Lee Der-Horng



Professor, PhD, FSEng, FIES, CEng

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) holds his tenured full professorship at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Lee was elected and awarded Fellow (FSEng) status of Academy of Engineering Singapore (SAEng) in September 2017. He is also a Fellow (FIES) of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) and the inaugural batch of Chartered Engineer (CEng) of Transportation Engineering in Singapore. Professor Lee is currently the Director of NUS-LTA (Land Transport Authority Singapore) Transport Research Centre (TRC@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 professional expertise includes Transportation Policy, Intelligent Transporation Systems (ITS), Urban and Regional Travel Demand Forecasting, Public Transportation, Emerging Urban Mobility Susyems, Container Port Operations, Aviation Management, etc. Professor Lee has published more than 400 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 editorial activities. Professor Lee is one of the founding and standing editors of EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (Springer). Concurrently, Professor Lee serves as an 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 several other 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).

A transportation planner and engineer by training, Professor Lee has not only been well recognized by his academic performance but also well received by government agencies and transportation industry as a thought leader at local, regional and international levels. Professor Lee has been extensively quoted and frequently interviewed by media including Channel News Asia (Singapore), Singapore Press Holdings, Phoenix Satellite TV (Hong Kong), CCTV (China), Xinhua Press (China), Reuters, BBC, CNN, NHK, ANN (Japan), KBS, and Ch8-Korea with more than 800 newspaper quotations and 300 live or pre-recorded TV and radio interviews with his comments and thoughts on issues and current affairs of mobility, transportation policies, infrastructure development, etc.

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow (FSEng), Academy of Engineering Singapore (SAEng) 新加坡工程院 院士
  • Fellow (FIES), Institution of Engineer Singapore (IES) 新加坡工程师学会 会士
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) in Transportation Engineering, Singapore 新加坡特许交通工程师

Educational Qualifications

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

Experience

  1. Director, NUS-LTA Transport Research Centre (TRC@NUS), since November 2015.
  2. Professor (Tenured), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, since January 2014.
  3. Deputy Head (Research), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 2014 – February 2016.
  4. Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2005 – 2013.
  5. Director (Degreed Education), The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI-AP), a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004 – 2006.
  6. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, September 1999 – 2004.
  7. Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California, USA, January – August 1999.
  8. Assistant Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine, California, USA, July 1997 – August 1999.
  9. Research Fellow, ITS Research Group, Center for Transportation Analysis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, July 1996 – June 1997.

Courtesy Appointments Overseas

  1. Distinguished Professor, Beijing Union University, China
  2. Chair Professor, Beijing University of Technology, China
  3. High-caliber Talent, Beijing Municipal Government, China
  4. Dean (Overseas), School of Transportation & Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

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.
  • Outstanding Alumnus, Department of Transportation Management, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, March 2016.

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.

Recent Keynote Lectures

  1. Integrative Public Transport Network Design and Optimization, Conference of Public Transportation, TOD and Traffic Operations for Better Mobility, 26 April 2012, Seoul, Korea.
  2. 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.
  3. Coordinated Management of Comprehensive Transportation in Singapore, 2014 International Symposium on Metropolitan Transportation Cooperative Operation and Green Development, 22-23 November 2014, Beijing, China.
  4. Activity-based Travel Demand Forecasting, The 5th International Conference on Transportation Engineering (ICTE 2015, jointly organized by China Communications and Transportation Association and American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE), 26-27 September 2015, Dalian, China.
  5. Community-based Shared Mobility, 2016 World Forum on Transportation for Megacity Clusters, 3-4 November 2016, Beijing, China.
  6. Smart Mobility in a Smart City (Keynote in Urban Transportation Stream), Transportation Research Congress, 23-25 May 2017, Beijing, China.
  7. Future and Sustainable Urban Mobility in a Smart Nation, The 17th COTA conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2017), 7-9 July 2017, Shanghai, China.

Recent Conference Committee Memberships

  1. 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.
  2. Member, Scientific Committee, 5th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics (ODYSSEUS 2012), 21-25 May 2012, Mykonos, Greece.
  3. Member, International Organizing Committee, International Transportation Conference (Organized by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL), 4-8 September 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  4. Member, International Program Committee, 2012 International Conference on Low-carbon Transportation and Logistics, and Green Buildings (LTLGB 2012), 12-13 October 2012, Beijing, China.
  5. Member, Scientific Committee, TRISTAN VIII – the Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, 9-14 June 2013, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
  6. Member, International Program Committee, 20th ITS World Congress, 14-18 October 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
  7. Member, Scientific Committee, 6th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics (ODYSSEUS 2015), 1-5 June 2015, Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
  8. Member, Scientific Committee, TRISTAN IX – the Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, 13-17 June 2016, Aruba, The Netherlands.
  9. Member, Scientific Cimmittee, The 17th COTA conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2017), 7-9 July 2017, Shanghai, China.
  10. Member, Scientific Committee, 7th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics (ODYSSEUS 2018), 3-8 June 2018, Cagliari, Italy.

Membership and Appointment in Professional Societies

  • Vice President, Intelligent Transportation Society – Singapore (ITSS), 2003 - 2011.
  • Council Member, Intelligent Transportation Society – Singapore (ITSS), 2003 - 2013.
  • Honorary Auditor, Intelligent Transportation Society – Singapore (ITSS), 2011 - 2013.
  • Member, Intelligent Transportation Society – Singapore (ITSS).
  • 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

  • Transportation policy
  • Urban and regional travel demand forecasting
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Taxi and private-hire competition and strategy
  • Emerging (shared, personal, electric, autonomous) urban mobility
  • Public transportation
  • Data-driven transportation modeling
  • Container port operations

Publications

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Last Updated on 20 September 2017 by Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering