My research interest is in developing models and methods for multi-modal metropolitan passenger transport systems by combining advancements in behavioral sciences, operations research and complex network theory.
I am an Assistant Professor 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.
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In this blog you can find information on my scientific publications, student theses that I (co-)supervise or have advised, BusMezzo a dynamic public transport operations and assignment simulation model that I have developed, information on the development and implementation of real-time control strategies and the occasional updates.
My research activities focus on system dynamics and uncertainty in route choice and assignment, service optimization, control, network design and robustness, travel information and reliability. 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), Public Transportation Planning and Development (AP025) and Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy (AP030). I am also a member of the 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 Advanced Transportation, Journal of Public Transportation and Journal of Urban Rail Transit.