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Seminar

The 3rd Workshop on Railway Operation for Safety and Reliability

Date: 29 Nov 2018 (Thursday)

Venue: Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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Workshop

The 3rd Workshop on Railway Operation for Safety and Reliability



Date:     29 November 2018 (Thursday)
Venue:  Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizer
School of Data Science, City University of Hong Kong

Supporting Organizations
  • State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Advanced Public Transportation Research Center, National Taiwan University
  • Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Invited Speakers
  • Prof. Ingo A. Hansen (Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Mr. Yasushi Ujita (Vehicle Structure Technology Research Div. Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan)
  • Prof. Nalinaksh S. Vyas (Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR), Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)
  • Prof. Andy Chit C. Tan (The Centre for Railway Infrastructure and Engineering at UTAR, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia)
  • Dr. Richard A. Dwight (Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Centre for Engineering Mechanics, University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Dr. Melody Khadem Sameni (Director of International Affairs, School of Railway Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
  • Prof. Norio Tomii (Department of Computer Science, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
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Seminar

Art and Practice of Regression Trees and Forests

Abstract:
Regression tree and forest methods have greatly improved in the last decade. The course teaches how to use the tools effectively and efficiently in practice. It follows an example-focused style, with each example chosen to illustrate particular weaknesses of traditional solutions and to show how tree methods overcome them and yield new insights. To encourage hands-on training, the presentation is interwoven with live demos of free software. No commercial software is required. Specific algorithmic techniques are discussed where appropriate but no systematic presentation of entire algorithms is given. Attendees should have experience with linear and logistic regression. Instructions for software and dataset downloads will be given in advance.

Learning highlights are
  • how trees deal with missing values without requiring imputation
  • how importance scores help with variable selection
  • how to perform post-selection inference with the bootstrap
About the Speaker:
Wei-Yin Loh is professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an ASA and IMS Fellow. He has been using and developing classification and regression algorithms and software for more than 30 years. He is the sole developer of the GUIDE algorithm and co-developer of the FACT, QUEST, CRUISE, and LOTUS algorithms.

Date:    28 May 2018 (Monday) & 29 May 2018 (Tuesday)
Time:    9:00am to 12:00noon
Venue:   P7303, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1)

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Conference

Asia Pacific Railway 2018

Innovation, Technology & Strategy for Asia Pacific's Rail Industry


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Asia Pacific Railway has brought together 20,000 rail leaders from across the globe over the last 20 years. 2018, which is the 20th-anniversary edition, the event is even bigger. The two days of intensive learning, discussion and networking covering content from metro projects, rolling stock, rail freight, signaling & communications, passenger experience, safety, asset management, track infrastructure, revenue & ticketing.

Date:    20-21 March 2018 (Tuesday to Wednesday)
Venue:    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Hall 3FG, Level 3 for Plenary Theatre; Meeting Rooms S428, 427 & 426, Level 4 for Premium Conferences)
Fee:  Free of charge

See the rundown of the event here
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Seminar

Advanced Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis

Date:     16 March 2018 (Monday)
Time:     11:00am to 12:00pm
Venue:  P7311, 7/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, Tat Chee Avenue, City University of Hong Kong

Abstract:
This presentation will focus on the state-of-the-art signal processing techniques developed for machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis. Prof. Lin will briefly introduce some of the preliminary research works that his research group is currently undertaking and the challenges that his group is facing in developing an effective technique for a multi-stage planetary gearbox.

About the Speaker:
Professor Terry Lin is currently a ‘Taishan Scholar’ distinguished professor in Mechanical Engineering at Qingdao University of Technology in China. He is an inaugural member of the academic board of Qingdao University of Technology and a fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management. Professor Lin acquired his PhD degree from School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia in 2006. He then moved to work at Queensland University of Technology, Australia in early 2007 and stayed there until he relocated to Qingdao in 2015. His research interests include noise and vibration analysis and control, numerical modelling and signal processing, machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis.

Professor Lin published regularly in leading international journals in his areas of expertise including Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing etc. In the last five years (2013 onward) he has authored/co-authored 25 fully refereed research papers, a scientific book and a book chapter. He is invited regularly to review papers for more than 20 international SCI journals and review books, book proposals for Elsevier, Springer and CRC Press.


Workshop

State of Art Review of the High Speed Rail Systems

Date:     11 December 2017 (Monday)
Time:     3:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue:  P7303, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1)

Abstract:
The modern High Speed Rail (HSR) has been developed for more than 50 years. Although the basic elements of the technology resemble conventional rail transport, there are numerous major engineering differences and challenges.

This presentation reviews the unique features of a modern HSR system with particular emphasis on its subsystems of trains, propulsion system, signaling system, communication & controlling system.

About the Speaker:
In spring of 2010, Dr. Kao traveled to the United States from Taiwan and taught “High Speed Rail Engineering” at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC). This is the first such class has been taught in the North America. Ever since then, Dr. Kao expands his HSR courses at UIUC to a series of three coving “Engineering”, “Planning” & “Construction & Management” aspects of a HSR system. These three classes reflect his 36 year experience in participating in the planning, design, construction & operation of Taiwan HSR project and the research work he did on the subject of HSR systems. Besides in the US, these three classes also were taught in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Taiwan and India.

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Workshop

The 2nd Workshop on Railway Operation for Safety and Reliability



Date:     17 November 2017 (Friday)
Venue:  Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizer
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong

Supporting Organizations
  • State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Advanced Public Transportation Research Center, National Taiwan University
Invited Speakers
  • Prof. Ingo A. Hansen (Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Prof. Norio Tomii (Department of Computer Science, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Prof. Yanfu Li (Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Prof. Rex Lai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Prof. Lei Nie (School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, China)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Prof. Jae-Hong Kang (Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Dr. Ronghui Liu (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Dr. Francesca Pagliara (Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Dr. Tianjian Yu (School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Central South University, China)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Mr. Nakorn Chantasorn (National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Mr Otis Sheu (Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, Taiwan)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Dr. Arnab Majumdar (The Lloyd's Register Foundation Transport Risk Management Centre, Imperial College London, United Kingdom)  Download pdfDownload PPT
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Update

Project Team Welcomes New Honorary Advisors

Ms Sha Wong, Head of E&M Engineering, MTR Corporation, are recently appointed by the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong and invited to become honorary advisors of our Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) project. The honorary advisor will offer railway safety advice from industry perspectives.

View Advisory Board Member List: HERE


Workshop

Workshop on International Perspectives on Railway Operations Research

Date:     13 July 2017 (Thursday)
Time:     09:00 - 16:00
Venue:  P7303, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1, Lift 7) , City University of Hong Kong Room 6-209, 6/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building(AC3), City University of Hong Kong

Invited Speakers
  • Prof. Ingo A. Hansen(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) Download Powerpoint Download PPT
  • Prof. Norio Tomii(Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Prof. Jason SK Chang(National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Prof. Anthony Chen(Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
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Update

Project Team Welcomes New Honorary Advisors

Mr C.F. Chan, Head of Railways Branch, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR Government, and Dr Tony Lee, Chief of Operations Engineering, MTR Corporation, are recently appointed by the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong and invited to become honorary advisors of our Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) project. The honorary advisors will offer railway safety advice from the government and industry perspectives.

View Advisory Board Member List: HERE


Workshop

Workshop on Maintaining High Reliability Standards For Railway Operations

Date:     23 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time:     9:30-12:00
Venue:  Rm P7303, 7/F, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Invited Talk:


1stInvited Talk

Topic: How to Effectively Improve Metro System Operations Reliability and Safety
Dr Huel-Sheng Tsay
Professor - Central Police University Taiwan

2ndInvited Talk

Topic: The RAMS Management of Taiwan Metro
Dr C.C. Chang
Adjunct Professor - Chung Hua University

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Update


1st Onsite Review Visit

The Research Grants Council (RGC) has provided the advance notice about tentative plan of the 1st onsite review visit for the Safety, Reliability, and Disruption Management of High Speed Rail and Metro Systems project. The tentative on-site visit date is scheduled on 6 October 2017.


Update

Project Team Welcomes New Honorary Advisors

Professor Norio Tomii, Professor of Information Science department, Chiba Institute of Technology, and Professor Ingo A. Hansen, Professor of Planning & Design of Transport Systems, Delft University of Technology, are recently appointed by the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong and invited to become honorary advisors of our Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) project.

Our project aims to extend the advantage of Hong Kong by establishing Hong Kong as a center of expertise in safety, reliability, and efficient management of complex network of high-speed rail and metro systems. Honorary advisors of the TRS project will give advices on research directions and initiatives; assess and comment on research progress as well as participate in annual research workshop.

Professor Norio Tomii Professor Ingo A. Hansen
Professor Norio Tomii -- Professor of Information Science department, Chiba Institute of Technology

Professor Ingo A. Hansen -- Professor of Planning & Design of Transport Systems, Delft University of Technology


Seminar

A Network Based Multi-agent Optimization for Capturing Infrastructure System Interdependence

Speaker: Prof. Yueyue FAN, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
Date:     22 February 2017 (Wednesday)
Time:    2:30pm-3:30pm
Venue: Rm G5-316, Green Zone, Academic 1(Lift 3), City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Abstract:
In this talk Prof. Fan would like to present a modeling framework for a network where multiple self-interested driven stakeholders interact with each other to collectively shape the future system state.

About the Speaker:
Prof. Fan is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Davis. She is also affiliated with the graduate programs in Applied Mathematics and Transportation Technologies and Policy. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering at University of Southern California in 2003. Dr. Fan’s research is on transportation and energy infrastructure systems modeling, with special interest in integrating applied mathematics and engineering domain knowledge to address challenges brought by system uncertainty, dynamics, and indeterminacy issues.


Seminar

Data Integrating Over Networks

Speaker: Prof. Yueyue FAN, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
Date:     9 February 2017 (Thursday)
Time:    10:15am-11:15am
Venue: Rm Y5-302, Yellow Zone, Academic 1(Lift 4), City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Abstract:
In this talk, Prof. Fan would like to talk about how to integrate heterogeneous data/ information pieces to infer global information of a network.

About the Speaker:
Prof. Fan is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Davis. She is also affiliated with the graduate programs in Applied Mathematics and Transportation Technologies and Policy. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering at University of Southern California in 2003. Dr. Fan’s research is on transportation and energy infrastructure systems modeling, with special interest in integrating applied mathematics and engineering domain knowledge to address challenges brought by system uncertainty, dynamics, and indeterminacy issues.


Workshop

Workshop on High-speed Rail Operation for Safety and Reliability



Date:     25 November 2016 (Friday)
Venue: Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building(CYC Building), City University of Hong Kong

Organizer
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong

Supporting Organizations
  • State Key Laboratory of Rail Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Advanced Public Transportation Research Center, National Taiwan University
Invited Speakers
  • Jason SK Chang (National Taiwan University)
  • Tao Tang (Beijing Jiaotong University)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Tsung-Chung Kao (University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Shaoquan Ni (Southwest Jiaotong University)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Yiqing Ni (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Jianhui Lin (Southwest Jiaotong University)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Paul HF Lam (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Rex YC Lai (National Taiwan University)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Jason Ni (City University of Hong Kong)  Download pdfDownload PPT
  • Tommy Jen (Taiwan High-speed Rail Corporation)
  • Dennis Li (Rail Consultancy, TÜV SÜD)
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Workshop

Workshop on High-speed Rail Operation for Safety and Reliability Pre-workshop Focus Group Discussion

Pre-workshop Focus Group Discussion
Date:     24 November 2016 (Thursday)
Time:     9:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue:  Rm G5316, 5/F, Green Zone, Academic 1(Lift 2) /
              Rm P7311, 7/F, Purple Zone, Academic 1(Lift 7)

Schedule:
Time Event Event
9:30 - 12:00 System Reliability and Risk Modeling
(AC1-G5316, Lift 2)
Crowd Safety Management and Simulation Modeling
(AC1-P7311, Lift 7)
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Prognostics and System Health Management (PHM)
(AC1-G5316, Lift 2)
Logistics, Supply Chain, and Disruption Management
(AC1-P7311, Lift 7)
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Railway safety project secures HK$40m in funding

04 January 2016

A research project on developing a platform of tools that will improve safety and dependability of high speed rail and metro systems led by a multi-disciplinary team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has received more than HK$40 million in funding from Research Grant Committee (RGC)... [read more]