Kien has experience specializing in all aspects of transportation planning, design and engineering, including highway design and traffic studies/signal design for urban and residential areas. As a Vice President at BETA, he has been involved in marketing development, design-build highway projects; complex urban arterial; municipal roadway infrastructures including multi-use trail projects and traffic signal system projects coupled with analysis software. Kien is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut and is a forerunner in the industry, designing complete street projects and Adaptive & Peer to Peer traffic signal systems utilizing cutting edge technology and has also served as Expert Witness. Kien is Past President of the New England Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (NEITE) and the (New England Intelligent Transportation Society) NEITS Massachusetts. He is active in the field of Autonomous Vehicle and is a Certified IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He is also on the ATSPM (Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures) Committee.
During his presidency for NEIT, Kien chaired and formed a Coalition Committee consisting of Senator Steven Baddour, Chair Joint Committee on Transportation; the MassDOT ITS Group; the EOT Transportation Secretary and the University of Massachusetts to advocate for ITS deployment and implementation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kien also worked on the ITS component of the Central Artery Integrated Project Control System (IPCS) Project. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of video cameras for both incident management and traffic system detection and dynamic message signs. He has designed and implemented advanced traffic signal system and remote traffic control management Center for communities.
Kien is originally from Borneo, Malaysia. He is a die-hard tennis player and tries to be a devoted golfer. He loves the outdoors and enjoys “roughing it” while camping.