My research interest lies in the intersection between transport networks, operations, policy and travel behavior, especially in the context of multi-modal metropolitan public transport systems. My research is geared towards gaining a better understanding of the underlying challenges of public transport planning, operations and management. To this end, the approach taken often involves a combination of choice modelling, operations research, simulation techniques, network science and system resilience.
In my roles as an Assistant Professor in Public Transport in the Department of Transport and Planning in Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, and part-time researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm Sweden, I am engaged in educational and research activities in these domains.
My research activities focus on the analysis and modelling of passenger flows in transit systems while studying the drivers of public transport network dynamics and the impacts of reliability, congestion, disruptions and information on passengers’ decisions and system performance. These activities often support transport agencies and operators’ decision making. I am a member of the Transportation Research Board Committees on Transit Management and Performance (AP010) and Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy (AP030) and PTV Scientific Advisory Board.
I am the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR), the only fully-open access journal in the Transportation field with an impact factor. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Public Transportation and Journal of Urban Rail Transit.
In this blog you can find information on my scientific publications, student theses that I have advised, BusMezzo a dynamic public transport operations and assignment simulation model that I have devloped, information on the development and implementation of real-time control strategies and the occasional updates.
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