Y. (Yongqiu) Zhu


Yonqiu Zhu received a Bachelor degree in Traffic Transportation from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 2012. Later in 2015, she received a Master degree in Traffic Transportation Planning & Management from the same university. Since 2016, she has been a Ph.D. student affiliated with Digital Rail Traffic Lab at the Department of Transport and Planning in Delft University of Technology. Her research interests include disruption management, real-time traffic management, passenger assignment, and optimization in transportation.


Yongqiu Zhu is currently working on her Ph.D. project “Passenger-oriented Disruption Management in Railways”. This project aims to support railway disruption management by developing optimization models to rapidly compute operator-friendly and/or passenger-friendly rescheduled timetables for different disruption scenarios (e.g. single disruption, multiple disruptions, and uncertain disruptions). Besides, a schedule-based dynamic passenger assignment model will be proposed to predict the passenger flows under a given rescheduled timetable, in order to identify crowded trains and suggest with solutions to avoid travel time increase due to denied boarding. 

Zhu, Y., & Goverde, R.M.P. (2017). System-based Vulnerability Measures for Railway Systems. In 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis: RailLille2017: Lille, France

Zhu, Y., & Goverde, R.M.P. (2017). Dynamic Passenger Assignment during Disruptions in Railway Systems. In 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems:  MT-ITS 2017: Naples, Italy.

MSc. Yongqiu Zhu

PhD Student

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Y. (Yongqiu) Zhu



Yongqiu Zhu is a PhD student in Departement Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology (TUD). She recieved the BS degree in Traffic Transportation and the MSc degree in Traffic Transportation Planning and Management from Southwest Jiaotong University. Now,her PhD research topic is disruption management in railway system.

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