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Du, Bobby Dr.

Lecturer in Transport & Urban Modelling, Leader of Future Transport & Mobility, Coordinator of SMART Short Courses

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - SMART Infrastructure Facility
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering

Overview


Dr. Bo Du is currently a Lecturer, Theme Leader and Course Coordinator at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, jointly affiliated with the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering (CME) in the University of Wollongong (UOW). He received his PhD degree in Transportation Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Du’s research interests focus on better understanding people’s travel behaviour and practically improving transport system in the electric, autonomous, connected and shared era using modelling, optimization, simulation and data analytics tools. He was a recipient of the Fred Burggraf Award from Transportation Research Board, USA, which recognized excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.

At SMART, Dr. Du is leading the Future Transport & Mobility group to conduct a diversity of researches and projects in transport area. As a Course Coordinator, he is contributing to the transformation of SMART from a research-only facility to research & teaching institute by developing and coordinating teaching program with academics and communication team within SMART, across UOW’s faculties, and beyond. Dr. Du is a Young Professional Ambassador of the Australia China Business Council. This program aims to develop Australia’s emerging young professional talent and build their leadership capabilities in the Australia-China business space.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • ❂  Transport Network Modelling and Optimization

    ❂  Optimal Planning and Operation of Future Mobility (EV & CAV)

    ❂  Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Transport Research

    ❂  Human Mobility and Choice Behaviour Modelling

    ❂  Urban and Maritime Logistics Network Analysis

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Future Transport & Mobility (FTM) Group

    ~ Current members ~
    Dr. Marcella Bernardo Papini, Associate Research Fellow (Oct 2019 - )
    Electric vehicle routing problem.
    Hao Hu, PhD student (Jul 2019 - )
    Optimization of electric bus operation considering mixed-type charging techniques.
    Bin Xu, Master student (Mar 2020 - )
    Well-to-wheel analysis of traffic emission and energy consumption - a comparative study between diesel busand electric bus.

    ~ Former members ~
    Rafael Benavent, Research Assistant (Oct 2018 - Jun 2019)
    Revealing the truth about senior travel at peak hours.
    Krishna Vasanth, Master student (Mar - Nov 2019)
    Investigation on charging infrastructure support for electric bus in Australia.
    Joshua Steni Pothen, Master student (Aug 2018 – Jun 2019)
    Future mobility in Australia - comparison among techniques behind zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure.

    ~ Visiting students (UOW SMART Internship) ~
    Cheng Zhang (University of New South Wales, Australia), Jun 2020 - present, Sep 2019 - Jan 2020
    Pedestrian group behaviour modelling and simulation.
    Zengyang Gong (Shenzhen University, China), Sep 2019 - Jan 2020
    Bus bunching prediction using deep learning approach.
    Benjamin Winzenrieth (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, France), Apr - Aug 2019
    Simulation on flexible and hybrid bus services.
    Paul-Antonin Dublanche (Toulouse School of Economics, France), May - Aug 2018
    Public transport data analytics.

  • PhD/Postdoc Opportunities

    Welcome to contact me if you are interested in transport research, especially for those with background in Transport Engineering, Operation Research, Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Data Mining and Visualization, Complex System, or other relevant disciplines.

    Scholarship Information

    Domestic Students - HDR scholarships
    International Students - HDR Scholarships

    Short-term and Long-term Visiting Opportunities (for Academics and Postgraduate Students)

    We always welcome knowledge exchange and research collaboration in flexible format.



Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Optimization of electric bus operation considering mixed-type charging techniques Hu, Hao

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • ❂  Transport Network Modelling and Optimization

    ❂  Optimal Planning and Operation of Future Mobility (EV & CAV)

    ❂  Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Transport Research

    ❂  Human Mobility and Choice Behaviour Modelling

    ❂  Urban and Maritime Logistics Network Analysis

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Future Transport & Mobility (FTM) Group

    ~ Current members ~
    Dr. Marcella Bernardo Papini, Associate Research Fellow (Oct 2019 - )
    Electric vehicle routing problem.
    Hao Hu, PhD student (Jul 2019 - )
    Optimization of electric bus operation considering mixed-type charging techniques.
    Bin Xu, Master student (Mar 2020 - )
    Well-to-wheel analysis of traffic emission and energy consumption - a comparative study between diesel busand electric bus.

    ~ Former members ~
    Rafael Benavent, Research Assistant (Oct 2018 - Jun 2019)
    Revealing the truth about senior travel at peak hours.
    Krishna Vasanth, Master student (Mar - Nov 2019)
    Investigation on charging infrastructure support for electric bus in Australia.
    Joshua Steni Pothen, Master student (Aug 2018 – Jun 2019)
    Future mobility in Australia - comparison among techniques behind zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure.

    ~ Visiting students (UOW SMART Internship) ~
    Cheng Zhang (University of New South Wales, Australia), Jun 2020 - present, Sep 2019 - Jan 2020
    Pedestrian group behaviour modelling and simulation.
    Zengyang Gong (Shenzhen University, China), Sep 2019 - Jan 2020
    Bus bunching prediction using deep learning approach.
    Benjamin Winzenrieth (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, France), Apr - Aug 2019
    Simulation on flexible and hybrid bus services.
    Paul-Antonin Dublanche (Toulouse School of Economics, France), May - Aug 2018
    Public transport data analytics.

  • PhD/Postdoc Opportunities

    Welcome to contact me if you are interested in transport research, especially for those with background in Transport Engineering, Operation Research, Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Data Mining and Visualization, Complex System, or other relevant disciplines.

    Scholarship Information

    Domestic Students - HDR scholarships
    International Students - HDR Scholarships

    Short-term and Long-term Visiting Opportunities (for Academics and Postgraduate Students)

    We always welcome knowledge exchange and research collaboration in flexible format.



Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Optimization of electric bus operation considering mixed-type charging techniques Hu, Hao
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