Located in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney a centre of innovation and excellence in the field of transport research - the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI).
Established as a strategic initiative to consolidate and expand the diverse landscape of transport research across the university, rCITI has not only met but exceeded expectations, making remarkable strides since the centre started.
Zooming Ahead in Growth
Keenly supported by both government and industry, the centre now has 19 staff members and more than 27 postgraduate students – with numbers continuing to increase each year.
Over the past decade, rCITI has forged robust research partnerships within both the public and private sectors. These collaborations have not only endured but have strengthened, underscoring the centre's commitment to impactful, sustained relationships
Led by transport expert Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi
At the helm is the Director, Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi (an expert in Travel Demand Modelling, Land Use Modelling, Emerging Mobility Options, Electric Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems) and Deputy Director, Dr Divya Nair (an expert in Transportation Engineering, Transport Infrastructure Resilience, Traffic Assignment, Network Design, Highway Engineering, Operations Research, Statistical Modelling, Data Mining, Traffic Flow Theory, Autonomous Vehicle, Humanitarian logistics) which make them aligned with the cross-School Faculty Centre objectives.
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
Relationship building a key priority
A key strength of rCITI lies in its ability to harness the rich interdisciplinary environment at UNSW. The centre thrives on robust collaborations across Civil, Environmental, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as the Built Environment. This collaborative approach ensures a holistic perspective in addressing complex transport challenges.
Furthermore, rCITI places a premium on building strong relationships with industry partners. These partnerships serve as conduits for translating core research into practical tools and solutions that have a tangible impact on the industry. The center has identified substantial opportunities for contribution at local, national, and international levels, with ongoing projects and integrated transport analyses already making a difference.