Faculty Directory


Wang Zhiwei, David

Associate Professor
Office: N1-01c-75
Tel: (65) 6790-5281


  • Ph.D. (2008) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • Beng. (2003) Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

Career details

  • Sept.2009-present, Assistant Professor. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Jan.2009-Sept.2009, Visiting Scholar. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Sept.2008-Dec.2009, Research Associate. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Membership of Editorial Boards of Journals

  • Associate Editor, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology
  • Guest Editor of Transportmetrica A: Transport Science (Issue 9, Volume 11, 2015)

Research Grants Secured:

As a Principle Investigator (PI), Dr. Wang has acquired over S$2 million (equivalent to around USD 1.4 million) in external research grants since 2010. The majority (about S$1.7 million) was awarded by highly competitive Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Research Grant by Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore. The three awarded MOE AcRF Tier 2 research projects are:

  • Urban policies with sustainable transportation systems (2014.05-2017.05)
  • Dynamic traffic management with day-to-day travel behaviour model (2016.07-2019.07)
  • Pedestrian Movement Simulation with Asymmetrical Layout (2017.01-2020.01)

Main research interest

  • Integrated land use-transportation planning;
  • Transport network modeling and optimization;
  • Public transport operations and planning;
  • Logistics and network analysis

  • Li, F., Gao, Z., Wang, D.Z.W., Liu, R., Tang, T., Wu, J., Yang, L., (2017). A subjective capacity evaluation model for single-track railway system with δ-balanced traffic and λ-tolerance level. Transportation Research Part B. Accepted.
  • Han, L., Wang, D.Z.W., Lo, H.K., Zhu, C., Cai, X., (2017). Discrete-time Day-to-day Dynamic Congestion Pricing Scheme Considering Multiple Equilibria. Transportation Research Part B. 104, pp1-16.
  • Zhang, J., Wang, D.Z.W., Meng, M., (2017). Analyzing Customized Bus Service on a Multimodal Travel Corridor: An analytical modeling approach. Journal of Transportation Engineering Part A. Accepted.
  • Han, L., Wang, D. Z. W., Zhu, C., (2017) The discrete-time second-best dynamic road pricing scheme. Accepted for lectern presentation in the 22nd International Symposium on Transportation & Traffic Theory (ISTTT).
  • Liu, H., Wang, D. Z. W., (2017) Locating multiple types of charging facilities for battery electric vehicles, Transportation Research Part B. In Press.
  • Nayan, A., Wang, D. Z. W., (2017). Optimal Bus Transit Route Packaging in a Privatized Contracting Regime. Transportation Research Part A. 97. pp146-157
  • Wang, W., Wang, D. Z. W., Zhang, F., Sun, H., Zhang, W., Wu, J. J. (2017). Overcoming the Downs-Thomson Paradox by transit subsidy policies. Transportation Research Part A. 95, pp126-147.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Du, B., (2016). Continuum modelling of spatial and dynamic equilibrium in a travel corridor with heterogeneous commuters - A partial differential complementarity system approach. Transportation Research Part B. Volume 85. pp1-18.
  • Wang, W., Wang, D. Z. W., Sun, H.J., Feng, Z., Wu, J. J. (2016). Braess Paradox of Traffic Networks with Mixed Equilibrium Behaviors. Transportation Research Part E. 93, pp95-114.
  • Jia, Z., Wang, D. Z. W., Cai, X. (2016). Traffic managements for household travels in congested morning commute. Transportation Research Part E. 91, pp173-189.
  • Han, L., Sun, H., Wang, D.Z.W., Zhu, C., Wu, J., (2016). The Combination of Continuous Network Design and route guidance. Computers and Operations Research. 73, pp 92-103.
  • Du B., Wang, D. Z. W. (2016). Solving continuous network design problem with generalized geometric programming approach. Transportation Research Record. 2567, pp38-46. (Winner, 2016 Fred Burggraf Award)
  • Wang, D.Z.W., Lo, H.K., (2016). Financial sustainability of rail transit service: the effect of urban development pattern. Transport Policy. 48, pp 23-33.
  • Liu, H., Wang, D. Z. W. (2016). Modeling and solving discrete network design problem with stochastic user equilibrium. Journal of Advanced Transportation. 50 (7), pp1295-1313.
  • Wang, D. Z.W., Lo, H.K., (2016). Urban development with financially sustainable rail service. Journal of Advanced Transportation. 50 (6), pp1139-1155.
  • Wang, W., Wang, D.Z.W., Sun, H.J., Wu, J. J. (2016). Public transit service operation strategy under indifference thresholds-based bi-modal equilibrium. Journal of Advanced Transportation. 50 (6), pp1124-1138.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Du, B., (2016). Optimal Urban Development Density along A Multi-Modal Linear Travel Corridor with Time-distance Toll Scheme. Transportmetrica A. 12 (10), pp853-877.
  • Chen, B., Wang, D. Z. W. Gao, Y., Miao, L., Wang, B., Li W., (2016). Effects of traffic lights for Manhattan-like urban traffic network in intelligent transportation systems. Transportmetrica B. In Press.
  • Han, L., Sun, H., Wang, D.Z.W., Zhu, C., (2016). A stochastic process traffic assignment model considering stochastic traffic demand. Transportmetrica B. In Press.
  • Han, D., Jia, Z., Song, Y., Wang, D.Z.W. (2016). An efficient projection method for nonlinear inverse problems with sparsity constraints. Inverse Problems and Imaging. 10 (3),pp 689-709.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Xie, D. F. (2016). Reliable transportation network design considering uncertain demand variability. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 10 (8), 752-763.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Liu, H., Szeto, W.Y., Chow, A.H.F (2016). Identification of critical combination of vulnerable links in transportation networks – a global optimisation approach. Transportmetrica A. 12 (4), pp 346-365.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Xu, L. (2016). Equilibrium Trip Scheduling in Single Bottleneck Traffic Flows Considering Multi-class Travelers and Uncertainty-A Complementarity Formulation. Transportmetrica A. 12 (4), pp 297-312.
  • Xie, D. F., Wang D. Z. W., Gao Z.Y., (2016). Macroscopic analysis of the fundamental diagram with inhomogeneous network and instable traffic. Transportmetrica A. Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 20-42.
  • Chow, A. H. F., Szeto, W. Y., Wang, D. Z. W., Waller, S. T., (2015). Quantitative Approaches to Resilience in Transport Networks. Transportmetrica A. Volume 11, Issue 9, pp 751-753.
  • Riemann, R, Wang, D. Z. W., Busch F. (2015). Optimal Location of Wireless Charging Facilities for Electric Vehicles: Flow-Capturing Location Model with Stochastic User Equilibrium. Transportation Research Part C. 58, pp1-12.
  • Wang, D. Z.W., Liu, H, Szeto, W. Y. (2015). A novel discrete network design problem formulation and its global optimization solution algorithm. Transportation Research Part E 79, pp 213-230.
  • Liu, H., Wang, D. Z. W. (2015) Global optimization method for network design problem with stochastic user equilibrium, Transportation Research Part B . 72, pp20-39.
  • Wu, J, Liu, M., Sun, H., Li, T, Gao, Z., Wang, D. Z. W. (2015). Equity-based timetable synchronization optimization in urban subway network, Transportation Research Part C. 51, pp1-18.
  • Liu, H., Wang, D. Z. W., Yue, H., (2015). Global optimization for transport network expansion and signal setting. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. Article ID 385713. DOI:10.1155/2015/385713.
  • Chow, A.H.F., Li, S., Szeto, W. Y. and Wang, D. Z. W. (2015). Modelling urban traffic dynamics based upon variational formulation of kinematic waves. Transportmetrica B. 3 (3), pp 169-191.
  • Szeto, W. Y., Jiang, Y., Wang, D. Z. W., Sumalee, A. (2015). A Sustainable Road Network Design Problem with Land Use Transportation Interaction over Time. Network and Spatial Economics. 15 (3), pp791-822.
  • Du, B., Wang, D. Z. W., (2014) Continuum modeling of park-and-ride services considering travel time reliability and heterogeneous commuters—A linear complementarity system approach. Transportation Research Part E. 71, pp58-81.
  • Li, H., Wang, D. Z. W., Huang, H.J., Yu, X. (2014) Day-to-day Scheduling Travel Time Adjustment Behavior and Its Simulation. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. Article # 851697. DOI: 10.1155/2014/851697.
  • Wang, W., Sun, H., Wang, Z.W., Wu, J. (2014). Optimal transit fare in a bimodal network under demand uncertainty and bounded rationality. Journal of Advanced Transportation. Vol 48, Issue 8, 957-973.
  • Kumar, K.N., Sivaneasan, B., Cheah, P.H., So, P.L., Wang, D. Z. W. (2014). V2G Capacity Estimation Using Dynamic EV Scheduling, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, Vol 5, Issue 2, 1051-1060.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Du, B. (2013) Reliability-based modeling of park-and-ride service on linear travel corridor. Transportation Research Record. 2333, pp 16-26.
  • Qin, Z., Wang, D. Z. W, Li, X. (2013). Mean-semivariance models for portfolio optimization problem with mixed uncertainty of fuzziness and randomness, International Journal of Uncertainty Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, 21, pp 127-139.
  • Wu, J., Sun, H., Wang, D. Z. W, Zhong, M., Han, L., Si, B. (2013). Bounded-Rationality based Day-to-day Evolution Model for travel Behavior Analysis of Urban Railway Network. Transportation Research Part C. 31, pp 73-82.
  • Weng, J., Meng, Q., Wang, D. Z. W, (2013) Tree-based Logistic Regression Approach for Work Zone Casualty Risk Assessment. Risk Analysis. 33 (3), pp 493-504.
  • Li, F., Gao, Z., Li, K., Wang, D.Z.W, (2013) Train routing model and algorithm combined with train scheduling, Journal of Transportation Engineering-ASCE. 139 (1), pp 81-91.
  • Xie, D.F., Gao, Z., Zhao, X., Wang, D. Z. W. (2012). Agitated behavior and elastic characteristics of pedestrians in an alternative floor field model for pedestrian dynamics. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 391 (7) , pp. 2390-2400.
  • Xie, D.F., Gao, Z., Zhao, X., Wang, D. Z. W. (2012). Cellular Automaton Modeling of the Interaction between Vehicles and Pedestrians at Signalized Crosswalk. Journal of Transportation Engineering. 138(12), pp 1442-1452.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Lo, H. K. (2010). Global optimum of the linearized network design problem with equilibrium flows. Transportation Research Part B. 44 (4), pp 482-492.
  • Wang, D. Z. W., Lo, H. K. (2008). Multi-fleet Ferry Service Network Design with Passenger Preferences for Differential Services. Transportation Research Part B. 42 (9), pp 798-822.
  • Lo, H. K., Tang, S and Wang, D. Z. W. (2008). Managing the Accessibility On Mass Public Transit: The Case of Hong Kong, Journal of Transport and Land Use, 1 (2), pp 23-49.
  • Wang, Z. W., Lo, H. K., and M.F. Lai. (2007). Mixed-fleet Ferry Routing and Scheduling. Springer series, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 600, pp 181-194.
  • Han, Deren., Lo, H. K. and Wang, Z. W. (2007). A Simple Self-adaptive Alternating Direction Method for Linear Variational Inequality Problems. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 53, pp 1595-1604.
  • Wang, Z. W., Lo, H. K. (2007). Financial Sustainability of Rail Transit Services-Case Study in Hong Kong. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 7, pp 1719-1730.

  • Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2017.
  • Fred Burggraf Award, Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of the United States, 2016.
  • LTA Engineering Challenge Commendation Award, Land Transport Authority, Singapore, 2016.
  • First-Class Academic Excellence Scholarship, Beijing Jiaotong University, 2000-2003.