Dr. Helai Huang is a professor of transportation engineering in the School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Central South University (CSU). He serves as associate dean of the School, the founding director of CSU Urban Transport Research Centre and Key Laboratory of Smart Transportation of Hunan Province. Dr. Huang holds B.E & M.S. degrees from Tianjin University, China (1996-2003), a PhD degree in transportation engineering from National University of Singapore (2003-2007), and worked as a post-doc at University of Central Florida (2008-2010).
His research interests include traffic safety, transportation planning and ITS. Dr. Huang is an associate Editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention (Elsevier), an editorial board member of Analytic Method in Accident Research (Elsevier) and Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, a committee member for TRB ABJ80 Committee (Statistical Methods) and TRB ANF10 Committee (Pedestrians), and a journal reviewer for over 20 SCI/SSCI -indexed international journals. Since 2004, Dr. Huang has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications including a monograph, a book chapter in the TTT book series, over 50 SCI/SSCI-indexed journal articles and 50 research papers at various international symposiums including TRB annual meetings, ISTTT, WCTR, RS4C etc.