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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

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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

  • Zheng, Hongyu; Zhang, Kenan; Nie, Yu (Marco), Plunge and rebound of a taxi market through COVID-19 lockdown, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 150:349-366.
  • Zhang, Kenan; Nie, Yu (Marco), Inter-platform competition in a regulated ride-hail market with pooling, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 151.
  • Wang, Yanhong; Jiang, Rui; Nie, Yu; Gao, Ziyou, Impact of information on topology-induced traffic oscillations, Transportation Science 55(2):475-490.
  • Miller, John; Nie, Yu Marco; Liu, Xiaobo, Hyperpath Truck Routing in an Online Freight Exchange Platform, Transportation Science 54(6):1676-1696.
  • Xu, Zhandong; Xie, Jun; Liu, Xiaobo; Nie, Yu (Marco), Hyperpath-based algorithms for the transit equilibrium assignment problem, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 143.
  • Li, Ruijie; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo, Pricing carpool rides based on schedule displacement, Transportation Science 54(4):1134-1152.
  • Zhong, Lin; Zhang, Kenan; (Marco) Nie, Yu; Xu, Jiuping, Dynamic carpool in morning commute, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 135:98-119.
  • Luo, Sida; Nie, Yu (Marco), On the role of route choice modeling in transit sketchy design, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 136:223-243.
  • Zhang, Kenan; Chen, Ying; Nie, Yu (Marco), Hunting image, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 109:250-266.
  • Luo, Sida; Nie, Yu (Marco), Impact of ride-pooling on the nature of transit network design, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 129:175-192.
  • Xie, Jun; Nie, Yu, A new algorithm for achieving proportionality in user equilibrium traffic assignment, Transportation Science 53(2):566-584.
  • Gan, Mi; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo; Zhu, Daoli, Whereabouts of truckers, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 104:184-195.
  • Lu, Gongyuan; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo; Li, Denghui, Trajectory-based traffic management inside an autonomous vehicle zone, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 120:76-98.
  • Luo, Sida; Nie, Yu, Paired-line hybrid transit design considering spatial heterogeneity, Transportation Research Procedia 38:812-832.
  • Miller, John; Nie, Yu, Dynamic trucking equilibrium through a freight exchange, Transportation Research Procedia 38:320-340.
  • Li, Ruijie; Liu, Xiaobo; Nie, Yu (Marco), Managing partially automated network traffic flow, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 114:300-324.
  • Zhang, Kenan; Nie, Yu, Mitigating the impact of selfish routing, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 87:75-90.
  • Chen, Peng (Will); Nie, Yu (Marco), Optimal design of demand adaptive paired-line hybrid transit, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 110:71-89.
  • Chen, Peng Will; Nie, Yu Marco, Analysis of an idealized system of demand adaptive paired-line hybrid transit, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 102:38-54.
  • Xie, Jun; Nie, Yu; Liu, Xiaobo, Testing the proportionality condition with taxi trajectory data, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 104:583-601.
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), How can the taxi industry survive the tide of ridesourcing? Evidence from Shenzhen, China, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 79:242-256.
  • Chen, Peng (Will); Nie, Yu (Marco), Connecting e-hailing to mass transit platform, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 77:444-461.
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), On the potential remedies for license plate rationing, Economics of Transportation 9:37-50.
  • Nie, Yu (Marco), Why is license plate rationing not a good transport policy?, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 13(1):1-23.
  • 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 68:389-402.
  • Ghamami, Mehrnaz; Nie, Yu (Marco); Zockaie, Ali, Planning charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles in city centers, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 10(4):343-353.
  • Nie, Yu, A New Tradable Credit Scheme for the Morning Commute Problem, Networks and Spatial Economics 15(3):719-741.
  • Chen, Hongyu; Nie, Yu Marco; Yin, Yafeng, Optimal multi-step toll design under general user heterogeneity, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 81:775-793.
  • Chen, Peng Will; Nie, Yu Marco, Stochastic optimal path problem with relays, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 59:48-65.
  • Nie, Yu; Ghamami, Mehrnaz; Zockaie, Ali; Xiao, Feng, Optimization of incentive polices for plug-in electric vehicles, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 84:103-123.