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Tao Feng is an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Department of the Built Environment. His main research focuses are urban and transportation planning and big data. His vision is specifically on the quantitative modeling of people's decision making in urban spaces. In contribution to big data and travel surveys, he has developed various algorithms to efficiently transform GPS data into an approximation of activity-travel diaries and generate rich information for geographical analysis. Dr. Feng has been funded several projects from EU as a PI and has wide collaborations internationally. Dr. Feng supervised a number of PhD and master students. His recent research projects are emphasized on various topics in smart mobility and cities, including autonomous driving, ride sourcing, smart energy and energy behavior, shared parking, big data in human mobility, long-term housing and mobility decisions, citizen engagement, public transport, etc.

Academic background

Tao Feng received his PhD in Urban Development (Transportation Planning) from Hiroshima University, Japan, in 2008. Before appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2013, he has been a post-doctoral researcher at TU/e. In 2017, he has been a visiting associate professor in Hiroshima University. He serves as associate editor in journal Asia Transport Studies, associate chair and scientific committee members of several international conferences. Dr. Feng obtained and coordinated several research projects, including DESENT, CHIPS and TERTS from Urban Europe and Interreg, and participated many others at national and international levels. He published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and many papers in conferences, book chapters etc.

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Projects 2016 2021

TERTS - Transitie in Energie via een Regierol voor de Tertiaire Sector

Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Feng, T., van der Avoird, M., Feng, T. & Kruizinga, M.


Project: Research direct

DESENT – Smart decision support system for urban energy and transportation

Timmermans, H., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Feng, T., Yang, D., Gerrits, E., Kruizinga, M., Kim, S., Jang, S., van der Waerden, P. & Gu, G.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2004 2020

Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands

Dane, G., Feng, T., Luub, F. & Arentze, T., 2020, Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D. & Mansourian, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 109-124 17 p. 7. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Global positioning system

A path analysis of outdoor comfort in urban public spaces

Peng, Y., Feng, T. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 15 Jan 2019, In : Building and Environment. 148, p. 459-467

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
path analysis
public space
open space
psychological factors

Exploring the effects of car ownership and commuting on subjective well-being: a nationwide questionnaire study

Gan, Z., Feng, T. & Yang, M., 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 1, 20 p., 84

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
car ownership
Railroad cars

Household vehicle holding decisions in response to life cycle events

Gu, G., Yang, D., Feng, T. & Timmermans, H., 24 Jan 2019, In : Transportation Research Procedia. 37, p. 171-178 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
life cycle
Life cycle
car sharing
Railroad cars

Influence of new mobility tools adoption on the choice of home energy facilities: results of a stated choice experiment

Gu, G., Feng, T., Yang, D. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, USA.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Analysis of dynamic mobility decisions over life courses

Tao Feng (Recipient), May 2019

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

Analysis of dynamic mobility decisions over life courses

Tao Feng (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


Mobility and logistics

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Smart urban environments

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Student theses

Consumers' preferences on demand response in Dutch households: a stated choice experiment in the residential energy market

Author: van Enckevort, S., 31 May 2017

Supervisor: Dane, G. (Supervisor 1), Feng, T. (Supervisor 2) & Teunizen, J. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Improving the accuracy of project duration with artificial intelligence: a case study within the utility construction industry

Author: Azaaj, T., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Zee, A. (Supervisor 2) & Feng, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Integrated contracts in a circular economy: an explorative research into different types of integrated contracts and their added value in a circular building industry

Author: van den Boogaard, N., 27 Nov 2018

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2), Feng, T. (Supervisor 2), Oomens, J. (External person) (External coach) & Najah, M. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Measurement and evaluation of transport network performance using GPS data

Author: Ezechiels, X., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Han, Q. (Supervisor 1), Feng, T. (Supervisor 2) & Jessurun, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Multi-agent dynamic traffic assignment incorporating GPS diary and personalized supernetwork approach

Author: Li, C., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2), Feng, T. (Supervisor 2) & Jessurun, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master