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General Information

Full Name Max T.M. Ng (吳梓文)
Languages English, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin); German (intermediate)


  • 2020 - 2024
    PhD in Transportation Systems Analysis & Planning
    Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
    • Cumulative GPA 3.91/4.00
    • Diversity Peer Mentor, The Graduate School
    • Fellow in Leadership, Center for Leadership
    • Vice President, Northwestern Transportation Club
  • 2020 - 2022
    Master of Science in Transportation Systems Analysis & Planning
    Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
    • Cumulative GPA 3.91/4.00
    • Courses with A’s - Transport System Planning, Mgt., Ops., Demand; Economics; Time Series; Machine Learning; Optimization
  • 2011 - 2015
    Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • First Class Honours (Cumulative GPA 3.95/4.30)
    • Dean's Honor List
    • Deputy Chairman, HKIE Student Chapter - HKU
    • Team Captain, Lee Shau Kee Hall Cantonese Debate Team


  • 2020 - 2024
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Northwestern University Transportation Center, Evanston, USA
    • Redesigning Multimodal Transit Networks with Shared Autonomous Mobility Service (in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory)
      • Developed an origin-labeled multi-commodity network flow formulation for transit network design
      • Built Python-based GIS tools to simulate transit networks with shared autonomous vehicles
    • LOwering CO2 - Models to Optimize Train Infrastructure, Vehicles, & Energy Storage (funded by ARPA-E, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory)
      • Optimized battery-electric and hydrogen refueling facilities locations with sequential MILP models
      • Developed an interactive dashboard (“NUFRIEND”) with Python, Plotly, and Dash for Class 1 railroads to visualize spatial deployment and evaluate carbon emissions, cost, and operations impacts
    • COVID-19 Impact on American Railroads (in collaboration with the Asssociation of American Railroads (AAR))
      • Conducted time series analysis (ARIMA) to quantify COVID-19 impact on U.S. rail and intermodal
      • Visualized the trends of freight volumes and correlated economic indicators with Tableau
  • 2018 - 2020
    Construction Engineer - Civil
    MTR Corporation, Hong Kong
  • 2015 - 2018
    Graduate Engineer
    MTR Corporation, Hong Kong
  • 2016 - 2017
    Atkins China Limited, Hong Kong
    • Jurong Region Line Contract J1003, Singapore
      • Designed a 9km railway viaduct including span arrangement, noise barrier frame and prestressing


  • Reviewer for academic journals and conferences
    • Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice
    • Transportation Research Record
    • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
    • ITS America Conference & Expo
  • 2022 - 2025
    Representative for USA - Midwest
    Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK
    • Representing the ICE, supporting local members, and promoting civil engineering in 11 states
  • 2022 -
    Knowledge Network Member - Transport & Mobility
    Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK
    • Contributing academic knowledge to derive insights for infrastructure practitioners and policymakers
  • 2017 - 2018
    President’s Future Leader
    Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK
    • Shadowed the President, Prof. Lord Robert Mair, in institutional visits, events, and taskforces
    • Initiated and delivered a half-year STEM campaign “ICE200 Shaping Our Future City” with seminars, visits, and a public exhibition to promote engineering to 50+ students and 7000+ visitors
  • 2017 - 2018
    Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Asssociation Graduates and Students Division (ICE HKA G&S), Hong Kong
    • Led 100+ committee members and helpers to organize 55 technical talks, visits, outreaches, and networking events for professional development of 1800+ graduates and students
  • 2016 - 2017
    Site Visit and Seminar Team Leader
    Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Asssociation Graduates and Students Division (ICE HKA G&S), Hong Kong
    • Organized 20 technical seminars, visits, competitions, and technical workshops for graduates and students
  • 2014 - 2015
    Founding Engineering Officer
    Pathfinder Cambodia Volunteer Service, Hong Kong
    • Designed and constructed a 3m-tall concrete platform, water filters, toilets and sanitation facilities for a rural primary school under regular flooding in Cambodia in six weeks with a raised fund of USD$20,000


Technology and tool Optimization (Gurobi, Knitro), network modeling, machine learning, coding (Python, Java, C++, R, MATLAB), time series analysis, econometrics, data analytics, GIS, visualization (Tableau, Plotly, Dash), Microsoft Office
Language Full professional proficiency in English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin); Intermediate in German

Award and Qualification

  • 2023
    • Graduate Student Research Travel Award, Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, USA
    • One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany
  • 2022
    • Bob Camillone Memorial Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Section, USA
    • European Engineer, European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), Europe
    • Passed PE Civil Exam (Transportation Depth), NCEES, USA
  • 2020
    • HKIE Young Engineers Arthur & Louise May Memorial Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • 2019
    • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK
    • Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
  • 2017
    • Best Reporter & Outstanding Helper, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Young Members Committee, Hong Kong
  • 2016
    • Champion Team Leader, ICE HKA G&S Communications Competition, Hong Kong
  • 2015
    • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund, Hong Kong
  • 2014
    • HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship, Hong Kong
    • Reaching Out Award, HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund, Hong Kong
    • Li & Fung Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • 2013
    • Innovation and Technology Scholarship, Innovation and Technology Commission, HSBC, and HK Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong
    • HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Students, Hong Kong