Prof Edward Chung joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at the Department of Electrical Engineering in December 2017. Edward received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and PhD from Monash University. Edward has many years experience as an engineer and an experienced academic and researcher working both nationally and internationally. From 1996 to 2009 he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Road Research Board (1996-1999); Manager, Infrastructure Analysis and Modelling, Victorian Department of Infrastructure, Australia (1999-2001); Visiting Professor, Centre for Collaborative Research, University of Tokyo (2002 – 2004); and Head of ITS Group, LAVOC, EPFL, Switzerland (2005-2009).
Prior to joining PolyU, Edward was a Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Director of the Smart Transport Research Centre, QUT. He has generated over $6M research income in the first 6 years of managing STRC and STRC won the PWC’s Queensland Government Innovation Hub Pilot Project in December 2014 for the Roadwork Safety problem. Prof Chung has strong R&D collaboration with industry and his team has developed coordinated ramp metering algorithm for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Edward was QUT’s co-leader in the iMOVE CRC, an Australian federal government funded collaborative research centre for A$55 million over a 10 year period, to undertake industry-led research and to introduce rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of transport, logistics and connected mobility. iMOVE will be supported by up to A$178.8 million in cash and in-kind from industry and research entity.
Prof Chung collaborates widely with colleagues around Australia, as well as with leading researchers in France, Japan, China and Chile.