Hui Kong
Assistant Professor
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Urban and Regional Planning Area


    Dr. Hui Kong is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Minnesota. Being a broadly trained researcher in urban planning, geography, and transportation, she leverages GIS, spatial big data analytics, and statistical models to advance the efficiency and equity of shared mobility and multimodal urban transportation. Her recent work explores the impacts of emerging transportation technologies, such as ride-hailing, micro-mobility, ICT, and autonomous vehicles, on the traditional transportation system.

    Her work has been published in many leading academic journals across multiple fields. These journals include Nature Sustainability in the field of sustainability; Transportation Research Part A & Part D, Journal of Transport Geography in the field of transportation; Environment and Planning B and Cities in the field of urban planning; and Applied Geography in the field of geography, etc. 

    Hui obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. degree in GIS & Spatial Analysis from the Dept. of Geography at the Ohio State University, and her B.S. in Urban and Rural Planning and B.A. in Economics from Peking University. She has also worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at JTL Urban Mobility Lab at MIT, and at Future Urban Mobility (FM) of The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).


    Ph.D. in GIS & Spatial Analysis (Ohio State University, 2018)

    M.A. in GIS & Spatial Analysis (Ohio State University, 2015)

    B.S. in Urban and Rural Planning (Peking University, 2013)

    B.A. in Economics (Peking University, 2013)