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Research Seminar: Data science for intelligent operations of air transport systems

  • Date

    15 May 2023

  • Organiser

    Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI)

  • Time

    10:00 - 11:00

  • Venue

    Z414 Map  


Dr Lishuai LI


Ms Anna Choi (general enquiries) 3400 8158

Prof. George Liu (technical enquiries) 2766 5961


All are welcome. It is free.


The aviation sector has always been technology driven. Yet the aviation sector has not been able to harness the power of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) as much as some other sectors. Targeting this opportunity, I develop analytical methods to improve the operations of air transportation systems with the use of large-scale data generated from real-world operations. These data include sensor values on aircraft components, airline operations status, as well as external information i.e., traffic congestion. It is a computational challenge to extract and model the dependences among diversified data sources effectively and efficiently. To tackle this challenge, I propose a new framework to integrate domain knowledge, physics/mechanism models and various AI technologies. In this talk, I will demonstrate how this framework can used for the design and operations of air transport systems via several examples, e.g. anomaly detection in flight data recorder data, modeling national air traffic network activities, etc.


Keynote Speaker

Dr Lishuai LI

Associate Professor

City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Lishuai Li is an Associate Professor in the School of Data Science at City University of Hong Kong. Her research is in the interdisciplinary field of air transportation systems and data science. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Vice Chair of the Aviation Applications Section at INFORMS. She serves on the Editorial Board of several journals, e.g., Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Journal of Air Transport Management, and Aerospace. She received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and her B.Eng. in Aircraft Design and Engineering from Fudan University. Previously, she worked at McKinsey & Company in the US and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She holds a private pilot license.

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