Portrait of Dr Xiaocheng Ge Dr Xiaocheng Ge

x.ge@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472932



Dr Ge joined the team at Institute of Railway Research to work on research and education in railway systems safety in 2016.

Before working at University of Huddersfield, he had been doing research and teaching at Department of Computer Science University of York since 2004. Over the years, he has developed his research in different areas, including software engineering and Agile development practices, enterprise architecture and its adoption, formal/informal analysis of business processes, and model-based system safety analysis.

Research and Scholarship

Safety is a system property and it needs a systems engineering approach to ensure the system is operated safely through a rigorous development process and operational procedures. Over these years, system safety, especially system safety analysis, is always the main theme of his research. System safety is a broad research topic. More specifically, he is interested in several areas:

  • RAMS and Condition Monitoring

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety are all system properties. Nowadays, more and more data are available and allow us to understand the railway systems’ operation comprehensively. It is necessary to have a new thought about how we utilise the available data or create new type of data to improve RAMS of a system. 

  • Enterprise Systems and Safety Management

System safety is not a pure technical challenge, it needs a thorough management system to make sure a safe system can be operated safely. Enterprise system is an approach that will integrate all systems that a business used to organise and run its operation. Railway safety needs such a holistic approach to identify and manage adequate and effective mechanisms in organisation’s business processes.

  • Safety of Autonomous Railway Systems

Autonomous transportation systems will be the future. They have already exposed the limitation of traditional/classical methods of safety and system analysis. It is essential to explore in the direction of how we have assessment and assure autonomous railway systems safety.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Zhou, H., Ji, T., Wang, R., Ge, X., Tang, X. and Tang, S. (2018) ‘Multipath ultrasonic gas flow-meter based on multiple reference wavesUltrasonics , 82, pp. 145-152. ISSN 0041-624X

Zhou, H., Zhou, H., Zhang, H., Ge, X., Zhao, Y. and Lin, W. (2017) ‘Pressure measurement based on multi-waves fusion algorithmIET Science, Measurement & Technology , 11 (3), pp. 354-362. ISSN 1751-8830

Zhou, H., Lin, W., Ge, X. and Zhou, J. (2016) ‘A Non-Intrusive Pressure Sensor by Detecting Multiple Longitudinal WavesSensors , 16 (8), pp. 1237-1248. ISSN 1424-8220

Zhao, L., Thulasiraman, K., Ge, X. and Niu, R. (2016) ‘Failure Propagation Modeling and Analysis Via System InterfacesMathematical Problems in Engineering . ISSN 1024-123X

Conference Item

Ge, X (2017) ‘A New Model of Safety Management System for Railway Operation’. In: First International Conference on Rail Transportation,, 10-12 July 2017, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Ge, X (2017) ‘Analysing Railway Safety with Systems Thinking’. In: First International Conference on Rail Transportation, 10-12th July 2017, Chengdu, China

Research Degree Supervision

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Administrative Responsibilities

Course Manager of MSc in RSSR