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Professor Hussein Dia

Professor of Future Urban Mobility
Doctor of Philosophy - Transport Studies, Monash University, Australia; Masters of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, United States; Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, United States


• Strategic Leader in Urban Mobility
• Top 2% Most Cited Scientistis (Logistics and Transportation in the Stanford University Global Citation Rankings
• Driving Innovations for Sustainable Transport

In Brief
I am Professor of Future Urban Mobility specialising in the convergence of technology, infrastructure & human elements in urban environments. My focus lies in driving the decarbonisation of urban transport, exploring disruptive mobility solutions & leveraging digital innovations to create opportunities for sustainable transport solutions. I have a demonstrated track record in forging strategic visions & technical expertise in forward-thinking leadership positions, both in industry and academia.

Previous  Academic and Research Leadership Roles
I previously served as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering and as Deputy Director and Program Leader of the Smart Cities Research Institute's Future Urban Mobility program.
• In my role as Chair of Civil Engineering, I worked alongside a highly dedicated academic team who collectively positioned Civil Engineering as one of the highly regarded Civil Engineering departments in the country. In this role, I worked with internal & external stakeholders to build on the success of the team and position the Department for further growth, success and recognition.
• In my role as Deputy Director and Program Leader in the Smart Cities Research Institute, I facilitated interdisciplinary research and actively engaged with external organisations to identify issues and needs that the Institute can address through its thematic research programs. 

Key Achievements
• Impactful Researcher: Recognised since 2019 in top 2% most cited scientists in Logistics & Transportation in the Stanford University Global Citation Rankings.
• Published Author: Authored over 150 publications, including influential books on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), low-carbon mobility for sustainable cities & Handbook on AI in Transportation.

• Strategic Leadership in Civil Engineering: Successfully led a dedicated academic team as the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, positioning the department as one of the most esteemed in the country.
• Urban Mobility Innovations: Spearheaded ground-breaking research programs in transportation including current role as Program Leader of the Future Urban Mobility initiative at Swinburne University.

Industry Experience and Engagement
• Technical leadership: Served in industry leadership roles at AECOM and Aurecon.
• Strong Industry Engagement: Collaborative research with Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programs & industry including the iMOVE & Low Carbon Living CRCs
• Smart Cities Advocate: Served as Deputy Director of the Smart Cities Research Institute, fostering interdisciplinary research & collaborating with external organisations to address critical industry needs.

Professional Affiliations
• Chartered Professional Engineer
• Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers
• Fellow of Engineers Australia
• Fellow of Institute of Transportation Engineers
• Senior Editor: IEEE Transactions on ITS
• Former Non-Executive Board Member: ITS Australia

Research interests

Transportation Systems Engineering; Intelligent Transport Systems; smart mobility; autonomous vehicles; driverless cars; smart cities; smart infrastructure

Fields of Research

  • Transport Engineering - 400512

Further information


Also published as: Dia, Hussein; Dia, H.
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