International Journal for ITS Research


Members of the Laboratory


Edward Chung is an Adjunct Professor at the Collaborative Research Centre for Advanced Mobility, University of Tokyo (ITS Centre). He received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and PhD in Traffic Engineering from Monash University, Australia. Based in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, one of his roles at the ITS Center is to link research institutes and researchers in Europe with the ITS Center. One of the benefits of forming closer link with Europe is that knowledge gain from both regions can be explored further.

Edward’s research interests include traffic operations, traffic safety, transport modelling, transport management and transport emission.


Ashish Bhaskar is currently working as a PhD candidate at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Laboratoire des voies de circulation, Lausanne, Switzerland. He obtained his Master of Engineering degree in the field of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, from University of Tokyo, Japan in September 2004. His master’s thesis was appreciated with “Furuichi Award” for best research at Master’s Level in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Tokyo. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India in May 2002. His research interest includes: Traffic noise modelling, traffic simulation, traffic flow theory and control.


Emmanuel Bert is a PhD candidate at LAVOC (Laboratoire des voies de la Circulation), EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland since spring 2006. He obtained his Baccalaureate in France and his bachelor and master degree in the filed of transportation in Civil Engineering department at EPFL, Lausanne in 2002. He worked as an assistant at LAVOC until 2006. He is now focusing on ITS and traffic simulation. His research interests include demand modelling and simulators capabilities.


Minh-hai Pham is currently a PhD candidate at LAVOC, EPFL, Switzerland. He obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Sciences from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 2001 and received his Masters degree in Computer Sciences from the Francophone Institute for Computer Science, Hanoi, Vietnam in 2006. His is now focusing on road traffic safety indicators and their applicability in accident prevention. His research interests include data mining and road traffic safety.


Andre-Gilles Dumont is a Professor at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland and Director of LAVOC (Laboratoire des voies de la Circulation). He teaches and conducts research in road design, pavement design and road maintenance.



Masao Kuwahara is a Professor at the Centre for Collaborative Research as well as at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Kuwahara has about 20 years experience in teaching and researching on traffic engineering in University of Tokyo. Kuwahara's research interests include dynamic network analysis, traffic simulation, highway capacity, traffic signal control, transport emission, and transport planning.


Shamas Ul Islam Bajwa is lecturer in Transport Engineering at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He was a research fellow at Kuwahara Lab., Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan before joining RMITUniversity in January 2008. He received his MEng and PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2003 and 2006 respectively and BSc in Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in 2000. His research interests include dynamic network analysis, transport network modeling, transport modelling, traffic simulation and intelligent transportation systems applications.


Hiroshi Warita is Research Fellow at the Center for Collaborative Research, the University of Tokyo. After graduating from the National GUNMA College of Technology a degree in civil engineering, he joined Metropolitan Expressway Public Corporation, from 1991 to 2006. In 2006, he received his doctor's degree in traffic engineering from the University of Tokyo. His research interests are traffic behavior, travel time prediction, highway capacity, traffic control systems and traffic safety.


Nour-eddin El Faouzi received his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from Montpellier University in 1992. He joined the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS) in the Laboratory of Transport and Traffic Engineering. Dr. EL FAOUZI leads the "Performance Indicators and Data fusion" team and has worked extensively in the development and application of models and techniques for traffic flow prediction, performance analysis for motorway facilities, uncertainty modelling, data fusion with strong emphasis on ITS applications.

He is collaborating with several European and international research laboratories (EPFL, Traffic Engineering Laboratory at University of Tokyo,...) and he is member of International Advisory Board of Advances in Transportation Studies and the Scientific Committees of the INSTR, AATT, ISTS symposia. He is also Member of the TRB committee ABJ80 - Statistical Methodology in Transportation Research and ITS thematic Working Group of ECTRI (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes).

Julien Menotti is currently an intern in the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering (BEE) at QUT, Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his Scientific Baccalaureate in France and, after a 2-years preparation for the competitive entrance examinations to French elite schools , has been accepted in the civil engineering school ENTPE (Eclole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat), Lyon, France. His specialisation at ENTPE is Transportation and Land Settlement. At QUT, he is focusing on the impacts of inclement weather on road safety and mobility, in particular on Swiss and French interurban motorways.

Past Member

Olivier de Mouzon