Dr Simon Hu is an Assistant Professor at the ZJU-UIUC Institute at Zhejiang University and also an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. He has a background in Civil Engineering and specialises in Transport and Environment Engineering. In 2006, he completed his Master degree in Transport and Sustainable Engineering from Imperial College London; he earned his PhD in Transport System Engineering in the same department in 2011. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Engineering (CIHT) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). In the past, he obtained research grants and undertook research projects through the Royal Society, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), Department for Transport (DfT), European Commission, INNOVATE UK and industry. To date, he has obtained total grant value of more than ￡2 million. He has published over 10 peer reviewed journal papers, 30 conference proceedings and 2 government reports.
Currently, his main research interests lie in the smart urban transport systems, traffic micro-simulation modelling, vehicle emission modelling, urban air quality management and . His work to date has spanned across the areas of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle navigation, network reliability, traffic prediction and management, bike sharing, urban freight logistics emissions, aviation and railway engineering.