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Personal profile


Dr Liton Kamruzzaman is an Associate Professor of Transport in the Department of Civil Engineering. Liton is ranked as the TOP RESEARCHER in Urban Studies and Planning in Australia consecutively in 2021 and 2023. He is also recognised as the top 3 most impactful researcher globally in transport and land use planning. He serves in the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Transport Geography Journal of Transport and Land Use and Journal of Cycling and Micromobility Research. Liton is the Deputy Direcotr of Education (Education Support) and serves in the Civil Research Committee in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University.

Liton has a vast experience of teaching transport and land use planning, GIS, and Remote Sensing. He has supervised 12 PhD students to completion. Prior to joining Monash Institute of Transport Studies, Liton has taught at Monash Urban Planning and Design, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; University of Ulster, UK; and Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Research interests

Liton has established a well-funded program of published research that identifies cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence base on the bidirectional relationship between transportation and urban planning. His areas of expertise include land use planning, travel behaviour, transport emissions modelling, econometrics, transport planning, GIS and Remote Sensing (RS). These skillsets together with his multidisciplinary academic background (PhD in Transportation, MSc in Geoinformation Science, and bachelor degree in Urban Planning) enable him to conduct cross-disciplinary research, with a greater focus on the application of spatial/data science techniques in transportation and urban planning. His current research activities can broadly be categorised in the following three areas:

  1. The role of urban planning to promote sustainable travel behaviour;
  2. Envisioning the future of transportation and cities; and
  3. Computer vision and big data analytics for transportation/urban planning.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Foundation for Effective Teaching - Express, Monash Education Academy

Award Date: 15 Nov 2019

Education, Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Development of an integrated GIS and land use planning course: Impacts of hybrid instructional methods, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

15 Jul 201113 Nov 2013

Award Date: 11 Dec 2013

Transportation, PhD, Examination of Activity Spaces: Identifying Transport Disadvantage in Rural Northern Ireland, University of Ulster

17 Sept 20071 Sept 2010

Award Date: 13 Dec 2010

Urban Planning, MSc in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation, Enhancing the Quality of Decision Making? Introducing Spatial Multi Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) for Boundary Conflict Resolution in the Philippines, Universiteit van Twente (University of Twente)

19 Sept 20056 Apr 2007

Award Date: 6 Apr 2007

Urban Planning, Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, A study of real estate apartment projects in high class residential areas of Dhaka city: case study of Dhanmondi, Gulshan and Baridhara, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


Award Date: 15 Mar 2004

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor, RMIT University

27 Feb 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Transport Planning
  • Travel Behaviour
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Planned Cities
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Planning
  • Transport Modelling
  • Land use planning
  • Net Zero Transport
  • Infrastructure Governance
  • 20-minute neighbourhood

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