Dr. Huel-sheng Tsay is the Professor of Graduate School of Transportation Management, Central Police University, Taiwan. Prior to his present work, he was the Commissioner of Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government from 2013 to 2014, taking responsibility for Taipei MRT planning, design, construction and system testing.
He was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of Taipei City Government in Taiwan, supervising the transportation, urban development, and public works of the city for 10 months. He received his Ph. D. in School of Civil Engineering with Transportation concentration from Purdue University, U.S.A., in 1985.
He served as Chairman and President of Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation for 9 and half years. Under his leadership, Taipei Metro was ranked number one for system reliability among 25 members of NOVA and CoMET consortiums for 5 consecutive years, from 2004 to 2008. Additionally, he was formerly Director General of Taipei Water Department to provide best drinking water for 4 million population in Taipei Metropolitan Area for 4 years.
With specialty in directing policy of rapid transit systems and the computerization of traffic signal control, metro operations and maintenance, he is often invited to deliver professional presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.
Recognized for his dedication and outstanding service in the field of transportation, he has received prestigious awards such as the Alumni Achievement Award from Purdue University, the Outstanding Alumni Award from National Taiwan University, the Annual Gold Medal Award from China Road Federation, the Past President Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), U.S.A., the Annual Transportation Medal from the Chinese Institute of Transportation, and more.
In addition, he was Vice Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Division of International Association of Public Transportation from 2002 to 2010. He has authored books and over 40 publications in journals and conferences, and was the winner of “1990 Best Book Award of the Chia-Hsin Cultural Foundation” for his book “Theory and Applications of Traffic Control.” Dr. Tsay is an active member of some professionally-renowned associations.