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Yiru Jiao is a PhD candidate in CityAI lab and DiTT lab from 15 Jan. 2021. Her research interests are generally in human's interactive behaviour and collective intelligence, with a current focus on driving in urban traffic. Read more about her studies at CityAI lab’s project site. Her PhD research is about:

  • Vehicle interaction 1) among human drivers and 2) between human drivers and automated vehicles in urban traffic.
  • Enhancing traffic safety, promoting travel efficiency, and gaining more understanding of human driving behaviour.

Academic background

Prior to joining TU Delft, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University (CN) in 2018 and Master's degree in Management Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2020.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Human behaviour
  • Self-organization
  • HA Statistics
  • Probabilities
  • Machine Learning
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Smart cities
  • Data sharing
  • Privacy-preserving
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Traffic flow
  • Transportation safety
  • Vehicle interaction
  • Driving behaviour


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