Mei-Cheng Shih

Graduate Research Assistant
Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <mshih2> at illinois.edu

Education

2017 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2010 M.S. (Transportation Engineering), National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2008 B.S. (Civil Engineering), National Central University, Taiwan

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.

Ph.D. Dissertation:

CAPACITY EVALUATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING TECHNIQUES FOR HETEROGENEOUS RAILWAY TRAFFIC UNDER STRUCTURED, MIXED, AND FLEXIBLE OPERATION

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

| 2015 | 2014 | 2010 |

2015

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.

2014

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.

2010

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.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2017 | 2015 | 2014 |

2017

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Decision Support Screening Approach for Railway Infrastructure Capacity Planning on Single-track Lines. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick, D. Mussanov and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Parametric Model of the Train Delay Distribution Based On Traffic Conflicts. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Parametric Model of the Train Delay Distribution to Improve Planning of Heavy Haul Cycle Times. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

2015

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 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

2014

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.

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