Dr. Zhiyong Wang (王志勇博士)

Dr. Zhiyong Wang (王志勇博士)




I am an asssociate professor in the Department of transportation at the South China University of Technology. Before this, I was a postdoc with the Department of human geography and spatial planning at the Utrecht Universit and a postdoc in the GIScience research group at the Heidelberg University, Germany. I hold a PhD degree from the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands (graduated on 9 June 2015). My PhD research topic was “Navigation for first responders”, which was supervised by prof.dr. S. Zlatanova and Prof. dr. ir. P.J.M. van Oosterom. My fields of expertise include geomatics (spatial data modeling, processing, management and analysis), artificial intelligence (e.g., multi-agent system, machine learning), path planning, and optimization algorithms, etc. All of my publications can be found in Google Scholar and ResearchGate. I am also the secretary of ISPRS WG IV/8 Digital Twins for Mobility and Navigation.

本人现就职于华南理工大学土木与交通学院 交通运输工程系。曾在荷兰乌特勒支大学(人文地理与空间规划系)和德国海德堡大学(地理科学研究组)从事博士后研究工作。研究兴趣包括地理信息系统,人工智能,路径规划和优化算法。

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  • Geographic information systems (地理信息系统)
  • Spatial data modeling and analysis (空间建模与分析)
  • Spatial data management systems (空间数据管理系统)
  • 3D modeling (三维建模)
  • Machine learning (机器学习)
  • VGI (志愿者地理数据)


  • PhD in Geomatics, 2015

    Delft University of Technology (荷兰代尔夫特理工大学), delft

  • M.S. in Control Theory and Control Engineering, 2010

    Tongji University,(同济大学), Shanghai

  • BSc in Automation, 2007

    Northeastern University, (东北大学), Shenyang, China

Experience (工作经历)


Associate professor

South china university of technology (华南理工大学)

Sep 2022 – Present Guangzhou


Utrecht university (荷兰乌特勒支大学)

Jan 2019 – May 2022 Utrecht
The Vitality Data Center (VDC) project.


Heidelberg University (德国海德堡大学)

Jul 2016 – Dec 2018 Heidelberg
  • Integration of indoor and outdoor navigation based on OpenStreetMap
  • Traffic prediction and noise Estimation from OpenStreetMap for routing avoiding noise polluted areas


Delft University of Technology (荷兰代尔夫特理工大学)

Jul 2015 – Aug 2015 Delft
Investigated the integration of traffic information into the routing among moving obstacles

Visiting scholar

Vicomtech 研究所

Oct 2012 – Nov 2012 San Sebastian, Spain
Developed algorithms to optimize routes visiting booths in exhibitions

Featured projects

Navigation for first responders among moving obstacles

This is my phd research and aim at developing an integrated navigation system for first responders in the presence of moving obstacles, using the agent technology. More details of this project can be via https://3d.

Vitality Data Center

This is a joint project between the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning of Utrecht Univeristy and the Department of Industrial Design of the Eindhoven University of Technology

Integration of indoor and outdoor navigation based on OpenStreetMap

In this study, we investigated using OpenStreetMap data to integrate indoor and outdoor route planning for pedestrians. Constructed 3D indoor environments from OSM data Developed a web application for 3D maps Generated 3D CityGML models from OpenStreetMap The demo of this project can be via https://www.

Quiet route planning

This project studied traffic noise Estimation from OpenStreetMap and used it for finding paths avoiding noise polluted areas. Developed traffic volume estimation models using machine learning techniques (e.g., random forest and decision tree) and deep learning algorithm (neural networks) Estimated traffic noise from OpenStreetMap Developed a navigation service to support quiet route planing for OpenRouteService The developments of this project can be found at http://k1z.