January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Doctoral Research in Transport Modeling

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, Convention Center
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 AirportsNetwork Companies at AirportsNetwork Companies at AirportsNetwork 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


Modelling the propensity for ‘car-shedding’ behaviour in the Greater Dublin Area
Paraic Carroll, Trinity College, Dublin


Market Penetration of New Vehicle Technology and their Use: A Generalized Dynamic Approach for Discrete-continuous Decisions’ Modeling
Yan Liu, University of Maryland, College Park


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


Modelling Interactions between Households’ Long-term Decisions on Mobility and Residence and Individuals’ Short-term Choices on Time Use/travel
Mingzhu Yao


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


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


Exploring Travel Behavior Change Opportunities Through aSpatial-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


Modeling the Choice of On-demand Ride Service 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, Trans-Atlantic 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


Stochastic Models for Optimization and Control of Transportation Systems
Daphne van Leeuwen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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 Behaviorand Traveler Satisfaction
Dong Yoon Song, Purdue University


Modelling the Effect of the Number of Stop-&-gos on the Route Choice Behaviour of Car Drivers
Neeraj Saxena, University of New South Wales


Analysing Safety Critical Diving 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 TransitionsBetween 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 Multi-Period
Khademul Haque, RSG


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