Kimberly joined Centre for Transport Studies as a PhD student in January 2016. She is working on developing a framework to assess the safety and certification standards for autonomous vehicles. The research aims to develop a number of probable solutions to issues such as profiling vehicle interactions and operations, developing a standardised method in assessing safety cases in a particular vehicle deployment environment and addressing the vehicle-infrastructure interaction issues with regards to safety aspect.
The approaches produced will be directly applicable to different operation environments, such as on-carriageway operation, shared spaced environments etc. and will aim to assess the progression from the current technology with increasing levels of autonomy and connectivity until fully automated systems are feasible.
Kimberly graduated with BEng. (Honours) in Civil Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2012 and a MSc in Engineering Project Management from University of Leeds the year after. She has worked as an intern with URS-Scott Wilson, Kuala Lumpur reporting on UK's railway trackbed investigation, a civil engineer with a local consultancy firm working with minor infrastructure design, road and highway planning as well as utilities relocation works, and as a teaching assistant with Department of Civil Engineering, UPM.