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



Yang H, Bao Y, Huo J, et al., 2022, Impact of road features on shared e-scooter trip volume: A study based on multiple membership multilevel model, Travel Behaviour and Society, Vol:28, ISSN:2214-367X, Pages:204-213

Liu W, Sun H, Lai D, et al., 2022, Performance of fast fluid dynamics with a semi-Lagrangian scheme and an implicit upwind scheme in simulating indoor/outdoor airflow, Building and Environment, Vol:207, ISSN:0360-1323

Wang Y, Zhao M, Yu X, et al., 2022, Real-time joint traffic state and model parameter estimation on freeways with fixed sensors and connected vehicles: State-of-the-art overview, methods, and case studies, Transportation Research Part C-emerging Technologies, Vol:134, ISSN:0968-090X

Hu S, Shu S, Bishop J, et al., 2022, Vehicle telematics data for urban freight environmental impact analysis, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol:102, ISSN:1361-9209, Pages:103121-103121

Li Y, Lv Q, Zhu H, et al., 2022, Variable Time Headway Policy Based Platoon Control for Heterogeneous Connected Vehicles With External Disturbances, Ieee Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ISSN:1524-9050, Pages:1-11

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