J. (Jie) Xue


Jie Xue is currently doing his Ph.D. in Safety and Security Science Group at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management. Under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Navigation Technology from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business Administration from Wuhan University (WHU), and his master's major is Traffic Information Engineering and Control in WUT.


Jie's research focuses on the concept of human-like maneuvering for the autonomous ship and studies the human-like decision-making method of autonomous ships. By exploring the maneuvering decision-making mechanism of different piloting behaviors, to realize the automatic acquisition and representation of the pilot's decision-making knowledge in typical navigation scenarios. Analyzing as well as the reproducing of the pilot's behavior in typical navigation scenarios for autonomous ship maneuvering, letting the autonomous ship can make a decision like a human. Thus to establish a model for pilot's navigational decision-making in typical scenarios for autonomous ships. His research aims at providing theoretical guidance and a feasibility basis for research into piloting behavior decision-making and the realization of autonomous ships development as well as autonomous ship piloting systems. 

  • Xue, J., Van Gelder, P. H. A. J. M., Reniers, G., Papadimitriou, E., & Wu, C. (2019). Multi-attribute decision-making method for prioritizing maritime traffic safety influencing factors of autonomous ships’ maneuvering decisions using grey and fuzzy theories. Safety Science, 120, 323-340.
  • Xue, J., Chen, Z., Papadimitriou, E., Wu, C., & Van Gelder, P. H. A. J. M. (2019). Influence of environmental factors on human-like decision-making for intelligent ship. Ocean Engineering, 186, 106060.
  • Xue, J., Wu, C., Chen, Z., Van Gelder, P. H. A. J. M., & Yan, X. (2019). Modeling human-like decision-making for inbound smart ships based on fuzzy decision trees. Expert Systems with Applications, 115, 172-188.
  • Chen, Z., Xue, J., Wu, C., Qin, L., Liu, L., & Cheng, X. (2018). Classification of vessel motion pattern in inland waterways based on automatic identification system. Ocean Engineering, 161, 69-76.

Jie Xue

PhD Candidate

Monday till Friday

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety and Security Science

Research interests:
Maritime Safety
Decision Making
Machine Learning

Data Mining
Accident Analysis
Intelligent Transportation Systems