The Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) is based in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and represents a strategic effort that unites and extends the wide range of transport research across the university campus.
Exceptional growth in a few short years
Keenly supported by both government and industry, the centre now has 11 staff members and more than 27 postgraduate students – with numbers continuing to increase each year.
The research partnerships formed over the past three years come from within the public and private sectors and which have developed and grown to be stronger than ever before.
Led by transport expert Professor Vinayak Dixit
At the helm is the Director, Professor Vinayak Dixit (an expert in highway safety, travel time uncertainty, as well as natural and man-made disasters) and Deputy Director, Associate Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi (an expert in transport systems, passenger transport, freight transport, sustainability, emerging mobility options and land use modelling) which make them an excellent fit for the cross-School Faculty Centre.
rCITI’s vision is to be a world-leading organization in integrated interdisciplinary transport research, development and education. They are well on their way to achieving the Centre's goals by providing critical expertise and experience in Mobility planning, Analytics, Operations and Technology. With a core objective to drive Efficiency, Equality and Emerging technologies (3Es) in mobility systems.
rCITI aims to pursues globally-leading interdisciplinary solutions for transport planning and management that integrate three critical aspects for societal impact:-
(ii) Human behavior & choice
(iii) Institutional / market landscape
Research based around six pillars
- Integrated Infrastructure Strategic Planning
- Bio-Secure Mobility
- Engineering Smart Cities & Logistics
- Connected Mobility Services
- Deep Data, Digitisation & Decisions
- Human-centred and Automated Systems Design
Relationship building a key priority
The Centre’s research thrives on the availability of robust interdisciplinary groups available at UNSW that span Civil, Environmental, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering as well as the Built Environment with additional collaborations continuing to develop.
In addition, rCITI continues to build new relationships with industry partners that allows core research to be developed into usable tools and solutions that make a real difference to the industry. rCITI has identified substantial scope for contribution locally, nationally and internationally, with several opportunities for integrated transport analysis already underway.