Academic Profile

[Oct 2021]

Mr. Wong Y.D. (Wong Yiik Diew) is Associate Chair (Academic) and an Associate Professor at CEE School, NTU. He graduated B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering/transportation engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. At NTU, he conducts undergraduate/graduate courses in transportation, highway engineering, traffic engineering, road safety engineering, urban studies, civil engineering materials, statistics and mathematics, and sits on the Curriculum Committee. He is Supervisor to 22 graduated PhD candidates (19 as Lead Supervisor) and 1 active PhD candidate. He is also Supervisor to 7 M.Eng. theses, 19 M.Sc. transport/logistics dissertations, 177 bachelor degrees' research projects, and 35 URECA projects. He is recipient of the Teacher-of-the-Year (CSE School) Award 2000, and the Nanyang Education Award (CEE School) 2018.

In the present portfolio of Associate Chair (Academic) of CEE School, he has oversight of undergraduate programmes of the three disciplines of civil engineering, environmental engineering and maritime studies, with a total student roll of about 1,100 students.  He had held various  previous appointments. This includes Director of Centre for Infrastructure Systems (CIS), Deputy Director of NTU-LTA Transport Research Centre (TRC@NTU), Director of Bachelor of Science (Maritime Studies) Programme, Deputy Director of Master of Science (Logistics) Programme, and Director of B.Eng.(Civil Engineering) Programme. He has been Chair/Member in several School's Search Committees to recruit academic faculty. 

In recent 8 years, he is involved in 22 research projects with total research grants of S$8.4 million (and a Principal Investigator in S$4.8 million research grants). He is a Lead Principal Investigator in Rapid Road Transit (RRT) programme in NRF-TUM CREATE 2. He is an Author in 171 publications (147 are journal articles) listed in Scopus. 

He is a Member of Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC), Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore (CILTS), and Senior Member of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) (Railway & Transportation Engineering). 

Research Scholars (active):
PhD Thesis (x1): Sun Shanshan.
Exchange PhD candidates (x3): Jiao Fangtong (Wuhan University of Technology, China); Ma Yang (South East University, China); Wu Peijie (Harbin Institute of Technology, China).
Research Fellow (x1): Dr Chen Tianyi.  

Research Scholars [graduated]:
PhD Thesis (x21): Lum Kit Meng; Aine Kusumawati; Ahad Memon; Anggraini Zulkati; Ho Sze Hwee; Chai Chen; Koh Puay Ping; Yeung Jian Sheng; Chen Mengjia; Yuen Kum Fai; Dwi Phalita Upahita; Tharsis Teoh Ghim Han; Wang Xueqin; Rojas Lopez Maria Cecilia; Shi Xiupeng;Te Ron Nguyen; Wang Yongcheng; Chen Tianyi; Chee Pei Nen; Che Maohao; Dana Mutiara Kusumawardi; Dwiyanti Arimbi Jinca. 

M.Eng. Thesis (x7): Ng Choon Heng; Chandrasekar, P.; Goh Pin Kai; Hau Lay Peng; Ho Jen Sim; Koh Puay Ping; Wong Miao’en Grace. 

MSc (Transportation Engineering) Dissertation (x12): Seah Haw Kuan; Tan Koon Hiau; Min Min Naing; Thu Ya Chit; Iwan Soemarjo Halim; Yap Zhee Lian; Abeyweera Herath Mudiyanselage Buddhi; Aye Aye Htwe; Myint Myint Than; Thein Moe; Thant Zin Myo; Moe Aung Lwin.

MSc (Logistics) Dissertation (x7): Ng Mong Choon Edwin; Goh Teck Jin; Chan Yew Kee; Tan Seng Hor; Ho Hwa Puay; Tan Tsui Hsia; Chng Siew Ling Yvonne. 

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Assoc Prof Wong Yiik Diew
Associate Chair (Academic), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Wong's R&D interests are in sustainable urban mobility; road safety engineering & practices; driver & traveller behaviours; pedestrian safety & accessibility; bicycle transport & infrastructure; and innovative construction materials in pavement. He has also undertaken research in freight transport; maritime safety & security; maritime manpower developments; urban studies.

  • CIS Research Grant

  • Environmental Sustainability Research

  • Implementing omni-channel e-commerce logistics in Singapore: Value co-creation and co-destruction with e-consumers

  • Media Engagement of Stakeholders in Sustainable Maritime Transport: A Data Mining Approach

  • Programme for Micro-Mobility Safety and Utility Research

  • Research into impacts of next generation electronic road pricing (ERP-2) system

  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
  • Kusumawardani, D.M. and Wong, Y.D. (2020). Evaluation of aggregate gradation on aggregate packing in porous asphalt mixtures (PAM) by 3D numerical modelling and laboratory measurement. Construction and Building Materials, 246.

  • Wang, X., Wong, Y.D., Teo, C.C., Yuen, K.F., Hao, F. (2020). Four facets of the self-collection service for e-commerce delivery: Conceptualisation and latent class analysis of user segments. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 38.

  • Rojas Lopez, M.C. and Wong, Y.D. (2019). Process and determinants of mobility decisions – A holistic and dynamic framework. Travel Behaviour and Society, 17, 120-129.

  • Shi, X., Wong, Y. D., Li, M. Z. F., Chandrasekar, P., & Chai, C. (2019). A feature learning approach based on XGBoost for driving assessment and risk prediction. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 129, 170-179.

  • Chen, T., Wong, Y.D., Shi, X., Yang, Y., (2021). A data-driven feature learning approach based on Copula-Bayesian Network and its application in comparative investigation on risky lane-changing and car-following maneuvers, Accident Analysis & Prevention 154, 106061

  • Wang, X., Wong, Y.D., Yuen, K.F. (2021). Rise of ‘Lonely’ consumers in the post-COVID-19 era: A synthesised review on psychological, commercial and social implications, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 (2), 404

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