Dr Lei Chen BEng, PhD, MIRSE

Dr Lei Chen

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Birmingham Fellow / Lecturer in Railway Traffic Management and Train Control

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Lei Chen is a Birmingham Fellow (research focused Lecturer) in railway traffic management and train control. He leads the Railway Control and Simulation Subgroup at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education where his research work is delivered. His research interest mainly covers railway traffic management and train control, railway simulation and testing, and railway safety critical system design. He works extensively with the railway industry in UK and overseas including Europe, China and US etc.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Civil Engineering (Railway Traffic Management and Control), The University of Birmingham, UK
  • BEng(with first class) in Automation Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Biography

Dr Lei Chen is a Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer at The University of Birmingham, currently leads the Future Railway Operation and Control Theme at UKRRIN Digital System Innovation Centre, and Railway Operation Control and Simulation team at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. He qualified with a BEng in Automation Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University and a PhD in Civil Engineering (Railway Traffic Management and Control) from The University of Birmingham. He is also qualified as a CEng (IRSE/EC). He has been working in the area of railway traffic management and train control since 2005, involved in several significant railway research and development projects in the UK and China, including the research and development of CBTC system, ETCS and next generation railway traffic management systems etc.
His research interest mainly covers railway traffic management and train control, railway simulation and testing, railway operation optimisation, and railway safety critical system design. He also works extensively with the railway industry in the UK and overseas including China and Europe etc.
He was awarded IMechE W. A. Agnew Meritorious/C. N. Goodall Award in 2010, and The Michael K. O’Rourke PhD Publications Award in 2012.
 

Postgraduate supervision

railway traffic management and train control, railway simulation and testing, railway operation optimisation, and railway safety critical system design.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Wen, T, Constantinou, C, Chen, L, Li, Z & Roberts, C 2019, 'A Practical Access Point Deployment Optimization Strategy In Communication-based Train Control Systems', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 3156-3167. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2018.2873377

Wen, T, Dong, D, Chen, Q, Chen, L & Roberts, C 2019, 'Maximal information coefficient-based two-stage feature selection method for railway condition monitoring', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 2681-2690. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2018.2881284

Hou, Z, Dong, H, Gao, S, Nicholson, G, Chen, L & Roberts, C 2019, 'Energy-saving metro train timetable rescheduling model considering ATO profiles and dynamic passenger flow', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , vol. 20, no. 7, 8684279, pp. 2774-2785. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2019.2906483

Wen, T, Ge, Q, Lyu, X, Chen, L, Constantinou, C, Roberts, C & Cai, B 2019, 'A cost-effective wireless network migration planning method supporting high-security enabled railway data communication systems', Journal of the Franklin Institute. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfranklin.2019.01.037

Wang, Y, Chen, L, Kirkwood, D, Fu, P, lv, J & Roberts, C 2018, 'Hybrid Online Model-Based Testing for Communication-Based Train Control Systems', IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 35-47. https://doi.org/10.1109/MITS.2018.2842230

Zou, L, Wen, T, Wang, Z, Chen, L & Roberts, C 2018, 'State Estimation for Communication-Based Train Control Systems with CSMA Protocol', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems . https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2018.2835655

Wen, T, Constantinou, C, Chen, L, Tian, Z & Roberts, C 2018, 'Access point deployment optimization in CBTC data communication system', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 19, no. 6, 8115216, pp. 1985-1995. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2017.2747759

Li, Z, Chen, L, Roberts, C & Zhao, N 2018, 'Dynamic Trajectory Optimization Design for Railway Driver Advisory System', IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 121-132. https://doi.org/10.1109/MITS.2017.2776134

Zhao, N, Chen, L, Tian, Z, Roberts, C, Hillmansen, S & lv, J 2017, 'Field test of train trajectory optimisation on a metro line', IET Intelligent Transport Systems, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 273-281. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-its.2016.0214

Huang, Z, Roberts, C, Chen, L, Li, S & Wang, H 2017, 'A solution to transient failures of HVI track circuits caused by inrush interference based on wavelet analysis', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, vol. 231, no. 3, pp. 359-369. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409716630340

Zhao, N, Roberts, C, Hillmansen, S, Tian, Z, Weston, P & Chen, L 2017, 'An integrated metro operation optimization to minimize energy consumption', Transportation Research. Part C, vol. 75, pp. 168-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.12.013

Tian, Z, Weston, P, Zhao, N, Hillmansen, S, Roberts, C & Chen, L 2017, 'System energy optimisation strategies for metros with regeneration', Transportation Research. Part C, vol. 75, pp. 120-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.12.004

Wang, J, Wang, J, Roberts, C, Chen, L & Zhang, Y 2017, 'A novel train control approach to avoid rear-end collision based on geese migration principle', Safety Science, vol. 91, pp. 373-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.08.025

Gao, S, Dong, H, Ning, B, Roberts, C & Chen, L 2016, 'Neural adaptive coordination control of multiple trains under bidirectional communication topology', Neural Computing and Applications, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 2497-2507. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-2020-y

Conference contribution

Samra, M, Chen, L, Roberts, C, Constantinou, C & Shukla, A 2016, Assessing the usage feasibility of TV White Spaces for railway communication applications. in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation, ICIRT 2016., 7588551, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 288-297, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 23/08/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIRT.2016.7588551

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