Dongfang Ma


Name: Dongfang Ma

Position: Associate Professor




Personal Profile

Ma Dongfang is currently an associate professor in Ocean college, Zhejiang University, and a reserve leader in the construction industry in Zhoushan. He is mainly engaged in the research and practice of marine data mining, intelligent control theory and methods, and internet of things. He graduated from Jilin University in June 2012 with a Ph.D. degree in traffic information engineering and control. He joined the postdoctoral research station of civil engineering at Zhejiang University in the same year as a postdoctoral researcher. In July 2015, he joined Ocean University of Zhejiang University as a teacher. As project leader, he has presided over the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, the China Postdoctoral Science Fund Project, and the China National Postdoctoral Fund Special Funding Project, Zhejiang Province key science and technology innovation team project, the Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Science Fund project. Published about 20 SCI journal papers (first and correspondent authors) .


  • Ph.D., 09/2009 - 06/2012, School of Transportation, Jilin University, China

  • M.S., 09/2007-06/2009, School of Transportation, Jilin University, China

  • B.S., 09/2003 - 06/2007, School of traffic and Transportation Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China


  • Associate Professor, 12/2017 - Present, Institute of Marine information science and technology, Zhejiang University, China,

  • Assistant Professor, 07/2015-12/2017, Institute of Marine information science and technology, Zhejiang University, China

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 07/2012-07/2015, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, China


Host Research Project

1) National Natural Science Foundation of China: Distributed Back-pressure Traffic Signal Control Method for Oversaturated Conditions Based on Big Data Deep Learning, 01/2018-12/2021.

2) Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Committee of the Ministry of Education: Supply Side Reform Strategy of Urban Public Transportation Based on Big Data Analysis, 01/2018-12/2020.

3) Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China: Traffic Signal Optimization Methods for Urban Street Networks under Oversaturated Conditions Based on Multi-view Big Data, 01/2017-12/2019.

4) Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province: Intelligent Technology for Regional Traffic Control with Multi-objectives Constraints, 01/2013-12/2015.

5) National Natural Science Fund Committee of China: Strategy and Method for Bottleneck Control Based on Video Imaging Detection Data, 01/2014-12/2016.

6) China Postdoctoral Committee: Area-wide Traffic Coordination Control Method for a Single Bottleneck Based on Video Imaging Detection Data, 07/2014-07/2015.

7) China Postdoctoral Committee: Identification and Traffic Control for Link Bottlenecks at Urban Street networks, 10/2012-07/2015.

Representative Publications

[1] Dongfang Ma, Xiaoqin Luo, Sheng Jin, Dianhai Wang, Weiwei Guo. Estimating Maximum Queue Length for Traffic Lane Groups Using Travel Times from Video-Imaging Data. IEEE Intelligent transportation systems magazine, 2018, Vol.10, No.3, pp.123-134.

[2] Dongfang Ma, Xiaoqin Luo, Sheng Jin, Dianhai Wang, Fujian Wang, Weiwei Guo. Lane-Based Saturation Degree Estimation at Signalized Intersections Using Travel Time Data. IEEE Intelligent transportation systems magazine, 2017, Vol.9, No.3, pp.136-148.

[3] Dongfang Ma, Xiaoqin Luo, Wenjing Li, Sheng Jin, Weiwei Guo, Dianhai Wang. Traffic demand estimation for lane groups at signal-controlled intersections using travel times from video-imaging detectors. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 2017, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 222 –229

[4] Ma Dongfang, Wang Dianhai*, Bie Yiming, Jin Sheng. Recognition of Bottlenecks on Urban Roads Using Queue Detector Data. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering,Vol.20, No.7, pp:2955–2964.

[5] Dong-fang Ma, Feng-jie Fu, Sheng Jin*, Zhengbing Bing, Fujian Wang, Dian-hai Wang. Gating Control for a Single Bottleneck Link Based on Traffic Load Equilibrium. International Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol.14, No.5, pp.281-293.

[6] Jin sheng, Qu xiaobo, Xu cheng Ma dongfang*, Wang dianhai. An improved multi-value cellular automata model for heterogeneous bicycle traffic flow. Physics letters A, 2015, Vol.379, No.39, pp. 2409-2416.

[7] Dong-fang Ma, Xiao-long Ma, Sheng Jin, Dian-hai Wang*. Estimation of major stream delays with a limited priority merge. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2013, Vol. 40, No.12, pp.1227-1233.

[8] Sheng Jin, Xiaobo Qu, Dan Zhou, Dongfang Ma*, Dianhai Wang. Estimating cycleway capacity and bicycle equivalent unit for electric bicycles, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2015, Vol.77, No.4, pp. 225-248.

[9] Ma Dongfang, Wang Dianhai*, Bie Yiming, Sun Feng, Jin Sheng. A method for queue length estimation in an urban street network based on roll time occupancy data. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2012, Article ID:892575.

[10] MA Dong-fang, WANG Dian-hai*, SUN Feng, BIE Yi-ming, JIN Sheng. Method of spillover identification in urban street networks using loop detector outputs. Journal of Central South University, 2013, Vol.20, No.2, pp.572-578.

[11] Yiming Bie, Zhiyuan Liu, Dongfang Ma*, Dianhai Wang. Calibration of Platoon Dispersion Parameter Considering the Impact of Number of Lanes. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2013, Vol.139, No.2, pp.200-207.

[12] Ma Dongfang, Wang Dianhai*, Bie Yiming, Sun Di. A method of signal timing optimization for spillover dissipation in urban street networks. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013, Article ID:580546

[13] Sheng Jin, Dianhai Wang, Cheng Xu, Dongfang Ma*. Short-term traffic safety forecasting using a Gaussian mixture model and Kalman filter. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, 2013, Vol.14, No.4, pp.231-243.

[14] Dongfang Ma, Dianhai Wang*, Sheng Jin, Zhenyu Mei. Identification of spillovers in urban street networks based on upstream fixed traffic data. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol.18, No.5, pp.1539-1547.