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Hussein Dia

Hussein Dia

Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology

Hussein Dia is Chair of Civil Engineering and also Deputy Director and Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility) at the Smart Cities Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology.

He is a Civil Engineer with three decades of experience. He has worked extensively in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, including strong engagement with industry. His research interests are in next generation smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in urban environments. His current work is focused on disruptive mobility and harnessing digital innovations to unlock potential opportunities for low carbon mobility.

Hussein is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of Engineers Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Coronavirus recovery: public transport is key to avoid repeating old and unsustainable mistakes

May 26, 2020 08:41 am UTC| Life

The coronavirus pandemic has affected our cities in profound ways. People adapted by teleworking, shopping locally and making only necessary trips. One of the many challenges of recovery will be to build on the momentum of...

Smart tech systems cut congestion for a fraction of what new roads cost

Nov 11, 2019 09:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The new transport projects governments are constantly announcing are expensive. In the recent New South Wales and Victorian elections, the returned state governments transport infrastructure promises added up to A$165...

Move away from a car-dominated city looks radical but it's a sensible plan for a liveable future

May 07, 2019 03:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

More shared spaces, safer streets and fewer cars in the city are all part of a newly released ten-year plan by the City of Melbourne. This evening, Town Hall will consider the ambitious draft transport strategy that would...

Banning 'tiny vehicles' would deny us smarter ways to get around our cities

Apr 03, 2019 10:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

E-scooter mania is sweeping cities around the world. Fun, accessible and cheap to rent, shared electric scooters are one of the biggest technology stories this year. Their main appeal is that they are so easy to ride. A...

Four ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

Nov 26, 2018 15:58 pm UTC| Technology

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis. We...

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Economy

Emirates issues over $517 million in refunds, more reimbursements expected

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refunds amounting to over $517 million over the past two months while operating a decreased number of flights on a limited network. According to Chief Commercial...

India invites private firms to run and modernize railways

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Politics

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Donald Trump criticized: Ambassadors sold stocks as POTUS downplayed severity of pandemic

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Donald Trump revelation: Appeals judge partially lifts restraining order blocking publication of niece Mary Trump's book

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Science

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Author says 2,400-year old coin artifact may be proof that Atlantis is real

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Technology

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iPhone 12 could be delayed by four weeks to a couple of months but until 2021

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iOS 14: 4 best security and privacy improvements launching later this year

After countless reports of mobile apps and other entities covertly collecting peoples data through the devices they use, iPhone users should pay attention to the security and privacy features launching on iOS 14. Luckily,...

iPhone SE 2021 will keep the A13 Bionic and that’s fine

Reports have it that the new iPhone SE was planned to arrive in two models this year. However, Apple revived its mid-range smartphone lineup with just one variant last April. Later, there have been claims that the tech...
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