Hui Kong

Hui Kong
Assistant Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Dr. Hui Kong is a broadly trained researcher in urban planning, geography, and transportation who leverages GIS, spatial big data analytics, and statistical models to advance the efficiency, equity, and sustainability 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. Kong is an assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Minnesota.

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. 

Kong obtained her PhD and MA degrees in GIS and spatial analysis from the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University, and her BS in urban and rural planning and BA 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).