ICTTE 2019

Keynote&Plenary Speakers for ICTTE 2019

Prof. Alan Nicholson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Speech Title: Road Safety: A Risk Management Perspective (Click here for abstract)

Biography: Professor Nicholson holds the following degrees: a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), a Master of Engineering, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy.
He joined the University of Canterbury in 1981, and was Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme for 15 years and Head of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering for five years. He has twice been awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, has been a Fellow of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers since 2000, and was for three years the National Chairman of the Institution¡¯s Transportation Group.
He has 28 years¡¯ experience advising various Government authorities in New Zealand on transport research, and has been an expert advisor to transport research organisations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel and Qatar. He has reviewed papers for sixteen International Journals, including Transportation Research A and B, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.
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 series on Transportation Network Reliability (since 2001) and Transport Simulation (since 2008), and has been Vice-President of the Australasian Transport Research Forum since 2017.
Professor Nicholson¡¯s research interests include traffic modelling, network reliability, traffic safety and risk management. He is the author or co-author of over 160 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 15 international conferences in various countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Singapore, Jordan and Syria.

Prof. Monteiro Figueira, University Lusofona, Portugal

Speech Title: How Micromobility is Transforming Movement in Cities (Click here for abstract)

Biography: 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.

Prof. Vinayak Dixit, University of New South Wales, Australia

Speech Title: Crowdsource Traffic Controllers (Click here for abstract)

Professor Vinayak Dixit is the Director of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), Director Travel Choice Simulation Laboratory (TRACSLab) at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia as well as the IAG Term Chair of Risk in Smart Cities (Insurance Australia Group). His research focuses on studying risk in the transportation infrastructure system as it relates to connected automated vehicles, electric vehicles, highway safety, travel time uncertainty, as well as natural and man-made disasters. His research has relied on using highly disaggregate data to infer individual preferences under risk and uncertainty, and its implication on systems.

As at January 2019, Prof Dixit has led / managed a current total career research grant income of approx. $10M. He has a current career total of 71 Book Chapters and Journal Articles and over 100 Conference Publications.

His projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council, United States National Science Foundation, as well as transportation agencies across the world including Australia, U.S., Indonesia, India and U.A.E. He is currently leading a large grant with industry (insurers and OEMs) and Government partners to study impact of interactions with other road users in an autonomous environment.


Prof. Mark Goh, National University of Singapore, Singapore

A former Colombo Plan Scholar, Dr. Goh holds a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide. In the National University of Singapore, he holds the appointments of Director (Industry Research) at the Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, a joint venture with Georgia Tech, USA, Principal Researcher at the Centre for Transportation Research, and was a Program Director of the Penn-State NUS Logistics Management Program. He used to be Regional Director of Supply Chain Solutions for Asia/Middle East with APL Logistics, crafting logistics engineering solutions for major MNCs (Dell, Nike, Lenovo, VW, BMW, Roche, BBraun) in this part of the world. He was on the board of Rigelsoft, a reverse logistics company. He was also a Professor at RMIT University, and the University of South Australia.

Dr. Goh was a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (Singapore), past Chairman of the Academic Board of Examiners for the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, member of the Advisory Committee of the Transportation Resource Centre (NUS) and a past Vice President of the Operations Research Society of Singapore, Associate Senior Fellow of the Institute of South east Asian Studies. His other professional affiliations include membership of INFORMS, and the Academy of International Business. His biography appears in Who's Who in Asia and the Pacific Nations, Who’s Who in the World, and Outstanding People of the 20th Century. He was a member of the Global Advisory Council (GAC) on Logistics and Supply Chain with the World Economic Forum.

He has been involved in executive training for various key organisations in Singapore, for example, PSA Corp., MIS, SIPMM, PSB, J&J, Siemens Nixdorf, CIT, CAAS, Fuji-Xerox AP, Applied Biosystems, Danzas, DHL, Samsung, SembCorp Logistics, Exel, CEI, Bax Global, IBM, PWC Logistics, Sime Darby, Rockwell Automation, Bank of China, PT SMART, and Mindef. Prof. Goh has also acted as a consultant to organisations both in Singapore and overseas, e.g. Lucent Technologies, Pentex Schweitzer, Trans-Link Express, Perkins Parts, Singapore Post, NCB, Unilever East Asia Pacific, MSAS, TDB, Hewlett-Packard Far East, Siemens Nixdorf, APO, Confectionery Transformation, Danzas-AEI, Bossard Asia Pacific, BBraun AP, Pasminco, Mindef, Cleanaway (China), IE Singapore, ADB, Knight Frank, Rhodia, World Bank, APEC Secretariat, and Fuji Xerox Singapore. He has led projects for companies such as Dell, Asia Pac Breweries, Roche, PSA, IBM, DFS, ERIA, CAAS, Vale, Save the Children, P&G, and the SEDB.

He has held appointments as a visiting Professor in Business Logistics Strategy at Chulalongkorn University, Commonwealth Fellow to the UK, Citibank International Fellow to the US, visiting research fellow at UMIST, visiting scholar at Beijing University, visiting professor at Melbourne University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Q3 Quarterly, Journal for Inventory Research, Paradigm, Value Chain Management, International Journal of Procurement Management, and Advances in Management Research, Euro Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, and has served as an associate editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research.

His current research interest is on buyer-seller relationships, performance measurement, and supply chain strategy. With over 400 technical papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences, and won research grant money in excess of SGD 10 million, some of his articles on supply chain management have appeared in the Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Production and Operations Management, EJOR, Supply Chain Management Journal, Industrial Organisations, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Asian Business, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Transportation Research Parts A, D & E, MIS Quarterly Executive, JOTA, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Sciences, IEEE Trans in Engineering Management, Transportation Science, PLOSOne, JAIS, and Logistics Information Management.


Prof. Khair S. Jadaan, University of Jordan, Jordan

Speech Title: Anomie and Relative Deprivation: Two Competing Theories Explaining Deviant Behavior (Click here for abstract)

Dr Khair Jadaan is a Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Jordan. He has about 50 years of academic and practical experience in both developed and developing countries including UK (where he earned two postgraduate degrees), USA, Germany, New Zealand, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. Prof. Jadaan has over 40 years of practical experience covering various civil engineering projects for local, regional and international establishments. He worked as a consultant/advisor for Ministers of Transport and Municipalities (Jordan), Emiri Diwan(Ruler¡¯s Court), Supreme Traffic Council, and Ministry of Interior (Kuwait), Stoke Engineering Company (Germany), Works Consultancy Services (State-owned enterprise, New Zealand), UNICEF(Jordan), COMCEC(Turkey) in addition to 12 years as a Senior Engineering Advisor with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) in Kuwait. He is the founder and CEO of the Civil Engineering Consultancy ¡°Expert Group¡±.

Prof Jadaan academic experience extends over a span of 38 years in teaching and research at Universities of Leeds and Bradford (England), California Berkeley and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), Canterbury and Auckland (New Zealand), Baghdad (Iraq), Kuwait, and University of Jordan. He taught several undergraduate and postgraduate civil engineering courses, supervised many theses and has published over 250 scientific papers in international Journals and conferences. He Chaired many local, regional and international conferences and is a member of the Editorial Board of four international journals two of which are SCOPUS indexed.