Fabian Ying

PhD student

University of Oxford


I am a PhD student at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, working on modelling customer movement inside supermarkets, in conjunction with our industrial partner Tesco. In my doctoral project, I developed models for customer movement and for congestion in supermarkets. These models can be used to describe, predict, and reduce congestion inside supermarkets.

I am part of Cohort 2 in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training for Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM).

My project is jointly supervised by Sam Howison, Mariano Beguerisse, and Mason Porter.


  • Networks
  • Human Mobility
  • Traffic on Networks


  • PhD in Mathematics, 2019

    University of Oxford

  • MMath in Mathematics, 2015

    University of Oxford

Recent Publications

Customer mobility and congestion

The analysis and characterization of human mobility using population-level mobility models is important for numerous applications, …