Allister Loder

Research Focus

Allister Loder's research focuses on the fundamentals of transport: travel demand, transport supply, and the economics and policy of transport. He is particularly interested in aspects where physics, regulation, and human behavior are strongly interacting. At the moment, his research focuses on:

  • Empirical data collection and analysis (e.g., analysis of the 9-Euro-Ticket and Deutschlandticket, mode choice survey)
  • Multimodal analysis and modeling of transport (e.g., macroscopic network modeling)
  • Policy instruments  (e.g., tradable mobility credits)

Since October 2022, he has been a fellow of the bidt Graduate Center, an Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Teaching

  • Lecture "Marketing Mobility" (MGT001384)
  • Lecture "Traffic Control - Extension" (240862491)

Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

since 2021 Technical University of Munich
Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control
Researcher
2020-2021 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Bern
Business Development
Expert for Mobility Data and Simulation
2015-2020 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Institute for Transport
Planning and Systems Researcher
2015 Deutsche Bahn AG, Frankfurt (Main)
Business Development – Division for Infrastructure
Strategy Intern
2014 Drees & Sommer, Stuttgart
Advanced Building Technologies
Intern

Education

2019 Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Axhausen Group
2015 M.Sc. in Energy Science and Technology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
2012 B.Sc. in Mechatronics
Technical University of Hamburg

Publications

  • Loder, Allister; Cantner, Fabienne; Adenaw, Lennart; Bogenberger, Klaus: The 9 Euro Ticket: A Nation-Wide Experiment: Almost Fare-Free Public Transport for 3 Months in Germany: First Findings. , Unpublished, 2023 more…
  • Schatzmann, Thomas; Álvarez-Ossorio Martínez, Santiago; Loder, Allister; Axhausen, Kay W.; Bogenberger, Klaus: Investigating mode choice preferences in a tradable mobility credit scheme. ETH Zurich, 2023 more…
  • Dahmen, Victoria; Martinez, Santiago Álvarez-Ossorio; Loder, Allister; Bogenberger, Klaus: Making Large-Scale Semi-Passive GPS Travel Diaries Valuable: a Quality Enhancement Method. Unpublished, 2023 more…
  • Matiunina, Daria; Sautter, Natalie; Loder, Allister; Bogenberger, Klaus: Predicting Parking Occupancy with Deep Learning on Noisy Empirical Data. 2023 8th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS), IEEE, 2023 more…
  • Hamm, Lisa; Weikl, Simone; Loder, Allister; Bogenberger, Klaus; Schatzmann, Thomas; Axhausen, Kay W.: MobilityCoins - First Empirical Findings on the User-Oriented System Design for Tradable Credit Schemes. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2023 more…
  • Kutsch, Alexander; Loder, Allister; Tilg, Gabriel; Bogenberger, Klaus: Extended Urban Traffic State Estimation Using Different Sensor Strategies. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2023 more…
  • Loder, A.:Network inefficiency – empirical findings for six European cities. (Lecture notes)Lehrstuhl für Verkehrstechnik, more…
  • Loder, A.; Bliemer, M. C.J.; Axhausen, K. W.: Optimal pricing and investment in a multi-modal city — Introducing a macroscopic network design problem based on the MFD. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 156, 2022, 113-132 more…
  • Zhang, Yunfei; Loder, Allister; Rempe, Felix; Bogenberger, Klaus: Temporal Aggregated Analysis of GPS Trajectory Data Using Two-Fluid Model. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2022, 036119812211282 more…
  • Metzger, Barbara; Loder, Allister; Kessler, Lisa; Bogenberger, Klaus: Spatio-Temporal Prediction of Freeway Congestion Patterns using Discrete Choice Methods. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2022Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting more…
  • Loder, Allister; Cantner, Fabienne; Adenaw, Lennart; Siewert, Markus; Goerg, Sebastian; Lienkamp, Markus; Bogenberger, Klaus: A nation-wide experiment: fuel tax cuts and almost free public transport for three months in Germany -- Report 1 Study design, recruiting and participation. arXiv, 2022 more…
  • Cantner, Fabienne; Nachtigall, Nico; Hamm, Lisa S.; Cadavid, Andrea; Adenaw, Lennart; Loder, Allister; Siewert, Markus B.; Goerg, Sebastian; Lienkamp, Markus; Bogenberger, Klaus: A nation-wide experiment: fuel tax cuts and almost free public transport for three months in Germany -- Report 2 First wave results. A nation-wide experiment: fuel tax cuts and almost free public transport for three months in Germany -- Report 2 First wave results, 2022 more…
  • Dahmen, Victoria; Loder, Allister; Tilg, Gabriel; Kutsch, Alexander; Bogenberger, Klaus: Traffic State Estimation with Loss Constraint. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022 more…
  • Hamm, L.; Loder, A.; Tilg, G.; Menendez, M.; Bogenberger, K.: Network inefficiency - Empirical findings for six European cities. Transportation Research Board 101st Annual Meeting, 2022 more…
  • Ilic, Mario; Sautter, Natalie; Margreiter, Martin; Loder, Allister; Bogenberger, Klaus: Changing Strategic Alignments in European Urban Traffic Control – Requirements for Future Developments. hEART - 10th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, 2022 more…
  • Ilic, Mario; Sautter, Natalie; Margreiter, Martin; Loder, Allister; Bogenberger, Klaus: Revisiting Urban Traffic Control in Austria, Germany and Switzerland - Requirements for Future Developments. Transportation Research Board - 101st Annual Meeting 2022, 2022 more…
  • Bogenberger, Klaus; Blum, Philipp; Danld, Florian; Hamm, Lisa-Sophie; Loder, Allister; Malcolm, Patrick; Margreiter, Martin; Sautter, Natalie: MobilityCoins - A new currency for the multimodal urban transportation system. arXiv, 2021 more…
  • Loder, A.; Bressan, L.; Wierbos, M. J.; Becker, H.; Emmonds, A.; Obee, M. ; Knoop, V. L.; Menendez, M. ; Axhausen, K. W.: How Many Cars in the City Are Too Many? Towards Finding the Optimal Modal Split for a Multi-Modal Urban Road Network. Frontiers in Future Transportation 2, 2021 more…
  • Ilic, Mario; Sautter, Natalie; Margreiter, Martin; Loder, Allister; Kessler, Lisa; Kutsch, Alexander; Bogenberger, Klaus: Strategien urbaner Verkehrssteuerung in der DACH Region - Anforderungen an künftige Entwicklungen. KIVI Konsortialtreffen, 2021Ingolstadt, Deutschland more…
  • Ambühl, L.; Loder, A.; Bliemer, M. C.J.; Menendez, M.; Axhausen, K. W.: A functional form with a physical meaning for the macroscopic fundamental diagram. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 137, 2020, 119-132 more…
  • Loder, A.; Dakic, I.; Bressan, L.; Ambühl, L.; Bliemer, M. C.J.; Menendez, M.; Axhausen, K. W.: Capturing network properties with a functional form for the multi-modal macroscopic fundamental diagram. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 129, 2019, 1-19 more…
  • Loder, A.; Ambühl, L.; Menendez, M.; Axhausen, K. W.: Understanding traffic capacity of urban networks. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019 more…
  • Ambühl, L.; Loder, A.; Bliemer, M. C. J.; Menendez, M.; Axhausen, K. W.: Introducing a Re-Sampling Methodology for the Estimation of Empirical Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2672 (20), 2018, 239-248 more…
  • Becker, H.; Loder, A.; Schmid, B.; Axhausen, K. W.: Modeling car-sharing membership as a mobility tool: A multivariate Probit approach with latent variables. Travel Behaviour and Society 8, 2017, 26-36 more…
  • Loder, A.; Ambühl, L.; Menendez, M.; Axhausen, K. W.: Empirics of multi-modal traffic networks – Using the 3D macroscopic fundamental diagram. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 82, 2017, 88-101 more…

Supervised Theses

  • Sindhu, Gourav: Comparison of congestion charge systems (tokens vs tolls vs taxes) from a modeling perspective: how can we measure efficiency, effectiveness, and equity?. Master Thesis. Start: 15.2.2023; End: 15.8.2023. Mentoring: Servatius, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Feng, Yu: Quantification of car dependency in Munich. Master Thesis. Start: 16.1.2023; End: 16.7.2023. Mentoring: Servatius, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Zhang, Tong: Understanding The Disapproval of the Policy Instrument of the 9-Euro-Ticket. Master Thesis. Start: 28.11.2022; End: 28.5.2023. Mentoring: Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Waldmann, Marina: The 9 Euro-Ticket experiment: Analysis of travel behavior in the Mobilität.Leben study. Master Thesis. Start: 28.11.2022; End: 26.5.2023. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Hamm. Abstract.
  • Thun, Felix: Development of a Map Matching Algorithm for Bicycle Trajectories. Master Thesis. Start: 7.11.2022; End: 7.5.2023. Mentoring: Dahmen, Dr. Weikl, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Tetikel, Zeynep: Estimation of energy demand for traffic flow on the German Autobahn. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 2.11.2022; End: 30.4.2023. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Schönhofer. Abstract.
  • Miksch, Cedrik: Public transport pricing in the age of the 9 EUR and 365 EUR-Ticket: Development of a calculation tool. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 9.11.2022; End: 9.4.2023. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Blum. Abstract.
  • Lesniewicz, Szymon: How does public transport affect the real estate market?. ProjektVTP. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Blum.
  • Sari, Rahmi Puspita: E-Bike city Munich: Gains in accessibility, capacity and energy savings. Master Thesis. Start: 11.5.2022; End: 18.11.2022. Mentoring: Loder, Ilic. Abstract.
  • Junges Schmidt, Arthur: Traffic state and level of service estimation on major roads using the google traffic API. Master Thesis. Start: 28.2.2022; End: 28.9.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Metzger. Abstract.
  • Lang, Alexandra: Investigation of System Boundaries of a Tradable Credit Scheme. Master Thesis. Start: 21.2.2022; End: 21.8.2022. Mentoring: Blum, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Murasova, Maria: Analysis of natural experiments in Munich's micro-mobility system - new services and demand surges. Master Thesis. Start: 31.1.2022; End: 31.7.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Dr. Keler, Weikl. Abstract.
  • Alimohammadi, Amin: A generative modelling framework for network-wide traf-fic state estimation: a macroscopic fundamental diagram approach. Master Thesis. Start: 15.11.2021; End: 11.6.2022. Mentoring: Amini, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Merrath, Thomas: Bicycle traffic state estimation in Munich using MVG Rad data. Master Thesis. Start: 8.11.2021; End: 8.5.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Dr. Keler. Abstract.
  • Cheong, Pui: Bottleneck identification with machine learning using large-scale drone data. Master Thesis. Start: 18.10.2021; End: 25.4.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Kutsch. Abstract.
  • Dahmen, Victoria: Methods for multimodal traffic state estimation to identify the optimal sensor distribution in urban road networks. Master Thesis. Start: 4.10.2021; End: 4.4.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Tilg. Abstract.
  • Heiß, Thomas: Literature review of the state of the art in X2X communication and development of experimental designs for the incorporation of VRUs into the communication flow. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 1.6.2022; End: 1.11.2022. Mentoring: Ilic, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Puchner, Sophie: Estimation of energy savings potential in Munich's mobility system. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 19.4.2022; End: 12.8.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Fischer. Abstract.
  • Buter, Rebekka: Literature review on the planning and operations of bicycle traffic in urban road networks. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 4.10.2021; End: 4.3.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Hamm. Abstract.
  • Peng, Shuyan: International comparison of the design of toll systems in road traffic and their effects on mode and route choice. Start: 15.9.2021; End: 15.2.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Zhang. Abstract.
  • Sojer, Magdalena: International comparison of the design of toll systems in road traffic and analysis of their effects. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 15.9.2021; End: 15.2.2022. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Zhang. Abstract.
  • Sayed, Abu: Developing a regression model for the public transport demand at intersections. Study Project. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Sautter.
  • Albu, Veaceslav: Drone based aerial observation and resulting extraction of traffic parameters - Current state of the art and existing solutions. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 14.6.2021; End: 13.10.2021. Mentoring: Margreiter, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Sailer, Anton: Literature review on long-term and short-term predictability of congestion for expressways (non urban). Bachelor Thesis. Start: 10.5.2021; End: 5.10.2021. Mentoring: Metzger, Dr. Loder. Abstract.
  • Gautier, Yannick: Literature review on clustering approaches for urban areas based on public transport, bus and road networks. Bachelor Thesis. Start: 6.5.2021; End: 23.9.2021. Mentoring: Dr. Loder, Hamm. Abstract.