimization-based Eco-ACC System on Traffic and Environment. IET journal on Intelligent Transport Systems, 2014, Vol. 8, pp. 77 - 86.

10.  S. P. Hoogendoorn, R.G. Hoogendoorn, M. Wang, and W. Daamen. Modeling Driver, Driver Support, and Cooperative Systems with Dynamic Optimal Control. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2012, No. 2586, pp. 20-30.

11.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Estimating acceleration, fuel consumption and emissions from macroscopic traffic flow data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2011, No. 2260, pp. 123-132.

12.  B. Li, M. Wang, L. Wang, and H. Li. Experimental Research on the Impact of Driving Time on Inter-urban Bus Driver¨s Driving Ability. Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development, 2007, Vol. 2, No.2, pp. 89-93.

Book Chapter

1.     X. Wang, B. Li, M. Wang. Driving safety support systems based on road vehicle cooperation. Future Road Safety Guarantee System, Engineering Frontier (In Chinese), Vol. 5, 2007, pp. 116-135.

Peer-reviewed International Conference Papers

1.     L. Xiao, M. Wang#, B. van Arem. Realistic car-following models for microscopic simulation of adaptive and cooperative adaptive cruise control vehicles. 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2017.

2.     L. Xiao, M. Wang#, W. Schakel, S. Shladover, B. van Arem. Modeling lane change behavior on a highway with a high occupancy vehicle lane with continuous access and egress. 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2017.

3.     F.A. Mullakkal-Babu, M. Wang#, H. Farah, B. van Arem, R. Happee. Comparative assessment of safety indicators for vehicle trajectories on highway. 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2017.

4.     F.A. Mullakkal-Babu, M. Wang#, B. van Arem, R. Happee. Design and Analysis of Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control with Integrated Collision Avoidance Strategy. 19th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Brazil, 2016.

5.     M. Wang, S.P. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen, B. van Arem, B. Shyrokau, R. Happee. Delay-compensating strategy to enhance string stability of adaptive cruise controlled vehicles. 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2016. [Poster]

6.     M. Wang, S.P. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen, B. van Arem, R. Happee. Optimal lane change times and accelerations of autonomous and connected vehicles. 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2016. [Poster]

7.     A. E. Papacharalampous, M. Wang, V. L. Knoop, B. Goni Ros, B. van Arem, and S. P. Hoogendoorn. Mitigating Congestion at Sags with Automated Vehicles. 18th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Las Palmas, Spain, 2015.

8.     B. Shyrokau. J. Loof, O. Stroosma. M. Wang, R. Happee. Effect of Steering Model Fidelity on Subjective Evaluation of Truck Steering Feel. Driving Simulation Conference 2015, Germany.

9.     M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Connected variable speed limits control and vehicle acceleration control to resolve moving jams. 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2015. [Poster]

10.  A. Hegyi, B. Netten, M. Wang, W. Schakel, T. Schreiter, Y. Yuan, B. van Arem, and T. Alkim. A cooperative systems based variable speed limit control algorithm against jam waves: an extension of the SPECIALIST algorithm. 16th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), the Hague, the Netherlands, 2013 (2nd Prize for Best Paper Award).

11.  B. Netten, A. Hegyi, M. Wang, W. Schakel, Y. Yuan, T. Schreiter, B. van Arem, C. van Leeuwen, and T. Alkim. Improving moving jam detection performance with V2I communication. 20th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 (Best Paper Award).

12.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Driver Assistance Systems Modeling by Model Predictive Control. 15th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2012. [Presentation]

13.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Modelling Driver Assistance Systems by Optimal Control. TRAIL Congress 2012, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2012. [Presentation]

14.  M. Wang, S.P. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen, R.G. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Driver Support and Cooperative Systems Control Design. American Control Conference. Montreal, Canada, 2012. [Presentation]

15.  S. P. Hoogendoorn, R.G. Hoogendoorn, M. Wang, and W. Daamen. Modeling Driver, Driver Support, and Cooperative Systems with Dynamic Optimal Control. 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2012.

16.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Investigating Potential Impacts of an Optimization-based Eco-ACC System on Traffic and Environment. 91th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2012. [Poster]

17.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Modelling Ecological Driver Assistance Systems Based on Stochastic Optimal Control Theory. Traffic and Granular Flow conference 2011. Moscow, Russia, 2011.

18.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Estimating acceleration, fuel consumption and emissions from macroscopic traffic flow data. 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2011. [Presentation]

19.  M. Wang, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn, and B. van Arem. Impacts of reducing freeway shockwaves on fuel consumption and emissions. TRAIL Congress 2010, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2010. [Presentation]

20.  B. Li, M. Wang, P. Li, and X. Wang. The Driving Support System Based On the Road Vehicle Cooperative Technology. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Chinese Logistics and Transportation Professionals (ASCE), Chengdu, China, 2008.

21.  B. Li, X. Wang, M. Wang, C. Wang, and T. Wu. The R&D of Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure System for Driving Safety Supporting in China. Proceedings of 14th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Beijing, China, 2007.

22.  L. Zhao, L. Wang, M. Wang, S. Ying, and B. Li. Assessment of Accident Prevention Effect of Fixed Speed Camera. Proceedings of 14th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Beijing, China, 2007.

National Conference Papers

1.     M. Wang, C. Zhang, L.Wang, W. Jiao, L. Zhao. Research overview on technology of driving fatigue detection based on multi-source data fusion. Proceedings of the 2nd Chinese Annual Meeting on ITS. Beijing, 2006.

2.     M. Wang, B. Li, H. Li, L. Wang, and X. Wang. Impacts of driving fatigue factors on Driving performance. 12th Conference on Automotive Safety Technology, Wuhan, China, August 2009.

3.     M. Wang, G. Li, L. Zhang, B. Li, Y. Zhao. Characteristics and distribution of commercial vehicle crashes in Beijing. 3rd China International Forum on Traffic Safety (In Chinese). Beijing, China. 2008.

Teaching

Coordinator of CIE5805: Intelligent Vehicles for Safe and Efficient Traffic: Design and Assessment, TU Delft

Guest lecturer of ME41105: Intelligent Vehicles, TU Delft

Students

PhD students (as daily supervisor)

Name – Starting time - Project

(1)  Lin Xiao - April 2014 - String Strategies of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) Vehicles for High-Performance Streams

(2)  Freddy Anthony Mullakkal Babu - May 2015 - Impacts of automated driving on traffic flow and safety

(3)  Na Chen, September 2016 - Scenario-based cooperative driving strategies for safe and efficient traffic

Msc students (as daily supervisor)

Name – Period - Thesis

(1)  Matthijs Huisman, 2016.02 - 2016.11, Impacts of (Cooperative) Adaptive Cruise Control Systems on Traffic Flow: A simulation case study on the effects of (Cooperative) Adaptive Cruise Control on the A15 highway [pdf]

(2)  Lenin Mishra, 2016.01 - 2016.08, Maneuvering of Automated Vehicles in an Unsignalized Intersection: A distributed control strategy [pdf]

(3)  Xiao Ouyang, 2015-2016, Trajectory Generation for Trucks for Merging Manoeuvres on the Highway [pdf]

(4)  Gagan Reddy, 2015-2016, Hierarchical Model Predictive Control for Trajectory Generation and Tracking in Highly Automated Vehicles [pdf]

(5)  Kejia Gao, 2011-2012, Multi-objective Traffic Management for Livability [pdf]

 

MSc thesis ongoing

(1)  Marios Ntaflos, 2015-present, impact of merging assistance system on traffic safety