Yili (Kelly) Tang, Ph.D, P.Eng
Dr.Tang leads the MoTech Research Group. She actively engages in diverse academic and industry activities in Canada, United States, Hong Kong, Denmark, and Japan. She leads and participates in national and international research grants (over $2.5 million) funded by NSERC, SSHRC, Mitacs, Denmark DFF, Hong Kong RGC, US NSF. She has won over six awards in research and entrepreneurship. Her research studies have been published in top-tier journals in transportation engineering and science, economics, and energy domain. Her publications has been awarded as one of the most cited articles in the top journal Transportation Research Part B, and Best Paper Award in Multimodal Transportation.
Analysis, modeling and optimization of the transportation system (Mobility-As-A-Service, public transport, ride-sharing, and emerging transportation technologies), travel behavior and transport economics, data mining and decision analytics (statistical model, machine learning/deep learning), mechanism design and game theory.
Current Group Members
Dr. Tangjian Wei, Postdoctoral Fellow (2023 - ), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UWO. Dr. Wei is working on optimization, demand modeling and high speed rail.
Adrian Martinez, PhD student (2023 - ), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UWO. Adrian is working on public transit, travel behavior, sustainable transportation systems
Majid Emami Javanmard, PhD student (2023 - ), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UWO. Majid is working on Long-term and short-term forecasting for passenger demand, energy demand and GHG emissions in the transportation sector.
Zaima Tasneem, MASc student (2023 - ), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UofR. Zaima is the winner of 2023 Canada ITE Student Presentation Competition and awardee of the Women Entrance Scholarship. She is currently working on economic analyses of on-demand transit services.
Duha Adbulla, Research Assistant (2023 -), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UofR. Duha is the winner of 2022 Canada ITE Student Presentation Competition and winner of the University of Regina Retirees Legacy Scholarship competition. She is working on electric vehicle empirical studies and SP surveys.
Xinyu Liu, Research Associate (2022 - ), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Xinyu is working on multi-agent robotic mobility and connection.
Md Ferdous Haque Shikder, MASc student (2022 - ), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Ferdous is the awardee of SGI Traffic Scholarship and Thesis Only Scholarship. He is currently working on real-time dynamic traffic safety analyses.
Aolin Xu, MASc student (2022 - ), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Aolin is a Traffic Engineer and currently working on driver behaviors and trajectories and their impacts on traffic safety.
Previous Group Members
David Elumeze, Research Assistant (2022 - 2023 ), Faculty of Science. David worked on robot controls and mapping.
Sotonye Ignoiko, MEng project-based (2023), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Sotonye worked on the Application of gpr in asphalt roads traffic modeling. Co-supervisor: Dr. Shahid Azam.
Wong Lo (Borison) Hang, Research Assistant (2023 ), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Borison worked on on-demand transit network designs and cost-benefit analyses.
Jefferson Araujo, Research Assistant (2023), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Jefferson is the awardee of Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program. He worked on the logistics network and safety analyses on dangerous goods transportation and assisted with the on-demand transit.
Adrian Martinez, Research Assistant (2021-2022), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Adrian is the awardee of Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program. He worked on air passenger and freight transportation demand forecasting, correlation analyses and electric vehicle behavioral analyses.
Duha Adbulla, Research Assistant (2021-2022), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Duha is a highly motivated and enthusiastic Environmental Systems Engineering student with four years of research and development experience passionate to develop environmental sustainability and policy-making solutions. She worked on the on-demand transit service data analytics and interpretations.
Hafiz Sami Ullah, Research Associate (2021), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Hafiz is a data scientist and machine learning engineer with experience in collecting, cleaning, organizing, and understanding data using end to end machine learning pipeline. He currently works on the database and online decision-making infrastructure for real-time transit operations.
Adesola Maryam Adewuyi, Research Assistant (2021), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Adesola is a motivated and self-directed engineering student that invests passion and commitment to achieving the corporate vision. She applies analytic methodology and is interested in the latest technology. She was working on the transit network data analysis.
Last update: May 15, 2023. We are updating this information, stay tuned!