Keynote Speak­ers

Dr. Chandra Bhat

Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin

Dr. Chan­dra R. Bhat is the Direc­tor of the Data-Sup­port­ed Trans­porta­tion Oper­a­tions and Plan­ning (D-STOP) Tier 1 USDOT Uni­ver­si­ty Trans­porta­tion Cen­ter and the Joe J. King Chair in Engi­neer­ing at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin, where he teach­es cours­es in trans­porta­tion sys­tems analy­sis and trans­porta­tion plan­ning. He also served as the Asso­ciate Chair­man of the Depart­ment of Civ­il, Archi­tec­tur­al and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, and Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Trans­porta­tion Research.

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Dr. Bhat is rec­og­nized nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly as a lead­ing expert in the area of trav­el demand mod­el­ing and trav­el behav­ior analy­sis. His sub­stan­tive research inter­ests include land-use and trav­el demand mod­el­ing, activ­i­ty-based trav­el mod­el­ing, pol­i­cy eval­u­a­tion of the effect of trans­porta­tion con­trol and con­ges­tion pric­ing mea­sures on traf­fic con­ges­tion and mobile-source emis­sions, mar­ket­ing research of com­pet­i­tive posi­tion­ing strate­gies for trans­porta­tion ser­vices, use of non-motor­ized modes of trav­el, and phys­i­cal health and trans­porta­tion. His method­olog­i­cal research inter­ests and exper­tise are in the areas of econo­met­ric and math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el­ing of con­sumer behav­ior, includ­ing dis­crete choice analy­sis, dis­crete-con­tin­u­ous econo­met­ric sys­tems, and haz­ard dura­tion mod­els. His method­olog­i­cal works are wide­ly ref­er­enced in the eco­nom­ics, mar­ket­ing, geog­ra­phy, sta­tis­tics, and trans­porta­tion fields, and have been includ­ed in econo­met­ric text­books and soft­ware pack­ages. Many of these works, pub­lished as ref­er­eed jour­nal papers, have been list­ed in jour­nals as high­ly cit­ed papers, and two of his papers were includ­ed in a book com­pi­la­tion of the 46 most influ­en­tial and inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ly papers in the choice mod­el­ing field in the past 60 years (the book title is Choice Mod­el­ling: Foun­da­tion­al Con­tri­bu­tions, 2011, Edward Elgar Pub­lish­ing Ltd). He also has authored sev­er­al book chap­ters focus­ing on improved meth­ods for choice mod­el­ing in gen­er­al and land use-trav­el demand mod­el­ing in par­tic­u­lar. The num­ber of times his work has been cit­ed, as per the Thom­son Reuters Web of Sci­ence data­base, is over the 6700 mark with an h-index of 46. This cita­tion index places him among the top of trans­porta­tion pro­fes­sors in cita­tions. The num­ber of his cita­tions in the Google Schol­ar data­base is over 21,500, with an h-index of 79. Dr. Bhat's research has been fund­ed by the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, the Nation­al Insti­tute of Sta­tis­ti­cal Sci­ences, State Depart­ments of Trans­porta­tion, includ­ing TxDOT, the Bureau of Trans­porta­tion Sta­tis­tics, and the U.S. Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion. More

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Dr. Hai Yang

Chair Pro­fes­sor, The Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy

Dr. Hai Yang is cur­rent­ly a Chair Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, The Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy. He received his Bach­e­lor degree from Wuhan Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na, and PhD from Kyoto Uni­ver­si­ty, Japan. Prof. Yang spe­cial­izes in analy­sis, mod­el­ing and opti­miza­tion of trans­porta­tion sys­tems and trans­porta­tion eco­nom­ics. He is inter­na­tion­al­ly known as an active schol­ar in the field of trans­porta­tion, with more than 240 papers pub­lished in SCI/SSCI indexed jour­nals and an H-index cita­tion rate of 51. Most of his pub­li­ca­tions appeared in lead­ing inter­na­tion­al jour­nals, such as Trans­porta­tion Research, Trans­porta­tion Sci­ence and Oper­a­tions Research.

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In recog­ni­tion of his out­stand­ing research, Prof. Yang has received a num­ber of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al awards, includ­ing JSCE Out­stand­ing Paper Award (1991), Dis­tin­guished Over­seas Young Inves­ti­ga­tor Award from the Nation­al Nat­ur­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion of Chi­na (NSFC) (2004), Nation­al Nat­ur­al Sci­ence Award bestowed by the State Coun­cil of PR Chi­na (2011), HKUST School of Engi­neer­ing Research Excel­lence Awards (2012). Prof. Yang was con­ferred Chang Jiang Chair Pro­fes­sor by the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of PR Chi­na and Chair Pro­fes­sor of Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty. He is an elect­ed per­ma­nent mem­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee of the pres­ti­gious Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on Trans­porta­tion and Traf­fic The­o­ry (ISTTT). Prof. Yang served as editors/guest edi­tors or edi­to­r­i­al advi­so­ry board mem­bers for a num­ber of inter­na­tion­al jour­nals. He served as the Edi­tor-in-Chief of Trans­porta­tion Research Part B: Method­olog­i­cal from 2013 to 2018 and is now a dis­tin­guished edi­to­r­i­al board mem­ber of this jour­nal.

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Dr. Alexandre Bayen

Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley

Dr. Alexan­dre Bayen is the Liao-Cho Pro­fes­sor of Engi­neer­ing at UC Berke­ley. He is a Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing and Com­put­er Sci­ence, and Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing. He is cur­rent­ly the Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of Trans­porta­tion Stud­ies (ITS). He is also a Fac­ul­ty Sci­en­tist in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, at the Lawrence Berke­ley Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry (LBNL). He received the Engi­neer­ing Degree in applied math­e­mat­ics from the Ecole Poly­tech­nique, France, in 1998, the M.S. and Ph.D. in aero­nau­tics and astro­nau­tics from Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty in 1998 and 1999 respec­tive­ly. He was a Vis­it­ing Researcher at NASA Ames Research Cen­ter from 2000 to 2003.

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Between Jan­u­ary 2004 and Decem­ber 2004, he worked as the Research Direc­tor of the Autonomous Nav­i­ga­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ry at the Lab­o­ra­toire de Recherch­es Bal­is­tiques et Aero­dy­namiques, (Min­is­tere de la Defense, Ver­non, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been on the fac­ul­ty at UC Berke­ley since 2005. Bayen has authored two books and over 200 arti­cles in peer reviewed jour­nals and con­fer­ences. He is the recip­i­ent of the Ball­haus Award from Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, 2004, of the CAREER award from the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, 2009 and he is a NASA Top 10 Inno­va­tors on Water Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, 2010. His projects Mobile Cen­tu­ry and Mobile Mil­len­ni­um received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for ‘Best Inno­v­a­tive Prac­tice’, at the ITS World Con­gress and a TRANNY Award from the Cal­i­for­nia Trans­porta­tion Foun­da­tion, 2009. Mobile Mil­len­ni­um has been fea­tured more than 200 times in the media, includ­ing TV chan­nels and radio sta­tions (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, the BBC), and in the pop­u­lar press (Wall Street Jour­nal, Wash­ing­ton Post, LA Times). Bayen is the recip­i­ent of the Pres­i­den­tial Ear­ly Career Award for Sci­en­tists and Engi­neers (PECASE) award from the White House, 2010. He is also the recip­i­ent of the Okawa Research Grant Award, the Ruber­ti Prize from the IEEE, and the Huber Prize from the ASCE.

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Dr. Nikolas Geroliminis

Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne

Dr. Niko­las Geroli­m­in­is is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at EPFL and the head of the Urban Trans­port Sys­tems Lab­o­ra­to­ry (LUTS). Before join­ing EPFL he was an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor on the fac­ul­ty of the Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta. He has a diplo­ma in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing from the Nation­al Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Athens (NTUA) and a MSc and Ph.D. in civ­il engi­neer­ing from Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. He is an Asso­ciate Edi­tor for Trans­porta­tion Research part C and he also serves in the edi­to­r­i­al board of TR, part B, Trans­porta­tion Let­ters, Jour­nal of ITS and of many inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences.

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He is a mem­ber of the Trans­porta­tion Research Board's Traf­fic Flow The­o­ry Com­mit­tee. His research inter­ests focus pri­mar­i­ly on urban trans­porta­tion sys­tems, traf­fic flow the­o­ry and con­trol, pub­lic trans­porta­tion and logis­tics, Opti­miza­tion and Large Scale Net­works. He is a recent recip­i­ent of the ERC Start­ing Grant METAFERW: Mod­el­ing and con­trol­ling traf­fic con­ges­tion and prop­a­ga­tion in large-scale urban mul­ti­modal net­works

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