Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (RCITI)

The Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) was launched in 2011 and is based in the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering with collaborators across the Faculty of Engineering, as well as the broader UNSW research community and industrial partners. rCITI is also supported by the NICTA Centre of Excellence and our Industry Partner -  Advisian (formerly Evans & Peck)

Professor S Travis Waller, the Advisian Professor of Transport Innovation, is the founding Director of rCITI and is an expert in transport systems, network modelling and planning. He also has extensive grounding in the fields of electrical and industrial engineering.

RCITI logorCITI is pursuing high level, integrated interdisciplinary transport research and development, investigating sustainable approaches to transport infrastructure and operations, with extensive liaison with industry and government. rCITI research builds on five core pillars:

  • Transport planning
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) communications
  • Computational sustainability
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy / Fuel.

Our research areas include:

  • Integrated transport modelling
  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA)
  • Large-scale network optimisation
  • Real-time traffic control for minimum environmental impact
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Impact of electric vehicles
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle communication
  • Stochastic modelling related to transport systems
  • Cross-disciplinary system interaction (eg health impacts of transport including disease propagation due to air and freight travel)
  • Congestion pricing
  • Vehicle routing, automated intersection control and logistics
  • Planning for risk in transport and emergency evacuation and management
  • Facility location and demand modelling.

Transport network

More information

The Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) website:

Centre Director: Professor S Travis Waller

Centre Administrative Officer: Ms Maria Lee