Dr. Young-Ji Byon
Dr. Young-Ji Byon Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Civil Infrastructure & Environmental Engineering
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Young-Ji Byon was born in 1979 in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Toronto, Canada in 1994. He received his B.A.Sc. (2003) degree from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada; and M.A.Sc. (2005) and Ph.D. (2010) degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, specializing in Transportation Engineering.

From 2003 to 2009, he worked as a researcher in the ITS lab at the University of Toronto. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. From 2010 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Calgary, Canada. In 2012, he joined the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE as an Assistant Professor. In 2017, he was promoted to an Associate Professor rank and is currently an Associate Chair of the department.

Education
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2010
  • M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2005
  • B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2003
Teaching Areas
  • Transportation Engineering
    – Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
    – Transportation Planning
    – Public Transit
    – Highway Engineering
    – Airport Systems
  • Geomatics and Surveying
  • Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Remote Sensing
  • Engineering Graphics and Visualization
  • Statics, Engineering Dynamics
Research Interests
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Public transit
  • Highway engineering
  • Transportation security and internet of things (IoT)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles