ITLS academics win travel grants to present papers at prestigious international conferences

24 Apr 2014

ITLS academics have won travel grants to present papers at prestigious international conferences overseas in 2014.

A number of academics won funding to present papers at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC, United States in January:

Professor Michiel Bliemer presented 'On route choice models with closed-form probability expressions' (with Smit, Pel and Van Arem);

Dr Rico Merkert presented 'Economic holding quantity of jet fuel from oil producer and airline perspectives when prices are uncertain' (with Bell) and 'Developing nonparametric efficiency measure that accounts for perceived airline service levels and profitability' (with Pearson);

Dr Andrew Collins presented 'An investigation of taste and reference dependence heterogeneity' (with Rose); and

Dr Matthew Beck presented 'I can't believe your attitude: eliciting attitudes and beliefs through best-worst scaling and jointly estimating their impact on electric vehicle choice' (with Rose and Greaves)

In June, Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia will travel to Arras, France to present a paper on 'Evaluating the green supply chain management field: a literature review and network analysis' (with Sarkis and Davarzani) at the International Conference on Green Supply Chain

Professor Corinne Mulley will travel to the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research in Delft, The Netherlands to present  papers on 'The impact of Bus Rapid Transit on housing price and accessibility changes in Sydney: a repeat sales approach' (with Tsai) and 'Exploring property value effects of ferry terminals: Evidence from Brisbane, Australia' (with Burke, Tsai and Yen); and

Professor Michael Bell will present a paper on frequency-based transit assignment revisited (with Raadsen and Rioult) at the 5th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment in Salerno, Italy.

Dr Xiaowen Fu will travel to Bordeaux, France in July to present papers on 'Forms of airport regulation and resultant service quality - a comparison of light-handed regulation vs price-cap regulation' and 'Airport investment with vertical arrangements' (both with Yang) at the 18th Air Transport Research Society World Conference.