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Professor Nick  Hounsell  MSc PhD CEng MICE FCIHT

Professor of Highways and Traffic

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Professor Nick Hounsell is Professor of Highways and Traffic within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Professor Hounsell is Professor of Highways and Traffic and has over 30 years experience of research into traffic engineering, urban traffic management and control, road network modelling and public transport operations using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications. He has managed a Rolling Programme of research for Transport for London into UTC and bus priority operations for some 15 years, and led a number of projects in this area funded by the European Commission. He is the Coordinator of the MSc Programme in Transportation Planning and Engineering, which has also been offered in Beijing, China and is involved in a number of educational networks in Europe funded under EC programmes including TEMPUS and Leonardo da Vinci. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and past Chairman of the Transport Group of ICE South.

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Research interests

Road traffic management and control, public transport operations, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), new technologies and system/strategy development and evaluation.

Research group(s)

Transportation Group

Research project(s)

CityMobil2: Cities Demonstrating Cybernetic Mobility

GOAL: Growing Older - Staying Mobile

NEARCTIS: A Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Co-operative traffic management in the Information Society

TIDE – Transport Innovation Deployment in Europe

Traffic lights that learn

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  • ITS and traffic managaement - Papageorgiou, M., Ben-Akiva, M., Bottom, J., Bovy, P.H.L., Hoogendoorn, S.P., Hounsell, N.B., Kotsialos, A. and McDonald, M.. In Handbooks in Operations Research & Management Science: Transportation - Barnhart, Cynthia and Laporte, Gilbert (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    Oxford, UK
    Volume:
    14
    Page Range:
    715-774
  • Queue relocation using pre-signals for bus priority: an analytical approach to evaluate isolated pre-signals - Hounsell, N. B. and Sirivadidurage, S.S.P. In Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC
    Published:
    2005
    At event:
    84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
    Volume:
    05-1618
  • Improving traffic signal control for pedestrians - McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and Rajbhandari, B.. In 12th IEE International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (RTIC 2004)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Road Transportation Information and Control, London, April 2004.
    Page Range:
    268-277
  • Bus priority at traffic signals: investigating the options - Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N. and Shrestha, B.P.. In Proceedings of the 12th IEE International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control 2004 (RTIC 2004)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    12th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, London, April 2004.
    Published by:
    Piscataway, USA
    Page Range:
    287-294
  • A simulation model of signal controlled pedestrian crossings - Wu, J., McLeod, F.N. and Hounsell, N.B.. In Proceedings of 15th European Simulation Multiconference (ESM'2001)
    Published:
    2001
    At event:
    15th European Simulation Multiconference (ESM'2001)
    Page Range:
    971-975
  • Improving bus operations using ITS - Hounsell, N.B.. In Traffic and Transportation Studies (2000) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Studies - Wang, Kelvin C.P., Xiao, Guiping and Ji, Jialun (eds.)
    Published:
    2000
    At event:
    ICTIS 2000
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Volume:
    277
    Page Range:
    133
    doi:
    10.1061/40503(277)133
  • Evaluation of the London driver information system: results from the CLEOPATRA study - Chatterjee, K., Hounsell, N. B., Waterson, B. J., Firmin, P.E and Bonsall, P.W. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control
    Published:
    2000
    At event:
    10th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control
    Page Range:
    22-26
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:20000097
  • Headway-based bus priority in London using AVL: First results - Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N., Gardener, K., Head, J.R. and Cook, D.. In Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 2000
    Published:
    2000
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    218-222
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:20000136
  • AVL and bus priority : The London system - Hounsell, N.B. and McLeod, F.N.. In World Transport Research - Meersman, Hilde, Voorde, E. van de and Winkelmans, Willy (eds.)
    Published:
    1999
    At event:
    8th World Conference on Transport Research
    Volume:
    2
    Page Range:
    279-292
  • The benefits and disbenefits of traffic in pre-signalised intersections - Wu, J. and Hounsell, N.B.. In Proceedings of the 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Transport Planning and Control, Cardiff, 1-3 April 1998
    Published:
    1998
    Published by:
    Amsterdam, NL
    Page Range:
    89-98
  • LRT priority at congested intersections: case study of Hong Kong LRT - Jianping, Wu., Hounsell, Nick, McDonald, Mick and Chan, S.. In Traffic and Transportation Studies (1998) Proceedings of ICTTS ’98, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, July 27-29, 1998 - Yang, Zhaoxia, Wang, Kelvin C.P. and Mao, Baohua (eds.)
    Published:
    1998
    Published by:
    Reston, US
    Page Range:
    119-128
  • Intelligent systems for priority at traffic signals in London: the INCOME project - Hounsell, N., Landles, J., Bretherton, R.D. and Gardener, K.. In 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 1998 (Conf. Publ. No. 454)
    Published:
    1998
    Published by:
    Washington, GB
    Page Range:
    90-94
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:19980161
  • Modelling driver response to variable message signs with RGCONTRAM - Chatterjee, K. and Hounsell, N. B.. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Transportation Research - Meersman, Hilde, Van de Voorde, Eddy and Winkelmans, Willy (eds.)
    Published:
    1998
    At event:
    8th World Conference on Transportation Research
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    597-610
  • Variable message signs in London: evaluation in CLEOPATRA - Hounsell, N.B., Chatterjee, K., Bonsall, P.W and Firmin, P.E. In 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 1998
    Published:
    1998
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    90-94
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:19980186
  • Intelligent systems for priority at traffic signals in London: the INCOME project - Hounsell, N., Landles, J., Bretherton, R. and Gardener, K.. In Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control
    Published:
    1998
    At event:
    9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control
    Published by:
    Piscataway, United States
    Series:
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference Publication
    Volume:
    454
    Page Range:
    90-94
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:19980161
  • SPRINT: Active bus priority in fixed time UTC London - Hounsell, N.B., Gardener, K., Cook, D. and Bowen, G.T.. In Traffic Management and Road Safety : Proceedings of Seminars K and L held at the European Transport Forum Annual Meeting, Brunel University, England, 1-5 September 1997
    Published:
    1997
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    PTRC
    Volume:
    P419
    Page Range:
    75-86
  • Simulation modellig of route guidance control strategies - Hounsell, N.B. and Stevens, P.. In Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure Systems: Computer Applications, Control and Automation - Nwagboso, Christopher O. (ed.)
    Published:
    1997
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
  • Transport priority in real-time traffic control sysems - Hounsell, N.B. and Wu, J.. In Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering - Stephanedes, Yorgos J. and Filippi, Francesco (eds.)
    Published:
    1996
    At event:
    Fourth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering
    Published by:
    Reston, US, Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering
  • PROMPT: Field trial and simulation results of bus priority in SCOOT - Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N., Bretherton, R.D. and Bowen, R.D.. In Eighth International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control, London, UK, 23-25 April 1996
    Published:
    1996
    Published by:
    Stevenage, GB
    Series:
    IET Conference Publications
    Volume:
    CP422
    Page Range:
    95-99
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:19960297
  • Urban traffic management: the feasibility of shorter term congestion forecasting using artificial neural networks - Hounsell, N. B., McDonald, M., Lyons, G.D., Williams, B., Cheese, J. and Radia, B.. In Proceedings of the 24th European Transport Forum: Transport Policy and its Implementation
    Published:
    1996
    At event:
    PTRC
  • Public transport priority at traffic signals: Results of European collaborative study - Hounsell, N.B., Farges, J.L., Fox, K., Friedrich, B. and Di Taranto, C.. In Intelligent Transportation: Realizing the Future. Proceedings of the Third Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14-18 October 1996, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
    Published:
    1996
    Published by:
    Washington, US
  • Strategies for route guidance systems taking account of driver response - Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R.. In Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference, 1995. Proceedings. In conjunction with the Pacific Rim TransTech Conference. 6th International VNIS. 'A Ride into the Future'
    Published:
    1995
    Page Range:
    328-333
    doi:
    10.1109/VNIS.1995.518857
  • Public transport priority in real time traffic control systems - Hounsell, N.B. and Wu, J.. In Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (1995) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, Capri, Italy, June 27-30, 1995 - Stephanedes, Yorgos J. and Francesco, Filippi (eds.)
    Published:
    1995
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Volume:
    xviii
    Page Range:
    71-75
  • Public transport priority at traffic signals: New developments in Europe - Hounsell, N.B.. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems, May 1995, Melbourne, Australia
    Published:
    1995
    At event:
    International Conference on application of New Technology to Transport Systems
    Published by:
    Melbourne, AU
    Volume:
    2
    Page Range:
    145-149
  • The evolution and evaluation of dynamic route guidance systems - Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R.. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems, May 1995, Melbourne, Australia
    Published:
    1995
    Published by:
    Port Melbourne, AU
    Volume:
    2
    Page Range:
    161-175
  • Modelling drivers route choice behaviour in the context of route guidance and informations systems - Hounsell, N.B. and Bonsall, P.W.. In Towards an Intelligent Transport System : Proceedings of the First World Congress on Applications of Transport Telematics and Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, November 30 - 3 December 1994, Paris
    Published:
    1994
    Published by:
    Boston, US
    Series:
    Artech House Mobile Communications Series
    Page Range:
    508-515
  • Capacity and flow breakdown on U.K. motorways - Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Barnard, S.R.. In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Highway Capacity
    Published:
    1994
    Published by:
    Victoria, State of, AU
    Volume:
    1
    Page Range:
    277-294
  • PROMPT-priority and informatics in public transport - Hounsell, N.B. and Burton, G.. In Public transport planning and operations : Proceedings of seminar H held at the PTRC Transport, Highways and Planning summer annual meeting, University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, England, from 13-17 September 1993
    Published:
    1993
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    PTRC summer annual meeting, P370
    Page Range:
    197-208
  • Bus priority and UTC systems: The PROMPT project - Burton, R. and Hounsell, N.. In Proceedings of the IEEE-IEE Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference, 1993
    Published:
    1993
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    602
    doi:
    10.1109/VNIS.1993.585705
  • Dynamic route guidance and traffic incidents - Hounsell, N. B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R.. In Proceedings of 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation (ISATA). Dedicated Conference on Road and Vehicle Safety, held Aachen, Germany, 13-17 September 1993
    Published:
    1993
    Published by:
    Surrey, County of, GB
    Page Range:
    67-73
  • Dynamic route guidance: Aspects of optimisation - McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M.. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing Traffic and Transportation, Amsterdam, 12-15 April
    Published:
    1992
    At event:
    I
    Published by:
    Aachen, DE
    Page Range:
    317-326
  • Dynamic route guidance: Some aspects of optimisation - Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N. and McDonald, M.. In World Conference on Transport Research (6th : 1992 : Lyon, France). Selected proceedings of the Sixth World Conference on Transport Research
    Published:
    1992
    Published by:
    France
    Volume:
    4
    Page Range:
    2503-2513
  • The intergration of SCOOT and dynamic route guidance - Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Lambert, B.. In Sixth International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control, Session 10, London, 28-30 April 1992
    Published:
    1992
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    IEE Conference Publication, 355
    Page Range:
    168-172
  • Modelling the dynamics of route guidance - Hounsell, N.B., Njoze, S.R. and McDonald, M.. In The 3rd International Conference on: Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems, 1992. VNIS
    Published:
    1992
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    127-134
    doi:
    10.1109/VNIS.1992.639944
  • Modelling of traffic growth in congested urban networks - Hounsell, N.B.. In Planning and Transport Research and Computation
    Published:
    1991
    At event:
    European Transport, Highways and Planning Nineteenth Summer Annual Meeting
    Published by:
    University of SussexSussex, US
    Volume:
    P347
    Page Range:
    229-240
  • The modelling of dynamic route guidance - Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Breheret, L.. In Advanced Telematics in Road Transport: Proceedings of the Drive Conference, Brussels, February 4-6, 1991
    Published:
    1991
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    89-98
  • Bus priority: Techniques and evaluation - Hounsell, N.B.. In Proceedings of the PTRC European transport and planning 18th summer annual meeting, University of Sussex, September 10-14, 1990
    Published:
    1990
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    61-66
  • SCOOT data and route guidance - Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M.. In Second International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring
    Published:
    1989
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    191-194
  • Predicting the benefit of signal co-ordination - Hounsell, N.B. and Rohr, P.W.H.. In Transport planning methods: proceedings of Seminar D held at the PTRC transport and planning summer annual meeting, University of Bath, England, from 12-16 September 1988
    Published:
    1988
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Volume:
    306
    Page Range:
    31-40
  • Variability of traffic flow parameters at traffic signals - McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B.. In Second International Conference on Road Traffic Control: 15-18 April 1986
    Published:
    1986
    Published by:
    Stevenage, GB
    Series:
    IEE conference publication, 260
    Page Range:
    106-113
  • Traffic signal design and capacity - McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B.. In Sino-British Highways and Urban Traffic Conference, 17-22 November 1986, Beijing
    Published:
    1986
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    471-482
  • Route guidance for drivers on on-Line signal controlled networks - Hounsell, N. B. and McDonald, M.. In Colloquium on Vehicle Route Guidance (Digest No.11)
    Published:
    1985
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    611-613
  • Route guidance - Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M.. In Economic development: proceedings of Seminar B held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, from 15-18 July 1985
    Published:
    1985
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    33-43

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CENV3060 HIGHWAY & TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Coordinator
CENV6044 RESEARCH PROJECT: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENGINEERING Coordinator
CENV6109 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT Coordinator
CENV6001 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: PRACTICE Coordinator
CENV6002 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Coordinator
CENV6003 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Coordinator

Professor Nick Hounsell
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Telephone: (023) 8059 3705
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Email: N.B.Hounsell@soton.ac.uk

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