Academic Areas: Modelling and Applications of Operations Research; Optimization in Public Transport Systems; Transit Planning; Vehicle and Crew Scheduling; Nurse Scheduling; Meta-heuristics; Mathematical Programming.
Yindong Shen holds a doctoral degree in Operations Research & Artificial Intelligence from University of Leeds, UK. She is now a professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. She is also a committee member of International Federation of Operational Research Societies - developing countries committee (IFORS-DCC), a council person of Operations Research Society of China (ORSC), an executive director of scheduling committee of ORSC and vice-presiding officer of Operations Research Society of Hubei Province. Her major research interests are on Modeling and Applications of Operations Research, Optimization in Public Transport Systems, Transit Planning, Vehicle and Crew Scheduling, and Metaheuristics. She was awarded with Runner-Up in the IFORS 2005 OR in Development Prize Competition for her work on scheduling buses and their crew for Beijing Bus Group. Since she returned to China after her half-year productive visit in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2010, she has developed a new public transit planning framework, which enhances the Chinese traditional one and has been successfully applied in five cities of China.
Sept. 1981-July 1986 Wuhan University, B.S. in Computer and Information Science (in a Sino-French class)
Sept. 1986-May 1989 Wuhan University, M.S. in Information Science
Feb. 1998- May 2001 University of Leeds, Ph.D. in Operational Research & Artificial Intelligence
Jan. 2006 – present: Professor, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Sept. 2009 – April 2010: Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
March 2003 – Jan. 2006: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Wuhan University of Science and Engineering, Wuhan, China
July 1989 – March 2003: Lecturer, Department of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Jan. 1997 – June 1997: Visiting Scholar, University of North London, London, UK
Shen Y, Xu J, Li J (2016). A probabilistic model for vehicle scheduling based on stochastic trip times. Transportation Research Part B, 2016, 85(1): 19-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2015. 12.016
Shen Y, Li J, Peng K (2016). An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for Public Transport Driver Scheduling. International Journal of Operational Research, 2015 (accept)
Peng K, Shen Y (2016). An evolutionary algorithm based on grey relational analysis for crew scheduling. Journal of Grey System. (accept)
Shen Y, Wang S Q (2016). An adaptive differential evolution approach for the maximal synchronization problem of feeder buses to metro. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2016 (accept)
Peng K, Shen Y (2016). Hybrid Variable Neighbourhood Search for Multi-objective Bus Driver Rostering. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2016 (accept)
Shen Y, Xu J (2016). Vehicle scheduling based on variable trip times with expected on-time performance. International Transactions in Operational Research, (under the 2nd review)
Shen Y, Xu J, Wu X (2016). Modelling Travel Time Distributions Using Distribution Fitting Methods and Applying to Stochastic Vehicle Scheduling. Journal of Advanced Transportation (under review)
Shen Y, Xu J, Zeng Z Y (2015). Public transit planning and scheduling based on AVL data in China. International Transactions in Operational Research. 2015:1–23. DOI: 10.1111/itor.12164
Li J, Bai R, Shen Y, Qu R (2015). Search with Evolutionary Ruin and Stochastic Rebuild: a Theoretic Framework and a Case Study on Exam Timetabling. European Journal of Operational Research, 2015, 242(3): 798-806.
Peng K, Shen Y, Li J (2015). A multi-objective simulated annealing for bus driver rostering. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA2015), Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 562, pp. 315-330, 2015.
Shen Y, Wang S.Q (2015). Maximal synchronization of feeder buses to metro using particle swarm optimization. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 562, pp.350-361, 2015.
Zhang Y, Ni Y, Shen Y (2015). Dynamic equilibrium properties for the riding behavior of heterogeneous commuters. Journal of Hefei University of Technology (Natural Science), 2015, 38(04):564-568.
Shen Y, Chen S (2014). A column generation algorithm for crew scheduling with multiple additional constraints. Pacific Journal of Optimization, 2014, 10(1): 113-136. ( ISSN: 1348-9151)
Fan H, Liu B, Shen Y, Wang W (2014). Adaptive failure compensation for uncertain systems with stochastic actuator failures. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2014, 59(3): 808-814.
Shen Y, Zhang T, Xu J (2014). Homogeneous Bus Running Time Bands Analysis Based on K-means Algorithms. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 2014, 14(2):87-93.
Chen S, Shen Y (2014). Accelerating Column Generation for Solving Crew Scheduling Problems. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 2014, 14(1): 144-149,179.
Shen Y, Peng K, Chen K, Li J (2013). Evolutionary crew scheduling with adaptive chromosomes. Transportation Research Part B, 2013, 56(10):174-185. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb. 2013.08.003
Chen S, Shen Y, Su X, Chen H (2013). Crew Scheduling With Chinese Meal Break Rules. J Transpn Sys Eng & IT, 2013, 13(2): 90-95.
Chen Shijun, Shen Yindong (2013). An Improved Column Generation Algorithm for Crew Scheduling Problems. Journal of Information and Computational Science, 2013, 10(1):175-183.(ISSN:1548-7741)
Shen Y, Wren A (2013). World’s First Implementation of a Locomotive Scheduling Program. Railway Operation Technology, 2013, 19(1):29-31,34.(ISBN:1006-8686)
Xu J, Shen Y (2012). Setting Scheduled Trip Time Based on AVL Data. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 2012, 12(5):39-45.
Zhang J, Shen Y (2012). Automatic Selection of Time Points Based on AVL Data. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 2012, 12(6):60-65.
Li J., Qu R. and Shen Y. (2012). Evolutionary Ruin and Stochastic Recreate: a Case Study on the Exam Timetabling Problem, in Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMA2012), Koblenz, Germany. pp. 347-353.
Wang C, Shen Y, Chen K. (2012). Nurse Scheduling with Multi-grades and Individual Preferences, in: Proceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference, July 25-27, 2012, Hefei China. p.2437-2442.
1 International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) prize for “OR in Development”, Runner-up (2005).
2 International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) prize for “OR in Development”, Finalist (2014).
3 OR Application Prize of Operations Research Society of China (ORSC) (2014).
4 Innovative Talent Award of Hubei Science and Technology Association (2014).
5 Excellent Paper Award (1st Level) of Hubei Science and Technology Association (2014).
6 Excellence in Teaching Award of HUST (2008).
Management Information Systems
Logistics System Management
Optimization theory and methods
Public Transport Systems
Current Research Projects：
 2016.1-2019.12: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No: 71571076), “Robust bus vehicle scheduling based on stochastic running times”.
 2013.11-2017.11: National Social Science Foundation of China (SSFC) (Grant No: 13&ZD175), “A study of vulnerability evaluation and control strategies on metro systems”.
Finished Research Projects:
 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No: 71171087), “Integrated Bus Transit Scheduling based on Data Captured by Vehicle Location Systems” (2012.1-2015.12)
 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No: 70971044), “Rail Crew Scheduling Based on the Pooling System for the High-speed Passenger Line” (2010.1-2012.12)
 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No: 70671045), “Integrated Bus and Crew Scheduling Based on Regionalized Operation Mode” (2007.1-2009.12)
 Wuhan Scientific and Technological Plan (No: 200710321090-15), “The Technical Scheme and Key Techniques for Wuhan Intelligent Bus System” (2007-2009)
 State Education Ministry (SEM) (No. 205103), “Parallel Tabu Search Algorithms for Vehicle and Crew Scheduling” (2005-2007)
 Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars (SRF for ROCS) Project, “Public Transport Scheduling Using Computers” (2004-2006)
 Hubei Provincial Department of Education (No. 2004Q001), “Hybrid Heuristics for Bus Transit Scheduling Under Regionalised Operation Mode” (2004-2006)
 National Key Technologies R&D Program for the 10th Five-year Plan Project (No. 2002BA404A18B), “Scheduling Buses and Crew for Beijing Bus Group Based on Regionalised Operation Mode” (2003-2005)