Dr Judith Wang

Dr Judith Wang


Key Research Interests

  • Transportation systems modelling
  • Transport sustainability and resilience
  • Multicriteria optimisation in transportation networks
  • Congestion pricing
  • Integrated land use, transport and air quality modelling

Employment History


  • University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering and Institute for Transport Studies, U.K. Jan 2013 - present, Associate Professor.
  • The University of Auckland, Department of Engineering Science, Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2011 - Apr 2013, Senior Research Fellow, May 2013 - present, Honorary Academic.
  • The University of Auckland Business School, The Energy Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2009 - Jul 2011, Research Fellow.
  • The University of Auckland, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2004 - Jul 2008, Lecturer.
  • Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Department of Automatic Control and Industrial Engineering, France. Aug 2007 - Dec 2007, Visiting Lecturer.
  • City University of Hong Kong, Department of Management Science, Hong Kong. 1990 - 1992, Teaching Assistant.


  • Booz & Company, Auckland, New Zealand. 2008 - 2009, Associate.
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 1996 - 2001, Operational Research Analyst.
  • Atkins Haswell Consultants, Hong Kong. 1995 - 1996, Senior Transport Planner.
  • Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Hong Kong. 1994 - 1995, Management Information Officer.
  • MVA Asia Limited, Hong Kong. 1993 - 1994, Assistant Transport Planner.
  • HongkongBank, Group Consulting Services Department, Hong Kong. 1989 - 1990, Senior Methods Analyst, 1988 - 1989, Methods Analyst.


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004
  • MSc(Eng) in Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds, 1993
  • BA(Hons) in Quantitative Analysis for Business, City University of Hong Kong, 1989

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the U.K.
  • Affiliate Member of the IPENZ Transportation Group in New Zealand

Research Groups

  • Institute for Resilient Infrastructure (iRI)
  • Spatial Modelling and Dynamics, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Research Background

With an operational research background, I have always been interested in transport modelling.  My PhD thesis was on 'Strategic Gaming Analysis of Competitive Transportation Services', where I applied game theory to support strategic transport policy analysis.  Since I arrived in New Zealand in 2004 to take up a lecturer position at The University of Auckland, I have developed a strong research interest in integrating land use, transport and air quality modelling.  In recent years, I have also become interested in sustainability analysis in transport and have started working on a few research projects to enhance the sustainability and resilience of the transportation system in Auckland.

I am the module leader of the following courses:

  • CIVE 2355 Transport Engineering and Planning
  • CIVE 3381 Introduction to Railway Engineering

Wang, J. Y. T. (2015). "Resilience thinking" in transport planning. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 32(1-2), 180-191. doi:10.1080/10286608.2015.1014810

Perederieieva, O., Ehrgott, M., Raith, A., & Wang, J. Y. T. (2015). A Framework for and Empirical Study of Algorithms for Traffic Assignment. Computers and Operations Research, 54, 90-107. doi:10.1016/j.cor.2014.08.024

Wang, J. Y. T., Mirza, L., Cheung, A. K. L., & Moradi, S. (2014). Understanding factors influencing choices of cyclists and potential cyclists: A case study at the University of Auckland. Road and Transport Research: a journal of Australian and New Zealand research and practice, 23(4), 37-51.

Wang, J. Y. T., Ehrgott, M., Dirks, K. M., & Gupta, A. (2014). A bilevel multi-objective road pricing model for economic, environmental and health sustainability. In Transportation Research Procedia Vol. 3 (pp. 393-402). Sevilla, Spain: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2014.10.020

Wang, J. Y. T., Ehrgott, M., & Chen, A. (2014). A bi-objective user equilibrium model of travel time reliability in a road network. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2013.10.007

Wang, J. Y. T., & Ehrgott, M. (2014). Bi-objective network equilibrium, traffic assignment and road pricing. In S. Helber, M. Breitner, D. Roesch, C. Schoen, J. -M. Graf von der Schulenburg, P. Sibbertsen, . . . A. Wolters (Eds.), Operations Research Proceedings 2012 -- Selected Papers of the International Annual Conference of the German Operations Research Society (pp. 563-568). Hannover, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-00795-3_84

Wang, J. Y. T., & Ehrgott, M. (2013). Modelling route choice behaviour in a tolled road network with a time surplus maximisation bi-objective user equilibrium model. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 57, 342-360. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2013.05.011

Raith, A., Wang, J. Y. T., Ehrgott, M., & Mitchell, S. A. (2013). Solving multi-objective traffic assignment. Annals of Operations Research, 1-34. doi:10.1007/s10479-012-1284-1

Ehrgott, M., Wang, J. Y. T., Raith, A., & Van Houtte, C. (2012). A bi-objective cyclist route choice model. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(4), 652-663. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2011.11.015

Wang, J. Y. T., Lindsey, R., & Yang, H. (2011). Nonlinear pricing on private roads with congestion and toll collection costs. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 45(1), 9-40. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2010.05.004

Wang, J. Y. T., Raith, A., & Ehrgott, M. (2010). Tolling analysis with Bi-objective traffic Assignment. In Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Vol. 634 (pp. 117-129). doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04045-0_10

Huang, Y. -M., & Wang, J. Y. T. (2008). Modelling modal choices with discrete choice models: An application to the North Shore Busway. Road and Transport Research, 17(2), 50-59.

Wang, J. Y. T., & Yang, H. (2005). A game-theoretic analysis of competition in a deregulated bus market. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 41(4), 329-355. doi:10.1016/j.tre.2004.06.001

Wang, J. Y. T., Yang, H., & Lindsey, R. (2004). Locating and pricing park-and-ride facilities in a linear monocentric city with deterministic mode choice. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 38(8), 709-731. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2003.10.002

Wang, J. Y. T., Yang, H., & Verhoef, E. T. (2004). Strategic Interactions of Bilateral Monopoly on a Private Highway. Networks and Spatial Economics, 4(2), 203-235.

Wang, J. Y. T., Yang, H., & Lindsey, R. (2003). Modelling Park-and-Ride Service in a Linear Monocentric City. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 5, 1377-1392.

Yang, H., & Wang, J. Y. T. (2002). Travel time minimization versus reserve capacity maximization in the network design problem. Transportation Research Record, (1783), 17-26.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • Spatial Modelling and Dynamics