Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Yan Ran
Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Ran (Angel) Yan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, since March 2023. Dr. Yan obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Hohai University in 2018, and Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2020 and 2022, respectively. Before joining NTU, she was a research assistant professor at the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from May 2022 to March 2023. Dr. Yan’s research interest includes data analytics in maritime studies, big data in maritime transport, green shipping management, maritime risk management, and port and shipping optimization.

Dr. Yan has published more than 30 SCI/SSCI indexed research papers in top-tier transportation, maritime, and energy journals, such as Transportation Research Part B/C/D/E, Computers and Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Maritime Policy & Management, Transport Policy, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Ocean & Coastal Management, and Ocean Engineering.

Dr. Yan is the PI of MARINA Lab (LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/100948606/admin/feed/posts/).
More information about Dr. Yan can be found from her Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=ALCmswwAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN and personal academic website: https://ranyan.w3spaces.com/.

!!News: Recruitment of PhD students, research fellows and research assistants is ongoing. If you are interested, please send your CV and the related materials to Dr. Yan via email.!!
data analytics in maritime studies, big data in maritime transport, green-shipping management, maritime risk management, and port and shipping optimization
 
  • Maximizing weighted inspection benefits in port state control based on prescriptive analytics: Models, methods, and applications
  • Optimization of ship sailing speed profile based on dynamic meteorological data: Model, algorithm, and application
  • Prediction of vessel arrival and turnaround time at port by artificial intelligence: Models and applications
  • Transport and logistics of tomorrow: Towards a smarter, greener, and more resilient future
Awards
2023, Elsevier 2022 Early Career Researcher Paper Award for journal Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain
2022, Excellent Outstanding Reviewer of Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain
2022, Nominated by the Faculty of Business (the only nominee) for the competition of the PolyU PhD Thesis Award
2021, Excellent Paper Award of WTC 2021 (first author). Paper title: Vessel fuel consumption prediction considering shipping domain knowledge. Xi'an, China
2019, Best Student Paper Award for the 2nd KES International Symposium on Smart Transport Systems. Paper title: Ship inspection by port state control—review of current research. (The only student awardee in maritime transportation)
 
Courses Taught
LGT5171: Contemporary Issues in Operations Management (the HK PolyU)
MT1001: Mathematics I For Maritime Studies
MT4001: Shipping Logistics
MT2004: Mathematics II for Maritime Studies
MT2005: Port Economics
 
Supervision of PhD Students
Ms. LUO Xi (the HK PolyU)
Mr. CHU Zhong (the HK PolyU)
Mr. JIANG Shuo
Ms. ZHANG Wanying (MEng)