Dr. Chaoru Lu is currently an Associate Professor of smart mobility at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology. His research work mainly lies in intelligent transport system, traffic flow theory, autonomous vehicle, and transport electrification.
Ph.D. Iowa State University,2017
MS Texas A and M University-Kingsville, 2014
BS Hunan University of Science and Technology, China , 2011
intelligent transport system, traffic flow theory, autonomous vehicle, and transport electrification
Fields of study
Publications and research
Niu, Xiao-Jing; Zhao, Xiao-Mei; Xie, Dong-Fan; Liu, Feng; Bi, Jun; Lu, Chaoru (2022). Impact of large-scale activities on macroscopic fundamental diagram: Field data analysis and modeling. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice .
Lu, Chaoru; Xie, Dong-Fan; Zhao, Xiao-Mei; Qu, Xiaobo (2022). The role of alternative fuel buses in the transition period of public transport electrification in Europe: a lifecycle perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation .
Sai, Qiuyue; Bi, Jun; Wang, Yongxing; Zhi, Ru; Lu, Chaoru (2022). Pick-Up Time Analysis and Prediction for Carsharing Users Based on Decision Tree. SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy . Vol. 3.
Li, Chao; Zhao, Xiao-Mei; Xie, Dong-Fan; He, Zhengbing; Lu, Chaoru (2022). Exploring the impact mechanism of communicating information on the perturbation propagation. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science .
Namazi, Elnaz; Mester, Rudolf; Lu, Chaoru; Log, Markus Metallinos; Li, Jingyue (2022). Improving Vehicle Localization with Two Low-Cost GPS Receivers. Ahmed, Mohamed Ben; Boudhir, Anouar Abdelhakim; Karaș, Ismail Rakıp; Jain, Vipul; Mellouli, Sehl (Ed.). Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Volume 5 - The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart City Applications (SCA 2021). Innovations in Smart Cities Applications. p. 177-186. Springer.
Lu, Chaoru; Liu, Chenhui
Ecological control strategy for cooperative autonomous vehicle in mixed traffic considering linear stability.
Journal of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (JICV)
Duan, Mengyuan; Qi, Geqi; Guan, Wei; Lu, Chaoru; Xie, Dongfan (2021). Reforming mixed operation schedule for electric buses and traditional fuel buses by an optimal framework. IET Intelligent Transport Systems . Vol. 15.
Wang, Yongxing; Bi, Jun; Guan, Wei; Lu, Chaoru; Xie, Dongfan (2021). Optimal charging strategy for intercity travels of battery electric vehicles. 18 p. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment . Vol. 96.
Wang, Yongxing; Lu, Chaoru; Bi, Jun; Sai, Qiuyue; Zhang, Yongzhi
Ensemble machine learning based driving range estimation for real‐world electric city buses by considering battery degradation levels.
IET Intelligent Transport Systems
Hjelkrem, Odd Andre; Lervåg, Karl Yngve; Babri, Sahar; Lu, Chaoru; Södersten, Carl-Johan Hugo
A battery electric bus energy consumption model for strategic purposes: Validation of a proposed model structure with data from bus fleets in China and Norway.
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Shefang, Wang; Lu, Chaoru; Chenhui, Liu; Yue, Zhou; Jun, Bi; Xiaomei, Zhao (2020). Understanding the Energy Consumption of Battery Electric Buses in Urban Public Transport Systems. Sustainability . Vol. 12.
Namazi, Elnaz; Li, Jingyue; Mester, Rudolf; Lu, Chaoru
Identifying and Counting Vehicles in Multiple Lanes by Using a Low-Cost Vehicle-Mounted Sensor for Intelligent Traffic Management Systems.
Ramón Villar Flecha, Jose; de la Cal Marín, Enrique; Quintián, Héctor; Emilio, Corchado (Ed.).
Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems, 15th International Conference, HAIS 2020. Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Applications. p. 598-611.
Wang, Yongxing; Bi, Jun; Lu, Chaoru; Ding, Cong
Route Guidance Strategies for Electric Vehicles by Considering Stochastic Charging Demands in a Time-Varying Road Network.
Zhou, Guang-Jing; Xie, Dong-Fan; Zhao, Xiao-Mei; Lu, Chaoru (2020). Collaborative Optimization of Vehicle and Charging Scheduling for a Bus Fleet Mixed With Electric and Traditional Buses. IEEE Access . Vol. 8.
Lu, Chaoru; Dong, Jing; Houchin, Andrew; Liu, Chenhui
Incorporating the standstill distance and time headway distributions into freeway car-following models and an application to estimating freeway travel time reliability.
Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations
Namazi, Elnaz; Li, Jingyue; Lu, Chaoru
Intelligent intersection management systems considering autonomous vehicles: A systematic literature review.
Liu, Chenhui; Lu, Chaoru; Wang, Shefang; Sharma, Anuj; Shaw, John (2019). A longitudinal analysis of the effectiveness of California’s ban on cellphone use while driving. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice . Vol. 124.
Lu, Chaoru; Dong, Jing; Hu, Liang (2019). Energy-Efficient Adaptive Cruise Control for Electric Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (ITSM) . Vol. 11.
Lu, Chaoru; Aakre, Arvid
A New Adaptive Cruise Control Strategy and Its Stabilization Effect on Traffic Flow.
European Transport Research Review
Lu, Chaoru; Dong, Jing; Sharma, Anuj; Huang, Tingting; Knickerbocker, Skylar
Predicting Freeway Work Zone Capacity Distribution Based on Logistic Speed-Density Models.
Journal of Advanced Transportation