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Dr. Gangyan XU

Dr. Gangyan XU

Assistant Professor


B.E. (HUST), B.S.(WHU), M.E.(HUST), Ph.D.(HKU)



Dr. Xu is an assistant professor at Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He received the PhD degree (Industrial Engineering) from The University of Hong Kong, and Master degree (Systems Engineering) and Bachelor degree (Automation) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He also earned a Bachelor degree (Business Administration) from Wuhan University. Prior to joining PolyU, he was an assistant professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (HITsz), a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, and a Research Assistant at City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Xu has published widely in many international journals and conferences, and some of his works have been successfully applied in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, etc. Dr. Xu is also an editorial board member of Advanced Engineering Informatics.

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Research Interests

Data-Driven Optimization and Control, Complex Networked Systems, UAV Applications in Emergency Management, Aviation Safety and Reliability, Internet of Things (IoT) Systems and Applications.



I am looking for Ph.D. students and Postdoc researchers. Interested candidates please send your CV, transcripts, and publications (if any) to me for consideration.


Selected Publications

Y. Xu, M. Fang, L. Chen*, G. Xu*, Y. Du, and C. Zhang. Reinforcement Learning with Multiple Relational Attention for Solving Vehicle Routing Problems. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2021. DOI:10.1109/TCYB.2021.3089179

F. Li, C.H. Chen, G. Xu*, and L.P. Khoo. Hierarchical Eye-Tracking Data Analytics for Human Fatigue Detection in Traffic Control Center. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 50(5), 465-474, 2021.

P. Shu, Y. Sun, B. Xie, S.X. Xu, and G. Xu*. Data-driven Shuttle Service Design for Sustainable Last Mile Transportation. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 49, 101344, 2021.

G. Xu, R. Zhang, S.X. Xu, X. Kou, and X. Qiu*. Personalized Multimodal Travel Service Design for sustainable intercity transport. Journal of Cleaner Production, 308, 127367, 2021.

G. Xu, C.H. Chen, F. Li*, and X. Qiu. AIS Data Analytics for Adaptive Rotating Shift in Vessel Traffic Service. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 120(4), 749-767, 2020.

Xuan Qiu and G. Xu*. Optimizing Rail Transport Service in a Dry Port System. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2019. DOI:10.1109/TEM.2019.2951915

S. Shao, G. Xu*, M. Li, G.Q. Huang. Synchronizing E-commerce City Logistics with Sliding Time Windows. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 123, 17-28, 2019.

G. Xu, M. Li, C.H. Chen, and Y. Wei*. Cloud Asset-enabled Integrated IoT Platform for Lean Prefabricated Construction. Automation in Construction, 93, 123-134, 2018.

G. Xu*, J.W. Wang, G.Q. Huang, C.H. Chen. Data-Driven Resilient Fleet Management for Cloud Asset-enabled Urban Flood Control. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 19(6), 1827-1838, 2018.

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