About the Authors

Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour: Applications in Transport

ISBN: 978-1-78441-072-8, eISBN: 978-1-78441-071-1

Publication date: 31 January 2015


(2015), "About the Authors", Rasouli, S. and Timmermans, H. (Ed.) Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour: Applications in Transport, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 257-263. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78441-072-820151018



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Theo Arentze is associated professor of Urban Planning at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests include activity-based modelling, discrete choice modelling, agent-based modelling, supernetwork modelling, human cognition/learning and traveller information systems for application in transportation and urban planning. He is involved as principle researcher, supervisor or project leader in a constant stream of Ph.D., Postdoc and EU projects on these topics. He is member of the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals and acts as an ad hoc reviewer and programme committee member for many journals, conferences and research foundations in transportation, planning, geography and consumer research.

Erel Avineri is an Associate Professor at Afeka – Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering. He is the Head of Infrastructure Systems Engineering and Management Department and the Head of ACITRAL – Afeka Centre for Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics. He received his degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management (B.Sc.) and Transportation Sciences (M.Sc., Ph.D) from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His main research areas lie in travel behaviour, road safety behaviour, intelligent transport systems, and transport policy.

Eran Ben-Elia is a Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has a Ph.D. in Transportation Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research interests lie in unravelling the interconnections between human space, technologies and mobility. In particular, the elicitation of travel behaviour and the application of information and communication technologies to motivate sustainable travel choices.

Xiqun Chen received his B.E. degree and Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2011, he visited California PATH Program, University of California at Berkeley as a joint training Ph.D. student. His thesis entitled ‘Stochastic Evolutions of Dynamic Traffic Flow: Modeling and Application’ received the 2013 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award. He is currently a Faculty Research Assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, USA, working on simulation-based optimisation, traffic flow theory and intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Chen serves as the Research Director of National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions. He is a member of IEEE, Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), and an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He had published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 30 conference papers.

Caspar G. Chorus is head of the Transport and Logistics group at TU Delft. His main research aim is to increase the behavioural realism of travel choice models, and by implication to provide a stronger and richer foundation for transport policy development. He is interested in developing and testing conventional (travel) choice models as well as new, more unorthodox model form. On these and related topics, Caspar has published extensively in leading journals in the field of transportation and beyond. Caspar has won several international awards for his work, including the Eric Pas prize. He is editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, which is the only ISI-listed open access e-journal in transportation. He is member of the Traveler Behavior and Values-committee, and of the Travel Survey Methods-committee, of the Transportation Research Board; early 2014, he was elected board member of the International Association for Traveler Behavior Research.

Andrew T. Collins is a Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management at The University of Sydney Business School’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. Andrew’s Ph.D., which examined techniques for handling attribute non-attendance in discrete choice models, was awarded the prestigious 2012 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize by the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. He has broad research interests, spanning advanced discrete choice modelling methodology and its application across many fields, choice heuristics, stated choice experimental designs, final mile logistics, freight transport and air travel choice. His publication record includes top tier journals such as Transportation and Transportation Research Part B. Andrew is a co-developer of Ngene, a widely used software package which generates stated choice experimental designs. In addition to his academic pursuits, Andrew has consulted for government, industry and banks, in the areas of freight transport, and toll road and public transport evaluation and modelling.

Benedict G. C. Dellaert is a professor of marketing at the Erasmus School of Economics. His focus in research and education is on consumer decision-making and (online) consumer-firm interaction. His research has applications in financial services, healthcare management and transportation, among others. Benedict is currently co-director of the Erasmus Centre for Marketing and Innovation (ECMI), a research theme coordinator at the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), a fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from Eindhoven University of Technology and his former positions include posts at the University of Sydney in Australia, Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His recent research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, Social Science & Medicine and Transportation Science.

Ke Han is a Lecturer in Transport Operations and Logistics at Center for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. He received a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Ke Han’s research interests span a wide variety of aspects in transportation science and engineering including traffic flow theory, network modelling, dynamic traffic assignment, traffic operation and control, intelligent transportation systems, network and mechanism design, and sustainable transportation. His research methodologies are transferrable to other problems/disciplines: especially electric power pricing, urban logistics, revenue management, e-commerce and internet-based transactions. Ke Han is a member of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

David A. Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney. David is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), Recipient of the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community, recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal, recipient of the 2009 Bus NSW (Bus and Coach Association) Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award, and Member of Singapore Land Transport Authority International Advisory Panel (Chaired by Minister of Transport). He has published extensively (over 550 papers) in the leading international transport journals and key journals in economics as well as 14 books. David has advised numerous government industry agencies, with a recent appointment to Infrastructure Australia’s reference panel on public transport, and is called upon regularly by the media for commentary.

Oliver Horeni holds a Ph.D. from Eindhoven University of Technology where he did research about mental representations underlying activity-travel choices. As part of his project he developed the computerised Causal Network Elicitation Technique. Oliver is currently employed at the transport association for Dresden and the Upper Elbe Region where he is responsible for the further development of the tariff system.

Stephane Hess is Professor of Choice Modelling in the Institute for Transport Studies and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds. He is also Honorary Professor in Choice Modelling in the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney, and affiliated Professor in Demand Analysis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He also holds a director position at RSG, a leading North American consultancy company. His area of work is the analysis of human decision using advanced discrete choice models, and he is active in the fields of transport, health and environmental economics. He has made contributions to the state of the art in the specification, estimation and interpretation of such models, while also publishing widely on the benefits of advanced structures in actual large-scale transport analyses. His contributions have been recognised by a number of awards, including the 2005 Eric Pas award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the area of travel behaviour modelling. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Choice Modelling, and the founder and steering committee chair of the International Choice Modelling Conference.

Davy Janssens is associate professor at Hasselt University, Belgium. He teaches courses in the domain of transportation sciences at the School for Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University. He is also a member of the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University, where he is appointed as Program Leader of the Travel Behaviour & Mobility Management research group. His research area of interest is situated within the application domain of advanced quantitative modelling (e.g. data mining) in activity-based transportation modelling and in the analysis of big data. He has published several articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences such as Accident Analysis and Prevention, Environment and Planning, Transportation, Geographical Analysis, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Transportation Research Record and Information Systems. Within IMOB, he is the coordinator of a variety of national and international research projects, including several EU projects such as FP7 DATA SIM.

Ifigenia Psarra is Ph.D. Candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2010, she received an engineering degree with honours in Architecture and Urbanism at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In parallel with her studies, she worked as a trainee in several architectural offices. In January 2011, she joined the Urban Planning Group, in the Department of the Built Environment, at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. She published her research findings in various journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests span from the architectural to the urban and spatial planning scale.

Soora Rasouli is Assistant Professor of the Urban Planning Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. She has research interests in activity-based models of travel demand, modelling of choice processes under uncertainty and complex systems. She is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Urban Planning and Development, International Journal of Transportation, Modern Traffic and Transportation Engineering Research, International Journal of Urban Science, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Planning and JRCS. She is junior career member of the ISCTSC Board of the International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences, and member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Special Committee on Travel Forecasting Resources. Her work has been published in journals such as Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B, Networks and Spatial Economics, Transportation Letters, Transportation Research A, Transportation Research Record and the International Journal of Geographic Information Science. She has acted as guest editor for Environment and Planning B, Travel Behavior and Society and the Journal of Choice Modelling. She has received several international awards for her publications.

WY Szeto is the Deputy Director of Institute of Transport Studies and Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. He is author of over 70 refereed journal papers related to dynamic traffic or transit assignment, low carbon transport, network design and reliability, and sustainability. He has received many international awards including the World Conference on Transport Research Prize and the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies Outstanding Paper Award. Currently, he is Editor of Central European Journal of Engineering, Editor in Asian Region of International Journal of Transportation, Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportmetrica A and B and Travel Behaviour and Society, and Editorial Board Member of Transportation Research Part B and C, Journal of Advanced Transportation, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. He has been Guest Editor of eight journals.

Harry Timmermans is Head of the Urban Planning Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has research interests in modelling decision-making processes and decision support systems in a variety of application domains, including transportation. His main current research project is concerned with the development of a dynamic model of activity-travel behaviour. He is founding editor of the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, and serves on the editorial board of several journals in transportation, geography, urban planning, marketing, artificial intelligence and other disciplines. He is Co-chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR), and member of several committees of the Transportation Research Board. He has also served on many conference committees in transportation, marketing and artificial intelligence. He is (co)-author of more than 500 refereed articles in international journals.

Yi Wang has graduated with first-class honours from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her graduate design won the Merit Award in the Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Association (ICE HKA) Graduates & Students Division Papers Competition 2011. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate under Dr. W. Y. Szeto's supervision in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are sustainable transportation problems and the applications of operation research in the field of transportation design problem. She is a reviewer of Networks and Spatial Economics.

Geert Wets received a degree as commercial engineer in business informatics from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1991 and a Ph.D. from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 1998. Currently, he is a full professor at the School for Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University (Belgium). He is also Director of the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB). His current research entails transportation behaviour, activity-based transportation modelling, traffic safety and data mining. He has published in several international journals such as Accident Analysis and Prevention, Environment and Planning, Geographical Analysis, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Transportation Research Record and Information Systems.

Chenfeng Xiong received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 2009. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering and M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland (UMD), USA, in 2011 and 2013. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UMD. Mr. Xiong has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research focuses on travel behaviour and agent-based modelling. He is a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). He actively serves as reviewers for refereed journals such as Transportation Research Record and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Mr. Xiong has been a recipient of the UMD A. James Clark Engineering School’s Future Faculty Fellowship, the International Road Federation Best Student Essay Award, Transportation Research Forum Best Student Paper Award and several other fellowship/scholarship honours.

Lei Zhang received the B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tsinghua University, China, the M.S. degrees in civil engineering and applied economics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, where he also directs the National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions, which employs interdisciplinary approaches to model the interdependency between transportation, land use and economic systems. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on topics including transportation planning, transportation economics and policy, travel behaviour, advanced travel demand modelling, transportation data and survey methods and traffic operations. His research interests are in the areas of transportation systems analysis, transportation and land use planning, transportation economics and policy and mathematical, statistical, and agent-based modelling.

Junyi Zhang is a Professor at Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan. Focusing on the various issues related to city, transportation, environment and tourism, as of October 2014, he published more than 300 refereed academic papers, about the development of methodologies (e.g., surveys, modeling, policy evaluation, and planning) and applications of the methodologies from the interdisciplinary perspective in journals such as Transportation Research Part B, Journal of Transport Geography, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Energy Policy, and Environment and Planning B. One of his core research interests related to this book is the modeling of individual and group decision-making using advanced econometric models. He’s currently serving as the editor-in-chief of Asian Transport Studies and on the board of several other international journals. He’s also on the board of several academic committees of organizations such as IATBR, TRB, and EASTS. His work was awarded more than 10 times by international academic organizations.

Wei Zhu is currently associate professor of Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University, China. For over 10 years, he has been studying pedestrian behaviour in urban environments using field surveys, stated preference experiments, choice modelling, multi-agent simulation and other quantitative methods. He has special interest in modelling bounded rationality. His recent research focuses on the planning and promotion of green transportation, particularly public bicycle systems, cycling and walking. He teaches courses in Methods for Urban System Analyses, Urban Geography, Urban Comprehensive Planning and Urban Detailed Planning, and tries to incorporate quantitative methods into pedagogical development as well as planning practices.