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Dr. Liping (Lee) Fu, PhD, P.Eng., Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Office: Engineering2-2310
Phone: (519)888-4567, ext. 33984
E-mail: lfu@uwaterloo.ca

About Dr. Liping Fu

Dr. Liping Fu is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Innovative Transportation System Solutions (iTSS) Lab at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Fu has a long track record of research contributions to the areas of intelligent transportation systems, public transit, road safety, and winter road maintenance. He has provided technical services to many transportation agencies, including Transport Canada, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, and several municipalities in Canada. Dr. Fu is the principal investigator of a number of winter snow and ice control related projects funded by NSERC, MTO, Landscape Ontario, several municipalities, and salt institute. Dr. Fu has served on numerous technical committees of various professional organizations, such as, Transportation Research Board’s Committee, Editorial Advisory Board of the journal of Transportation Research. He was the past Chair of Transportation Division of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Dr. Fu received Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)’s 2011 Academic Merit Award sponsored by Transport Canada for his long-term contribution to the advancement of the academic field and to the development of tomorrow’s transportation leaders.

Research Interests

  • Winter Maintenance Operations
  • Highway Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Traffic and Transit Operations Control under Real-time Information
  • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling in Dynamic and Stochastic Traffic Networks
  • Adaptive Signal Control under Real-time Information
  • Development of On-line and Off-line Routing and Scheduling Systems for Dial-A-Ride Paratransit Systems
  • Planning and Evaluation of Intelligent Paratransit Systems.
  • Estimation of Travel Times in Dynamic and Stochastic Traffic Networks
  • Shortest Path Algorithms for ITS Applications

Professional Activities

Refereeing and Reviewing
  • Journal of Transportation Research (6-8/year)
  • ASCE, Journal of Transportation Engineering (2-5/year)
  • Transportation Research Record (2~5/year)
  • European Journal of Operations Research (1-2/year)
  • Computer Applications of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (1-2/year)
  • Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (1-2/year)
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (2-5/year)
  • Chair, Transportation Division, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
  • Member of Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Associate member of Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)      
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Canada (C-ITS)
  • Member of Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF)

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Canada
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta

Courses Taught

  • CIV E 224  –  Probability and Statistics
  • CIV E 342  –  Transport Principles and Applications
  • CIV E 400  –  Civil Engineering Project 1 & 2
  • CIV E 444  –  Urban Transport Planning
  • CIV E 640  –  Urban Transportation Planning Models: Principles & Applications
  • CIV E 643  –  Fundamentals of Traffic Flow Theory
  • CIV E 744  –  Transportation Networks: Models, Algorithms and Computer Applications


Journal Articles

Conference Papers & Presentations

Project Reports

Books and Awarded Articles

Workshops and Seminars