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Stephane Hess

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BSc Manc MPhil Cambridge PhD Imperial
Honorary Professor in Choice Modelling

Rm 213
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Dr Stephane Hess is Professor of Choice Modelling at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. He is the Research Group Leader for Economics and Discrete Choice. He is also Honorary Professor in the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney, an external affiliate in the Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) at the University of Technology, Sydney, and a senior technical advisor for Resource Systems Group. He has formerly held posts as a research fellow in the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London and as a senior researcher in the Institute for Traffic Planning and Transport Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). He has also spent time as a visiting researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hess holds a PhD in transport demand modelling from Imperial College London, and a MPhil in Statistical Science from Cambridge University. His main research interests lie in the use of advanced discrete choice models for the analysis of travel behaviour, primarily with the use of stated preference data. Here, Hess has made contributions to the state of the art in the specification, estimation and interpretation of such models, notably in a valuation of travel time savings context, while also publishing numerous papers on the benefits of advanced structures in actual large-scale transport analyses, for example in the context of air travel behaviour research. His contributions have been recognised by the 2010 Fred Burggraf award handed out by the Transportation Research Board, the 2005 Eric Pas award for the best PhD thesis in the area of travel behaviour modelling, and the 2004 Neil Mansfield award handed out by the Association for European Transport.

He is also the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Choice Modelling and the organiser of the International Choice Modelling Conference. He serves on the editorial advisory board of two leading journals; Transportation Research B and of Transportation, is the chair of the Innovative Methods in Transport Analysis, Planning and Appraisal committee at the European Transport Conference and a member of two academic committees of the Transportation Research Board. He is a also a member of the council of the Association for European Transport.

Selected publications

2010

Journal Article

Hess S, and Hensher D (2010) Using conditioning on observed choices to retrieve individual-specific attribute processing strategies Transportation Research Part B, 44 (6), 781-790. [More Information]

Book Chapters

Campbell D, Hess S, Scarpa R, and Rose J (2010) Accommodating Coefficient Outliers in Discrete Choice Modelling: A Comparison of Discrete and Continuous Mixing Approaches Choice Modelling: The State-of-the-Art and the State-of Practice: Proceedings from the Inaugural International Choice Modelling Conference; Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley United Kingdom, 331-352.

Chintakayala P, Hess S, Rose J, and Wardman M (2010) Effects of Stated Choice Design Dimensions on Model Estimates Choice Modelling: The State-of-the-Art and the State-of Practice: Proceedings from the Inaugural International Choice Modelling Conference; Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley United Kingdom, 195-215.

2009

Journal Articles

Hess S, and Rose J (2009) Should reference alternatives in pivot design SC surveys be treated differently? Environmental and Resource Economics, 42 (3), 297-317. [More Information]

Hess S, and Rose J (2009) Allowing for intra-respondent variations in coefficients estimated on repeated choice data Transportation Research Part B, 43 (6), 708-719. [More Information]

Rose J, and Hess S (2009) Dual-Response Choices in Pivoted Stated Choice Experiments Transportation Research Record, 2135, 25-33. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Collins A, Rose J, and Hess S (2009) Search Based Internet Surveys: Airline Stated Choice 88th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting TRB 2009; U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, United States.

2008

Journal Articles

Bliemer M, Rose J, and Hess S (2008) Approximation of Bayesian efficiency in experimental choice designs Journal of Choice Modelling, 1 (1), 98-126. [More Information]

Hess S, Rose J, and Hensher D (2008) Asymmetric Preference Formation in Willingness to Pay Estimates in Discrete Choice Models Transportation Research Part E - Logistics and Transportation Review, 44 (5), 847-863. [More Information]

2007

Conference Proceedings

Bliemer M, Rose J, and Hess S (2007) Approximation of Bayesian Efficiency in Experimental Choice Designs 86th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting; U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, United States.

Hess S, and Rose J (2007) Some lessons for working with repeated choice data 11th World Conference on Transport Research; WCTR Conference and Elsevier, France.

Rose J, Hensher D, and Hess S (2007) Examination of the Respondent Reported Attribute Processing Strategies in Stated Choice Experiments Constructed from Revealed Preference Data 86th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting; U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, United States.

2006

Conference Proceeding

Rose J, Hensher D, and Hess S (2006) Examination of the respondent reported attribute processing strategies in stated choice experiments constructed from revealed preference data European Transport Conference: Association of European Transport (ETC) 2006; Association for European Transport (AET), London (on Line).

Selected grants

2015-2018