January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Doctoral Research in Transport Modeling

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Patricia Mokhtarian, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech); Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Transportation Network Modeling; Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting; Standing Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values; Standing Committee on Effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Travel Choices; Special Committee for Travel Forecasting Resources; Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Applications; and Standing Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics

This workshop provides a platform for younger TRB attendees to present their research in transportation modeling and travel behavior analysis. Doctoral candidates who have participated in previous workshops have benefited from the experience of presenting and receiving feedback on their research.

Part A: Travel Demand, Travel Behavior, TNCs, AVs and Auto Ownership


Impacts on Vehicle Occupancy and Airport Curb Congestion of Transportation Network Companies at Airports
Karina Hermawan, University of California, Irvine


Real-Time Operation of AV-Enabled Mobility Services (AVEMS): Modeling, Optimization, Simulation, and Analysis
Michael Hyland, Northwestern University


Roads in Transition: Integrated Modeling of a Manufacturer–Traveler Infrastructure System in a Mixed Autonomous–Human Driving Environment
Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee, University of Illinois, Chicago


Modeling the Propensity for “Car-Shedding” Behavior in the Greater Dublin Area
Paraic Carroll, Trinity College, Dublin


Market Penetration of New Vehicle Technologies and Their Use: A Generalized Dynamic Approach for Discrete-Continuous Decision Modeling
Yan Liu, University of Maryland, College Park


Exploring the Extent of Interactions in Activity-Based Models: A Critical Examination of Intrahousehold and Spatial Interactions Through Choice Modeling
Adam Weiss, University of Toronto


Modeling Interactions Between Households’ Long-Term Decisions on Mobility and Residence and Individuals’ Short-Term Choices on Time Use and Travel
Mingzhu Yao


Flexible Multiple Discrete-Continuous Choice Structures and Mixed Modeling
Sebastian Astroza, University of Texas, Austin


Modeling Activity-Travel Behavior for Activity-Based Travel Demand Modeling
Naznin Sultana Daisy, Dalhousie University


Exploring Travel Behavior Change Opportunities Through a Spatial-Temporal Dimensioned Persuasion Framework
Ali Arian, University of Arizona


Machine Learning for Knowledge Transfer: A Path to Better Travel Behavior Models?
Aliaksandr Malokin, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)


Modeling the Choice of On-Demand Ride Services with Multinomial Logit Model and Tree-Based Ensemble Methods: Evidence from New York and Seattle
Fangru Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)


Modeling Representative Time-Use Behavior for Activity-Based Travel Demand Modeling
Mohammad Hesam Hafezi, Dalhousie University


Estimating and Updating Preferences in App-Based Recommender Systems Using Discrete Choice Models
Mazen Danaf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Part B: Traffic Assignments, Network Analyses, Operations, Management, Safety and Air Travel


Low-Fare Flights Across the Atlantic: Impact of Low-Cost, Long-Haul, Transatlantic Flights on Passenger Choice of Carrier
Jennifer Hunt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Pilots’ Likelihood to Quit Flying in Part 121 Commercial Aviation
Gajapriya Tamilselvan, Florida Institute of Technology


Incorporating Travel Time Reliability into Transportation Network Modeling
Xu Zhang, University of Kentucky


Capacity Drop on Freeways: Traffic Dynamics, Theory, and Modeling
Kai Yuan, Delft University of Technology


Research on Traffic Evolution Based on Self-Organizing and Edge-of-Chaos Decisions
Xueyan Li, Beijing Jiaotong University


Psychological Effects of Real-Time Travel Information on Traveler Route-Choice Behavior and Traveler Satisfaction
Dong Yoon Song, Purdue University


Modeling the Effect of the Number of Stop-and-Gos on the Route-Choice Behavior of Car Drivers
Neeraj Saxena, University of New South Wales


Analyzing Safety-Critical Driving Scenarios Through Naturalistic Driving Studies and Understanding the Stages of Crash Development
Aikaterini-Evita Papazikou, Loughborough University


Optimized Time-Based Transit Fare and Congestion Pricing System for Large Networks
Islam Kamel Taha, University of Toronto


Driving Behavior in Control Transitions Between Adaptive Cruise Control and Manual Driving: Empirics and Models
Silvia Francesca Varotto, Delft University of Technology


Practical Considerations in Transportation Network Investment Decision Making Using Econometric Framework in Multiperiod
Khademul Haque, RSG


Analysis of Evacuation Behavior for No-Notice Emergency Events
Nima Golshani, University of Illinois, Chicago


Affection for Daily Travel: Exploring Satisfaction with Travel Modes and Activities
Huyen Le, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University