School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Shuo Li

Research Associate

Background

Background

I am an active and enthusiastic researcher with experience in conducting cutting-edge research in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). My research interests cover a wide range of ITS topics including Connected and Automated vehicles (CAVs), Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADASs), Human factors in ITS, Human-machine Interactions in ITS, Older drivers and ITS, Elector mobility (e-mobility) and Mobility as a Service (Maas). For the past few years, I have been conducting research for my PhD about investigating older drivers' interaction and requirements of highly automated vehicles. I have developed enhanced quantitative and qualitative research skills and have the ability to work both independently and in teams. 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shuo_Li9

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oK2GHGQAAAAJ&hl=en

My research about older drivers and automated vehicles has been widely covered in regional, national and international media. Here are some of the links to follow the coverage: 

Interview by Angela Rippon CBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQpB-2D9ZYw&t=372s

ITV News: https://www.facebook.com/itvtynetees/videos/420001838603379/

Newcastle University Press Office: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2019/07/drivelab

WIRED Magazine: https://www.wired.com/story/stop-saying-driverless-cars-will-help-old-people/#

The Robot Report: https://www.therobotreport.com/older-drivers-slow-take-control-self-driving-cars/  

MarketWatch: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-older-drivers-might-have-trouble-with-self-driving-cars-2019-07-05  

Science Times: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/23185/20190706/are-self-driving-cars-potential-game-changer-for-older-drivers.htm  

 Qualifications  

2015-2019   PhD in ITS, School of Engineering, Newcastle University (UK)

2011-2013   MSc Transportation Engineering and Operations, Newcastle University (UK)

2007-2011   BEng Transportation, Inner Mongolia University of Technology (China) 

Previous Positions

2013-2014 Research Assistant, Institute of Transport Engineering, Tsinghua University  (China)

Honours and Awards 

Part of a ‘Specialist Group’ for the Department for Transport (DfT) Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Public Dialogue project

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-attitudes-towards-self-driving-vehicles

Part of stakeholders for the DfT Public Dialogues on Future Road Technologies project

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-roads-public-dialogue

Awarded the best poster under the theme of ‘Transport’ at the Postgraduate Research Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle, July 2016

Awarded the best presentation under the theme of ‘Data for Citizens/Transport’ at the Postgraduate Research Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle, July 2017.

Awarded the Smeed prize for the best paper runner up at 50th UTSG Conference, UCL, London, January 2018.

http://utsg.net/2018-smeed-prize-winners

Awarded the best essay in ITS(UK) Summit 2019, Coventry, October 2019. 

http://www.itssummit.co.uk/media/1551/its19-delegate-brochure-lr-111019.pdf





Research

Summary of Core Research Interests

  • Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs)
  • Driving behaviour and psychology
  • Human-machine interactions in ITS
  • Older drivers and ITS
  • Human factors in ITS
  • Electro mobility (e-mobility)
  • Mobility as a Service (Maas)
My research about older drivers and automated vehicles is interviewed by BBC Angela Rippon CBE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQpB-2D9ZYw&t=372s


Media release of my research about older drivers and automated vehicles:

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2019/07/drivelab/

Research Projects 

C-MOBILE-Cooperative systems project

Department for Transport (DfT) Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Public Dialogue project

DfT Public Dialogues on Future Road Technologies project

Transport Systems Catapult Older Travellers and Technology Engagement (OTTE) project

Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc dissertation supervision. Teaching and supervising MSc students utilising the driving simulator, designing experiments and survey questionnaires, data collection and analysis.
  • Postgraduate teaching. Delivering the practical element using the driving simulator for MSc ITS modules CEG8422 and CEG8415, Newcastle University. 


Publications