Dr Jiwon Kim

ARC DECRA

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
jiwon.kim@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63008

Overview

Jiwon Kim is an ARC DECRA Fellow (2019-2022) and Senior Lecturer in Transport Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering. She joined UQ in 2014 after completing her PhD research at Northwestern University. Her doctoral work was on the travel time reliability of transportation networks. Prior to joining Northwestern, she worked at Samsung C&T (Engineering & Construction Group). She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from Korea University.

Dr. Kim’s research is broadly in the area of modeling and analysis of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and human mobility, with an emphasis on the analysis of vehicle trajectories in large-scale traffic networks and predictive analytics for real-time traffic management and operations. Her current research focuses on urban mobility analytics, interdisciplinary research that discovers patterns and insights from massive collections of movement data (e.g., GPS trajectories, public transport smart card data, Bluetooth and WiFi data) using data mining and machine learning algorithms and develops solutions to transport-related challenges in our cities.

Research Interests

  • Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in transport and logistics
    Data-driven modelling of traffic networks and mobility services; Data-driven traffic simulation; AI and multi-agent systems (reinforcement learning, imitation learning)
  • Predictive analytics for real-time traffic management and operations
    Real-time traffic estimation and prediction for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Traffic incident management; Decision support systems and automation
  • Urban Trajectory Data Analytics
    Urban vehicle trajectories in large-scale networks: data mining, pattern recognition, trajectory prediction and generation, and visualization; urban mobility insights and travel behavour
  • Traffic simulation and Traffic flow theory
    Traffic simulation (microsimulation/mesosimulation); Dynamic traffic assignment (DTA); Scenario generation and analysis

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

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Available Projects

  • This Advanced Research Assistant will work as a part of Dr Jiwon Kim's research team to provide a technical support for developing and maintaining open-source software that is designed to analyse large-scale urban mobility data, specifically spatio-temporal trajectory data of vehicles and people travelling around a city (e.g., trajectories from GPS, Bluetooth, cellphones, and transit smart cards).

    See the posting at UQ Careers for more details.

    If you have any questions, please contact jiwon.kim@uq.edu.au

  • - Big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) applications

    - Real-time traffic management and control

    - Spatio-temporal analysis of trajectory data in road networks

    - Data-driven approaches to traffic estimation and prediction

    - Congestion management and avoidance

    - Incident detection and traffic incident management

  • - Learning human mobility behaviours from large-scale movement data

    - Imitation learning for human behaviour modelling in traffic networks

    - Multi-agent reinforcement learning for network traffic managmenet

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This Advanced Research Assistant will work as a part of Dr Jiwon Kim's research team to provide a technical support for developing and maintaining open-source software that is designed to analyse large-scale urban mobility data, specifically spatio-temporal trajectory data of vehicles and people travelling around a city (e.g., trajectories from GPS, Bluetooth, cellphones, and transit smart cards).

    See the posting at UQ Careers for more details.

    If you have any questions, please contact jiwon.kim@uq.edu.au

  • - Big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) applications

    - Real-time traffic management and control

    - Spatio-temporal analysis of trajectory data in road networks

    - Data-driven approaches to traffic estimation and prediction

    - Congestion management and avoidance

    - Incident detection and traffic incident management

  • - Learning human mobility behaviours from large-scale movement data

    - Imitation learning for human behaviour modelling in traffic networks

    - Multi-agent reinforcement learning for network traffic managmenet

  • - Advanced analysis techniques for micro- and meso-scopic traffic simulation models

    - Analysis of traffic flow breakdown phenomena

    - Modeling driver behavior and traffic flow characteristics under a connected and/or autonomous vehicle environment (e.g., V2V, V2I, and self-driving car)

    - Analysis of traffic flow variables using new sources of data (e.g., GPS devices, RFID tags, radar, and video)

  • - Use of video data (e.g., CCTV, drones) for traffic data collection and analysis

    - Resilient transport systems; vulnerability and risk assessment of road networks related to extreme weather events

    Dr. Kim is also happy to consider other topics related to transport planning and operations, traffic modeling and analysis, and urban traffic management.