Professor Anthony Chen Professor Department of Civil and

Professor Anthony Chen
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Anthony Chen joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University as Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering in April 2016. Prior to joining PolyU, he was Professor
in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Head
of the Transportation Division at Utah State University, USA, at
which he had worked for seventeen years.
Professor Chen received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Civil
Engineering specializing in Transportation Systems Engineering from
the University of California at Irvine, USA. After obtaining his PhD,
he spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of
Civil Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and
Professor Chen received the prestigious Faculty Early Career
Development Grant from the National Science Foundation of the
United States in 2002. As of 2015, only six Chinese academics have
received this prestigious award in Transportation. Currently,
Professor Chen also serves as Chang Jiang Chair Professor at Tongji
University in Shanghai.
Apart from teaching in China and the United States, Professor Chen
also taught in Korea and Thailand during his two sabbaticals in 2006
and 2013. Many of his PhD graduates, visiting PhD graduates and
post-doctoral fellows are now faculty members at different
universities in Asia, including Tongji University, Harbin Institute of
Technology, and Beijing Jiaotong University in China, Asian Institute
of Technology, Chiang Mai University, Kasetsart University, King
Mongkot’s University of Technology, National Institute of
Development Administration, and Bhurapa University in Thailand.
The major portion of Professor Chen’s research focuses on
transportation systems modeling and analysis, transportation network
reliability/vulnerability/flexibility/redundancy/resiliency analysis,
non-motorized transportation modeling, path flow estimator and its
applications to transportation planning, and applied optimization to
civil infrastructure problems.
Professor Chen was a member of the Transportation Network
Modeling Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the
United States from 1999 to 2009, and an editorial board member of
the ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development from 2007 to
2014. He is currently an Associate Editor of Transportmetrica A:
Transport Science, Networks and Spatial Economics, and the Journal
of Advanced Transportation, and an editorial advisory board member
of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.