European Academy of Sciences
Member Profile

Xiaobo Qu


Xiaobo Qu
Year of Election
Engineering Division
Country/Region of working/living
Chalmers University of Technology

Prof Qu received his bachelor's degree from Jilin University, China, and master's degree from Tsinghua University, China, and PhD from National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Immediately after his PhD, Prof Qu was appointed as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor, with tenure) in Griffith University, Australia, and he was early promoted as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor, with tenure) at the same university. He then worked at University of Technology Sydney, Australia, as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor, with tenure), where he secured a prestigious ARC discovery project before moving to Sweden to take up a full Professor position and Chair title of Urban Mobility Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Transportation Engineering; Emerging transport solutions; Connected and automated vehicles; Electric vehicles; Public transit planning and optimization; Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Memeber, Academia Europaea - the Academy of Europe; Fellow, European Academy of Sciences, Belgium, 2020 - ; Area Editor of Intelligent Transport, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Impact Factor = 10.4), 2018-; Area Editor of Traffic Flow, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2017 - ; Associate Editor, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (Impact Factor = 3.3), 2017-; Ministry of Transport, Minister's Innovation Award, Singapore, 2010; Australian Department of Education, Endeavour Fellow, 2016; Chair of Traffic Theory and Modelling, World Congress for Transport Research Society, 2017-; Assessor for NWO VICI, ARC DP/LP/FT/DECRA, HK RGC, NSFC, ERC, etc.

With a very diverse academic and leadership background, Prof Qu endeavors to integrate traditional transport theories with emerging technologies in an inter-disciplinary manner. He has authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles published by leading international peer reviewed journals such as Transportation Research Part A, Part B, Part C, Part E, Accident Analysis and Prevention, ASCE - Journal of Transportation Engineering, and Risk Analysis. He is a recipient of Ministry of Transport (Singapore) Minister's Innovation Award in 2009, President's Graduate Fellowship (Singapore) in 2010-2011, Griffith University Dean's Learning and Teaching Commendation in 2014, Griffith University Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Award in 2015, Australian Department of Education and Training Endeavor Cheung Kong Research Fellowship in 2016, Australian Research Council Discovery Project Awardee in 2017. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Impact Factor: 10.4), ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, ASCE ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Journal of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles, an editorial board member of seven journals including Transportation Research Part A and Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, and a guest editor for eight journals including IEEE Transaction on ITS and Applied Energy. Dr Qu's research is well connected to industry, attracting over 8 million Euros as the Principal Investigator from Australian Research Council, EU, Swedish Innovation Agency, EU, etc. He also currently holds adjunct professorship with Griffith University, University of Technology Sydney, Ryerson University in Canada, etc.