Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Future of Mobility: Modelling and Optimisation

Dr Bani Anvari, University College, London

17th May 2018  03:00 pm - Rm 5070, Lvl 5, The Abercrombie Building (H70)

Date: Thursday 17 May, 2018 at 3:00pm

Venue: Abercrombie Building (H70) Level 5, Room 5070, Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street, The University of Sydney

We live in an urban age – The UN predicts that most people will live in cities by 2050. Hence, effectively managing transport networks, maximizing the use of existing infrastructure, reducing traffic congestion, increasing road safety, and decreasing negative environmental effects become of paramount importance for sustainable urban development.

In this talk, Dr Bani Anvari will cover her group’s research activities on three topics: agent-based modelling for shared urban spaces and leveraging connected vehicle data streams, multi-objective optimisation for facilitating prefabrication practices and traffic management, and human-machine interfaces for increasing traffic situation awareness and transitions of autonomy levels in autonomous cars.

Dr Bani Anvari is a Civil Engineer with an MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies (UCL), and a PhD in Traffic Modelling (Imperial College London). She was a research associate at Imperial College London for 3 years before joining the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility. In January 2018, she joined the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at UCL as Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility. The research interests of her group include urban planning, human-machine interaction in autonomous cars; quantitative and analytical modelling, simulating, analysis, and optimisation of transport modes, Intelligent Transport Systems, and vehicle communication systems (V2X and I2I).

Seminars are free, however, an RSVP is required so if you wish to attend please email

Our seminar convenor is Michael Bell, Professor and Chair in Ports and Maritime Logistics.