XianBiao "X.B." Hu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Transportation Engineering

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

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Missouri S&T, Rolla MO (Aug. 2017-present)
  • Founding team member, R&D Director, and General Manager of the 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

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Missouri S&T student chapter faculty advisor, (2017-present)
  • City of Rolla Bicyclist and Pedestrian Technical Committee Member, Rolla MO, (2017-present)
  • Organizing committee member and publication chair, 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, Tucson, Ariz., (April 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)


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