MEPE 2018

Keynote&Plenary Speakers

Prof. Lee Der-Horng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biography: Dr LEE Der-Horng (¼) 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 Lees 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.

Prof. Monteiro Figueira, University Lusofona, Portugal

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.