Dr Russell G. Thompson, BAppSc, MEngSc, PhD, is currently the director of the Master of Transportation Systems program at the Joint Southeast University and Monash University Graduate School in Suzhou, China. He holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, masters degree in traffic and transport engineering, and a PhD in traffic modeling. Russell was a founding director and has been vice president of the Institute of City Logistics, based in Kyoto, since 1999. He is a core research partner in the Center of Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, a Volvo Center of Excellence. Russell has coauthored over 160 research publications, including over 70 refereed publications. He has also coauthored three research books as well as seven international conference books. Russell has been a member of Kyoto University's Global Center of Excellence in Human Security Engineering since 2008. He is currently a partner researcher in the Concert Japan Program on Resilience against Disasters and a lead researcher on the project Improving the Resilience of Road Freight Networks under Earthquakes. Since 2012, Russell has been a senior research fellow in humanitarian logistics at the Australian Defense Force Academy. He has been involved in a number of research projects associated with infrastructure recovery and humanitarian logistics after the Tohoku disasters in Japan in 2011. Dr. T. F. Fwa is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently the Director of the Centre for Transportation Research, and Deputy Director, Centre for Maritime Studies, both of NUS. He received his BEng from the then University of Singapore, MEng from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and PhD from Purdue University, USA. Professor Fwa's research covers various aspects of highway engineering, as well as planning, design, maintenance and management of transport infrastructure. He has published more than 250 technical papers, with more than 130 of them in leading international journals. He has received a number of awards for his academic and research contributions. Among the awards he received are the 1985 Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award by Purdue University, USA; the 1992 Katahira Award by the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia; the 1992 Arthur M. Wellington Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers; the 1995 Katahira Award by the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia; the 2000 Engineering Achievement Award by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore; the Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Award 2002, Singapore; the 2005 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, USA; the 2009 MAIREPAV-6 Best Paper Award by the Sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements; the 2009 Alfred Noble Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers, USA; and the 2009 MAIREPAV-7 Best Paper Award by the Seventh International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements. Dr Fwa has been invited to lecture and make technical presentations in 17 countries, including keynote lectures at international conferences. He is the Asia Region Editor for the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering since 1989. He is currently the President of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructure, Board Member of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, and Special Advisor to the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences.
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