ICTTE 2020Ø­Naples,Italy

Keynote&Plenary Speakers for ICTTE 2019

Prof. Alan Nicholson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Speech Title: Road Safety: A Risk Management Perspective (Click here for abstract)

Biography: Professor Nicholson holds the following degrees: a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), a Master of Engineering, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy.
He joined the University of Canterbury in 1981, and was Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme for 15 years and Head of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering for five years. He has twice been awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, has been a Fellow of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers since 2000, and was for three years the National Chairman of the Institution¡¯s Transportation Group.
He has 28 years¡¯ experience advising various Government authorities in New Zealand on transport research, and has been an expert advisor to transport research organisations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel and Qatar. He has reviewed papers for sixteen International Journals, including Transportation Research A and B, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.
He was for eight years a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accident Analysis and Prevention, and has since 2013 been a member of the Education Advisory Board of the UK Institute of Risk Management. He has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the international symposia series on Transportation Network Reliability (since 2001) and Transport Simulation (since 2008), and has been Vice-President of the Australasian Transport Research Forum since 2017.
Professor Nicholson¡¯s research interests include traffic modelling, network reliability, traffic safety and risk management. He is the author or co-author of over 160 peer-reviewed papers in International Journals, Proceedings of International and National Conferences, and chapters in edited books. He has been an invited keynote speaker at 15 international conferences in various countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Singapore, Jordan and Syria.

Prof. Monteiro Figueira, University Lusofona, Portugal

Speech Title: How Micromobility is Transforming Movement in Cities (Click here for abstract)

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.

Prof. Vinayak Dixit, University of New South Wales, Australia

Speech Title: Crowdsource Traffic Controllers (Click here for abstract)

Professor Vinayak Dixit is the Director of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), Director Travel Choice Simulation Laboratory (TRACSLab) at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia as well as the IAG Term Chair of Risk in Smart Cities (Insurance Australia Group). His research focuses on studying risk in the transportation infrastructure system as it relates to connected automated vehicles, electric vehicles, highway safety, travel time uncertainty, as well as natural and man-made disasters. His research has relied on using highly disaggregate data to infer individual preferences under risk and uncertainty, and its implication on systems.

As at January 2019, Prof Dixit has led / managed a current total career research grant income of approx. $10M. He has a current career total of 71 Book Chapters and Journal Articles and over 100 Conference Publications.

His projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council, United States National Science Foundation, as well as transportation agencies across the world including Australia, U.S., Indonesia, India and U.A.E. He is currently leading a large grant with industry (insurers and OEMs) and Government partners to study impact of interactions with other road users in an autonomous environment.

Prof. Khair S. Jadaan, University of Jordan, Jordan

Speech Title: Anomie and Relative Deprivation: Two Competing Theories Explaining Deviant Behavior (Click here for abstract)

Dr Khair Jadaan is a Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Jordan. He has about 50 years of academic and practical experience in both developed and developing countries including UK (where he earned two postgraduate degrees), USA, Germany, New Zealand, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. Prof. Jadaan has over 40 years of practical experience covering various civil engineering projects for local, regional and international establishments. He worked as a consultant/advisor for Ministers of Transport and Municipalities (Jordan), Emiri Diwan(Ruler¡¯s Court), Supreme Traffic Council, and Ministry of Interior (Kuwait), Stoke Engineering Company (Germany), Works Consultancy Services (State-owned enterprise, New Zealand), UNICEF(Jordan), COMCEC(Turkey) in addition to 12 years as a Senior Engineering Advisor with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) in Kuwait. He is the founder and CEO of the Civil Engineering Consultancy ¡°Expert Group¡±.

Prof Jadaan academic experience extends over a span of 38 years in teaching and research at Universities of Leeds and Bradford (England), California Berkeley and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), Canterbury and Auckland (New Zealand), Baghdad (Iraq), Kuwait, and University of Jordan. He taught several undergraduate and postgraduate civil engineering courses, supervised many theses and has published over 250 scientific papers in international Journals and conferences. He Chaired many local, regional and international conferences and is a member of the Editorial Board of four international journals two of which are SCOPUS indexed.