DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, KMITL


Dr.Agachai Sumalee (เอกชัย สุมาลี)
Associate Professor

Email: asumalee@gmail.com or agachai.su@kmitl.ac.th Tel.:(+66) 2329-8334
Website: www.agachai-sumalee.com


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, University of Leeds, UK.
Thesis: Optimal Road User Charging Scheme Design awarded the Smeed Prize in 2003 and the Hans Jurgen Ewers Prize in 2005
M.Sc. in Transport Planning and Engineering with Distinction, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
B.Eng. in Civil Engineering (Honors), King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)


AREA OF INTERESTS:


RESEARCH FOCUS:

Agachai has specialist interest and experience in Intelligent Transportation System, Travel Time Estimation, Traffic Model, Network Design, Transit Oriented Development, Transport Economics, Dynamic Traffic Assignment, Reliability and Risk Analysis, Game Theory, Non-linear Optimization, Bilevel Optimization & MPEC.

In 2014 he gave a talk as one of the keynote speakers for the 20th Anniversary EASTS Symposium in Tokyo Japan. The event marked the 20th Anniversary of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies. He also gave an invited presentation at the 5th International Public Transport Forum in Seoul, South Korea. The event was organized by Korea Transportation Institute (KOTI) and was attended by Vice Minister of Transportation of South Korea, Director of KOTI, and other high level decision makers in South Korea.

Described as a “traffic-busting professor” he won the 2014 ASPIRE prize issued by the APEC Policy Partnership for Science, Technology and Innovation Science. Technology and innovation development officials from APEC economies presented him with the 2014 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education.


TEACHING COURSES:

Bachelor courses:
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Engineering Laboratory
  • Route Survey
Master courses:
  • Transportation Network Analysis and Modeling
  • Accident Analysis and Prevention
  • Highway Planning and Economics
  • Selected Topics in Tranportation Engineering
Doctoral courses:
  • Transportation Network Analysis and Modeling
  • Accident Analysis and Prevention
  • Intelligent Tranportation Systems : Planning and Design
  • Advanced Traffic Management Systems
  • Selected Topics in Tranportation Engineering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Educational Institue:
- Current: Associate Professor and Director for the Smart City Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.
- Associate Profressor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Government Committee:
- Vice Chair Board of Railway Development, Engineering Institute of Thailand
- Member Organizing Committee of Thailand Rail Academy Symposium, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand Government
- Member Board of Innovation and Information Technology, the National Housing Authority of Thailand (NHA), Thailand Government
- Member Board of Land Development, Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), Thailand Government
- Member Board of Business Development, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) , Thailand Government
- Member Board of Transit Development, State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Thailand Government
- Board Member Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS)
- Committee Member Road Safety Research Committee, Hong Kong Government, (2011-current)
- Committee Member US Transportation Research Board, Transportation Network Modelling Committee (ADB30), National Research Council. (2006 – present)
- Member of Board of Examiner Charter of Institute of Logistics and Transport Hong Kong (CILTHK) for Professional Qualifying Examination (2010 – present)
- Advisor Governor of the State Railway of Thailand (2010)
- Sub-Committee Member: Mass Transit sub-committee of the State Railway of Thailand (2008 –2009)

Journal Editorship:
- Editor in Chief Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics (2012- present) (Taylor and Francis) SCI journal
- Editor Journal of Transport Policy (2010 – 2015) (Elsevier) SCI Journal
- Associate Editor Networks and Spatial Economics (2007 – present) (Springer) SCI Journal
- Editorial Board Member Transportation Research Part B: Methodology (2010 - present) (Elsevier) SCI Journal
- Editorial Board Member Transportmetrica A: Transportation Science (2011 – present) (Taylor and Francis) SCI journal
- Editorial Board Member Transportation (2011 – present) (Taylor and Francis) SCI journal
- Editorial Board Member Journal of Advanced Transportation (2009 – present) (Wiley) SCI Journal
- Editorial Board Member International Journal of Urban Science (2010 – present)
- Editorial Board Member Journal of Travel Behavior and Society (2013 – present)
- Editorial Board Member The Open Transportation Journal (2009 – present)

Conference Chair and Committee:
- Conference Chair The 15th HKSTS International Conference (11-14 December 2010): Transport and Urban Sustainability.
- Co-Chair Mini-Symposium on Modelling for Sustainable Transportation (15-17 December 2010)
- Regional Committee The Third International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment (29-31 July 2010), Takayama, Japan
- Organising Committee: 18th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Organising Committee: 11th International Conference on Computer-Aided Scheduling of Public Transport, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
- Organising Committee The 14th HKSTS International Conference, Dec 2009 Hong Kong
- Organising Committee The 13th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS), Dec 2008 Hong Kong
- Organising Committee: The First International Symposium in Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA2006), University of Leeds, UK
- Scientific Committee: Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
- Scientific Committee: the European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics
- Scientific Committee: International Conference and workshop on Sustainable and Intelligent Transport Systems, August 2007, University of Khon-Kaen, Khon-Kaen, Thailand
- Scientific Committee: The Portuguese Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applications for Sustainable Transportation Systems
- Guest Editor Journal of Advanced Transportation (special issue on Evaluation and Enhancement of Transport Network Reliability: Network Equilibrium Based Approach);
- Guest Editor International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (special issue on Current Trend and Development of Sustainable Transport Research in Europe);
- Guest Editor Networks and Special Economics (special issue on Reliability and Emergency Issues in Transport Network Analysis).
- Referee Transportation Research Part A, Part B, Part C, Part E, Transportation, Transportmetrica, International Journal of Sustainable Transport, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, European Journal of Operation Research, Information Science, Transport Review, Journal of Intelligent Transport System, IEEE Transaction in Intelligent Transportation System, Computer Aided in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering


HONOR AND PRIZE:

- 2016 National Innovation Award Winner, Smart Taxi Control System (All Thai Taxi)
- May 2016 Included in the Top100 Asian Scientists by Asian Scientist Magazine
- September 2014 The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
- June 2013 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Grant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- December 2012 Outstanding Research Award, Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- April 2012 Best Paper Award, The National Convention on Information Technology, Thailand for the paper Siamtraffic 2.0: Traffic pattern search for travel time prediction in Bangkok road network (Vanitchakornpong, K., Indra-Payoong N, Sumalee A.)
- November 2010 Civil Engineering Paper of the Year Award (Professional Grade), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Civil Division for the paper Reliable Path Searching System: A Case Study in Hong Kong (Chen, Lam, Sumalee, and Tam)
- April 2010 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Grant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- December 2009 Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) Outstanding Student Paper Award: Heuristic Global Optimization Method for Continuous Network Design Problem (by my student, Paramet Luathep) at the 14th HKSTS International Conference
- September 2005 Outstanding Paper Award from the 6th EASTS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (out of 600 papers)
- January 2005 Smeed Prize for the Best Paper in the Annual Conference of the University of Transport Studies Group (UTSG), Bristol, UK
- October 2004 Hans-Jürgen-Ewers-Prize for International Outstanding Research in applied infrastructure economics awarded by Technical University of Berlin
- November 2003 Outstanding Paper Award from the 5th EASTS conference, Fukuoka, Japan (out of 500 papers)
- 2000 – 2004 The U.K. Department for Transport Scholarship for PhD study
- November 2000 JMP Prize for the Best Performance Student in MSc(Eng) programme


BOOKS:


PUBLICATIONS:

Thesis:

  1. PhD Thesis on Optimal Road User Charging Scheme Design" (Awarded the Smeed Prize in 2003 and the Hans Jurgen Ewers Prize in 2005)
Papers in International Journals:
  1. Pan, T.L., Lam W.H.K, Sumalee A., and Zhong R.X., 2016, "", Pan, T.L., Lam W.H.K, Sumalee A., and Zhong R.X. (2016) Modelling the impacts of mandatory and discretionary land-changing maneuvers, Transportation Research Part C, (Accepted) [ISI journal]..
  2. , 2016, "", Zhong, R.X., Fu, K.Y., Sumalee A., Ngoduy D., and Lam W.H.K (2016) A cross-entropy method and probabilistic sensitivity analysis framework for calibrating microscopic traffic models, Transportation Research Part C, 63, p. 147-169 [SCI journal].
  3. , 2015, "", Shao H., Lam, W.H.K, Sumalee A., Hazelton M. (2015) Estimation of Mean and Covariance of Stochastic Multi-Class OD Demands from Classified Traffic Counts, Transportation Research Part C, 59, p. 95-110 [SCI journal].
  4. , 2015, "", Wang, J. and Sumalee A. (2015) Automatic Freeway Incident Detection for Free Flow Conditions: A Vehicle Reidentification Based Approach Using Image Data from Sparsely Distributed Video Cameras, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Article ID 102380 13 pa.
  5. , 2015, "", Li, Z.C., Yin Y., Lam, W.H.K, Sumalee A. (2015) Simultaneous optimization of fuel surcharges and transit service runs in a multimodal transport network: a time-dependent activity-based approach, Transportation Letters, 8(1), p. 35-46[SCI journal].
  6. , 2015, "", Siripirote, T., Sumalee A., Ho, H.W., Lam W.H.K. (2015) Statistical approach for activity-based model calibration based on plate scanning and traffic counts data, Transportation Research Part B, 78, p. 280-300 [SCI journal].
  7. , 2015, "", Xu W. and Sumalee A. (2015) Evolutionary Marginal Cost Pricing Scheme Implementation Based on Stochastic Traffic Flow Information, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Article ID 618725, 12 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/618725 [SCI journal].
  8. , 2015, "", Szeto W., Jiang Y., Wang, D.Z.W, and Sumalee A. (2015) A Sustainable Road Network Design Problem with Land Use Transportation Interaction over Time, Networks and Spatial Economics, 15(3), p. 791-822. [SCI journal].
  9. , 2015, "", Uchida K., Sumalee A., and Ho, H.W. (2015) A Stochastic Multi-Modal Reliable Network Design Problem under Adverse Weather Conditions, Journal of Advanced Transportation, 49,p. 73-95. [SCI journal].
  10. , 2015, "", Li, Z.C., Yao M.Z., Lam, W.H.K., Sumalee, A., and Choi K. (2015) Modeling the Effects of Public Bicycle Schemes in a Congested Multi-Modal Road Network, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9(4), p. 282-297. [SCI journal].
  11. , 2014, "", Siripirote, T., Sumalee A., Watling D.P., and Shao H. (2014) Updating of travel behaviour model parameters and estimation of vehicle trip chain based on plate scanning, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 18(4), p. 393-409 [SCI journal].
  12. , 2014, "", Ho, H.W. and Sumalee, A. (2014) Optimal recovery plan after disasters: continuum modelling approach, Journal of Transportation Engineering, 140(8), [SCI journal].
  13. , 0000, "", Zhong, R.X., Sumalee, A., Pan, T.L., and Lam W.H.K. (2014) Optimal and robust strategies for freeway traffic management under demand and supply uncertainties: An overview and general theory, Transportmetrica A: Transportation Science, 10(10), p. 849-877. .
  14. , 0000, "", Wang, J., Indra-Payoong N., Sumalee A., and Panwai S. (2014) Vehicle Re-identification with Self-Adaptive Time Windows for Real-time Travel Time Estimation, I IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System,15(2), p. 540-552. [SCI journal].
  15. , 0000, "", Li, Z.C., Wang, Y.D., Lam W.H.K., Sumalee A., and Choi. K. (2014) Design of Sustainable Cordon Toll Pricing Schemes in a Monocentric City, Networks and Spatial Economics, 14(2), p. 133-158. [SCI journal].
  16. , 0000, "", Ekstrom J., Rydergren C., Sumalee A. (2014) Solving a mixed integer linear program approximation of the toll design problem using constraint generation within a branch-and-cut algorithm, Transportmetrica A: Transportation Science, 10(9), p. 791-819. [SCI .
  17. , 0000, "", Shao, H., Lam, W.H.K, Sumalee A., Chen A., and Hazelton M. (2014) Estimation of Mean and Covariance of Peak Hour Origin-destination Demands from Day-to-day Traffic Counts, Transportation Research Part B, 68, p. 52-75. [SCI journal].
  18. , 0000, "", Chen, B.Y., Lam, W.H.K., Sumalee, A., Li Q., and Tam M.L. (2014) Reliable shortest path problems in stochastic time-dependent networks, Journal of Intelligent Transportation System, 18(2), p. 177-189. [SCI journal].
  19. , 0000, "", Tse L.Y., Hung W.T. and Sumalee, A. (2014) Bus lane safety implications: a case study in Hong Kong, Transportmetrica A: Transportation Science, 10(2), p. 140-159. [SCI journal].
  20. , 0000, "", Lo, H.K. and Sumalee A. (2013) Transport Dynamics: Its time has come!, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 1(1), 102. [SCI journal].