- Road transport
- Artificial Intelligence
- Traveller Behaviour
- Virtual Reality
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Dr Ben Waterson is an Associate Professor in Transportation within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Ben graduated with a BSc (1st Class Honours) in Statistics from the University of Reading in 1996, before obtaining an MSc in 1997 (with Distinction) in Operational Research. He joined the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton in 1997 and has held a range of research and teaching posts, including obtaining his Ph.D. in data fusion for real time traffic monitoring in 2005. His research takes a holistic view of transport, seeking to understand how the component parts of the transport system, infrastructure, vehicles and travellers interact to impact on efficiency, safety and sustainability, especially understanding behavioural reactions and interactions through the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches. He has been responsible for over £2m of research projects and published over 100 journal articles and conference papers, alongside teaching on postgraduate courses in Transportation Planning and Engineering and undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering.