Kelvin Cheu

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Kelvin Cheu
Professor, Civil Engineering

Dr. Ruey (Kelvin) Cheu earned his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Systems Engineering at the University of California at Irvine in 1994. His is well-known for his research in the applications of artificial intelligence in transportation, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His latest research passions are smart cities, transportation-community health. He has led projects funded by Texas Department of Transportation, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, with total external research funding of more than $5 million (as the principal investigator). Arising from these research projects, he has published more than 79 papers in international peer reviewed journals. His publications have been cited more than 4400 times, with an h-index of 35. The GoogleScholar consistently ranks him among the top 20 most highly cited scholar in Transportation Engineering. At UTEP, he is a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, heads the smart city community and direct the dual master degree program. His current research topics are related to TSA inspection, university parking, autonomous vehicles, and mobility of the seniors.


  1. Transportation engineering
  2. Intelligent transportation systems
  3. Transportation security
  4. Cross border transportation
  5. Transportation-health
  6. Smart cities
  7. COVID-19