The Open Transportation Journal




ISSN: 1874-4478 ― Volume 13, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

J.R. Serrano (Biography
J.R. Serrano

José Ramón Serrano got a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 at “Universitat Politecnica de Valencia”, Spain. He currently works as Professor at this University. Professor Serrano manages a research group, about turbocharging and aftertreatment, within University’s Institute “CMT-Motores Termicos”. His main expertise is related with 1D gas-dynamics modelling, testing and analysis of performance and emissions from turbocharged engines during transient evolutions.

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Department of Engines and Thermo-fluids Machinery
Universitat Politècnica de València
València
Spain



Co-Editor:

R. Tay (Biography
R. Tay

Richard Tay is Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University. He has worked at University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Queensland University, University of Calgary, Lincoln University, Nanyang Technological University, Chinese University Hong Kong and as a visiting scholar at MIT in USA. He has published extensively in transportation and serves the editorial boards of many journals like, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Australian College of Road Safety Journal, Open Transportation Journal, Canadian Journal of Transportation, Asian Transport Studies, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, International Journal of Transportation, Urban, Planning and Transport Research, Analytic Methods in Accident Research and Transportation Research.

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School of Business IT and Logistcs
RMIT University
Melbourne
Australia


Associate Editor:

Armando Cartenì (Biography
Armando Cartenì

Armando Cartenì is professor in Transportation Planning at the University of Naples, Federico II. In 2004, he got a PhD degree on Transportation Engineering at the Department of Transportation Engineering, University of Naples. In 2000 he got a Civil Engineering degree on Transportation at the University of Naples. His research activity has mainly regarded: transportation planning; transportation decision-making process and public engagement; sustainable mobility; public transport; discrete choice models for transport user behaviour; freight transport and container terminal simulation modelling. He has been participated in many research projects and has author of more than 80 papers published in journals, book series and conferences proceedings.

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Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
University of Naples Federico II
Italy


Editorial Board Members:

G. Albert (Biography
G. Albert

Dr. Gila Albert is a Senior Lecturer at H.I.T – Holon Institute of Technology and the Head of graduate studies in Technology Management. She has a B.Sc. in Economics and Management, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Transportation Sciences from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her primary research interest focuses on evaluation of technology and countermeasures to enhance transportation management and safety. Dr. Albert has a multidisciplinary background and has been involved in numerous research studies dealing with these topics, funded by various sources, e.g., the European Commission, Israeli Ministry of Transport and Road Safety.

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Faculty of Technology Management
Holon Institute of Technology
Holon
Israel

J.L. Boada (Biography
J.L. Boada

Maria Jesús L. Boada received her Industrial Engineering and doctoral degrees from UC3M in 1996 and 2002, respectively. She was research assistant in the Department of Systems and Automation Engineering at UC3M between 1997 and 2002. She has worked in control architectures and development of learning skills in autonomous mobile robots. She is currently professor in the UC3M Mechanical Engineering Department. Her research area includes control of vehicle dynamics, parameter optimization, sensor fusion and modelling of magnetorheological dampers. She has published more than 60 scientific publications.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Safety Vehicle Research Institute (ISVA)
Leganes
Spain

J.-H. Cheng (Biography
J.-H. Cheng

Jao-Hong Cheng is a professor of Information Management at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has published in many leading international journals, including OMEGA: the International Journal of Management Science, Transportation Part E, International Journal of Information Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, and Tourism Management. His current research interests include supply chain management, e-business, collaborative commerce, and open innovation.

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Department of Information Management
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Douliu
Taiwan

A. Doria (Biography
A. Doria

Alberto Doria received the Laurea degree (honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padova (1984). Then he joined the Italian Research Authority, becoming member of the design group of RFX, an Euratom fusion experiment. He received the degree “Perfezionamento in Ingegneria del Plasma e della Fusione Termonucleare Controllata” from the University of Padova (1987). Alberto Doria in 1990 joined the University of Padova and carried out researches in vibrations and two-wheeled vehicles. In 2002 Alberto Doria became Associate Professor of Mechanics of Machines. The present research activities are: dynamics of light vehicles; modal analysis and identification; vibration energy harvesting.

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Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova
Padova
Italy

C. Forciniti (Biography
C. Forciniti

Carmen Forciniti has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Transportation and since 2013 she is Research Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Calabria. Her research interests regards issues of transit service quality, transit planning, accessibility measures, spatial analysis, land use and transport interaction, sustainable transportation, transportation planning, analysis and modelling of travel demand, transportation engineering, and road safety and accident risk analysis.

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Department Of Civil Engineering
University of Calabria
Cosenza
Italy

M. Ghazel (Biography
M. Ghazel

Mohamed Ghazel is a senior researcher and deputy director of the Evaluation and Safety of Automated Transport Systems (ESTAS) Research Team, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR). He has been involved in several national and European research projects dealing with security and safety of transportation systems. Dr. Ghazel is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee TC 7.4 on Transportation Systems and acts as an expert for the European Commission in the framework of innovation programs.

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COSYS Department - ESTAS Unit
French Institute of Sciences and Technologies of Transport, Planning and Networks (IFSTTAR)
Lille
France

Z. Habib (Biography
Z. Habib

Dr. Habib earned PhD degree in Computer Science (2004) from Kagoshima University Japan followed by the award of Postdoctoral fellowship of two years by JSPS. Currently, holding the position of Professor and Chairman at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, research, and administration in Pakistan, Germany and Japan. He is member of editorial board, advisor and reviewer of many famous ISI journals and funding agencies. He has been invited as keynote or tutorial speaker to numerous conferences and involved in various academic activities. He has published a large number of highly cited research papers in impact factor journals.

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Department of Computer Science
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Lahore
Pakistan

L.Z. Jiang (Biography
L.Z. Jiang

Dr. Lizhong Jiang is a Full Professor, Ph.D. and the associate dean of school of Civil Engineering at Central South University. He is also the executive vice-director of National Engineering Laboratory for High Speed Railway Construction. His expertise includes the areas of Structural aseismic and seismic isolation of high-speed railway bridges and steel-concrete composite structures. Prof. Jiang is the Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 30 projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Railway Corporation, Hunan Province and many railway design institutes. He has obtained two National Science & Technology Progress Award and five Hunan province Science & Technology Progress Award.

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School of Civil Engineering
Central South University
Changsha
China

P. Lorange (Biography
P. Lorange

Prof. Lorange is Honorary President of the Zurich Institute of Business Education. He is currently Emeritus Professor at IMD, was formerly president of the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo. He was affiliated with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in various assignments, including director for the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and The William H. Wurster Center for International Management Studies. Mr. Lorange serves on the board of directors of several corporations. He did MA from Yale University and DBA from Harvard University, he has been awarded 6 Honorary Doctorates. Professor Lorange has written or edited 18 books and some 120 articles. His area of special interest is Global Strategic Management, Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship for Growth.

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Lorange Institute of Business
Zurich Institute of Business Education
Zurich
Switzerland

F. Di Natale (Biography
F. Di Natale

Dr. Francesco Di Natale, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Unit Operations and Environmental Pollution Control at the Department of Chemical, Material and Industrial Production Engineering of the University of Naples, “Federico II” in Italy. His research interests cover a wide range of Environmental Chemical Engineering topics, including gas and water cleaning, ultrafine particle capture and energy recovery, especially for marine applications, as well as recovery of precious metals and the chemo-electro-hydrodynamics of charged sprays. Most of the research activities are performed in strict cooperation with players of the industry, energy and marine sectors.

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Department of Chemical, Material and Industrial Production Engineering
University of Naples
Naples
Italy

F.G. Praticò (Biography
F.G. Praticò

Laurea Degree in Civil Engineering (Bachelor and Master)-Pisa University (110/110, equivalent first class degree) and Ph.D. in Transportation Infrastructures -Palermo University. After industrial occupation, Filippo joined the Mediterranea University and became Associate Professor in 2002, habilitated full in 2012 call, serving as Deputy of the Master School, Deputy of the DIMET Department, Director of the Road Laboratory. Member of the TRB of U.S. National Academies, he is Chair of several international committees. Involved in national and international research and industrial projects.

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Department DIIES
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Italy

K.S. Kim (Biography
K.S. Kim

Dr. Kim is an associate professor at the Department of Electronics and Control Engineering of Hanbat National University (HNU), Daejeon, Korea. He obtained his BS, MS, Ph.D degrees in the Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Before joining the HNU, he has worked for Samsung Electronics as a senior engineer and Hyundai Motor Company as a manager in the field of telematics and car informatics.

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Department of Electronics and Control Engineering
Hanbat National University
Daejeon
Korea

K.C. Mahboub (Biography
K.C. Mahboub

Dr. Mahboub joined the University of Kentucky in 1988, his primary research was focused in the area of mechanistic characterization of construction materials and pavements. In addition to over seventy peer-reviewed publications, he has co-authored two books. He has served as an Associate Dean of Engineering as well as Director of Graduate Studies. He has worked with various domestic and international academic institutions to recruit high quality engineering students. He has also worked with international partners to expand education abroad opportunities for UK students. He received his BSCE from the University of Texas (Austin), and MSCE and Ph.D. from A&M University (Texas). He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Kentucky, and an ASCE Fellow.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Kentucky
Lexington
USA

K. Obeng (Biography
K. Obeng

Prof. Obeng received PhD in City and Regional Planning concentrating in Transportation Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has more than 80 publications including 57 articles in top-tier transportation journals, and others in economics, management and public administration journals. He has served as Co-General Editor of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum and is on the Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part E: The Logistics and Transportation Review. He has received numerous citations for his work and has been awarded by his institution where he is in his fourth decade of teaching, and the Transportation Research Forum.

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Department of Economics and Transportation/Logistics
North Carolina A & T State University
California
USA

F. Pagliara (Biography
F. Pagliara

Prof. Francesca Pagliara is Assistant professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. Her main fields of research are integrated land-use/transport models; High-Speed Rail systems impacts, Decision-making process and Public Engagement; Polarization of large urbanised areas and regional rail networks..

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Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

P.M. Pardalos (Biography
P.M. Pardalos

Panos M. Pardalos serves as distinguished professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida. Additionally, he is the Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor of industrial and systems engineering. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the computer and information science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center, and the biomedical engineering program. He is also the director of the Center for Applied Optimization. Pardalos is a world leading expert in global and combinatorial optimization. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
USA

C. Pronello (Biography
C. Pronello

Cristina Pronello is Full Professor, Chair of Intelligent Transport Systems and Territorial Dynamics, at Sorbonne Universités – UTC, Laboratoire AVENUES from the 1st of November 2016.

Since the 30th of September 2016 she is President of the Transport Authority of the Piemonte Region.

Till October 2016 she has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning where she still coordinates the TRIS (Transport Research for Innovation and Sustainability) research group.

From September 2010 to September 2012 she was Full Professor at Université Lumiere Lyon2, Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports.

She has been national expert in the Transport Programme Committee at the European Commission; she is member of Scientific Advisory Board of JPI Urban Europe; Chair of the COST “Transport and Urban Development” Domain Committee (2006-2014); member of the ECTRI Board (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes) from 2005 to 2013; member of the US TRB Committees on International Activities, Technology Transfer and Women's Issues in Transportation.

Main research fields are transport systems’ environmental impacts, travel behaviour and travel surveys, ITS.

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Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning
Politecnico di Torino
Torino
Italy

Q. Qu (Biography
Q. Qu

Prof. Qu is working at CAS, Executive director of Global Center, and the director of peersafe IoT security lab (SIAT, CAS). He did Ph.D. supported by the GEOCrowd project (Aarhus University). He worked as Visiting scientist at ETH Zurich in 2014-2015, Visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and Nanyang Technological University, and research fellow at Singapore Management University. He was TPC member of several conferences, chaired workshops in VLDB 2017, ICDM 2015, and APWEB-WAIM 2017 on mobility analysis. His current research focused on data-intensive applications and systems, efficient and scalable algorithm design, blockchain, data sense-making, and mobility intelligence.

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Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
Shenzhen University Town
Shenzhen
China

S. Rakheja (Biography
S. Rakheja

Dr. Subhash Rakheja is a renowned Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University Montreal, Canada. He has almost 32 years of experience as a professor. He has done PHd in Vehicle Dynamics and Human Vibration from Concordia University. His fields of expertise areCommercial vehicles, directional control and stability ofDriver-vehicle interactions, Seating dynamics, Vehicle and ride dynamics, Vehicle suspension analysis, Vibration, driver, Vibration control, semi-active and active Vibrations, and power tools and hand-transmitted.

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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Y.K. Ro (Biography
Y.K. Ro

Dr. Young K. Ro is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business at The University of Michigan at Dearborn. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Journal of Scheduling, the International Journal of Automotive Technology & Management, and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, among others.

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School of Management
University of Michigan–Dearborn
Dearborn
USA

Y. Shiftan (Biography
Y. Shiftan

Prof. Yoram Shiftan is the head of Technion Transportation Research Institute. He teaches travel behavior with a focus on activity-based modeling and response to policies, the complex relationships between transport, the environment and land use, transport economics and project evaluation. He is the editor of Transport Policy and was the chair of the IATBR. He is a member of the TRB Committees, Fare Policy Committee (AP030), Committee on Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes (ADA20), WCTR scientific committee, and chair of its Transport Security Special Interest Group. Prof. Shiftan completed Ph.D. from MIT and published dozens of papers and co-edited four books: “Transportation Planning”; “Transition Towards Sustainable Mobility, The Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions”; ”Sustainable Urban Transport”; and “Securing Transportation Systems.”

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa
Israel

Z. Turskis (Biography
Z. Turskis

Dr. Zenonas Turskis serves as a professor in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He has obtained Ph. D. degree in technical sciences from Vilniaus Technical University. He is also serving as a chief researcher in different institutions. His skills and expertise are in Sustainability, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainable Development, Optimization, Construction, Strategic Planning, Environmental Analysis, Architecture, Construction Materials and Building. He has contributed more than 160 publications, having citations more than 5000.

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Department of Construction Technology and Management
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Vilnius
Lithuania

H. Wei (Biography
H. Wei

Dr. Heng Wei is a Professor of Transportation Systems and Engineering, and Director of the Advanced Research on Transportation Engineering and Systems (ART-EngineS) in Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management at The University of Cincinnati. He has a wide spectrum of research interests and expertise in transportation systems. To date, he has published 167 peer-reviewed and referred papers, and he is an author of one book and eight book chapters, as well as an Editor-in-Chief of four international conference proceedings. He is a member of numerous outstanding professional committees in the US, and member of review panels for SHRP 2 Projects, US DOT UTCs, NSF, as well as referee for a number of top transportation journals. He is an associate editor of the Open Journal of Civil Engineering and editorial board member of the Open Transportation Journal.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
USA

M.C.G. da Silva (Biography
M.C.G. da Silva

Dr. Manuel Carlos Gameiro Da Silva, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Fluid Mechanics, Sustainability, Modeling and Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Renewable Energy Technologies, Numerical Modeling, Mechanical Testing, Engineering Thermodynamics, etc. Dr. Da Silva, as an author/co-author, has published more than 45 articles in various journals, having over 845 total citations.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Coimbra
Coimbra
Portugal

Y. Wiseman (Biography
Y. Wiseman

Dr. Yair Wiseman got a Summa Cum Laude M.Sc. and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University and completed two Post-Docs - one at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one in Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Wiseman authored two books and has collaborated with other partners and received research grants to run an active laboratory from inter alia Sun Microsystems, Intel, Polak Foundation and the Open University. Dr. Wiseman has been supervising many graduate students and an interesting point is that Albert Einstein is Dr. Wiseman's academic great-great-grandfather (i.e. the advisor of the advisor of the advisor of Dr. Wiseman's advisor).

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Computer Science Department
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan
Israel

M. Xu (Biography
M. Xu

Dr. Meng Xu is a Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety and the Institute of Transportation System Science and Engineering (TSSE) at Beijing Jiaotong University. His research focuses on transport policy analysis, transport and land use studies, sustainable urbanization, modeling and analysis of transportation systems, network equilibrium models and solution algorithm development, and large-scale traffic data sets analysis. He is associate editor of the International journal of urban sciences, and serves on the board of several other journals in Transportation. He is also the international committee of the International Symposium on Travel Demand Management.

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State Key Lab Rail Traff Control & Safety
Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing
China

W. Zhang (Biography
W. Zhang

Dr. Wenyi Zhang is now an assistant professor of transportation system planning and management at School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). His traditional research interest is to clarify and model the day-to-day evolution mechanism of urban network traffic, and then identify effective managements to improve the dynamic mobility. Currently, he commences the researches on transportation scheduling problem, including airport surface scheduling, air traffic flow management, and vehicle routing problem under emerging restrictions. He has published over 30+ papers in academic journals or conference proceedings.

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School of Traffic and Transportation
Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing
China

S.G. Azevedo (Biography
S.G. Azevedo

Susana Azevedo is an Associated Professor with Habilitation of Logistics in the Business and Economics Department at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal). She holds MSc and Ph.D degree in Management. Her research areas are sustainability; performance; automotive supply chain; lean, agile, green, and resilient of supply chains. She has more than 300 scientific works published in books, chapters, articles and conference proceedings. She is a reviewer for many journals and international conferences and editor-in-chief, associate editor and editorial board member of several international journals of reference.

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Department of Business and Economics
University of Beira Interior
Covilhã
Portugal

J. Cheng (Biography
J. Cheng

Jianquan Cheng, is currently a reader in urban studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and a director of transport at the MMU Crime and Well-being Big Data Centre. Jianquan has had a BSc in computational mathematics (Shandong University), MSc in GIS for urban applications (Twente University) and PhD in human geography (Utrecht University). Jianquan has also worked in Wuhan University as an associate professor until 2006. He has completed several transport-related projects based on Chinese, Dutch and British cities using GIS and big data methods and published about 50 journal papers including Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Transport Geography. His main interests include urban and regional analytics including transport modelling, urbanization in China (including sustainable transportation).

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School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Chester Street
England

S. Chiou (Biography
S. Chiou

Suh-Wen Chiou received her Ph.D. degree in Transport Studies in 1998 from UCL, University of London, UK. She served as a Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science, KCL, from 1997 to 1999. In 2002, she took the post as an Assistant Professor at Department of Information Management at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. In 2008, she took a chair as a fully Professor. She has published more than 40 papers in international SCIE/SSCI journals such as Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, Computers and Operations Research, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Information Sciences, Automatica, and IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control. Her research interests include ITS, area traffic control, transport modeling, traffic management, and operations research. Prof. Chiou is currently members of editorial advisory board of The Open Transportation Journal, The Open Operational Research Journal and The Open Management Journal.

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Department of Information Management
National Dong Hwa University
Hualien
Taiwan

H. Fazlollahtabar (Biography
H. Fazlollahtabar

Hamed Fazlollahtabar has been graduated in BSc and MSc of Industrial Engineering at Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran. He received PhD of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. He completed Postdoctoral research fellowship at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in the area of Reliability Engineering for Complex Systems at 2017. He is in the editorial board several journals. His research interests are mathematical modeling, robot path planning, reliability engineering, supply chain planning, and manufacturing systems. He has published over 200 research papers in international book chapters, journals and conferences. Also he published 5 books which three of them are internationally distributed to the academicians.

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Department of Industrial Engineering
Damghan University
Damghan
Iran

M. Garai (Biography
M. Garai

Massimo Garai is full professor in Environmental Physics and Applied Acoustics at the University of Bologna, Italy. He got PhD degree in Environmental Physics from the University of Bologna. Author/co-author of more than 230 papers and 3 books. His scientific interests include: outdoor sound propagation, environmental impact assessment, noise control, digital signal processing, properties of materials, sustainability. Best Paper Award at the IBPC 2015. General chairman of the ISTD8, 2017. Outstanding Reviewer in 2013 and 2015 for the journal Applied Acoustics. President of the Acoustics and Vibration committee of UNI (Italian Standardisation Organisation) and convenor of CEN/TC 256/SC 1/WG 40 Noise barriers for rail infrastructure.

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Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

V. Gitelman (Biography
V. Gitelman

Dr. Gitelman obtained her Ph.D. in technical sciences from Moscow Transport University. She is a senior research scientist and a head of the road safety research group at the Transportation Research Institute, Technion (Haifa, Israel). She is engaged in evaluation research in road safety and traffic engineering for over twenty years and has published over 90 journal and conference papers.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transportation Research Institute (TRI)
Spain

X. He (Biography
X. He

Prof. Xuhui He is a professor of Civil Engineering at Central South University, China. He has published in many leading international journals. He was Visiting Scholar at Penn State University, USA (2009-2010). He is working as Director of Wind Tunnel Laboratory and Deputy Dean of School of Civil Engineering, Central South University. His current research interests Civil engineering, bridge engineering, wind engineering, high speed railway, rail traffic safety, structural health monitoring, structure state assessment, etc.

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School of Civil Engineering
Central South University
Changsha
China

J.S. Kim (Biography
J.S. Kim

Dr. Jung-Seok Kim received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in 1994 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Kim is currently a principal researcher at Korea Railroad Research Institute in Uiwang, Korea. His research interest is lightweight design of railway vehicles using composite materials.

He has published more than 100 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 59 issued Korea patents.

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Korea Railroad Research Institute
Seoul
South Korea

G. Lutzemberger (Biography
G. Lutzemberger

Giovanni Lutzemberger was born in Pisa on 1981. He received his Master’s degree in Land Vehicles Engineering in 2007. He received his PhD title in Land Vehicles and Transportation System in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he holds a Research grant on modelling and experimental activities on lithium batteries. In 2014, he became researcher in Electric Power Systems area at University of Pisa. In 2016, he became senior researcher in Electric Power Systems area, always at University of Pisa. Its research field is focused on feeding systems for electrified transportation systems, electric and hybrid propulsion systems, electrochemical storage systems.

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Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Constructions Engineering (DESTEC)
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

B. Pradhan (Biography
B. Pradhan

He has more than eighteen years of teaching, research, and industrial experience in the field of Geospatial Information Systems. He is listed as the World’s most Highly Cited researcher by Clarivate Analytic's Report in 2017 and 2016 as one of the world’s most influential mind.

He received the B.Sc. degree (with honors) from Berhampur University, India, the M.Sc. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India, the M.Tech. degree in civil engineering from IIT, Kanpur, India, and the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and the Ph.D. degree in GIS and Geomatics engineering from the University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

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Faculty of Engineering & IT
University of Technology Sydney
Serdang
Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

J.T. Kim (Biography
J.T. Kim

Dr. Jin-Tae Kim obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Transportation Engineering at the University of Florida. He also holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering at the University of Florida. Currently, Dr. Kim is a professor in the Graduate School of Transportation at the Korea National University of Transportation. He has published more than 100 scientific publications and delivered transportation engineering software and patents.

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Graduate School of Transportation
Korea National University of Transportation
Uiwang
South Korea

G. Mantriota (Biography
G. Mantriota

Giacomo Mantriota born in Monopoli (Italy) in 1964, he graduated from Università di Bari (Italy) in Mech. Eng. in 1987 cum laude. In 1993 he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Bari. Giacomo Mantriota is Full Professor of Mechanical Design at the Politecnico di Bari – Italy.

He has published more than 120 scientific papers (about 55 being refereed journal-articles or book-chapters). His interests of research are in the areas of Heavy Vehicle Systems; Power flows and efficiency in infinitely variable transmissions; Performance of vehicles with a Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT); Shifting dynamics of metal pushing V-belt; Robotic grippers; Triblology.

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DIASS - Politecnico di Bari
Taranto
Italy

S. Moridpour (Biography
S. Moridpour

Sara holds a bachelor of civil engineering and received her masters and PhD degrees in transportation and traffic engineering. She has 12 years of work and research experience in the field of traffic and transportation. She has been working at RMIT University, from 2010. Sara is highly engaged in a range of research and professional activities within and beyond RMIT. She has published numerous journal papers, and presented in many prestigious conferences in traffic/transport engineering. She has served as technical and organising committee member of different conferences and editorial board member of journals. She has been invited to speak at traffic/transport conferences, workshops and symposiums.

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Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
RMIT University
Melbourne
Australia

T.H. Oum (Biography
T.H. Oum

Dr. Tae Hoon OUM, (MBA, PhD from University of British Columbia) is Professor Emeritus, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and Chairman of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS). Dr. Oum focuses on economics, management strategy and policy analysis in transport, infrastructure and logistics sectors. He is Editor-in-Chief of Transport Policy, and serves Editorial Boards of 12 international journals. He has authored/co-authored 36 books, 130+ refereed journal papers, and numerous reports for World Bank, OECD-ITF, ICAO and for many government agencies, regulatory commissions and corporations (Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore,Turkey). He has delivered over 350 keynote addresses, invited speeches/seminars and presentations.

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Centre for Transportation Studies
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Canada

D. Pamucar (Biography
D. Pamucar

Dr. Dragan Pamucar is an Assistant Professor at University of Defence in Belgrade, Military academy, Department of Logistics, Serbia. Dr. Pamucar received a PhD in Applied Mathematics with specialization of Multi-criteria modeling and soft computing techniques, from University of Defence in Belgrade, Serbia in 2013 and an MSc degree from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade, 2009. His research interest are in the field of Computational Intelligence, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Neuro-Fuzzy Systems, fuzzy, rough and intuitionistic fuzzy set theory, neutrosophic theory, application of operational research models in wide range of logistics and transportation problems. He has contributed more than 80 publications, having citations more than 1000.

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Department of logistics
University of Defence in Belgrade
Belgrade
Serbia

C.M. Penchina (Biography
C.M. Penchina

Claude M. Penchina joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in 1965, one year after completing his doctorate at Syracuse and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. A productive researcher, his research centered on opto-electronics, he also contributed to fields as diverse as physics education and transportation research. The Penchina collection includes a range of correspondence, lecture notes, grant proposals, and manuscripts, reflecting every phase of Penchina’s career from graduate school through retirement. The collection includes valuable research notes and communications with other physical scientists, as well as a large quantity of material relating to Penchina’s interest in undergraduate education.

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University of Massachusettes
Amherst, MA
USA

F. Qiao (Biography
F. Qiao

Dr. Qiao is Ph.D in Civil Engineering majoring in Transportation Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Qiao is a full professor in Department of Transportation Studies, Co-director of Innovative Transportation Research Institute, an affiliated professor in Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, and in Department of Engineering, all in Texas Southern University,USA. He has published more than 200 scientific publications. His research interests include transportation operation and modeling, intelligent transportation system, vehicle emission testing and modeling, transportation impacts on environment and public health, data mining, and artificial intelligence applications in transportation and environmental systems.

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Department of Transportation Studies
Texas Southern University
Houston
USA

G. Raiyn (Biography
G. Raiyn

Jamal Raiyn received a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Hannover University in Germany in 2000 and he finished PhD study at Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany. In June 2010 he finished his postdoctoral work at Technion in Israel. From September 2002 to the present, he has been an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the Al Qasemi Academic College in Israel, and since 2010, he has been the head of Computer Science Department there. Since 2014, he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Science. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and at conferences.

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Computer Science Department
Al-Qasemi-Academic College of Education
Baqa El-Gharbia
Israel

P. Ranjitkar (Biography
P. Ranjitkar

Dr Prakash Ranjitkar is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prakash has over 19 years of academic, research and consulting work experience in a range of transport and other infrastructure engineering projects in New Zealand, Japan, USA, UK, Thailand and Nepal. Prakash has published numerous technical articles in journals and international conferences in areas including intelligent transport systems, urban traffic control systems, public transport, modelling and simulation of transport facilities, highway capacity analysis, human factors, traffic safety, and application of emerging technologies in transportation. He has served for professional journals in different roles including editorial board member, member of scientific committee and reviewer. Prakash is a member of IPENZ Transportation Group and Institute of Transportation Engineers (USA).

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

M.R. Shaharudin (Biography
M.R. Shaharudin

Mohd Rizaimy Shaharudin is an Associate Professor with Faculty of Business and Management at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research interests concern green and sustainability in supply chain management, product returns, industrial ecology, and corporate social responsibility. He has more than 60 scientific works published in articles, conference proceedings and chapters. He has served as a referee for some top journals. He is also a member of the editorial board for several journals and technical committee for international conferences.

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Department of Management (Operations Management)
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Kedah
Malaysia

H. Timmermans (Biography
H. Timmermans

Harry Timmermans is Head of the Urban Planning Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has research interests in modeling decision-making processes and decision support systems in a variety of application domains, including transportation. His main current research project is concerned with the development of a dynamic model of activity-travel behavior. He is editor of the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, and serves on the board of several other journals in transportation, geography, urban planning, marketing, artificial intelligence and other disciplines. He is Co-chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR), and member of several scientific committees of the Transportation Research Board. He has also served as member of conference committees in transportation an artificial intelligence. He is (co)-author of more than 500 refereed articles in international journals.

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Urban Planning Group/EIRASS
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven
The Netherlands

A. Várhelyi (Biography
A. Várhelyi

Professor of transport. Since 1988 work at the Department of Technology and Society at Lund University. Main areas of research: Road safety, Evaluation studies, Vulnerable Road Users, ITS applications. Scientific publications on the effects of engineering measures and driver assistance systems. Tutoring of PhD students and graduate students. Member of the board of the Swedish ITS postgraduate school, the Nordic Traffic Safety Academy, as well as the Editorial boards for The Open Transportation Journal and The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering. Reviewing manuscripts for various journals.

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Department Of Technology and Society
Lund University
Lund
Sweden

J. Wu (Biography
J. Wu

Yen-Chun Jim Wu (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is Distinguished Professor of Graduate Institute of Global Business and Strategy at National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. His papers have appeared in more than 20 leading international journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Sloan Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information & Management, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Supply Chain Management, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Production Economics, Transportation Research Part A,D & E, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc.

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Institute of Vehicle Engineering
National Changhua University of Education
Changhua
Taiwan

D. Ngoduy (Biography
D. Ngoduy

Prof. Dong Ngoduy obtained his Ph.D. degree in traffic flow theory and simulation from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2006. He currently leading the Connected Traffic and Complex Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), which looks into modelling and managing the operations of heterogeneous intelligent traffic flow in networks. In addition, Prof. Ngoduy has published over 80 papers in the field. These include the modelling and analysis of the dynamics of traffic flow in time and space, applying advanced methodologies in traffic state estimation techniques, and information and communication technologies to traffic management.

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Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds
UK

K.E. Vogiatzis (Biography
K.E. Vogiatzis

Dr. Konstantinos E. Vogiatzis obtained his Ph.D. (Jan 1981) in Regional Analysis and Rural Planning from Université de Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Dr. Vogiatzis’s research interests focus on the protection of the urban acoustic environment, transportation noise, with emphasis on air borne & ground borne noise & vibrations. Furthermore, his research interest is also on the mass urban transportation networks, i.e. Metro, Tram & High Speed Trains, as well as airport operation, urban and semi-urban road transportation infrastructure focusing on the integrated environmental & land use planning management. He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 85 articles in various international journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Thessaly
Volos
Greece

Z. Yang (Biography
Z. Yang

Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at LJMU, UK. He received his PhD in Maritime Safety from LJMU, UK, in 2006. Prof. Yang’s research interests are analysis and modelling of safety, resilience and sustainability of transport networks, particularly maritime and logistics systems. His research findings have been published in more than 180 refereed papers in risk and supply chain areas, including 77 (60 SCI/SSCI-cited) journal and 86 conference papers. Prof. Yang is serving editorial board of 9 transport/maritime journals. He also served as a member of review boards for national research councils of USA, UK, EU, Norway and China. He has received 7 best paper awards.

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Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
UK

J. Zheng (Biography
J. Zheng

Dr. Jianfeng Zheng is a Professor of Transportation Engineering College at Dalian Maritime University. He has published more than 40 scientific publications. His main research focuses on urban transportation planning, liner shipping, port operation and modelling, and logistics network optimization. He also serves as an Editorial Board Membership of Maritime Business Review.

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Transportation Engineering College
Dalian Maritime University
Dalian
China


Associate Editorial Board Members:

B. Barabino (Biography
B. Barabino

Benedetto Barabino received the PhD degree in transportation technology and economics from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2007. Since 2016, he has been the head of Department of Studies and Researches of CTM, the local public transportation operator in Cagliari (Italy). His primary research interests include intelligent transportation systems, public transport planning, operations, service quality and fare evasion. Since 2012, he has published as first or co-author more than 25 SCI/SSCI indexed journal papers and peer-reviewed conference papers in transportation and quality of service. He serves as an editor of journal “Logistics and Supply Chain Management”.

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Department of Studies and Researches
CTM
Cagliari
Italy

E. Cipriani (Biography
E. Cipriani

Prof. Ernesto Cipriani is working in at the University of "Roma Tre". He did his PhD in Civil Engineering at “La Sapienza” University of Roma since 1997-2000; after post-doctoral fellowship he become Assistant Professor in 2004 at "Roma Tre" University where. Prof. Cipriani has research and professional activities concerning simulation models and optimization methods of transportation systems for 20 years. His major fields are public and private transportation network design, road traffic control, information systems and transportation demand forecasting, working both at academic and at professional level. He has published more than 60 papers in national and international scientific literature, has tackled numerous topics of transport systems engineering acting as scientific coordinator.

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Department of Engineering
University "Roma Tre"
Rome
Italy

K. Ksaibati (Biography
K. Ksaibati

Khaled Ksaibati, Ph.D., P.E. secured his BS degree from Wayne State University and his MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Dr. Ksaibati worked for a couple of years for the Indiana Department of Transportation prior to coming to the University of Wyoming in 1990. He was promoted to an Associate professor in 1997 and full professor in 2002. Dr. Ksaibati has been the director of the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center for the past ten years.

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Wyoming Technology Transfer Center
University Avenue
Laramie, Wyoming
USA

S. Murat (Biography
S. Murat

Prof. Dr. Yetiş Şazi MURAT was born at 1971 in Elazıg, Turkey. He was graduated from Civil Engineering Dept. of Dokuz Eylül Univ., İzmir, Turkey in 1992. He has received MSc. Degree from Pamukkale University in 1996 and PhD Degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2001. He has been worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church, USA, for 6 months in 2006 and University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. He has published 80 research papers and conducted many projects on different subjects of Transportation Engineering (especially Traffic Engineering). He is currently working at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey as full-time Professor of Civil Engineering Department.

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Pamukkale University
Denizli
Turkey

B. Sawik (Biography
B. Sawik

Bartosz Sawik holds Executive Course on Innovation and New Technology in Science at University of California at Berkeley. Received PhD with honors in Operations Engineering at School of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics, AGH University of Science & Technology, Krakow. Received MSc, Eng. with honors in Management Science at School of Management, AGH University of Science & Technology, Krakow. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of California at Berkeley, Invited Researcher at Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Visiting Professor at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, IN3-UOC, Castelldefels, Barcelona, University of Lisbon, IST, Lisbon.

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Department of Applied Computer Science
AGH University of Science & Technology
Krakow
Poland

J.-R. Lin (Biography
J.-R. Lin

Dr. Jenn-Rong Lin is currently a professor at Department of Transportation Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. Dr. Lin has 13 Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers and 16 Conference Presentations to his credit. Dr. Lin did M.E. and Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1999 and 2002 respectively.

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Department of Transportation Science
National Taiwan Ocean University
Keelung
Taiwan

Y.-J. Byon (Biography
Y.-J. Byon

Dr. Young-Ji Byon was born in 1979 in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Toronto, Canada in 1994. He received his BASc (2003) degree from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada; and MASc (2005), and PhD (2011) degrees from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, specializing in Transportation Engineering.He is currently an Associate Chair in the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering at the Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Department of Civil Engineering Khalifa
University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi
UAE

H. Fourati (Biography
H. Fourati

Hassen Fourati , PhD, is currently an associate professor of the electrical engineering and computer science at the University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, and a member of the Networked Controlled Systems Team (NeCS), affiliated to the Automatic Control Department of the GIPSA-Lab. He earned his bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering at the National Engineering School of Sfax, Tunisia; master degree in automated systems and control at the University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France; and PhD degree in automatic control at the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2006, 2007, and 2010, respectively. His research interests include nonlinear filtering and estimation and multisensor fusion with applications in navigation, robotics, and traffic management.

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Automatic Control Department
GIPSA-Lab
Martin-d'Hères
France

P. Lu (Biography
P. Lu

Dr. Pan Lu is an associate professor of Transportation and Logistics in Department of Transportation, Logistics, and Finance at North Dakota State University. Her skills and expertise are in Transportation Safety, Freight Transportation, Smart Transportation, Multimodal Transportation, Big Data Analytics for Transportation, Asset Management, Geospatial Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Sensor Application in Transportation. Dr. Lu has been a member of numerous outstanding professional committees in the US. She has served as editorial board members for 4 transportation/civil/safety journals as well as referee for a number of top transportation journals.

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Department of Transportation, Logistics, and Finance
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
USA

J. Roh (Biography
J. Roh

Hyuk-Jae Roh is currently working as a Project Engineer in the City of Regina at the Department of Roadways & Transportation. The areas of expertise are statistical traffic data modelling, discrete choice modelling algorithms, and other general subjects of transportation planning and engineering. The extensive experience in transportation infrastructure modeling and management, and maintenance were also obtained in municipality government environments. Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) license was obtained in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Transportation & Utilities
City of Regina
Regina, SK
Canada

D.J. Sun (Biography
D.J. Sun

Dr. Daniel(Jian) Sun is a professor and deputy chair of Department of Transportation and Shipping Logistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He obtained Ph.D in Transportation Engineering, University of Florida in 2009. His main research interests include Internet of Vehicles and control, urban driver behavior and simulation, urban transportation environment. He has published more than 40 SCI/SSCI indexed journal papers since 2010, and been served in journal editorial committee boards of Journal of International Transportation (since 2012), Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Version) (since 2014), and the chief member of road and traffic engineering, Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering.

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Department of Transportation and Shipping Logistics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai
China

E. Veremey (Biography
E. Veremey

Evgeny I. Veremey was born in Novokuznetsk, USSR, on 15-th of January 1950. He received his M. Eng. degree of electrical and mechanical engineering in control and systems from the Physical and Technical Faculty, Dnipropetrovs'k State University, Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine. He received his Ph.D and D.Sc degrees in Control Science and Engineering in Applied Mathematics and Control Processes Faculty from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia in 1980 and 1995 respectively. His research interests include control theory and its applications to marine and power systems. Since 2002, he is a Professor of Saint Petersburg State University, Head of the Computer Applications and Systems Department. Since 2004, he is the real member of International Public Association "Academy of Navigation and Motion Control".

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Applied Mathematics and Control Processes Faculty
Saint-Petersburg State University
Saint Petersburg
Russia












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