My research program focuses on transportation and economics. Broad research interests include: the interaction between transportation and economics, trade, energy, transportation network resiliency/criticality/robustness/vulnerability, risk, dangerous goods movement, transport economics, and transport project and policy evaluation.

Recently I have been studying the Spatial Economic and Transport Interaction (SETI) process in the context of globalization. In an increasingly globalized world, there is a need to understand:
1) what new demands from economic activities tied to global networks will be placed on Canada’s transportation infrastructure; and
2) what investments will maximize the capacity, reliability, and resiliency of the Canadian transportation network to enhance the vitality of Canada’s economy.

Tacking these interdisciplinary problems requires a breadth of methodological approaches. My research group employs methods from both engineering and economics including: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Input-Output (IO) analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Random Utility Models (RUMs), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), travel demand modeling, microscopic traffic simulation, and optimization.

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August 14, 2017:

Congratulations to Hamed Shahrokhi for completing his PhD Comprehensive Exam! Hamed presented his PhD proposal, "A Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Investment Optimization using Computable General Equilibrium Models". Thank you to the Comprehensive Examining Committee: Professors Liping Fu, Rebecca Saari, and Trien Nguyen (Economics).

Hamed's Comp

Congratulations Hamed!

June 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Zahra Ashrafi for completing her Master of Applied Science(MASc)! The results of her thesis are forthcoming in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Zahra Ashrafi

Congratulations Zahra!

May 31, 2017:

Congratulations to PhD candidate Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili (UofT) whose paper was named Runner-Up for the Best Conference Paper at the 52nd Annual conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Winnipeg! Mahyar's co-authors (Matt Roorda, Chris Bachmann) were delighted to accept the award on his behalf!


Congratulations Mahyar!