Professors
CHEN Tao
Associate Professor

Department of Engineering Physics

Center for Public Safety Research


TEL: 010-62796323

FAX: 010-62792863

E-Mail:  chentao.a@tsinghua.edu.cn

Educational Background
● 1999.09-2004.07 (Ph.D) State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science & Technology of China, major in Engineering Thermal Physics

● 1997.09-1999.07 (B.S.) Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science & Technology of China, major in Computer Science and Technology

● 1994.09-1999.07 (B.S.) Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, major in Engineering Thermal Physics

Work Experience
● 2010.01-  Associate Professor of Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University.

● 2006.07-2009.12 Assistant Professor of Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University.

● 2004.07-2006.07 Postdoctoral of Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University.

Teaching work
● Courses Taught

 1.Performance-based building fire safety analysis and design M.S. Required 45

 2.Emergency technology and management M.S. Required 45

 3.Disaster simulation and emulation  M.S. Required 37


● Recent Graduate Training Experience

Currently supervise five M.S. students (Y.S. Li, Q. Cai, W. Huang, H. Ji, and N. Song), and assistant supervise one Ph.D. student (L.L. Pan)in Evacuation behavior and model during emergency.


● Graduate students

 1. J.Y. Lai 2006 Emergency Rescue Response Time Model in Urban Areas M.S

 2. M.L. Jin 2008 Mixed Traffic Flow Evacuation in City Emergency M.S

 3. X.M. Li 2008 Experimental Study On Evacuation Behaviours M.S

 4. J. Gu 2008 An Investigation and analysis and study of the evacuation of typical buildings M.S

 5. K.N Jin 2008 Study of the Metallographic Quantitative Analysis on Fire Copper Wire M.S

 6. Y. Wang 2008  Study On Obstructing Effect Of Sunk Plaza On The Smoke Spread In Underground Building M.S

 7. L. Zhu 2008 Comparative Study on Evacuation Models in Assembly Occupancies M.S

 8. G.Q. Zhang 2009 Experimental Study On Personnel Evacuation Behaviors and Feature Extraction M.S

 9. Q. Zhang 2009 Mathematical Modeling and System Architecture of Intelligent Evacuation System of Buildings  M.S

Research Field
Main research interests including study on evacuation behavior and model, study of emergency management and emergency rescue, performance-based fire design.
Research Situation
● Mass Evacuation Simulation and Management Study in City,NSFC,2010-2012

● Evacuation Study During Disaster,NSFC,2006-2008

● Security and disaster recovery system design guide of State Council emergency platform, National scientific and technological support by MOST, 2007-2008

● Development on Emergency Management Information System of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, National scientific and technological support by MOST, 2008-2011

● Study on Human Communication before Evacuation, International cooperation projects, 2008

Academic Achievements
● Journal Papers

 1.Chen Tao, Weng Wenguo, Yang Rui, Sun Zhanhui, Shen Shifei, Yuan Hongyong. Crowd Evacuation Modeling Study and Its Application in Emergency Response System, Journal of Basic Science and Engineering,2006,Vol.14:172-178

 2.G.Q. Chu, T. Chen, Z.H. Sun, J.H. Sun, W.C. Fan,Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Evacuees in Building Fire, Building and Environment, 2007, Vol.42:1283-1290(SCI: 120XV; EI: 064710261158)

Chen Tao, Ying Zhengeng, Shen shifei, Yuan Hongyong, Fan Weicheng Influence of collision on the evacuation efficiency in social force model, Progress in Natural Science,Volume 16(12):1606-1612

 3.Chen Tao, Yang Rui, Sun Zhanhui, Ji jie, Lu shouxiang, Yuan hongyong. Case Study of Performance-based Fire Design in Business Buildings, Fire Safety Science, 2006, Vol.15.No.3, 116-122

 4.W.G. Weng, T. Chen, H.Y. Yuan, W.C. Fan. Cellular automaton simulation of pedestrian counter flow with different walk velocities. Physical Review E, 2006, Vol. 74(3): (SCI: 089HD; EI: 063710110194)

 5.Xiaomeng Li, Tao Chen, Lili Pan, Shifei Shen, Hongyong Yuan. Lattice gas simulation and experiment study of evacuation dynamics, Physica A, 387 (22): 5457-5465(SCI: 345IS; EI: 064710261158)

 6.JIN Meilian, CHEN Tao, SHEN Shifei, Influence of transport mode choice on evacuation time in mixed traffic flow evacuation simulations, Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), 2009,Vol.49(2): 179-182 (EI: 091311991047)


● Books

 1.Fire risk assessment methodology, Science Press, 2004

 2.Fire Protection Handbook of China, Volume III, Fire planning • fire facilities • building fire safety design, Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 2006


● Selected Conference Proceedings

 1.LAI Junyan, CHEN Tao, SHEN Shifei, LIU Yi, YUAN Hongyong, A Simulative Method of Emergency Rescue Response Travel Time Calculation, 2006 International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, 504-508(ISTP: BFN34)

 2.T Chen, R Yang, ZH Sun, WG Weng. A New Composite Fire Evacuation (Cfe) Model Based On Human Behavior, Building Simulation 2007, The 10th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference and Exhibition. (ISTP: BHI13)

 3.PAN Lili, CHEN Tao, YANG Rui, GUO Shaodong, PENG Peiyuan, NARAYANAN Satish, ZHANG Hui. Lattice Gas Evacuation Model Considering Fire Environment. 2008 International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, PROGRESS IN SAFETY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, VOL VII, PTS A AND B, 7: 483-487 Part A-B,2008 (ISTP: BJA65)

 4.LI Xiaomeng, CHEN Tao, SHEN Shifei, PAN Lili, Experiment Study on Pedestrian Flow on Stairwells, 2008 International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, Beijing PROGRESS IN SAFETY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, VOL VII, PTS A AND B, 7: 483-487 Part A-B,2008 (ISTP: BJA65)

 5.T. Chen, L.L. Pan, S. Narayanan, and H. Zhang. Simulation and Study of Pedestrian Traffic and Evacuation Dynamics in a Typical Subway Station, The Eighth International Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, 2009

Part-time Academic Job
● 2006.05- Member of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention

● 2007.01-2007.09 Secretary-general of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention

● 2006- Member of Beijing Security and Protection Industry Association

Award honors
§ Golden Bridge Award of Beijing Technology Market Association in 2008

§ Golden Bridge Award of China Technology Market Association in 2009

§ First Prize of Science & Technology Progress Award by the Ministry of Education in 2009


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