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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