Wu Jianping

Title: Professor, Director of Tsinghua University-Cambridge University- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Future Transport Research Centre

Addres: Room 312, Jiushui Building, Tsinghua University
Tel: 010-62797229
Fax: 010-62797229

Educational Background

1978.2 - 1982.1 Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, BEng
1982.2 - 1984.7 Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, MEng
1990.1 - 1994.1 Transportation Engineering, University of Southampton, PhD

Work Experience

1984.08- 1989.12, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

1994.01- 1999.09, Research Fellow, Transportation Research Group (TRG), University of Southampton, the UK

1999.10- 2000.07, Senior Research Fellow, TRG, University of Southampton, the UK

2000.08- 2003.07, Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program of Ministry of Education of China

2003.08- 2005.12, Senior Research Fellow, TRG, University of Southampton, Director of UCIC (the UK-China ITS Centre), University of Southampton, the UK

2006.10- 2007.09, Professor, University of Southampton, Director of UCIC, University of Southampton, the UK

2007.10- 2010.12, Professor, University of Southampton, the UK, and Senior Technical Director, WSP Group PLC, the UK

2011.01- today, Professor, Tsinghua University, China

2013.11- today, Director of Tsinghua University-Cambridge-MIT Future Transportation Research Centre

Teaching Courses

1. The C-Campus Course “Future Transport” (course No: 00030272)
2. Traffic Analysis and Design (course No: 40030942)

Research Interests
  1. Travel behavior, traffic modeling and traffic simulation

  2. Big data, smart city and smart transportation

  3. Autonomous driving and future transportation systems

Research Projects
  1. State 863 project “research and application of urban air environment control technology based on Internet of things”(2012AA063300), 2012-2014, Principal Investigator.

  2. State key S&T Support Project “the common technical standards for the operation safety monitoring and warning of municipal public facilities” (2012BAK27B01-02), 2012-2014 , Principal Investigator.

  3. Beijing Natural Science Foundation Project “Beijing rainstorm disaster traffic warning, monitoring and guidance technology research”, 2013-2015, Principal Investigator

  4. National Science and Technology Plan Technical Standards, Certification and Accreditation Alternatives Support Project about "Research on Technical Standards of Public Management and Social Services" and "Research on Important Technical Standards of Emergency Management", 2013-2015, Principal Investigator.

  5. International Cooperation Project "analysis of factors affecting motor vehicle energy consumption based on GPS data", 2013-2015, Principal Investigator.

  6. Beijing Chaoyang Science and Technology Commission Support Project about “research on simulation-based parking space sharing and dynamic traffic organization system”, 2017-2018, Principal Investigator.

  7. NSFC-Zhejiang Joint Fund for the Integration of Industrialization and Informatization Support Project about “the fundamental detection and control theories, methods and technologies of smart city water affair system and its associated applications” (U1509205), 2016-2020.

  8. Socio Technical Approach to Road Safety (STARS) project, NIHR Global Health Research Group (GHRG) on Road Safety, 2017-2021

  9. China Association for Science and Technology Support Project about “frontier research tracking of the smart city and the Intelligent traffic field”, 2018-2020

  10. NSFC-Zhejiang Joint Fund for the Integration of Industrialization and Informatization Support Project about “the fundamental theories and key technologies of the safety and protection of infrastructure systems in smart cities” (U1709212), 2018-2022.

  11. Studies on travel modes for future city, international cooperation project, 2019-2021

  12. Studies on traffic simulation for future transport, IHI Corporation, 2019-2021

Professional Service
  1. FELLOW of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET)

  2. Member of the Committee on Engineering and the Environment (CEE) of World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

  3. Member of International Energy Agency's Experts' Group on R&D (IEA EGRD)

  4. Chairman of Transportation Modeling and Simulation Division of China Simulation Association

  5. Executive Director of China Simulation Association

  6. Executive Director of China Association For Urban Studies

  7. Expert Committee Member of Smart Airport of the Ministry of Communication, China

  8. Expert of the Home Program in China Association of Scientific and Technology (CAST)

  9. Public Transport Advisor to Ministry of Housing and Construction, China

  10. Academician Expert Committee Member of Great Bay District, Zhejiang Province

  11. Advisor to Beijing Municipal Government, Hangzhou Municipal Government, Nanning Municipal Government and Haikou Municipal Government.

  12. Transportation Advisor to 2008 Beijing Olympic Game Organizing Committee

  13. Associate Editor of IET ITS

Honors and Awards
  1. Fujian Science and Technology Progress Award, Second prize, 2020

  2. Beijing Science and Technology Award, Honored Project: Research and Application of the Online Traffic Simulation based Urban Traffic Super-Brain, 2018

  3. Science and Technology Award of China Simulation Association, Honored Project: Behavior based Traffic Simulation Model, First Prize, 2017

  4. The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Gold Medal, 2016

  5. Technological Invention Award of China Simulation Association, Second Prize, 2016

  6. Beijing Invention and Innovation Competition, Gold Medal, 2015

  7. IET FELLOW, 2014

  8. Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, 2014

  9. Excellent Scientific and Technological Worker on Simulation, China Association for Science and Technology, 2014

  10. Innovation Achievement Award, China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association, 2013

  11. Science and Technology Award, ITS China, 2013

  12. Nanning Science and Technology Progress Award, 2011

  13. Transportation Science and Technology Award, Henan Province, 2011

  14. Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education of China, 2000

Academic Achievement


  1. (2012)Diagnosis Technology of Key Nodes in Urban Road Network

  2. (2012) A Driving Behavior Modelling Method in Car-following based on Fuzzy sets model

  3. (2013) Simulation based Signal Control System

  4. (2013) A Dynamic Traffic Simulation Platform

  5. (2013) A Smart Glasses for Traffic Information

  6. (2014) A Method for Dynamic Regulation and Control of Regional Traffic

  7. (2016) On-line Traffic Simulation Method and System

  8. (2016) Dynamic Intersection Signal Adjustment Method, Device and System

  9. (2019) A test method for driverless car performance

  10. (2020) An automatic identification and location method for water supply pipe network leakage



  1. Jianping Wu(2004)Introduction to Transportation System. Wu Nan Press. ISBN 957-11-3694. (Editor: Joseph Sussman)

  2. Yagang Shui, Ming Guo and Jianping Wu(2009) Road Traffic Organization and Simulation Evaluation. China Communications Press. ISBN 978-7-114-07661-9.

  3. Ming Guo, Yiman Du and Jianping Wu(2012)The Basic Theory of Microscopic Simulation and its Application. China Communications Press. ISBN 978-7-114-08917-8.

  4. Ling Huang, Jianping Wu (2017) Research on Microscopic Behavior of Bicycle Traffic. China Communications Press. ISBN: 9787114141133.

  5. Jianping Wu and Dongping Fang (2019) Chapter 14“Role of CPS in Smart Cities”,Book:Cyber-Physical Systems in the Built Environment,Springer,Book Editor:C. J. Anumba and N. Roofigari (Eds.)



  1.  Zhu, C., Wu, J., Liu, M., Luan, J., Li, T., & Hu, K. (2020). Cyber-physical resilience modelling and assessment of urban roadway system interrupted by rainfall. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 204, 107095.

  2. Li, T., Wu, J., Chan, C. Y., Liu, M., Zhu, C., Lu, W., & Hu, K. (2020). A Cooperative Lane Change Model for Connected and Automated Vehicles. IEEE Access, 8, 54940-54951.

  3. Li, D., Wu, J., Xu, M., Wang, Z., & Hu, K. (2020). Adaptive Traffic Signal Control Model on Intersections Based on Deep Reinforcement Learning. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2020.

  4. Luo, L., Wu, J., Hu, H., Chen, Y., & Xu, Z. (2020). Analysis and forecast of water supply and demand in beijing through system dynamics modeling. Urban Water Journal, 1-13.

  5. Xu, M., Wu, J., Huang, L., Zhou, R., Wang, T., & Hu, D. (2020). Network-wide traffic signal control based on the discovery of critical nodes and deep reinforcement learning. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 24(1), 1-10.

  6. McIlroy, R. C., Kokwaro, G. O., Wu, J., Jikyong, U., Nam, V. H., Hoque, M. S., ... & Stanton, N. A. (2020). How do fatalistic beliefs affect the attitudes and pedestrian behaviours of road users in different countries? A cross-cultural study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 139, 105491.

  7. McIlroy, R. C., Nam, V. H., Bunyasi, B. W., Jikyong, U., Kokwaro, G. O., Wu, J., ... & Stanton, N. A. (2020). Exploring the relationships between pedestrian behaviours and traffic safety attitudes in six countries. Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour, 68, 257-271.

  8. Huang, L., Zhai, C., Wang, H., Zhang, R., Qiu, Z., & Wu, J. (2020). Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control and exhaust emission evaluation under heterogeneous connected vehicle network environment in urban city. Journal of Environmental Management, 256, 109975.

  9. Huang, L., Guo, H., Zhang, R., Zhao, D., & Wu, J. (2020). A data-driven operational integrated driving behavioral model on highways. Neural Computing and Applications, 1-17.

  10. Huang, L., Wu, J., Zhang, R., Zhao, D., & Wang, Y. (2020). Comparative analysis & modelling for riders’ conflict avoidance behavior of E-bikes and bicycles at un-signalized intersections.

  11. Luo, L., Feng, M. Q., & Wu, J. (2020). A comprehensive alleviation technique for optical‐turbulence‐induced errors in vision‐based displacement measurement. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 27(3), e2496.

  12. Li, T., Wu, J., Dang, A., Liao, L., & Xu, M. (2019). Emission pattern mining based on taxi trajectory data in Beijing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 688-700.

  13. Xu, M., Wu, J., Wang, H., & Cao, M. (2019). Anomaly detection in road networks using sliding-window tensor factorization. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20(12), 4704-4713.

  14. Yang, S., Wu, J., Xu, Y., & Yang, T. (2019). Revealing heterogeneous spatiotemporal traffic flow patterns of urban road network via tensor decomposition-based clustering approach. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 526, 120688.

  15. Luo, L., Feng, M. Q., Wu, J., & Leung, R. Y. (2019). Autonomous pothole detection using deep region-based convolutional neural network with cloud computing. Smart Structures and Systems, 24(6), 745-757.

  16. Huang, L., Guo, H., Zhang, R., Wang, H., & Wu, J. (2018). Capturing drivers’ lane changing behaviors on operational level by data driven methods. IEEE Access, 6, 57497-57506.

  17. McIlroy, R. C., Plant, K. L., Jikyong, U., Nam, V. H., Bunyasi, B., Kokwaro, G. O., ... & Stanton, N. A. (2019). Vulnerable road users in low-, middle-, and high-income countries: validation of a pedestrian behaviour questionnaire. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 131, 80-94.

  18. McIlroy, R. C., Plant, K. A., Hoque, M. S., Wu, J., Kokwaro, G. O., Nam, V. H., & Stanton, N. A. (2019). Who is responsible for global road safety? A cross-cultural comparison of Actor Maps. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 122, 8-18.

  19. Qi, G., Wu, J., Zhou, Y., Du, Y., Jia, Y., Hounsell, N., & Stanton, N. A. (2019). Recognizing driving styles based on topic models. Transportation research part D: transport and environment, 66, 13-22.

  20. Xu, M., Wu, J., Liu, M., Xiao, Y., Wang, H., & Hu, D. (2018). Discovery of critical nodes in road networks through mining from vehicle trajectories. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20(2), 583-593.

  21. Liao, L., Wu, J., Zou, F., Pan, J., & Li, T. (2018). Trajectory topic modelling to characterize driving behaviors with GPS-based trajectory data. Journal of Internet Technology, 19(3), 815-824.

  22. Hu, K., Wu, J., & Liu, M. (2018). Exploring the energy efficiency of electric vehicles with driving behavioral data from a field test and questionnaire. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2018.

  23. Kong, Y., Wu, J., Xu, M., & Hu, K. (2017). Charging pile siting recommendations via the fusion of points of interest and vehicle trajectories. China Communications, 14(11), 29-38.

  24. Jia, Y., Wu, J., & Xu, M. (2017). Traffic flow prediction with rainfall impact using a deep learning method. Journal of advanced transportation, 2017.

  25. Jia, Y., Wu, J., Ben-Akiva, M., Seshadri, R., & Du, Y. (2017). Rainfall-integrated traffic speed prediction using deep learning method. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 11(9), 531-536.

  26. Yang, S., Wu, J., Du, Y., He, Y., & Chen, X. (2017). Ensemble learning for short-term traffic prediction based on gradient boosting machine. Journal of Sensors, 2017.

  27. Hu, K., Wu, J., & Schwanen, T. (2017). Differences in energy consumption in electric vehicles: An exploratory real-world study in Beijing. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2017.

  28. Yang, S., Wu, J., Qi, G., & Tian, K. (2017). Analysis of traffic state variation patterns for urban road network based on spectral clustering. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 9(9), 1687814017723790.

  29. Du, Y., Wu, J., Yang, S., & Zhou, L. (2017). Predicting vehicle fuel consumption patterns using floating vehicle data. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 59, 24-29.

  30. Hu, D., Zhou, Y., Xu, M., Wu, J., Du, Y., Song, B., & Hu, K. (2017). Identifying regional service function from PM 2.5 mass concentration throughout a city with non-negative tensor factorization approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(35), 26893-26900.

  31. Zhang, R., Wu, J., Huang, L., & You, F. (2017). Study of bicycle movements in conflicts at mixed traffic unsignalized intersections. IEEE Access, 5, 10108-10117.

  32. Huang, L., Wu, J., You, F., Lv, Z., & Song, H. (2016). Cyclist social force model at unsignalized intersections with heterogeneous traffic. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(2), 782-792.

  33. J. Hunt and J. P. Wu, "Asian Urban Environment and Climate Change: Preface," (in English), Journal of Environmental Sciences, Editorial Material vol. 59, pp. 1-5, Sep 2017.

  34. Qi, G., Du, Y., Wu, J., Hounsell, N., & Jia, Y. (2015). What is the appropriate temporal distance range for driving style analysis?. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(5), 1393-1403.

  35. Du, Y., Wu, J., Jia, Y., & Xu, M. (2016). An Improved Regional Traffic Volume Dynamic Feedback Control. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 26(09n10), 1539-1554.

  36. Qi, G., Du, Y., Wu, J., & Xu, M. (2015). Leveraging longitudinal driving behaviour data with data mining techniques for driving style analysis. IET intelligent transport systems, 9(8), 792-801.

  37. Xu, M., Du, Y., Wu, J., & Zhou, Y. (2015). Map matching based on conditional random fields and route preference mining for uncertain trajectories. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015.

  38. Du, Y., Wu, J., Qi, G., & Jia, Y. (2015). Simulation study of bicycle multi-phase crossing at intersections. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Transport (Vol. 168, No. 5, pp. 457-465). Thomas Telford Ltd.

  39. Du, Y., Jia, Y., Wu, J., Xu, M., & Yang, S. (2015). Traffic Environmental Capacity and MFD Based Traffic Emission Dynamic Control Model. Journal of Residuals Science & Technology, 12(4).

  40. Song, B., Hu, D., Wu, J., Hu, K., & Du, Y. (2015). UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACT ON THE MOVING SPEED OF MONITORING VEHICLES ON MEASURED POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 24(6 A), 2167-2178.

  41. Jia, Y., Du, Y., & Wu, J. (2014). Stability analysis of a car-following model on two lanes. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014.

  42. Jia, Y. H., Du, Y. M., & Wu, J. P. (2014). An improved car-following model considering variable safety headway distance. Physics Essays, 27(4), 616-619.

  43. Song, B. I. N. G. Y. U. E., Wu, J., Zhou, Y. A. N. G., & Hu, K. E. Z. H. E. N. (2014). Fine-scale prediction of roadside CO and NOx concentration based on a random forest model. J. Residuals Sci. Technol, 11(3), 83.

  44. Dong, J. X., Cheng, T., Xu, J., & Wu, J. (2013). Quantitative assessment of urban road network hierarchy planning. The Town Planning Review, 445-472.

  45. Du, Y., Wu, J., & Qi, G. (2013). The Simulation Study for Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Contingency Plan in Henan Highway Network. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 256, pp. 2786-2789). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.

  46. Qi, G., Wu, J., & Du, Y. (2013). Research on the traffic simulation platform based on the real-time mobile phone data. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 253, pp. 1365-1368). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.

  47. Jia, Y., Wu, J., & Du, Y. (2013). Modification of traffic wave theory and the development of a new stop-wave model. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 253, pp. 1615-1618). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.

  48. Huang, L., & Wu, J. (2009). Cyclists' path planning behavioral model at unsignalized mixed traffic intersections in China. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, 1(2), 13-19.

  49. Wu, J., Sui, Y., & Wang, T. (2009, March). Intelligent transport systems in China. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Municipal Engineer (Vol. 162, No. 1, pp. 25-32). Thomas Telford Ltd.

  50. Wu, J., McDonald, M., & Chatterjee, K. (2007). A detailed evaluation of ramp metering impacts on driver behaviour. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10(1), 61-75.

  51. Huang, L., & Wu, J. (2003, October). Study on the cyclist behavior at signalized intersections. In Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Vol. 1, pp. 317-322). IEEE.

  52. Wu, J., Brackstone, M., & McDonald, M. (2003). The validation of a microscopic simulation model: a methodological case study. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 11(6), 463-479.

  53. Wu, J., Brackstone, M., & McDonald, M. (2000). Fuzzy sets and systems for a motorway microscopic simulation model. Fuzzy sets and systems, 116(1), 65-76.

  54. Wu, J., & Hounsell, N. (1998). Bus priority using pre-signals. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 32(8), 563-583.