Lee Der Horng



Professor

Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering,
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)6516 2131
Email: dhl@nus.edu.sg
Office: E1A-07-16



Biography

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.

Professor Lee is active and committed in the international transportation academic community through journal editorships and editorial board memberships. Professor Lee is one of the editors of EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (Springer). Concurrently, Professor Lee serves as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He was the book editor of “Urban and Regional Transportation Modeling: Essays in Honor of David Boyce” published by Edward Elgar in the book series of “New Dimensions in Networks” with Professor Anna Nagurney as the series editor. Moreover, Professor Lee holds memberships in various international referred and SCI-indexed journals including Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (Elsevier), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor & Francis), International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research (Springer), Journal of Remanufacturing (Springer), Journal of Modern Transportation (published by Southwest Jiaotong University, China), and International Journal of Advanced Logistics (official journal of Asia Logistics Society).

In his professional activities with Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Research Council, US National Academies, Professor Lee is currently a committee member in Committee on Ports and Channels (AW010). He was a committee member of TRB Committee of Network Modeling (ADB30) from 2000 to 2009 and Committee on Traffic Flow and Characteristics (AHB45) from 2004 to 2013. In local landscape, Professor Lee was the immediate past vice president of Intelligent Transportation Society (Singapore) and Council Member since its inception.

A transportation planner and engineer by training, Professor Lee has been well recognized not only by his international academic peers but also well-received by the government agencies and transport industry as a thought leader. In recent years, Professor Lee has been extensively quoted by local and international mass media (more than 300 quotations on newspapers, 100 interviews by TV and radio programs) with his views and proposals on land transport policies and issues. Professor Lee has also been frequently consulted by technology and engineering firms, financial institutions, think tanks, non-government organizations (NGOs), professional societies, and government agencies for policy matters, technical projects and emerging issues in the areas of transportation, logistics, and urban and regional planning and development.

Qualifications

  • PhD (1996), University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
  • MEng (1992), National Central University, Taiwan.
  • BBA (1990), Tamkang University, Taiwan.

Honours & Awards

  • TR100 Honouree (The Technology Review 100: World 100 top innovators under 35 whose work and ideas will change the world), MIT Technology Review, 2002.
  • Who’s who in Science and Engineering, Marquis, New Providence, New Jersey, USA, 2003 – present.
  • Who’s who in the World, Marquis, New Providence, New Jersey, USA, 2004 – present.
  • Who’s who in Asia, Marquis, New Providence, New Jersey, USA, 2005 – present.
  • Outstanding Alumnus, Department of Civil Engineering, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, June 2006.

Professional Activities

International Referred Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, since 2002.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2007.
  • Editor, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, Springer, Since 2011.

Book Editorship

  • Book Editor, Urban and Regional Transportation Modeling: Essays in Honor of David Boyce. In Series: New Dimensions in Networks, Edward Elgar, 2004.

International Referred Journal Editorial Board Memberships

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2005-2008.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Taylor and Francis, since 2005.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Elsevier, since 2006.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research, Springer, since 2008.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, 2008-2012.
  • Member, Journal of Remanufacturing, Springer, since 2009.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Modern Transportation (ISSN 2095-087X), published by Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, since 2010
  • Member, International Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Logistics (ISSN 2287-108X), Official Journal of Asia Logistics Society, since 2012.

International Referred Journal Guest Editorships

  • Co-Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Special issue for ITSC 2003.
  • Co-Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Special issue for ITSC 2006.
  • Guest Editor, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Special Issue on Modeling and Optimization for Transportation Logistics, Elsevier, 2007.

Memberships in International Scientific Advisory Boards

  • Assessor, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, since 1999.
  • Member, Committee on Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30), Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, The National Academies, USA, 2000 – 2009.
  • Member, Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45), Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, The National Academies, USA, 2002-2012.
  • Member, Intelligent Traffic Signal Operation Committee, Management & Operations/ITS Council, Institute of Transportation Engineers, USA, since 2006.
  • Assessor, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 2007.
  • Assessor, Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD), Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore, since 2008.
  • Assessor, Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China, since 2009.
  • Member, Committee on Ports and Channels (AW010), Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, The National Academies, USA, since 2010.
  • Assessor, Division of Physical Sciences, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands, 2010.
  • Assessor, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada, 2010.
  • Assessor, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2010.
  • Facilitator, Sustainable Urban Living (SUL) R&D Roadmap, Workshop on Sustainable Transport for Future Mobility Needs, Ministry of National Development, Singapore, 2011.
  • Member, NCCS Focus Group on Ways to Reduce Emissions from Transport, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore, 2011.
  • Member, Focus Discussion Group, Fare Review Mechanism Committee 2012 (FRMC 2012), Public Transport Council, Singapore, 2012.
  • Member, Dialogue Session, Confronting Demographic Change: Economy and Home for Our Future, National Population and Talent Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, 2012.
  • Chair, Advisory Panel, Master of Science in Urban Transport Management (UTM) Programme, UniSIM and LTA Academy, Singapore, 2012-2014.

Keynote Lectures in Professional Meetings and Conferences

  1. ITS development and deployment in Singapore: Experiences, Lessons and Perspectives, The International Conference on City Planning, Transportation & Traffic Engineering (CityTrans 2004), 17-18 November 2004, Shanghai, China.
  2. Sustainable Transportation Challenge in Singapore, Toward Low-Carbon Society: Japan Scenarios and Asian Challenge (Organized by Ministry of the Environment, Japan), 13 February 2009, Tsukuba, Japan.
  3. Public Transportation: Review and Revitalize, Rapid Penang Public Transportation Disclosure Point (Organized by Penang State Government), 2 April 2009, Penang, Malaysia.
  4. Types of Industry Connected to the Aerotropolis and the Marketing Strategy, 2009 International Conference on Aerotropolis (Jointly organized by Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Taoyuan County Government, Taiwan), 28-29 April 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. Singapore’s Actions Toward Green and Sustainable Transportation, 2009 International Conference on Low-Carbon Society: Green Transportation (Organized by Taipei County Government), 5 October 2009, Panchiao, Taiwan.
  6. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Singapore Experiences, Kaohsiung Innovative Development and Strategies Forum (Organized by Kaohsiung Urban Planner Society), 9 November 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  7. Singapore – A Global Logistics Hub, Moving Toward a Regional Logistics City: Kaohsiung’s Strategies (Organized by Bureau of Urban Development, Kaohsiung City Government), 21 December 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  8. Smart Sustainable Mobility, The 8th Asia-Pacific Transportation Development Conference & the 23rd ICTPA Annual Meeting (Organized by International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association), 27-30 May 2010, Tainan, Taiwan.
  9. Simulation for Urban Mobility, The 3rd International Conference on Transportation Engineering (ICTE 2011, jointly organized by China Communications and Transportation Association and American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE), 23-25 July 2011, Chengdu, China.
  10. The Public Transport Systems in Singapore – Urban Connectivity through Multi- and Inter-Modal Services, The 2nd International Public Transportation Forum (Jointly organized by Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and Korea Transportation Institute, Korea), 6-8 September 2011, Songdo, Korea.
  11. Singapore’s Green Port and Urban Development, The Conference of Green Port Establishment (Organized by Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan), 16 September 2011, Taichung, Taiwan.
  12. Sustainable Transport Strategies, Future Cities Conference, 27-29 September 2011, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (declined)
  13. Port and Urban Developments in Singapore, 2011 International Symposium on Development Vision for Taipei Port and Taoyuan Aerotropolis, 5 December 2011, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
  14. Integrative Public Transport Network Design and Optimization, Conference of Public Transportation, TOD and Traffic Operations for Better Mobility, 26 April 2012, Seoul, Korea.
  15. Data Driven Transportation Modeling, The 4th International Conference on Transportation Engineering (ICTE 2013, jointly organized by China Communications and Transportation Association and American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE), 19-21 October 2013, Chengdu, China.

Plenary Lectures in ITS World Congress, ITS Asia-Pacific Forum

  1. ETC Case Study: Evaluation and Public Acceptance, 5th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum, 2-5 July 2002, Seoul, Korea.
  2. ITS Applications for Providing International Freight Movement Security, 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14-17 October 2002, Chicago (Illinois), USA.
  3. Moving Toward an Intelligent Transportation Environment with Integrated Deployments, 6th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum, 6-9 October 2003, Taipei, Taiwan.
  4. Freight Transportation Security, 14th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 9-13 October 2007, Beijing, China.

Plenary Lectures in Professional Meetings and Conferences

  1. Advanced Public Transportation Systems in Singapore, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control, 21-23 March 2004, Taipei, Taiwan.
  2. A Study of Singapore Port Facilities Security, 91st Annual Conference for Association of Pacific Ports, 23-27 August 2004, Taichung, Taiwan.
  3. Innovation and Deployment of ITS in Singapore, Asia Transportation Forum (Organized by Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan), 4-5 August 2005, I-Lan, Taiwan.
  4. Electronic Road Pricing and Vehicle Policy in Singapore, International Seminar on Environment and Traffic Management (Organized by Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan), 20-23 February 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. Singapore Assessing the Effectiveness of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), Vehicle Policy and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Alleviating Road Congestion, International Conference of Sustainable Urban Transportation, 21-23 April 2008, Singapore.
  6. Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) in Singapore: Field Experiences from 10 Years Implementation, 10th Anniversary Celebration of ITS Taiwan and the International Conference, 7-8 October 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.
  7. Impact of GHG Emissions from Transport Sector, BYEE Eco-Camp 2010: Climate Change and the Environment, June, 2010.
  8. Transportation in High Density Environment, NUS-Yale Webcast Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability through High-density Urban Settlements, 3 December 2010, Singapore.
  9. Modeling Urban Mobility, 2011 International Symposium on ITS Research, 11 June 2011, Taipei (Jointly organized by University of Tokyo and National Taiwan University), Taiwan.
  10. Study of Long-Term Transport Action Plan for ASEAN (LPA), 2nd Steering Committee Meeting and ASEAN Experts Meeting, 20 September 2011, Manila, Philippines. (declined)

Memberships in Conference Committees

  1. Program Chair, The 6th International Conference on the Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (AATT6), 18-20 June 2000, Singapore.
  2. Track Chair, Sessions of Transportation Science, The Fifth Conference of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operations Research Societies within IFORS (APORS2000), 5-7 July 2000, Singapore.
  3. Member, Program Committee, Workshop on Next Generation Models for Traffic Analysis, Monitoring and Management, Federal Highway Administration, 23-26 September 2001, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  4. Secretary, The IEEE 5th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2002), 3-6 September 2002, Singapore.
  5. Co-Chair, Inaugural Annual Intelligent Transportation Society (Singapore) Symposium, 5-6 September, 2002, Singapore.
  6. Member, International Program Committee, The IEEE 6th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2003), 12-15 October 2003, Shanghai, China.
  7. Member, Program Committee, The 8th International Conference on the Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (AATT8), 26-28 May 2004, Beijing, China.
  8. Member, Technical Program Committee, The 4th International Workshop on ITS Telecommunications (ITST2004), 8-9 July 2004, Singapore.
  9. Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on Traffic Simulation - Bridging Theory and Practice, 5-6 August, 2004, Brisbane, Australia.
  10. Chairman, Technical Committee, The International Conference on City Planning, Transportation & Traffic Engineering (CityTrans 2004), 17-18 November 2004, Shanghai, China.
  11. Chairman, Traffic Track, The International Conference on City Planning, Transportation & Traffic Engineering (CityTrans 2004), 17-18 November 2004, Shanghai, China.
  12. Secretary, The 1st International Conference on Transportation Logistics (T-Log 2005), 27-29 July 2005, Singapore.
  13. Member, International Program Committee, The IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2005), 13-16 September 2005, Vienna, Austria.
  14. Co-Chair, International Program Committee, The IEEE 9th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2006), 17-20 September 2006, Toronto, Canada.
  15. Member, Scientific Committee, Sixth Triennial Conference on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN VI), 10-15 June 2007, Puhket, Thailand.
  16. Chair, Local Organizing Committee, Sixth Triennial Conference on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN VI), 10-15 June 2007, Puhket, Thailand.
  17. Secretary (International), The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Logistics (T-Log 2007), 4-6 July 2007, Shenzhen, China.
  18. Program Chair, The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Logistics (T-Log 2007), 4-6 July 2007, Shenzhen, China.
  19. Program Chair, ITS Asia-Pacific Forum and Exhibitions, 14-16 July 2008, Singapore.
  20. Member, Program Committee, International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, 21-25 July 2008, Dublin, Ireland.
  21. Member, International Program Committee, The IEEE 11th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2008), 12-15 October 2008, Beijing, China.
  22. Co-Chair, Program Track on Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems, The Fifth Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2009), 22-25 August 2009, Bangalore, India.
  23. Member, Scientific Committee, TRISTAN VII – the Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, 20-25 June 2010, Tromsø, Norway.
  24. Co-Chair, Program Track on Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems, The Sixth Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2010), 21-24 August 2009, Toronto, Canada.
  25. Member, International Program Committee, The IEEE 13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2010), 19 – 22 September 2010, Madeira Island, Portugal.
  26. Member, Program Committee, 1st International Conference on Logistics, Informatics, and Service Science and 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 8-11 June 2011, Beijing, China.
  27. Member, Scientific Committee, 5th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics (ODYSSEUS 2012), 21-25 May 2012, Mykonos, Greece.
  28. Member, International Organizing Committee, International Transportation Conference (Organized by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL), 4-8 September 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  29. Member, International Program Committee, 2012 International Conference on Low-carbon Transportation and Logistics, and Green Buildings (LTLGB 2012), 12-13 October 2012, Beijing, China.
  30. Member, International Program Committee, 20th ITS World Congress, 14-18 October 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

Membership and Appointment in Professional Societies

  • Vice President and Council Member, Intelligent Transportation Society (Singapore), 2003 - 2011.
  • Honorary Auditor, Intelligent Transportation Society (Singapore), 2011 - present.
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Teaching Areas

  • Transportation and Development (AM5022)
  • Aviation Management (AM5023)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (TP5025)
  • Transportation Management and Policy (TP5026)
  • Transportation Planning (CE5205)
  • Global Logistics (Executive Programme, NUS School of Business)
  • Container Terminal Operations (Executive Programme, NUS School of Business)
  • International Business and Logistics (Executive Programme, NUS School of Business)
  • Airport Management and Operations (Executive Programme, NUS School of Business)
  • Microscopic Traffic Simulation (Professional Training)

Research Interests

  • Container port operations
  • Transportation management and policy
  • Urban and regional transportation planning
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Urban mobility modeling
  • Data-driven transportation modeling

Publications

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Last Updated on 16 December, 2013 by Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering