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Yu (Marco) Nie

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A328
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-0502Email Yu (Marco) Nie

Website

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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

  • Gan, Mi; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo; Zhu, Daoli, Whereabouts of truckers, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Xie, Jun; Nie, Yu, A new algorithm for achieving proportionality in user equilibrium traffic assignment, Transportation Science
  • Lu, Gongyuan; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo; Li, Denghui, Trajectory-based traffic management inside an autonomous vehicle zone, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Li, Ruijie; Liu, Xiaobo; Nie, Yu (Marco), Managing partially automated network traffic flow, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Chen, Peng (Will); Nie, Yu (Marco), Optimal design of demand adaptive paired-line hybrid transit, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
  • Zhang, Kenan; Nie, Yu, Mitigating the impact of selfish routing, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Luo, Sida; Nie, Yu, Paired-line hybrid transit design considering spatial heterogeneity, Transportation Research Procedia
  • Miller, John; Nie, Yu, Dynamic trucking equilibrium through a freight exchange, Transportation Research Procedia
  • Chen, Peng Will; Nie, Yu Marco, Analysis of an idealized system of demand adaptive paired-line hybrid transit, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), How can the taxi industry survive the tide of ridesourcing? Evidence from Shenzhen, China, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Chen, Peng (Will); Nie, Yu (Marco), Connecting e-hailing to mass transit platform, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Xie, Jun; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo, Testing the proportionality condition with taxi trajectory data, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), Why is license plate rationing not a good transport policy?, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science
  • Ghamami, Mehrnaz; Zockaie, Ali; Nie, Yu, A general corridor model for designing plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support intercity travel, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), On the potential remedies for license plate rationing, Economics of Transportation
  • Ghamami, Mehrnaz; Nie, Yu (Marco); Zockaie, Ali, Planning charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles in city centers, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Nie, Yu; Ghamami, Mehrnaz; Zockaie, Ali; Xiao, Feng, Optimization of incentive polices for plug-in electric vehicles, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Chen, Hongyu; Nie, Yu Marco; Yin, Yafeng, Optimal multi-step toll design under general user heterogeneity, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
  • Chen, Peng Will; Nie, Yu Marco, Stochastic optimal path problem with relays, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Nie, Yu, A New Tradable Credit Scheme for the Morning Commute Problem, Networks and Spatial Economics