Imperial College London

Dr Simon Hu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Research Fellow



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Dr Simon Hu is a Research Fellow at the Transport and Environmental Laboratory (TEL), within the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Imperial College London. He has obtained BSc (2005) in Civil Engineering, holds a MSc (2007) and PhD (2011) degrees in Transport System Engineering from Imperial College London. 

His research interests lie in smart urban transport systems, traffic micro-simulation modelling, vehicle emission monitoring as well as airport air quality management. His work to date has spanned across the areas of vehicle navigation, network reliability, traffic prediction and management, bike sharing, urban freight logistics emissions, aviation and railway engineering. In the past, he has obtained funding and undertook research projects through Department for Transport, UK Natural Environmental Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Commission, INNOVATE UK and industry.

Simon is a member of Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Current research interests

  • Modelling and monitoring of urban air quality
  • Vehicle emission modelling
  • Traffic simulation and modelling
  • Traffic prediction and data fusion
  • Public transport (bike sharing, accessibility, personal rapid transit etc)
  • Modelling and evaluating of autonomous vehicle
  • Urban freight logistics



Hu S, Shu S, Chen Z, et al., 2024, Sustainable impact analysis of freight pooling strategies on city crowdsourcing logistics platform, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol:130, ISSN:1361-9209

Zhu B, Hu S, Kaparias I, et al., 2024, Revealing the driving factors and mobility patterns of bike-sharing commuting demands for integrated public transport systems, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol:104, ISSN:2210-6707

Chen Y, Hu S, Zheng Y, et al., 2024, Coordinated expansion planning of coupled power and transportation networks considering dynamic network equilibrium, Applied Energy, Vol:360, ISSN:0306-2619

Chen Y, Hu S, Xie S, et al., 2024, Optimal Dynamic Pricing of Fast Charging Stations Considering Bounded Rationality of Users and Market Regulation, Ieee Transactions on Smart Grid, ISSN:1949-3053

Zhou B, Zhou Q, Hu S, et al., 2024, Cooperative Traffic Signal Control Using a Distributed Agent-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning With Incentive Communication, Ieee Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ISSN:1524-9050

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