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Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff

Professor Becky P Y Loo, JP
盧佩瑩 教授 太平紳士

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Room 10.34

391 77024

bpyloo@hku.hk

Professor

BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

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Becky P.Y. Loo’s core research interests are sustainable transport, future cities, and smart technologies. She adopts a people-oriented and place-based approach in analysing pertinent issues related to smart cities, sustainability, regional transport infrastructure and development, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, and road safety. She is recognized for her research achievements both internationally and nationally. Becky is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK (FAcSS). Her walkability project received the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Outstanding Transportation Project Award 2019. Moreover, Becky is an Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL), UK and a Chang Jiang Scholar and Chair Professor conferred by the Ministry of Education, PRC (長江學者講座教授). Becky is known as “one of the foremost Asian scholars working in the area of infrastructure, transportation and urban transformation”1. She is on the Stanford University Top 2% Scientists of the world in both 2019 and 2020, and based both on career-long and year-specific citations2. Based on career-long citations, Becky was ranked among the Global Top 100 (91 out of more than 20,000 Top 2% scientists in 2020) within her sub-field of Logistics & Transportation. In Hong Kong, she is the only non-engineering researcher and the only female researcher within the Global Top 100 in this sub-field. She has been listed as an Author by InCites Essential Science Indicators (ESI) based on global citation thresholds. Besides, she has previously received prestigious appointments as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) at the University of Oxford (UK), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK), and a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (PRC) (中國科學院客座研究員), Griffith University (Australia), the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile), and the University of Montreal (Canada).

 

With a passion for excellence, Becky has continued to make advances throughout her academic studies and career. In 1989, she obtained Grade A for all her subjects in the Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE). In 1992, she received the Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Geography and minor in Economics) with First Class Honours from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). With the support of the Swire Scholarship and the Li Po Chun Scholarship, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis (on transport and regional development) in 1997-1998. She then began her academic career at HKU. In 2006, she won the Outstanding Young Researcher Award. In 2008, she was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2009, she became a Full Professor. From 2017 to 2020, she served as the first female Head of the Department of Geography since its establishment in 1931, making remarkable progress in advancing the Department despite unprecedented challenges. She has also made significant contributions to her alma mater as the Director of the Institute of Transport Studies, Founding Co-Director of the Joint Laboratory on Future Cities, and the Programme Director of the Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning. She has previously taken up Associate Deanship of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Deputy Chairmanship of the Human Research Ethics Committee for Non-clinical Faculties, and Associate Deanship of the Graduate School.

 

With a commitment to serve and a vision to spearhead leading-edge academic research, she is the Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Travel Behaviour and Society. She took up the major responsibilities of journal scoping and finding the publisher, launching the journal, and then getting it indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Becky is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography handling manuscripts since 2014. Moreover, she is on the Editorial Boards of leading academic journals, including the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Journal of Urban Technology, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Municipal Engineer, Sustainable Cities and Society, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, and 地理研究 (Geographical Research). As a leading international scholar, she has been invited to evaluate research grant applications for major research grant councils in Hong Kong, elsewhere in China, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Furthermore, she has served as an invited Research Grant Panel Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants (for established and leading researchers pursuing ground-breaking and high-risk projects of about Euro 2.5 million per project), in three rounds. Beyond Hong Kong, she has served as an external assessor for recruitment/promotion for leading universities, including the University of Melbourne in Australia; Simon Fraser University in Canada; East China Normal University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University in mainland China; Hebrew University in Israel; University of Birmingham and Liverpool University in the UK; the National University of Singapore in Singapore, and the University of Alabama and John Hopkins University in the USA, among others. Her research postgraduate students have included Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship (HKU-PS), and University Postgraduate Fellowship (UPF) awardees.

 

            Becky has taken three intermittent career breaks from 2004 to 2009 for giving birth, breastfeeding, and taking care of her three children. While maintaining a balanced family and work life, she is keen to contribute to the betterment of society through dedicated unpaid services. Her services to geographical education and the transport profession included serving as the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Geographical Association (HKGA), President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), Vice-Chairperson of the Commission on Transport and Geography of the International Geographical Union (IGU), an International Vice-President of CILT International, and a Member of the Statistical Methods Committee (ABJ80) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), (US) National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She was a member of the winning teams of the Most Outstanding Community Partnership Award 2011 and the Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award 2015. In 2016, she was awarded the Pegasus Medal by CILT International. In 2017, she received the CILTHK President Award. To promote a healthier lifestyle, she has taken up the role of the Vice-President of the HKU Staff Association to promote work-life balance among staff.

 

               In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the community, Becky has been appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Her current and past public services have included serving on the Appeal Tribunal Panel, the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living, the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee, the Harbourfront Commission, the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority, the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, the Road Safety Council, and the Transport Advisory Committee. She served for six years as an appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Ocean Park Corporation from 2011 to 2017. Being passionate about environmental conservation, she remains a Trustee of the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. Moreover, being committed to the building of an inclusive society, she also serves on the Committee on Accessible Transport and Travel of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

 

1 https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ias/distinguished-visiting-fellows/2015/loo.aspx

2 https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3

Research Interests
  • Transit-oriented development (TOD), walkability and urban form

  • Road safety and spatial analysis

  • Sustainability and transport decarbonization

  • Smart cities

Courses

GEOG3420

Transport and the Society

6

credits

Annual; 1st Semester

GEOG3422

Contemporary Urban Transportation Issues

6

credits

Annual; 2nd Semester

Selected Publications

  2021  

  • Fan, Zhuangyuan and Becky P.Y. Loo (2021) “Street life and pedestrian activities in smart cities: Opportunities and challenges for computational urban science” Computational Urban Science 1:26. DOI:10.1007/s43762-021-00024-9
     

  • Lam, Yun Fat, Jeffrey M.H. Chang, Becky P.Y. Loo, Hongsheng Zhang, Kenneth K.M. Leung and Kay Axhausen (2021) “Screening approach for short-term PM2.5 health co-benefit: A case study from 15 metropolitan cities around the world during the CO-VID-19 pandemic.” Atmosphere 13(1): 18 DOI: 10.3390/atmos13010018  (IF2020=2.686)
     

  • Leung, Kevin Y.K., Becky P.Y. Loo, K.L. Tsui, F.L. So and Ellen Fok (2021) “To cross or not to cross: A closer look at children’s decision-making on the road.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 149: 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2021.04.011 (IF2020=5.594)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. (2021) “Walking towards a happy city.” Journal of Transport Geography 93: 103078. 
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103078  (IF2020=4.986)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Zhiran Huang (2021) “Delineating traffic congestion zones in cities: An effective approach based on GIS.” Journal of Transport Geography 94: 103108. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103108 (IF2020=4.986)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. Ka Ho Tsoi, Paulina P.Y. Wong and Poh Chin Lai (2021) “Identification of superspreading environment under COVID-19 through human mobility data.” Scientific Reports 11, 4699. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-84089-w  (IF2020=4.379)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Feiyang Zhang, Janet H Hsiao, Antoni B. Chan and Hui Lan (2021) “Applying the Hidden Markov Model to analyse urban mobility patterns: An interdisciplinary approach.” Chinese Geographical Science 31: 1–13. DOI:10.1007/s11769-021-1173-0 (IF2020=2.892)
     

  • Olsen, Jonathan R., Kevin Y.K. Leung, Natalie Nicholls and Becky P.Y. Loo (2021) “Do neighbourhood characteristics matter in understanding school children’s active lifestyles? A cross-region multi-city comparison of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hong Kong.” Children’s Geographies 19(4): 488-504.  DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1828826 (IF2020=2.291)
     

  • Swift, Anthony, Long Cheng, Becky P.Y. Loo, Mengqiu Cao and Frank Witlox (2021) “Step-free railway station access in the UK: The true value of inclusive design.” European Transport Research Review 13: 45. DOI: 10.1186/s12544-021-00504-3 (IF2020=2.415)
     

  • Tsoi, Ka Ho, Becky P.Y. Loo and David Banister (2021) ““Mind the (Policy-Implementation) gap”: Transport decarbonisation policies and performances of leading global economies (1990-2018).” Global Environmental Change- Human and Policy Dimensions 68: 102250. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102250 (IF2020=9.523)
     

  • Tsoi, Ka Ho and Becky P.Y. Loo (2021) “Cutting the loss: International benchmarking of a sustainable ferry business model” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 145: 167-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2021.01.007  (IF2020=5.594)
     

  • Tsoi, Ka Ho and Becky P.Y. Loo (2021) “Public transport and the environment.” In The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport. Edited by Corinne Mulley, John Nelson and Stephen Ison. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 93-106.
     

  • Zhang, Feiyang and Becky P.Y. Loo (2021) “Transport demand management.” In International Encyclopedia of Transportation, volume 4, Edited by Roger W. Vickerman. UK: Elsevier, pp. 537-543. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102671-7.10380-X
     

  • Zhang, Hongsheng, Yinyi Lin, Shan Wei, Becky P.Y. Loo, P.C. Lai, Yun Fat Lam, Luoma Wan and Yu Li (2021) “Global association among satellite-derived nitrogen dioxide and lockdown policies under the COVID-19 pandemic.” Science of the Total Environment, 761: 144148. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144148 (IF2020=7.963)

  2020  

  • Lam, Winnie W.Y., Becky P.Y. Loo and Rathi Mahendran (2020) “Neighbourhood environment and depressive symptoms among the elderly in Hong Kong and Singapore.” International Journal of Health Geographics 19:48.  DOI:10.1186/s12942-020-00238-w (IF2020=3.918)
     

  • Leung, Kevin Y.K. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2020) “Determinants of children’s active travel to school: A case study in Hong Kong.” Travel Behaviour and Society 21: 79-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2020.05.009 (IF2020=4.983)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. (2020) “Transport, Urban”. In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition, ed. Kobayashi, A. (Oxford: Elsevier), vol. 13, pp. 457–462. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10352-X. ISBN: 9780081022955
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Kevin Y.K. Leung and Fasi C.H. Chan (2020) “How short-term cycling training promotes cycling among schoolchildren in high-density cities.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 14(11): 872-885.
    DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2019.1642971 (IF2020=3.929)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Ka Ho Tsoi and David Banister (2020) “Recent experiences and divergent pathways to transport decoupling.” Journal of Transport Geography 88: 102826. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102826  (IF2020=4.986)
     

  • Satria, Romi, Ka Ho Tsoi, Maria Castro and Becky P.Y. Loo (2020) “A combined approach to address road traffic crashes beyond cities: Hot zone identification and countermeasures in Indonesia.” Sustainability 12, 1801: 1-19. DOI:10.3390/su12051801 (IF2020=3.251)
     

  • Tsoi, Ka Ho and Becky P.Y. Loo (2020) “Generational change and travel” in Handbook of Sustainable Transport. Edited by Carey Curtis. Edward Elgar, pp. 357-367.
     

  • Wang, Bo, Becky P.Y. Loo, Feng Zhen and Guangliang Xi (2020) “Urban resilience from the lens of social media data: Responses to urban flooding in Nanjing, China.” Cities 106: 102884. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102884 (IF2020=5.835)
     

  • Wang Bo, Becky P.Y. Loo, and Li Lu (2020) “Situating high-speed railway (HSR) stations within local urban contexts: Passenger satisfaction about intermodal integration at the Hong Kong HSR Station.” Built Environment, 46(3): 362-378.
    DOI: 10.2148/benv.46.3.362

  2019  

  • Chu, Kai-Fung, Albert Y.S. Lam, Becky P.Y. Loo and Victor O.K. Li (2019) “Public transport waiting time estimation using semi-supervised graph convolutional networks.” 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, art. no. 8917286, pp. 2259-2264
     

  • Grubenmann, T., K.H. Tsoi and Becky P.Y. Loo (2019) “Hotzone generation add-in for ArcGIS.” Available at http://arcg.is/1T0bKv
     

  • Huang, Xiaoting, Becky P.Y. Loo, Ying Zhao and Alice S.Y. Chow (2019) “Incorporating personal experience in free-choice environmental learning: Lessons from a zoological theme park.” Environmental Education Research 25(8): 1250-1266.
    DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2019.1569203 (IF2020=3.512)
     

  • Leung, Kevin Y.K., Sebastian Astroza, Becky P.Y. Loo, Chandra R. Bhat (2019) “An environment-people interactions framework for analysing children's extra-curricular activities and active transport.” Journal of Transport Geography 74: 341-358.   DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.12.015 (IF2020=4.986)
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Alhassan Siiba (2019) “Active transport in Africa and beyond: Towards a strategic framework.” Transport Reviews 39(2): 181-203. DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2018.1442889 (IF2020=9.643)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Winnie S.M. Tang (2019) “‘Mapping’ smart cities.” Journal of Urban Technology 26(2): 129-146. 
    DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2019.1576467 (IF2020=5.465)
     

  • Nair, G.S., C.R. Bhat, R.M. Pendyala, Becky P.Y. Loo and W.H.K. Lam (2019) “On the use of probit cased models for ranking data analysis.” Transportation Research Record 2673(4): 229-240.  DOI:10.1177/0361198119838987 (IF2020/SCIE=1.560)
     

  • Wang, Bo and Becky P.Y. Loo (2019) “Travel time use and its impact on high-speed-railway passengers’ travel satisfaction in the E-society.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 23(3): 197-209.  DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2018.1459968 (IF2020=3.929)
     

  • Wang, Bo, Becky P.Y. Loo, Yanqin Cao and Feng Zhen (2019) “中国养老政策演进及智慧社会下居家养老发展对策探索”(An overview of China’s policy on older adults and towards a new framework of supporting aging-in-place in the e-society) 科技导报 (Science & Technology Review) 37(6): 6-12. DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2019.06.001 (CSCD; IF=0.565)

  2018  

  • Bryson, John R., Rachel A. Mulhall, Meng Song, Becky P.Y. Loo, Richard J. Dawson and Christopher D.F. Rogers (2018) “Alternative-substitute business models and the provision of local infrastructure: Alterity as a solution to financialization and public-sector failure.” Geoforum 95: 25-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.06.022 (IF2020=3.901)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. (2018) “Realising car-free developments within compact cities.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Municipal Engineer 171(ME1): 41-50. DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.16.00060 (IF2020/SCIE=0.681)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., John R. Bryson, Meng Song and Catherine Harris (2018) “Risking multi-billion decisions on underground railways: Land value capture, differential rent and financialization in London and Hong Kong.” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 81: 403-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2018.07.011 (IF2020/SCIE=5.915)
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Ka Ho Tsoi (2018) “The sustainable transport pathway: A holistic strategy of five transformations.” Journal of Transport and Land Use 11(1): 961-980. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2018.1354  (IF2020=2.255)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Bo Wang (2018) “Factors associated with the home-based e-working and e-shopping in Nanjing, China.” Transportation 45(2): 365-384. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9792-0 (IF2020=5.192)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Bo Wang (2018) “从区域一体化看融合交通: 以粤港澳大湾区和港深广高铁线为例.”(The importance of integrated transport in fostering the formation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) 地理科学进展 (Progress in Geography) 37(12): 1623-1632. DOI: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.12.004 (CSSCI; CSCD; IF=3.720)
     

  • Wang, Bo and Becky P.Y. Loo (2018) “The hierarchy of cities in Internet news media and Internet search: Some insights from China.” Cities 84: 121-133. DOI:10.1016/j.cities.2018.07.013 (IF2020=5.835)
     

  • Wang, Bo, Becky P.Y. Loo and Feng Zhen (2018) “智慧社会下的城市地理学研究: 基于居民活动的视角”(Urban geographical research in smart cities: Insights from residents’ activities) 地理研究 (Geographical Research) 37: 2075-2086. (CSSCI; CSCD; IF=3.334)
     

  • Wang, Bo, Feng Zhen, and Becky P.Y. Loo (2018) “The role of distance in online social networks: A case study of urban residents in Nanjing, China.” Cities 79: 37-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.02.020 (IF2020=5.835)
     

  • Wang, Bo, Feng Zhen and Becky P.Y. Loo (2018) “美国《科技与未来城市报告》分析及对中国 智慧城市建设的启示” (China’s smart city development: Reflections after reading the American Report on ‘Technology and Future of Cities’) 科技导报 (Science & Technology Review) 36(18): 1-10. (CSCD; IF=0.734)

  2017  

  • Chow, Alice S.Y. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Higher education activities in the world cities: A spatial study of global leadership and connectivity.” In: Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspective, ed. by Ka Ho Mok (Singapore: Springer), pp. 91-104.
     

  • Cui, Jianqiang, Becky P.Y. Loo, and Dong Lin (2017) “Travel behaviour and mobility needs of older adults in an ageing and car-dependent society.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(2): 109-128. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2016.1262785 (IF2020=2.242)
     

  • Leung, Kevin Y.K. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Association of children’s mobility and wellbeing: A case study in Hong Kong.” Travel Behaviour and Society 9: 95-104. DOI:10.1016/j.tbs.2017.07.004 (IF2020=4.983)
     

  • Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Geography of railroads.” In: Handbook on Geographies of Technology, ed. by Barney Warf (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), pp. 242-253.
     

  • Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Mobility impairment, social engagement, and life satisfaction among the older population in China: A structural equation modelling analysis.” Quality of Life Research 26(5): 1273-1282. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1444-x (IF2020=4.147)
     

  • Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Rail transport: Passenger.” In: International Encyclopaedia of Geography, ed. By Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu and Richard A. Marston (n.p.: John Wiley & Sons) DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0208
     

  • Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Railway development and air patronage in China, 1993-2012: Implications for low-carbon transport.” Journal of Regional Science 57(3): 507-522. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12276 (IF2020=2.713)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Amy H.T. Cheng, and Samantha L. Nichols (2017) “Transit-oriented development on greenfield versus infill sites: Some lessons from Hong Kong.” Landscape and Urban Planning 167: 37-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.013 (IF2020=6.142)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Frederic du Verle (2017) “Transit-oriented development in future cities: Towards a two-level sustainable mobility strategy.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(Supp 1): 54-67. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2016.1235488  (IF2020=2.242)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Winnie W.Y. Lam, Rathi Mehandran, and Keiko Katagiri (2017) “How is the neighbourhood environment related to the health of seniors in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo? Some insights for promoting ageing-in-place.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107(4): 812-828. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1271306 (IF2020=4.683)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Kevin Y.K. Leung (2017) “Transport resilience: The Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong from another perspective.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 106: 100-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.09.003 (IF2020=5.594)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y., Rathi Mehandran, Keiko Katagiri and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2017) “Walking, neighbourhood environment and quality of life among older people.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 25: 8-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.005 (IF2020/SCIE=6.984)
     

  • Loo, Becky P.Y. and Bo Wang (2017) “Progress of e-development in China since 1998.” Telecommunications Policy 41: 731-742. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2017.03.001 (IF2020=3.036)
     

  • Wang, Bo and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Hubs of Internet entrepreneurs: The emergence of coworking offices in Shanghai, China.” Journal of Urban Technology 24(3): 67-84. DOI:10.1080/10630732.2017.1285124 (IF2020=5.465)
     

  • Wu, Connor Y.H. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Changes in novice motorcyclist safety in Hong Kong after the Probationary Driving License Scheme.” Transportmetrica A- Transport Science 13(5): 435-448. DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2017.1289277 (IF2020=3.496)

Prizes & Awards
  • Chang Jiang Chair Professor, Ministry of Education, PRC (長江學者講座教授) 2020

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), United Kingdom 2019

  • The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Outstanding Transportation Project Award 2019

  • Most Outstanding Community Partnership Award 2011

  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2008

  • Outstanding Young Researcher 2006   

keynote speech at a conference/ academic event

May 10, 2022

Keynote Speaker

International Symposium on High-speed Railways and Regional Development, University of Hong Kong and Liverpool University.

August 5-6, 2021

Keynote Speaker

22 January, 2020

Invited Speaker

Provocations in Transport Lecture, UCL, UK.

12-14 October, 2019

Keynote Speaker

International Conference on Urban Computing and Smart Planning, Nanjing, China.

September 27-30, 2019

Keynote Speaker

Tourism Experimental Research Conference, Jinan, China.

March 28-29, 2019

Plenary Speaker

New Perspectives on Holistic Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion towards 2030, Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong.

December 7-8, 2018

Invited Speaker

Bay Area Cities Transport Forum and 2018 International Forum on Transport Big Data Sharing & Collaboration, Shenzhen, China.

November 28, 2018

Invited Speaker

Urban Mobility Transitions: Towards Sustainable and Liveable Cities UCL-HKU Symposium, London, UK.

November 18, 2018

Invited Speaker

International Academic Conference on "Belt and Road" and the Building of Guangzhou as a Metropolitan City, Guangzhou, China.

July 4-7, 2018

Keynote Speaker

International Conference on Smart Society and Future Cities & 2018 Chinese Urban Geography Annual Meeting, Nanjing, China.

8 December, 2017 

Invited Speaker

Korean Society of Transportation (KST)- Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) Joint Workshop on Transportation Research, Hong Kong, China.

October 27, 2017

Invited Speaker

Conference on "Mobility and Energy Systems in Smart Cities of the Future" in the Framework of the Festival Zurich meets Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

JUL 3-6, 2017

Plenary Speaker

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

May 20, 2017

Invited Speaker

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China.

Journal Editorial Board
  • Travel Behaviour and Society, Elsevier

  • Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier

  • Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier

  • International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Taylor and Francis

  • Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, Taylor and Francis

  • Journal of Urban Technology, Routledge

  • International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, InderScience

  • Journal of Transport and Land Use, University of Minnesota

  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Municipal Engineer, ice/Institution of Civil Engineers

  • 地理研究 (Geographical Research), Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS

  • GeoJournal, Springer

  • Injury Epidemiology, SpringerOpen

Major Research Grants
  • Improving bus safety in Hong Kong: From advanced spatial analysis to artificial intelligence (PI),RGC GRF

  • Ageing-in-place in Chinese Cities: Promoting Quality of Life through the Urban Environment, Smart Technologies and Big Data (PI), NNSFC

  • Re-establishing Ferry's Key Position in the Sustainable Transport System in Hong Kong (PI), PPR

  • Understanding Children's Independent Mobility and their Road-crossing Ability: Challenges and Opportunities in Hong Kong (PI), RGC GRF.

  • Revisiting the "Three Ds" in Transit-oriented Development (TOD): A People-centred and Place-based Perspective (PI), RGC GRF.

  • Promoting Active Transportation for the Elderly: A Comparative Study of Three Asian Cities (PI), NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia, NUS.

  • Understanding and Enhancing the Mobility and Safety of Elderly Pedestrians (PI), RGC GRF.

  • Rail-based Transit-oriented Development: Urban Structure and Geographical Characteristics (PI), RGC GRF.

  • Research on Hot Zones: Facing the Theoretical and Methodological Challenges (PI), RGC GRF.

  • From the Black Spot to "Black Zone" Methodology in Road Safety Research: A Case Study of Hong Kong (PI), RGC CERG.

  • Improving Air Quality in Hong Kong: The Views of Public Transport Operators on Sustainable Transport (PI), RGC CERG.

Current Research Projects
  • Improving bus safety in Hong Kong: From advanced spatial analysis to artificial intelligence

  • Better Data Analytic Performance in Understanding Transportation in Smart Cities

  • Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory on Smart Cities