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Hussein Dia

Hussein Dia

Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology

Hussein Dia is Chair of Civil Engineering and also Deputy Director and Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility) at the Smart Cities Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology.

He is a Civil Engineer with three decades of experience. He has worked extensively in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, including strong engagement with industry. His research interests are in next generation smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in urban environments. His current work is focused on disruptive mobility and harnessing digital innovations to unlock potential opportunities for low carbon mobility.

Hussein is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of Engineers Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

'Self-driving' cars are still a long way off. Here are three reasons why

Apr 23, 2021 12:03 pm UTC| Technology

The recent crash of a Tesla car in the United States, in which two people died, has reignited debate about the capabilities and safety of todays self-driving technologies. Tesla cars include an autopilot feature which...

Coronavirus recovery: public transport is key to avoid repeating old and unsustainable mistakes

May 26, 2020 08:41 am UTC| Life

The coronavirus pandemic has affected our cities in profound ways. People adapted by teleworking, shopping locally and making only necessary trips. One of the many challenges of recovery will be to build on the momentum of...

Smart tech systems cut congestion for a fraction of what new roads cost

Nov 11, 2019 09:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The new transport projects governments are constantly announcing are expensive. In the recent New South Wales and Victorian elections, the returned state governments transport infrastructure promises added up to A$165...

Move away from a car-dominated city looks radical but it's a sensible plan for a liveable future

May 07, 2019 03:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

More shared spaces, safer streets and fewer cars in the city are all part of a newly released ten-year plan by the City of Melbourne. This evening, Town Hall will consider the ambitious draft transport strategy that would...

Banning 'tiny vehicles' would deny us smarter ways to get around our cities

Apr 03, 2019 10:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

E-scooter mania is sweeping cities around the world. Fun, accessible and cheap to rent, shared electric scooters are one of the biggest technology stories this year. Their main appeal is that they are so easy to ride. A...

Four ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

Nov 26, 2018 15:58 pm UTC| Technology

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis. We...

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Economy

Why states didn't go broke from the pandemic

During the summer of 2020, there were many news reports about the impending state fiscal crisis due to the pandemic. A July 7 article on CNBC with the headline Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local...

Beam Suntory releases bourbon-based ready-to-drink Jim Beam in US

Beam Suntory added two new ready-to-drink cocktails featuring a bourbon base in its Jim Beam offering in the US. The Jim Beam Ginger Highball combines bourbon with ginger ale while its Jim Beam Classic Highball pairs...

Subway's new sandwiches pose risk to employees, claims franchisees

The North American Association of Subway Franchisees (NAASF) has told members that they cannot endorse Subways promotion as they can pose a burn risk to employees, and they can supposedly damage franchisees toasters....

Toyota to test carbon-free hydrogen engine on race track

Toyota Motor Corp. will test its Corolla Sport equipped with a hydrogen engine in a 24-hour endurance race that starts on May 21 at the Fuji Speedway track in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Japanese carmaker will use...

Politics

World War 3 threat: Experts warn US and China may engage in military conflict in Africa

Over the years, relations between China and the US have been rocky, especially over certain issues. However, fears of possible world war have been stoked as experts have warned that Africa may be the continent that gets...

Joe Biden to give commencement address at Coast Guard Academy graduation

Joe Biden will be making a commencement address at the upcoming Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bidens upcoming address would be his second time giving a speech at the academys ceremony. The Coast Guard Academy...

Donald Trump social media ban: Facebook oversight board to announce decision on ex-POTUS' suspension

Former President Donald Trump has been away from social media for several months following the January 6 insurrection. Facebook is already turning to its oversight board to make a decision regarding the former presidents...

Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine: House Democrats want POTUS to waive vaccine patents

With over 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines already administered, many are now urging US President Joe Biden to provide help to other countries. House Democrats are now urging Biden to waive the vaccine patents...

Science

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Lab–grown embryos and human–monkey hybrids: Medical marvels or ethical missteps?

In Aldous Huxleys 1932 novel Brave New World, people arent born from a mothers womb. Instead, embryos are grown in artificial wombs until they are brought into the world, a process called ectogenesis. In the novel,...

Antimatter: scientists find way to trap elusive material by blasting it with lasers

Antimatter is believed to play a huge part in the story of our universe. Its the counterpart to matter: identical in every way with protons, neutrons and electrons but with an opposite electric charge. According to our...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

Technology

Only 13% of iOS 14.5 users worldwide allowed apps to track them

An analytics firm reported that a very small number of Apple mobile device users have agreed to allow apps to track them. The information comes two weeks after the widely anticipated and debated iOS 14.5 feature App...

Samsung Electronics to share 505 patented technologies to S. Korean SMEs

Samsung Electronics will share its 505 patented technologies with local small and medium enterprises via a government technology transfer program to overcome the market challenges triggered by the pandemic. The list of...

PS5 with ‘semi-custom’ 6nm AMD chip reportedly launching in 2022

Sony has been one of the companies affected by the semiconductor shortage worldwide resulting in the continuous difficulty to find available PS5 consoles in stores. However, Sony is reportedly considering remedying the...

Google Account users to be automatically enrolled in two-factor authentication ‘soon'

Google celebrated World Password Day by reminding its users how vulnerable these sets of characters can be. On that note, the tech giant announced its plan to have Google Account users be automatically enrolled to...
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