2018 Keynote Speakers

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2017 Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Lee Der Horng


Dr Lee Der-Horng (李德紘) is a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Lee was graduated with his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1996. Under the supervision of Professor David Boyce, Professor Lee’s PhD thesis was then the first attempt of formulating and solving a dynamic user-optimal (DUO) route choice model with the aim of experimenting with the test network of the ADVANCE Project (ADVANCE – The Illinois Dynamic Navigation and Route Guidance Demonstration Program). From 1996 to 1997, he was a research fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he participated in several US Federal Government ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) projects. In 1997, Professor Lee joined the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California at Irvine (UCI) as an assistant researcher. In his 2 years stint at UCI, he played the leading role in the project – California ATMS (Advanced Transportation Management Systems) Testbed. In September 1999, Professor Lee relocated to Singapore and joined NUS as an assistant professor at then the Department of Civil Engineering. Professor Lee was an Honoree of 2002 TR100 Award (now known as TR35) by MIT's Technology Review. TR100 is an award for World 100 top innovators under 35 whose work and ideas will change the world. From 2004 to 2006, Professor Lee served as the Director of Degreed Education at The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI-AP), a collaboration between NUS and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the areas of global logistics and supply chain management.
Professor Lee’s professional expertise includes Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), container port operations, aviation management, traffic simulation, transportation policy, regional and urban transportation planning, sustainable transportation and mobility. Professor Lee has published more than 250 referred journal papers, book chapters, books, and conference papers detailing his research activities.

Huaqun Guo

Lab Head of Network Security Lab & Strategic Planning Manager

Dr. Huaqun Guo obtained her B.Eng and M.Eng from Tianjin University in 1989 and 1991 respectively, and obtained her M.Eng and PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001 and 2007 respectively. She was a senior engineer, Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL, predecessor of Institute for Infocomm Research), Singapore from 2000 to May 2001. She was a senior research staff, NUS from June 2001 to March 2003. She is a member of SingAREN (Singapore Advance Research and Education Network) from 2000. She was an Ordinary Member of Singapore Computer Society from 2000 to 2005. She is IEEE Member from 2007, and IEEE Senior Memberfrom 2009. She is a committee member of IEEE SG WIE AG 2008 and 2009, Secretary of IEEE SG WIE AG 2010, and Chairman of IEEE SG WIE AG 2011 and 2012. She is Chairman of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Singapore Chapter 2013.
Dr. Guo is Scientist II at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. She has published more than 40 papers in the international journals, conferences and books. She is an editor of a book, Automotive Informatics and Communicative Systems: Principles in Vehicular Networks and Data Exchange. She is the Editorial Board Member, Technical Program co-chair, member and session chair for 16 international journals and conferences. Her research areas include vehicular network, security, multicast, embedded device, and multimedia communication systems.

Monteiro Figueira


Prof. Monteiro Figueira is since 1990 the General Director of CEITConsultores Engenheiros em Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese consulting firm focusing on transportation, parking, mobility, traffic engineering and roadways and Senior Professor at the Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII.
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.

Alan Nicholson


Professor Nicholson holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), a Master of Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, awarded by the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). He also holds a Master of Science in Transportation and Traffic Planning, awarded by the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).
He worked for six years as a Civil Engineer, before joining the University of Canterbury in 1981. He was Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme for 15 years (2002-2016) and was Head of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering for five years (2005 to 2009).
Professor Nicholson has twice been awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to undertake research at the University of London Centre for Transport Studies, University College London (1993-1994) and the Transport Operations Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2001).

Susumu Hara


Susumu Hara received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively, all in engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. In 2000, he joined the faculty of Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. His current research interests include motion and vibration control of mechanical structures and spacecraft, nonstationary control methods, and control problems of man machine systems. He is a member of the JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ, JSPE, IEEE, AIAA, and JSASS.