Dr. Xiong’s Research Group

The group is filled with talented and enthusiastic researchers and Ph.D., M.S., Undergraduate, and High-School lads, who share happiness and tackle challenges together as brothers and sisters. A group photo with several current and previous team members at the 2023 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Xin (Bruce) Wu

Dr. Wu joined the group in Spring 2023. Before joining Villanova University, Dr. Wu worked as postdoctoral researcher at University of Maryland and Arizonal State University. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in 2018 from Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy. He is specialized in Logistics, Materials, Supply Chain Management, and Railway Management. Dr. Wu authored/co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed research articles on these topics and accumulated over 330 citations according to Google Scholar.

Ph.D. Student: Weiyu Luo

Weiyu received his B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Applied Statistics from Beijing Jiaotong University and Hong Kong Baptist University, respectively. He is currently a mid-career Ph.D. student working on transportation big data and data-driven methods. He is an enthusiastic tennis player in his extracurricular life. Expected graduation: 2025.

M.S. Student: Luke Molnar

Luke received his B.S. of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rowan University in 2022. His research specialties included waste to energy biofuel production and pedestrian safety initiatives. He is currently working on his M.S. thesis in modeling human mobility via an agent-based approach (Expected graduation: 2024).

Ph.D. Student: Kailun (Kevin) Liu

Kevin earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Liberty University (Class of 2018) and then pursued an M.S. degree in Business Analytics from Fordham Univeristy (Class of 2020). He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student starting in Spring 2023. Expected graduation: TBD.