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Associate Professor Hussein Dia

Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering; Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility), Smart Cities Research Institute; Associate Professor (Transport Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy - Transport Studies, Monash University, Australia; Masters of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, United States; Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, United States


Hussein Dia is a Civil Engineer with leadership credentials in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and transport planning and modelling. His research interests are in the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in urban environments. He has more than 30 years of engineering experience in the public and private sectors, and has previously held a number of senior positions in ITS including Director, ITS Research Laboratory at the University of Queensland and Director, ITS Australia Hussein is Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He currently serves as Senior Editor of the international journal IEEE Transactions on ITS. Hussein is currently ranked in the top 50 influencers on smart and sustainable cities (

Research interests

Intelligent Transport Systems; Smart Mobility; Smart Cities; Smart Infrastructure; Transport Modelling; Infrastructure Monitoring; Transportation Systems Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Transport Engineering - 090507

Teaching areas

Transportation Systems Engineering;Intelligent Transport Systems


  • 2005, National, Best Paper Award. Intelligent Vehicles and Road Infrastructure Conference (IVRI ’05), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1999, International, Best Paper Award. 11th Mini-Euro Conference on AI in Transportation Systems and Science, Finland, University of Helsinki
  • 1993, National, Monash University PhD Graduate Scholarships, Monash University
  • 1982, International, Purdue University Undergraduate Scholarship, Purdue University
  • 1978, International, American Field Service (AFS) Exchange Student Award, USA, West Valley High School, Washington, USA

Further information



Also published as: Dia, Hussein; Dia, H.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Greening Inner-urban Travel with Sharing Economy Mobility Services (led by University of South Australia) *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2017: Development and Evaluation of Low Carbon Mobility Solutions through Harnessing Disruptive Technology Opportunities *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2017: Integrated Cities: Procuring Transport Infrastructure through Integrating Transport, Land Use and Finance *; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre Funding for Pre-Project Activities
  • 2017: Project 1.52 Tech-enabled transport - Informing the transition to technology-enabled transport vehicles and infrastructure *; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre Funding for Pre-Project Activities
  • 2016: Greening Suburban Travel *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2016: Low Carbon Mobility (Greening Suburban Travel) - Student Agreement for Karen Wright *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2016: Research funding agreement- PhD scholarship from CRC for low Carbon living *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2016: Scenario Planning Transport Futures: Improved Roadand Transport Planning using Digital Scenario PlanningTools *; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre Funding for Pre-Project Activities

* Chief Investigator

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