I am delighted the Royal Society decided to fund a travel exchange to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the Kan Tong Po Fellowship Scheme (apparently named after the co-founder of the Bank of East Asia).
In our project titled “Optimisation Methods for Public Transport Utilisation in Evacuation Planning”, we will consider emergency situations where a densely populated, urban area needs to be evacuated. In this setting, an efficient public transportation system is required to move people quickly, as road networks become congested. Surprisingly, literature on this topic is relatively sparse, and most research focussed on the role of buses for emergency evacuations.
Much looking forward to our work in Hong Kong!