Mei-Cheng Shih

Graduate Research Assistant

Rail Transportation and Engineering Center - RailTEC
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B-118 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 244-6063

Email: <mshih2> at illinois.edu

Education

Mei-Cheng Shih is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).He received his M.S. in transportation engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 2010 and B.S. in civil engineering from National Central University, Taiwan in 2008.

Professional Interests

Mei-Cheng Shih's recent research topic focuses on the analysis to rail capacity with the consideration of the effect of rail infrastructural properties, the stochasticity in operational environment and the variation of traffic characteristics. He is also interested in applying mathematical optimization models to solve the operational problems in the field of railroad system management.

Publications

Lai, Y.C., and Shih, M.C., A Stochastic Multi-period Investment Selection Model to Optimize Strategic Railway Capacity Planning, Journal of Advanced Transportation (2012), Accepted.

Lai, Y.C., Shih, M.C., and Jong, J.C., Railway Capacity Model and Decision Support Process for Strategic Capacity Planning, Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2010), No. 2197, 19-28.

Kao, T.C., Lai, Y.C., and Shih, M.C., Privatization versus Public Works for High-Speed Rail Projects, Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2010), No. 2159, 18-26.