Prof Hong K LO

Hong Kam

PhD in Civil Engineering
Chair Professor
Director of GREAT Smart Cities Institute
Associate Director of HKUST-DIDI Joint Research Lab
Research Area
Research Interests
Intelligent transportation systems
Public transportation
Traffic dynamics
Transportation engineering
Transportation systems modeling

PhD , The Ohio State University

Research Projects

Management Strategies for Dynamic Networks with Travel Behavior under Uncertainty. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant

Robust Signal Control for Congested Traffic. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant

Optimal Transportation Supply and Demand Management over Time. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant

Integrated planning of urban development with sustainable public transit services. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant

Transportation Planning Models for Over-saturated Networks. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant

Selected Publications

Zhang, S., Lo, H.K., Ng, K.F. Chen*, G. 2020. Metro system disruption management and substitute bus service: a systematic review and future directions. Transport Reviews. Accepted.

Wang, S.L., Huang W., Lo, H.K. 2020. Combining shockwave analysis and Bayesian Network for traffic parameter estimation at signalized intersections considering queue spillback. Transportation Research Part C, 120, 102807. 

Yuan, K., Lo, H.K. 2020. Multi-class traffic flow dynamics: an endogenous model. Transportation Science. Accepted.

Huang, W., Xu, G.M., Lo, H.K. 2020. Pareto-optimal sustainable transportation network design under spatial queuing. Networks and Spatial Economics. Published online.

Che, W., Frey*, C., Fung, J., Ning, Z., Qu, H., Lo, H.K., et al. 2020. FPRAISE-HK: A personalized real-time air quality informatics system for citizen participation in exposure and health risk management. Sustainable Cities and Society, 54, 101986.

Zhang, SY, Lo, H.K. 2020. Metro Disruption Management: Contracting Substitute Bus Service under Uncertain System Recovery Time. Transportation Research Part C, 110, 98-122. 

Lin*, W.H., Lo, H.K. 2019. Effect of Reducing the Price of Anarchy on Fairness in Highway Resource Allocation for Individual Users. Transportmetrica B, 7, 1670-1692.

Jiang, G., Fosgerau*, M., Lo, H.K. 2020. Route Choice, Travel Time Variability, and Rational Inattention. Transportation Research Part B, 188-207. 

Liang, J.P., Wu, J.J., Gao, Z.Y., Sun, H.S., Yang, X., Lo, H.K. 2019. Bus Transit Network Design with Uncertainties on the Basis of a Metro Network: A two-step model framework. Transportation Research Part B, 126, 115–138.

Li, L., Lo, H.K., Xiao*, F. 2019. Mixed Bus Fleet Scheduling under Range and Refueling Constraints. Transportation Research Part C, 104, 443-462.

Wang, S., Huang, W., Lo, H.K. 2019. Traffic Parameters Estimation for Signalized Intersections based on Combined Shockwave Analysis and Bayesian Network. Transportation Research Part C, 104, 22-37.

Smith*, M., W. Huang, F. Viti*, C. Tampere*, Lo, H.K. 2019. Quasi-dynamic Traffic Assignment with Spatial Queueing, Control and Blocking Back. Transportation Research Part B, 122, 140-166.

Zhang, SY, Lo, H.K.  2018. Metro Disruption Management: Optimal Initiation Time of Substitute Bus Services under Uncertain System Recovery Time. Transportation Research Part C, 97, 409-427. 

Cen, X.K., Lo, H.K., L. Lu, E. Lee. 2018. Modeling Electric Vehicles Adoption for Urban Commute Trips. Transportation Research Part B, 117, 431-454.

Huang, W. L. Lu, Lo, H.K.  2018. Adaptive Traffic Signal Control with Equilibrium Constraints under Stochastic Demand. Transportation Research Part C, 394-413.

Hoang*, N., H. Vu*, Lo, H.K.  2018. An informed user equilibrium dynamic traffic assignment problem in a multiple origin-destination stochastic network. Transportation Research Part B, 115, 207-230.

Zhang, S., Lo, H.K.  2018. Two-way-looking self-equalizing headway control for bus operations. Transportation Research Part B, 110, 280-301.

Xu*, X., A. Chen*, Lo, H.K., C. Yang. 2018. Modeling the impacts of speed limits on uncertain road networks. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 14(1-2), 66-88.

Li, L., W. Huang, Lo, H.K.  2018. Adaptive Coordinated Traffic Control for Stochastic Demand. Transportation Research Part C, 31-51.

Hoang*, H.L., H. Vu*, M. Panda*, Lo, H.K.  2019. A linear framework for dynamic user equilibrium traffic assignment in a single origin-destination capacitated network. Transportation Research Part B, 126, 329-352. 

Ng, K.F., Lo, H.K., Y. Huai. 2017. Robust Public-Private Partnerships for Joint Railway and Property Development. Frontiers of Engineering Management, 4(4), 437-450.

Zhu, S, G. Jiang, Lo, H.K.  2017. Capturing Value of Reliability through Road Pricing in Congested Traffic under Uncertainty. Transportation Research Part C, 23, 664-678.

Han*, L., D.Z.W. Wang*, Lo, H.K., C. Zhu*, C., X. Cai*. 2017. Discrete-time Day-to-day Dynamic Congestion Pricing Scheme Considering Multiple Equilibria. Transportation Research Part B, 104, 1-16. 

Castillo*, E., Z. Grande*, E. Mora*, X.D. Xu*, Lo, H.K.  2017. Proactive, Backward Analysis and Learning in Road Probabilistic Bayesian Network Models. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32(10), 820-835.

Ng, K.F., Lo, H.K.  2017. On Joint Railway and Housing Development: Housing-led versus Railway-led Schemes. Transportation Research Part B, 106, 464-488. 

Castillo*, E., Grande*, Z., E. Mora*, Lo, H.K., and X.D. Xu. 2017*. Complexity Reduction and Sensitivity Analysis in Road Probabilistic Safety Assessment Bayesian Network Models. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32, 546-561.

Grande*, Z., E. Castillo*, E. Mora*, Lo, H.K.  2017. Highway and Road Probabilistic Safety Assessment Based on Bayesian Network Models. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32, 379-396.

Lo, H.K., D. Watling*, G. Cantarella*. 2016. Editorial: Day-do-day dynamics in transportation networks. Transportation Research Part B, 92, 1-2.

Ng*, M., Lo, H.K. 2016. Robust Models for Transportation Service Network Design. Transportation Research Part B, 94, 378-386.

Li, L., Lo, H.K., F. Xiao*, and X. Cen. 2018. Mixed Bus Fleet Management Strategy for Minimizing Overall and Emissions External Costs. Transportation Research Part D, 60, 104-118.

Ma*, W., K. An, Lo, H.K.  2016. Multi-stage stochastic program to optimize signal timings under coordinated adaptive control. Transportation Research Part C, 72, 342-359. 

Yu*, C., W. Ma*, Lo, H.K., X. Yang*. 2017. Robust optimal lane allocation for isolated intersections. Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32, 72-86.

Lin*, W.H., H. Liu*, Lo, H.K.  2016. Editorial: Big data for Driver, Vehicle, and System Control in ITS. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(6), 1663-1665.

Wang*, D.Z.W, Lo, H.K.  2016. Urban Development with Financially Sustainable Rail Service. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 50, 1139-1155.

Wang*, D.Z.W, Lo, H.K.  2016. Financial sustainability of rail transit service: The effect of urban development pattern. Transport Policy, 48, 23-33.

Xiao, Yu, Lo, H.K.  2016. Day-to-day Departure Time Modeling under Social Network Influence. Transportation Research Part B, 54-72.

Xu*, X., Lo, H.K., A. Chen*, E. Castillo*. 2016. Robust Network Sensor Location for Complete Link Flow Observability under Uncertainty. Transportation Research Part B, 88, 1-20.

Cen, X.K., Lo, H.K., and L. Li, 2016. A Framework for estimating traffic emissions: the development of Passenger Car Emission Unit.  Transportation Research Part D, 44, 78-92.

Ma, X, Lo, H.K.  2015. Adaptive Transport Supply and Demand Management Strategies in an Integrated Land Use and Transport Model. Transportation Research Record, 2494, 11-20.

An, K., Lo, H.K.  2016. Two-Phase Stochastic Program for Transit Network Design under Demand Uncertainty. Transportation Research Part B, 84, 157-181.

Li, Lu, Lo, H.K., and X.K. Cen. 2015. Optimal Bus Fleet Replacement Strategy for Emissions Reduction. Transportation Research Part D, 41, 330-347.

Castillo*, E., Z., Grande*, A. Calvino*, Lo, H.K., W.Y. Szeto*. 2015. A state-of-the-art review of the sensor location, flow observability, estimation and prediction problems in traffic networks. Journal of Sensors, 2015, Article ID 903563. 

Lin*, W., Lo, H.K.  2015. Highway Voting System: Embracing a Possible Paradigm Shift in Traffic Data Acquisition. Transportation Research Part C, 56, 149-160. 

Ng, K. F., Lo, H.K.  2015. Optimal Housing Supply in a Bid-Rent Equilibrium Framework. Transportation Research Part B, 74, 62-78.

An, K., Lo, H.K.  2015. Robust Transit Network Design with Stochastic Demand Considering Development Density. Transportation Research Part B, 81, 737-754.

Xu*, X.D., A. Chen*, S. Kitthamkesorn*, H. Yang, Lo, H.K.  2015. Modeling absolute and relative cost differences in stochastic user equilibrium problem. Transportation Research Part B, 81, 686-703.

Yu*, C.H., W.J. Ma*, Lo, H.K., and X. Yang*. 2015. Optimization of Mid-block Pedestrian Crossing Network with Discrete Demands.  Transportation Research Part B, 73, 103-121.

Li*, X., Lo, H.K.  2014. Energy Minimization in Dynamic Train Scheduling and Control for Metro Rail Operations. Transportation Research Part B, 70, 269-284.

Ma*, W.J, D. Liao*, Y. Liu*, Lo, H.K.  2015. Optimization of Pedestrian Phase Patterns and Signal Timings for Isolated Intersection. Transportation Research Part C, 58, 502-514.

Xiao, L., Lo, H.K. 2015. Combined Route Choice and Adaptive Traffic Control in a Day-to-day Dynamical System. Network and Spatial Economics, 15(3), 697-717.