Jason Ni, PhD
General Manager, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau
Dr. Jason Ni leads development of AltaGO’s practice in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. He is an assistant professor of City University of Hong Kong, and holds dual Master degrees in Transportation Engineering and City Planning from University of California at Berkeley (2003), and a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Technology and Policy from University of California at Davis (2008). Jason is originally from Taiwan. Before his graduate study in the U.S., he obtained a bachelor degree from Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University (1998).
Dr. Ni has broad professional experiences. He led THI Consultants’ Macau Office and was involved with various projects in Macau, including: “Long-range (2010-2020) Comprehensive Transportation Policy Study (Macau Dept. of Transportation/DSAT)”; “Study on Bus Service and Operation Optimization (Macau Dept. of Transportation/DSAT)”; “Policy Study for End-of-Life Vehicle (Macau Dept. of Environmental Protection/DSPA)”; “Transportation Planning for New Land Reclamation Zones (Macau Dept. of City Planning)”; “Study on Tourism Signage/Way-finding Optimization (Macau Dept. of Tourism/MGTO)”, and “Macau Tourism Industry Development Master Plan (Macau Dept. of Tourism/MGTO)”. In addition to the Macau government, Dr. Ni served as an advisor for private clients, and was involved in teaching and research as visiting faculty at The University of Hong Kong.
Before his managerial position with THI Consultants, Dr. Ni was a Transportation Planner/Engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, USA (2007-2010), and he interned with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (2003), City of San Leandro (2004), and Dowling Associates, Inc. (2005). He also worked as Graduate Student Researcher at University of California Transportation Center (UC Berkeley, 2001-2003); Institute of Urban and Regional Development (UC Berkeley, 2003), and Institute of Transportation Studies (UC Davis, 2004-2007).
Jason’s technical expertise includes transportation demand modeling (TransCAD, TP+), traffic impact studies, and traffic operation (Synchro). In terms of research, he did a comparative study of Smart Card ticketing programs between City of Taipei and San Francisco Bay Area. He was also involved in the Hydrogen Pathway Program at UC Davis. His dissertation was about the Motorization and Vehicle Purchase Behavior in China, and so far he has published more than 25 academic reports and journal papers (including 4 SCI papers).
Dr. Ni is the leader of Young Professional Group of Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA). Dr. Ni is also Member of Board of Examiner, Professional Qualifying Examination of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), and Vice Chair of the International Affairs Committee, ITS Taiwan. During his time in the US, Jason has served as the President of International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA), Northern California Chapter from 2008 to 2010, and he is still on the Board of ICTPA. In school, Jason has served as President of Berkeley Association of Taiwanese Students.