2018 Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Lee Der Horng


National University of Singapore, Singapore

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.



École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Dr. Denis Gillet is currently a faculty member at the School of Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he leads the React multidisciplinary research group. His current research interests include Human Devices Interaction, Optimal Coordination of Complex and Distributed Systems, as well as Cyber Physical Systems. In 1992 he was appointed as Research Fellow at the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University in the United States. During the academic year 2005-2006 he was on sabbatical leave as Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a Guest Professor at the School of Software Engineering, Tongji University. Denis Gillet is affiliated at EPFL with the Transportation Center and the Center for Digital Education. He is the technical coordinator of collaborative European research initiatives on Information and Communication Technologies.

Alan Nicholson


University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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).
He has 28 years’ experience advising various Government authorities in New Zealand on transport research, and has been an expert advisor to the Australian Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Israeli Ran Naor Foundation for the Advancement of Road Safety Research, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Qatar Foundation’s National Research Fund.
Professor Nicholson has reviewed papers for sixteen International Journals, including Transportation Research A, Transportation Research B, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Advanced Transportation, European Journal of Operations Research, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, and Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.
He was for eight years a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accident Analysis and Prevention, and has since 2013 been a member of the Education Advisory Board of the UK Institute of Risk Management. He has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Symposia on Transportation Network Reliability since 2001 and a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Symposia on Transport Simulation since 2008.
Professor Nicholson’s research interests include transport network reliability, transport risk management, transport planning and modelling, and road safety. He is the author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers in International Journals, Proceedings of International and National Conferences, and chapters in edited books. He has been an invited keynote speaker at over ten international conferences in various countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Jordan and Syria.
He has been a Fellow of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers since 2000.

Huaqun Guo

Senior Scientist and Group Leader of IIoT Security

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

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.