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Doctor Ben Waterson

Dr Ben Waterson

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Road transport
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Traveller Behaviour

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Ben Waterson is an Associate Professor in Transportation within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

He has been a member of the Transportation Research Group since 1997, with both teaching and research responsibilities.

With a background in statistics and operational research methods much of his early research focused on issues related to quantifying behavioural responses to traveller information and representing these within existing simulation models, real-time urban journey time estimation, the development of incident detection algorithms and enabling research into the fusion of disparate sources of traffic and environmental data to generate more comprehensive views of current network conditions.

His more recent projects have focused on improving urban traffic control, air quality monitoring and wider aspects of traveller behaviour, especially understanding behavioural reactions and interactions through the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches.