Xu Yadong obtained his Ph.D and B.Eng. degree in Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2017 and 2011, respectively. Since the beginning of his Ph.D study, he has been part of the Modelling and Optimization of Architectures and Infrastructure team of TUMCREATE Phase I, working on high performance computing (HPC) algorithms for large-scale microscopic traffic simulations. He is currently part of the CityMoS development team, working on interoperability of models and simulations and extension of public transport functionalities.
His research interests broadly fall into the areas of algorithm design, and modelling and simulation. Specifically, recent focused areas are parallel and distributed computing algorithms, agent-based simulations, and microscopic traffic simulation. Large-scale agent-based road traffic simulation is computationally intensive. Parallel and distributed computing can help to speed-up the simulation, and thus saves the cost of simulation studies. He has also worked on the interoperability of simulations, using CityMoS platform with the standard High Level Architecture run-time infrastructure (HLA-RTI).