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.
Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <mshih2> at illinois.edu
2010 M.S. (Transportation Engineering) National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2008 B.S. (Civil Engineering) National Central University, Taiwan
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.
Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Impact of passenger train capacity and level of service on shared rail corridors with multiple types of freight trains. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2475: 63-71.
Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick, S.L. Sogin and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Comparison of capacity expansion strategies for single-track railway lines with sparse sidings. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 53-61.
Shih, M-C., Y-C. Lai, C.T. Dick and M-H Wu. 2014. Optimization of siding location for single-track lines. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 71-79.
Kao, T.C., Y-C. Lai and M-C. Shih. 2010. Privatization versus public works for high-speed rail projects. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2159: 18-26.
Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and Y-C. Lai. 2015. Optimization of Siding Location for Single-track Lines with Non-Uniform Track Speed. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.
Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and Y-C. Lai. 2015. Optimizing Location and Length of Passing Sidings on Single-track Lines for Long Heavy-haul Freight Trains. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.
Fullerton, G.A., G.C. DiDomenico, M-C. Shih and C.T. Dick. 2014. Congestion as a Source of Variation in Passenger and Freight Railway Fuel Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.