XianBiao (XB) Hu

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department

Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri – Rolla)


Email: xbhu@mst.edu

Phone: (573) 341-6178

133 Butler-Carlton Hall, 1401 N. Pine St., Rolla, MO 65409-0030

Innovative Data Empowered Analytics-centered Smart (IDEAS) Transportation System Lab

Open Positions:

One Graduate Research Assistant position is available in IDEAS Transportation System Lab, in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Formerly known as University of Missouri at Rolla). Anticipated to start from Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Transportation engineering is entering into a new era where disruptive technologies and innovations are being developed and introduced into the field, in conjunction with Information Technology, Computer Science, Auto Industry and Computational Intelligence. Think about Waze the smartphone app, Uber the ridesharing company, Car2go the carsharing company, and Inrix the traffic information company. If you’re excited about the future of transportation systems, send me an email with you CV/resume. Students with transportation/civil, computer science, math, system engineering background are encouraged to apply.

Short Bio:

Dr. Xianbiao (XB) Hu is an Assistant Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), in its Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental engineering. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, he was a founding team member, Director of R&D, and General Manager of the Chinese holding subsidiary at Metropia Inc., leading a team of talented researchers and developers to develop and apply advanced technologies, network models and mathematical algorithms in an incentive-based active mobility management system to reduce urban traffic congestions. His research focuses in the area of smart transportation systems, big data analytics, travel behavior and insurance telematics, and transportation system modeling and simulation. He also served the role of Affiliate Professor at the University of Arizona, actively engaged in academic research and student teaching and advising in its transportation engineering program.

Research Interests:

    • Smart transportation systems design, development and deployment
    • Big data analytics and applications in transportation engineering
    • Incentive-based travel behavior research
    • Transportation system modeling and simulation
    • Driving safety and insurance telematics
    • Performance evaluation and traffic operation


    • Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, University of Arizona, 2013
    • M.S. Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2009
    • B.S. Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2006

Professional Experience:

    • Assistant Professor, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO (Aug. 2017 - present)
    • Founding team member, R&D Director and General Manager of Chinese holding subsidiary, Metropia Inc., Tucson, Ariz., (Aug. 2011 – July 2017)
    • Affiliate Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., (April 2016 – July 2017)
    • R&D Engineer, TrafficCast China (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Shanghai. China, (Dec. 2007 – Aug. 2010)

Professional Services:

    • Organizing committee member and publication chair, 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, Tucson, Ariz., (April 2015)
    • Guest editor, Special issue on Travel Demand Management, The International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, (Published October 2015)
    • Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, (2015 – present)
    • Standing committee member, TRB Committee on the Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Travel Choices (ADB 20), (2012 – present)