Are you a TU Delft student and looking for a master thesis project?

Welcome to write to me and we can discuss possible topics in the domain of Passenger Transport Systems (including network planning, operations, passenger behavior, mobility-on-demand etc.). On-going themes of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Models for assessing mobility-on-demand operations and performance
  • Propagation of passenger delays in public transport networks
  • Public transport network structure properties and evolution
  • Operations and control strategies for improved service reliability
  • Smart card data analytics (e.g. user segmentation, route choice model estimation)
  • Service planning and demand estimation for long-distance travel

You may check out specific topics currently available under Research Opportunities on this webpage. Many of which involve a collaboration with the industry.

You can get an impression of topics that I am involved in by examining the topics of completed and on-going master theses listed below.

Post-doctoral research fellows currently supervised:

Menno Yap. Public Transport Accessibility and Robustness.

Georgios Laskaris. Public Transport Tactical Planning for Unplanned Disruptions.

On-going PhD student supervision:

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Sanmay Shelat. “Route Choice under Uncertainty in Public Transport Networks”.

Malvika Dixit. “Using Service Quality Measures to Improve Accessibility and Equity Evaluation for Urban Public Transport Networks – A Case Study for North-South Metro Line in Amsterdam”.

Subodh Dubey. “A Joint Mode Choice and Network Assignment Model for Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) services incorporating interdependence between demand and supply sides”.

Peyman Ashkrof. “Supply-Side Operations and Behavioural Dynamics in the Era of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)”.

Nejc Geržinic. “Traveller Preferences and Behavioural Dynamics in the Era of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)”.

Arjan de Ruijter. “Evolution and Transition Phases of Mobility as a Service Provision”.

Lucas Spierenburg. “Data-driven approaches to characterize and explain segregation patterns in cities”.

Francisco Garrido Valenzuela. “Designing the Healthy City”.

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David Leffler. “Assessment of Traffic Impacts of Fleet Management Strategies for an Automated Vehicle Fleet”.

Soumela Peftitsi. “Modelling the Interaction between Congestion at Interchange Stations and On-board Congestion”.

Jonas Hatzenbühler. “Impact of the Integration of Autonomous Buses on Urban Transportation Systems”.

On-going master student supervision:

Daan Knobbe. “Empty Taxi Repositioning Strategy in an Agent-based Model”.

Marko Maričić. “Determining the Optimal Pick-up and Drop-off locations for Ride-pooling”.

Lukas Kolkowski. “Measuring the Evolution of Social Segregation using Public Transport Smart Card Data”.

Tom Hoobroeckx. “Dynamic Pricing Schemes in Free Floating Moped Sharing Systems”.

Timo Töns. Committee chair. “The Influence of COVID-19 on Work from Home Behaviour”.

Daniël van Gelder. “Real-time estimation of passenger load using public transport vehicle data”.

Maurizio van Dalen. “The Influence of COVID-19 Risk Perceptions on the Modal Split for Long-Distance Travel in Europe”.

Kevin Woensdregt. “Differences between calculated and perceived accessibility and where they come from”.

Completed Post-doctoral research supervision:

2. Rafal Kucharski. 2019-2021. Modelling Shareability and On-Demand Transport Services.

1. Flurin Hänseler. 2016-2018. Pedestrian and Passenger Flow in Interchange Hubs. Co-supervision with Serge Hoogendoorn.

Completed PhD theses under my (co-)supervision:

15. Lara Zomer (2021). “Unravelling Urban Wayfinding: Studies on the Development of Spatial Knowledge, Activity Patterns, and Route Dynamics of Cyclists“. TU Delft.

14. Jishnu Narayan (2020). “Design and Analysis of On-Demand Mobility Systems”. TU Delft.

13. María Alonso González. (2020). “Demand for Urban Pooled On-Demand Services: Attitudes, Preferences and Usage”. TU Delft.

12. Konstanze Winter (2020). “Providing Public Transport By Self-Driving Vehicles – User Preferences, Fleet Operation, and Parking Management”, TU Delft.

11. Panchamy Krishnakumari (2020). “Multiscale Pattern Recognition of Transport Network Dynamics and its Applications”, TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

10. Menno Yap (2020). “Measuring, Predicting and Controlling Disruption Impacts for Urban Public Transport”, TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

9. Ding Luo (2020). “Data-driven Analytics and Modeling of Passenger Flows and Networks for Public Transport Systems“, TU Delft.

8. Isak Jarlebring Rubensson (2020). “Making Equity in Public Transport Counts”, KTH.

7. Danique Ton (2019). “Unravelling Mode and Route Choice Behaviour of Active Mode Users”, TU Delft.

6. Giorgos Laskaris (2019). “Multiline Holding Control and Integration of cooperative ITS”, University of Luxemburg.

5. Roberto Fernandez Abenoza (2019). “Satisfaction with Public Transport Trips”, KTH.

4. Nadjla Ghaemi (2018). “Short-turning Trains during Full Blockages in Railway Disruption Management”, TU Delft.

3. Anne Bastian (2017). “Explaining Trends in Car Use“, KTH.

2. Jens West (2016). “Congestion Effects in Transport Modelling and Forecasting”, KTH.

1. Masoud Fadaei Oshyani (2016).  “New Opportunities in Urban Transport Data: Methodologies and Applications”. KTH.

Completed Master theses under my (co-)supervision:

68. Jeroen Muller (2021). “An End to a Mean: Evaluating Experimental Design Developments and their Robustness  towards Value of Travel Time Estimates”. TU Delft.

67. Georgia Liouta (2021). “Shared Mobility to Compensate for Public Transit Demand under the Impacts of a Pandemic Crisis: The Case of Bike Sharing System in Milan during COVID-19 Pandemic”. TU Delft.

66. George Weijs (2021). “Bus Management using Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning”. TU Delft.

65. Olmo Muller (2021). “Analysing the Impacts of Peak Demand and Traffic Rescheduling in High Frequency Metro Networks”. TU Delft.

64. Eveline Loudon (2021). “Willingness to Use Moped-sharing in the Netherlands: a Stated Choice Approach”. TU Delft.

63. Thijs van de Wiel (2021). “Impacts of COVID-19 Risk Perceptions on Train Travel Decisions: a Hierarchical Information Integration Analysis”. TU Delft.

62. Raimbard Merkies (2021). “Modelling and Improving Jitney Services”. TU Delft.

61. Roxani Gkavra (2021). “Travel Time Perception of Active Mode Users”. TU Delft.

60. Ben Drybrough (2020). “Identifying the Transit Needs of Socioeconomic Groups by Evaluating the Relationship between a Network’s Supply and Demand”. TU Delft.

59. Jorik Grolle (2020). “A Unified Design of the European High-Speed Rail Network: Impacts of Design, Pricing and Governance Strategies”. TU Delft.

58. Maurits Dogterom (2020). “Market Share Impact of Advanced Air-Rail Passenger Intermodailty.” TU Delft.

57. Larissa Eggers (2020). “Mode choice under social influence: Social norms as determinants of tastes and preferences in the choice between travel modes” TU Delft.

56. Theo Liu (2020). “A Method to Design On-Demand Rail Transport”. TU Delft.

55. Abel Buijtenweg (2020). “Quantifying Hierarchy in Public Transport Networks: Developing a New Metric”. TU Delft.

54. Laura Pardini Susacasa (2020). “Simulation-based Optimization for Rescheduling in Densely used Metro Networks under Dynamic Demand Conditions”. TU Delft.

53. Faye Jasperse (2020). “Automated Disruption Detection in Metro Networks using Smart Card Data”. TU Delft.

52. Kalrav Shah (2019). “Hyperloop Network Design: A Swiss Case”. TU Delft.

51. Yaroslav Holodov (2019). “Evaluation of Public Transport Fare Policy using Smartcard Data”. TU Delft.

50. AnneMijn Hijner (2019). “Indicators of Spatial Passenger Delay Propagation and Their Relation to Topological Indicators: A Case Study of the Washington DC Metro Network”. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

49. Krissada Tundulyasaree (2019). “Topological Characterizing and Clustering of Public Transport Networks”. TU Delft.

48. Martijn Heufke Kantelaar (2019). ”Night-time Train Travel: A Stated-Preference study into the Willingness to Use Night Trains for European Long-Distance Travel”. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

47. Arjan de Ruijter (2019). “Effect of Individual and Service Attributes on Ride-sharing Potential”. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

46. Nigel Birch (2019). “Evolution of Public Transit Networks in Polycentric Urban Areas”. TU Delft.

45. Stephanie Kohlinger (2019). “Travel Choices in Integrated Mobility Platforms”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

44. Joost Wien (2019). “An assessment of the willingness to choose a self-driving bus for an urban trip: A public transport user’s perspective“. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

43. Nejc Geržinič. (2018). “Combining Data Gathering Efficiency with Behaviourally Realistic Modelling” TU Delft. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude).

42. Ago den Heijer. (2018). “Passenger Punctuality: Assessing the Impact of Disruptions”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

41. Aishah Mahyarni Imran. (2018). “Combination of Headway Control Strategy for Regularity-based Transit Operation”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

40. Alex Vermeulen. (2018). Topological Impacts of Demand and Modal Costs on the Growth of Metropolitan Public Transport Networks”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

39. Merlijn van Beurden. M.Sc. (2017). “Stopping pattern and frequency optimization for multiple public transport service services”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

38. Jauhari Alafi. M.Sc. (2017). “Understanding, evaluating, and improving maritime transit services of small islands of Indonesia: A choice behaviour study”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

37. Kingsley Adjenughwure. M.Sc. (2017). ”Impact of Activities Performed during Travel on Value of Travel Time Savings”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

36. Stefan Glück. M.Sc. (2017). “Optimizing Headways and Vehicle Capacities in Public Transport Networks considering System Dynamics”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

35. Ellen van der Werff. M.Sc. (2017). “Regularity Control Bus Services: Feasibility Analysis for R-net Line 400″. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

34. Jesper Haverkamp. M.Sc. (2017). “Applicability of Demand Responsive Rail Transport as a Substitute for Scheduled Heavy Rail Networks”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

33. Lennart Lems. M.Sc. (2017). “The Long-term Impact of Fixed Transport Infrastructure Investment Policy”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

32. Dennis Roelofsen. M.Sc. (2016). “Managing disruptions in rail-bound urban public transport from a passenger perspective”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

31. Matti van Engelen. M.Sc. (2016). “Improving Public Transport Accessibility of Business Areas using Autonomous Vehicles”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum laude).

30. Shuixian Yu. M.Sc. (2016). “The Value of Crowding in Public Transport”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

29. Alexandra Gavriilidou. M.Sc. (2016). “Real-time Public Transport Control using Real-time Information about Passengers”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

28. Barth Donners. M.Sc. (2016). “Erasing Borders: European Rail Passenger Potential”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

27. Karin de Regt. M.Sc. (2016). “Deducing mobility patterns and public transport usage by fusing smartcard and GSM data”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

26. Joey Blangé. M.Sc. (2016). “Risk Perception in Flight Choice Behaviour”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

25. Gert-Jaap Koppenol. M.Sc. (2016). “Robustness of Public Transportation Networks: The Effect of Capacity Reductions at the Link-Level”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

24. Caterina Malandri. M.Sc. (2016). “Measuring Spill-Over Effects of Public Transport Disruptions”. Co-supervisor. University of Bologna.

23. Niek Lemans. M.Sc. (2016). “Assessing the Equity of Urban Public Transport Services”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft.

22. Giorgos Laskaris. M.Sc. (2015). “Real-Time Control Strategy for Multiple Bus Routes Using a Shared Bus Corridor”. Main supervisor. KTH.

21. Luke Hobbs. M.Sc. (2015). “Vulnerability in the Public Transport Networks of Amsterdam and Stockholm and Implications for Future Network Development”. Main supervisor. KTH.

20. Konstanze Winter. M.Sc. (2015). “Development and Application of a Method to Design a Demand-Responsive Service Operated by Fully Automated Vehicles”. Daily Supervisor. TU Delft. Graduated with distinction (Cum-laude)

19. Paolo Carnaghi. M.Sc (2014). “Decision Support Systems in Transportation: The Case of Surface Urban Public Transport”. Co-supervisor. Politecnico Di Milano.

18. Roberto Fernandez Abenoza. M.Sc. (2014).  “Determinants of Public Transport Passenger Satisfaction and Its Stability over Time”. Co-supervisor. KTH.

17. Xi Chen. M.Sc. (2014).  “The Impact of Free-Fare Public Transport on Individual Travel Patterns”. Co-supervisor. KTH.

16. Jacob Rommel. M.Sc. (2014). “Topological Analysis of the Evolution of Public Transport Networks”. Main supervisor. KTH.

15. Mitzie Molin. M.Sc. (2014). “Vulnerability Analysis of a Public Transport Expansion Plan”. Main supervisor. KTH.

14. Yu Zhao. M.Sc. (2014). “Identification and Classification of Activity Centers based on Passengers Flows Data”. Main supervisor. KTH.

13. Chen Zhang. M.Sc. (2014). “An Empirical Evaluation of an On-Street Parking Scheme: A Case Study in Stockholm Inner-City”. Main supervisor. KTH.

12. Edouard Naye. M.Sc (2014). “Real-Time Arrival Prediction Models for Light Rail Train Systems”. Main supervisor. KTH.

11. Zafeira Gkioulou. M.Sc (2013). “Evaluating the Impact of Waiting Time Uncertainty on Passengers Decisions”. Main supervisor. KTH.

10. Gerasimos Loutos. M.Sc (2013). “Improving Real-Time Bus Arrival Information”. Main supervisor. KTH.  Best master thesis award, Swedish Association of Operations Research, 2013.

9. Triin Reimal. M.Sc (2013). “Evaluating the Impacts of Free Public Transport in Tallinn”. Main supervisor. KTH.

8. Yevheniia Hlotova (2013). M.Sc. “Stress and Situation Awareness of Bus Drivers under Various Operations Strategies”. Main supervisor. KTH.

7. Nadila Kuerban (2012). M.Sc. “Implications of Regularity-Driven Operations Beyond the Single Line Level”. Main supervisor. KTH.

6. Fabrizio Miscio (2012). M.Sc. “Agent-Based Day-to-Day Learning in Transit Dynamic Modeling”. Main supervisor. KTH.

5. Mario Contreras Torres (2012). M.Sc. “Bus Running Time Determinants: The Mutual Relation Between Driver Behavior and Transit Performance”. Main supervisor. KTH.

4. Ásdís Ólafsdóttir (2012). M.Sc. “Bus Service Performance Analysis – Case Study Bus Line 1 in Stockholm, Sweden”. Main supervisor. KTH.

3. Ferran Mach Rufí (2011). M.Sc. “Study of the Holding Problem Using Optimization Algorithms and Mesoscopic Simulation”. Main supervisor. KTH. Best master thesis award, Swedish Association of Operations Research, 2011.

2. Jens West (2011). M.Sc. “Boarding and Bunching: The Impact of Boarding Procedure on Bus Regularity and Performance”. Main supervisor. KTH. Best master thesis on public transportation, Public Transport Academy, Swedish Public Transport Association and the Swedish Bus Federation, 2012.

1. Anahid Nabavi Larijani (2011). M.Sc. “Real-Time Control Strategy Evaluation by Applying a Mesoscopic Simulation Model to Improve Transit Reliability”. Main supervisor. KTH.