Dr Judith Wang

Dr Judith Wang


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.
  • 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
  • MSc(Eng) in Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds
  • BA(Hons) in Quantitative Analysis for Business, City University of Hong Kong

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, 2004-2013

Research Groups

  • 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 systems.

Research interests

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
<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>

Student education

I teach in the following areas:

  • Transport Planning and Modelling
  • Transport Engineering

Research groups and institutes

  • Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>