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Yu (Marco) Nie

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A328
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-0502Email Yu (Marco) Nie

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Departments

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering: Transportation University of California, Davis, CA

M.S. Civil Engineering: Transportation National University of Singapore, Singapore

B.S. Civil Engineering (cum laude) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Research Interests

My 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, my analyses of transportation systems take an interdisciplinary approach that draws on tools from optimization, network science, traffic flow theory, economics, and statistics.

My 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 I have been working on address research questions that not only are of theoretical interest but also promise relevant real-world impacts.


Selected Publications

  • Mehrnaz Ghamami, Yu (Marco) Nie, Ali Zockaie, “Planning charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles in city centers”, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, (2016)
  • Mehrnaz Ghamami, Ali Zockaie, Yu Marco Nie, “A general corridor model for designing plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support intercity travel”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2016)
  • Yu Nie, Mehrnaz Ghamami, Ali Zockaie, Feng Xiao, “Optimization of incentive polices for plug-in electric vehicles”, Transportation Research, Series B: Methodological, (2016)
  • Yu Marco Nie, “Why is license plate rationing not a good transport policy?”, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, (2016)
  • Qianfei Li, Peng Chen, Yu Nie, “Finding optimal hyperpaths in large transit networks with realistic headway distributions”, European Journal of Operational Research, (2015)
  • Yu (Marco) Nie, “A New Tradable Credit Scheme for the Morning Commute Problem”, Networks and Spatial Economics, (2015)
  • Peng Will Chen, Yu Marco Nie, “Stochastic optimal path problem with relays”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2015)
  • Yang Liu, Yu Marco Nie, Jonathan Hall, “A semi-analytical approach for solving the bottleneck model with general user heterogeneity”, Transportation Research, Series B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Hongyu Chen, Yu Marco Nie, Yafeng Yin, “Optimal multi-step toll design under general user heterogeneity”, Transportation Research, Series B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Li, Qianfei; Nie, Yu; Chen, Peng, “Finding optimal hyperpaths in large transit networks with realistic headway distributions”, European Journal of Operational Research, (2015)
  • Nie, Yu Marco; Liu, Yang; Hall, Jonathan, “A semi-analytical approach for solving the bottleneck model with general user heterogeneity”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Nie, Yu; Chen, Peng, “Optimal transit routing with partial online information”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Nie, Yu; Chen, Peng, “Stochastic optimal path problem with relays”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2015)
  • Li, Qianfei; Nie, Yu (Marco); Vallamsundar, Suriya; Lin, Jane; Homem-de-Mello, Tito, “Finding Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Paths for Risk-Averse Freight Carriers”, Networks and Spatial Economics, (2014)
  • Zhao, Tingting; Nie, Yu Marco; Zhang, Yi, “Extended spectral envelope method for detecting and analyzing traffic oscillations”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2014)
  • Nie, Y.; Ghamami, Mehrnaz, “A corridor-centric approach to planning electric vehicle charging infrastructure”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu Marco; He, Fang; Yin, Yafeng; Shirmohammadi, Nima, “Tradable credit schemes on networks with mixed equilibrium behaviors”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Zockaie, Ali; Nie, Yu; Wu, Xing, “Impacts of correlations on reliable shortest path finding”, Transportation Research Record, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu; Wu, Xing, “Solving the multiclass percentile user equilibrium traffic assignment problem”, Transportation Research Record, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), “A New Tradable Credit Scheme for the Morning Commute Problem”, Networks and Spatial Economics, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu; Li, Qianfei, “An eco-routing model considering microscopic vehicle operating conditions”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu (Marco); Chen, Peng, “Bicriterion shortest path problem with a general nonadditive cost”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu Marco; Yin, Yafeng, “Managing rush hour travel choices with tradable credit scheme”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2013)
  • Zhang, H.M.; Nie, Yu (Marco); Qian, Zhen (Sean), “Modelling network flow with and without link interactions: The cases of point queue, spatial queue and cell transmission model”, Transportmetrica B, (2013)
  • Nie, Yu Marco; Wu, Xing; Homem-de-Mello, Tito, “Optimal Path Problems with Second-Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints”, Networks and Spatial Economics, (2012)
  • Nie, Yu.; Liu, Yang, “Welfare effects of congestion pricing and transit services in multiclass multimodal networks”, Transportation Research Record, (2012)
  • Nie, Yu, “A note on bar-Gera's algorithm for the origin-based traffic assignment problem”, Transportation Science, (2012)
  • Y. M. Nie, X. Wu, J. F. Dillenburg and P. C. Nelson, “Reliable route guidance: A case study from Chicago”, Transportation Research Part a-Policy and Practice, (2012)
  • X. Wu and Y. M. Nie, “Modeling heterogeneous risk-taking behavior in route choice: A stochastic dominance approach”, Transportation Research Part a-Policy and Practice, (2011)
  • Y Liu;Y Nie, “Morning commute problem considering route choice, user heterogeneity and alternative system optima”, Transportation Research Part B-Methodological, (2011)
  • Nie, Y.M., “Multi-class percentile user equilibrium with flow-dependent stochasticity”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2011)
  • Nie, Y.M., “A Note on Bar-Gera's Algorithm for the Origin-Based Traffic Assignment Problem”, Transportation Science, (2011)
  • Y NIE;Y LIU, “Existence of self-financing and Pareto-improving congestion pricing: Impact of value of time distribution”, Transportation Research Part a-Policy and Practice, (2010)
  • S LU;Y NIE, “Stability of user-equilibrium route flow solutions for the traffic assignment problem”, Transportation Research Part B-Methodological, (2010)
  • YM Nie, “A cell-based Merchant-Nemhauser model for the system optimum dynamic traffic assignment problem”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2010)
  • HM ZHANG;JT MA;Y NIE, “Local Synchronization Control Scheme for Congested Interchange Areas in Freeway Corridor”, Transportation Research Record, (2009)
  • YM Nie, X Wu, “Reliable a Priori Shortest Path Problem with Limited Spatial and Temporal Dependencies”, Transportation and Traffic Theory 2009: Golden Jubilee ..., (2009)
  • Y Nie, “A class of bush-based algorithms for the traffic assignment problem”, Transportation Research Part B, (2009)
  • Y NIE, X WU, “Shortest path problem considering on-time arrival probability”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART B-METHODOLOGICAL, (2009)