Amy Kim, PhD

Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering

Office: 6-269 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering
Phone: 780 492 9203

Research Interests

This is an exciting time to study transportation – technological applications in transportation as well as our attitudes and behaviours regarding travel are changing rapidly. My research focuses on applying systems analysis techniques to investigate how these changes affect the way our transportation systems work, in order to ensure we make the most efficient, safe and sustainable use of our infrastructure. In particular, my primary research objectives are to improve our understanding of transportation operations and its effects on demand, and vice versa; innovative transportation systems design and management; multi-objective performance analysis; and how transportation engineering analysis can be used to inform effective policy decisions. I have experience in the following areas:

  • Urban and interurban multi-modal transportation planning
  • Air transportation
  • Traffic operations
  • Transportation economics

Research in Progress

My current research projects include the following topics:

  • Transit signal priority improvements for optimizing corridor mobility
  • Understanding long-term ground access planning issues at mid-size airports
  • Multi-modal intercity transportation systems performance
  • Optimal deployment strategies for mobile photo enforcement


  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 2011.
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 2002.
  • B.A.Sc., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 2001.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 to Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2005-2006, Traffic Engineer, Delcan Corporation, Burnaby, BC
  • 2002-2005, Associate Transportation Engineer, Dowling Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)