Tae J. Kwon, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
tjkwon@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6121
Address
6-281 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Transportation Engineering


About

Dr. Tae J. Kwon joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo with the prestigious UW doctoral dissertation award. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on winter road maintenance, location optimization of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) facilities, Geomatics application in Transportation Engineering, Geographic Information Systems and Science (GIS), remote sensing (RS), geostatistics, spatial and temporal analyses of road traffic and safety using Big Data and Deep Learning. Dr. Kwon received the 2019 Great Supervisor Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) for his excellent supervisory contributions. In 2020, Dr. Kwon was selected as the sole recipient of the 2020 U of A’s Faculty of Engineering Early-Career Research Award in recognition of excellence in research and his influence at both national and international levels. He is an active standing member and communication coordinator of the TRB surface transportation weather committee (AH010), and serves as a reviewer for several journals including Journal of Transportation Research Record, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Journal of Statistical Computing. Dr. Kwon’s research has been supported by many organizations including NSERC Discovery Grant/Alliance Grant, Alberta Transportation, Alberta EcoTrust, US Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation, Aurora Program, City of Edmonton, CIMA+, and many others.

Professional Activities

  • Curriculum Review Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta (05/2020 – present)
  • Transportation Research Group Coordinator, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta (01/2018 – present)
  • Faculty Representative of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Edmonton Section (07/2017 – present)
  • Standing Committee on TRB Surface Transportation Weather Research Group (01/2016 – present)
  • Committee Communication Coordinator (CCC) for TRB Surface Transportation Weather Research Group (01/2016 – present)
  • Academic Planning Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta (06/2017 – 05/2018)
  • TRB Paper Review Committee, Surface Transportation Weather (AH010) (2017 - 2018)
  • Co-lecturer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. (05/2015 – 08/2015)
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. (05/2014 – 08/2014)
  • Co-lecturer, Data for Performance Measurement. Professional Development Workshop, CSCE, Edmonton, AB. (06/2012)

Awards/Scholarships

  • Recipient of the 2020 Early Career Research Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Recipient of the 2019 Great Supervisor Award, FGSR, University of Alberta
  • Early Career Researcher Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta (3 times)
  • UW Doctoral Thesis Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Waterloo
  • NSERC UW Graduate Scholarships (2 times)
  • Departmental Graduate Students Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo (6 times)
  • International Doctor of Philosophy Student Award, University of Waterloo
  • Environmental Studies Graduate Excellence Award, University of Waterloo (3 times)
  • Winner of the Institute of Transportation Engineer (ITE) Presentation Competition, Toronto, Ontario (1st Place)

Research

Research Interests

Dr. Kwon's current research areas are as follows:

  • Transportation and geomatics (remote sensing/GIS)
  • Winter transportation engineering (winter road maintenance)
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
  • Applications of Big Data for estimation and forecasting of road and traffic conditions
  • Winter road weather and surface conditions monitoring and estimations using geostatistics and deep learning
  • Spatial and temporal analyses of road traffic and safety
  • Traffic and transportation system optimization

Publications


Teaching

Undergraduate Courses, U of A

  • [Civ E 315] Transportation Engineering I, Winter 20'
  • [Civ E 411] Transportation Engineering II, Fall 18', and 21'
  • [Civ E 419] Transportation Engineering: Planning and Design, Winter 17', and 18'

Graduate Courses, U of A

  • [Civ E 612] Transportation Planning: Methods and Techniques, Fall 16', 17', 18', 19', 20', and 21'
  • [Civ E 719] Geomatics Applications in Transportation Engineering, Winter 18', 19', 20', and 21'