PhD in Intelligent Transportation The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Since the early 1990's, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have been evolving in developed countries to cope with transportation problems such as traffic congestion and road safety issues caused by a growing population and continuous urban development. ITS combines leading-edge information and communication technologies used in transportation and traffic management systems to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of transportation networks, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance drivers’ and passengers’ experiences.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Intelligent Transportation aims to provide a well-rounded education as well as rigorous research training to prepare students to become versatile and knowledgeable professionals in intelligent transportation engineering and technologies. Areas of research may include computational modeling, floating car / floating cellular data, inductive loop/video vehicle/Bluetooth detection, information fusion from multiple traffic sensing modalities, collision avoidance systems, safety and security of the unmanned aerial vehicle, green aviation technologies, public transportation systems such as railway systems, connected vehicles (CV), autonomous vehicles (AV), and shared mobility.
Ph.D. graduates should be capable of conducting high-quality original research, creating new knowledge, deriving valuable insights, and making tangible impacts on academia and the field.