Dr. Ana Tsui Moreno Chou



Senior Research Associate

Telephone: +49-89-289-22879

Email: ana.moreno@tum.de



Ana Moreno studied Civil Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in Spain. From 2007 to 2015, she worked as a research associate at the Highway Engineering Research Group at UPV, where she completed her doctorate in 2015. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA; and a visiting researcher at the Federal Highway Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. In 2016 , she joined the Research Group on Modeling Spatial Mobility at the Technical University of Munich as senior research associate. Since 2020, she is the research group leader on Travel Analytics.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Travel behavior 
  • Travel demand models
  • Population synthesis
  • Reliability and quality of service evaluation methods for rural highways
  • Cycling on rural highways
  • Spatial impacts of remote working arrangements
  • Integrated land use/transport models
  • Road safety on two-lane highways
  • Traffic calming in urban areas
  • Geometric design of two-lane highways


Winter semester: Project Seminar; New Mobility Solutions, Modeling Urban Development

Summer semester: Road Safety Fundamentals, Cycling Infrastructures


Ongoing: WinWin4WorkLife, Stability of travel behavior, TENGOS (Project coordinator), FABILUT2 (Project coordinator)

Past: CAPE (Project team leader), NCHRP 08-135 (Principal investigator at TUM), XAITRAB, OBUAMGerman model (Project coordinator)

Professional Society Involvement

  • Full member, Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee (ACP40) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB); since 2018
  • Member, Traffic Engineering and ITS Committee of the Pan American Society for Transport and Logistics Research (PANAMSTR); since 2023
  • Secretary, Uninterrupted Flow Subcommittee of the ACP40 TRB Committee; since 2023
  • Editorial Board Member, Urban Planning; since 2023
  • Editorial Board Junior Member, Sustainable Horizons; since 2022
  • Paper Review Coordinator, ACP40 TRB Committee; 2020 - 2023
  • Leader, Two-lane Highways Group of the ACP40 TRB Committee; 2020 - 2023
  • Secretary, Two-lane Highways Group of the ACP40 TRB Committee; 2015 - 2019
  • Scientific Committee Member of the 6th Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Delft (The Netherlands), October 2017
  • Chair of one session (F1b-4C) at the 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai (China), July 2016
  • Chair of two sessions (1D and 3B) at the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Vancouver (Canada), June 2015
  • Best Paper Award Panel Member, 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design and the 6th International Symposium on Enhancing Highway Performance, 2015
  • Best Paper Award Panel Member, ACP40 TRB Committee, 2013 – 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Reviewer, Transportation; Transportation Research Part C; Accident, Analysis and Prevention; Safety; Advances in Transportation Studies; Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, etc. since 2014
  • Reviewer, ACP40 (formerly AHB40), AHB65, ADB10 Committees of the TRB, since 2012
  • Reviewer, World Conference on Transport Research, International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Road Safety & Simulation International Conference series, since 2012

University Service

  • Member, Study Commission of the MSc. Transportation Systems, Bachelor and MSc. Environmental Engineering, Bachelor and MSc. Civil Engineering,  MSc. Computational Mechanics, MSc. Energieeffizientes nachhaltiges Bauen, MSc. Transportation Logistics, TUM; since 2022
  • Member, Aptitude Commission of the MSc. Transportation Systems, TUM; since 2020
  • Mentor, TUM Mentorship Program; since 2019
  • Mentor, TUM Graduate School; since 2017

Honors and Awards

  • 2024 Best Paper Award of the TRB Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (ACP40) for the paper "Motivations and Constraints for Rural Cycling Based on User Perception. Recommendations for Bicycle Analysis Procedures"
  • 2024 Top 4 Poster Award of the TRB Committee on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Transportation (ADB20) for the paper "A New Workplace for A New Change: Understanding How Life Events Affect Preferences of Alternative Work Locations in Singapore"
  • Short Mobility Grant, Eurotech Alliance. Visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen (Denmark), June 2023 
  • 1st Prize of the VI Edición del Premio Internacional a la Innovación en Carreteras Juan Antonio Fernández del Campo, for the research project "Diseño de zonas de adelantamiento para la mejora de la seguridad y la funcionalidad de carreteras convencionales", 2016
  • TUM University Foundation Fellowship, March 2016 - February 2017
  • 2016 Best Paper Award of the TRB Roundabouts Committee for the paper "Benefit Measurement of Metering Signals at Roundabouts with Unbalanced Flow Patterns in Spain"
  • Postdoc Mobility Travel Grant, TUM University Foundation. Attendance at the 6th Research Opportunities Week, 2015
  • FPI Research and Teaching Training Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Economy, February 2012 - January 2016
  • FPI Short Mobility Grant, Spanish Ministry of Economy. Visiting researcher at the Federal Highway Research Institute, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany), March 2015 – June 2015
  • FPI Short Mobility Grant, Spanish Ministry of Economy. Visiting scholar at the University of Florida (USA), August 2013 – December 2013
  • Transatlantic Partnership for Excellence in Engineering (TEE) Grant, European Commission. Visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (Canada), December 2012 – June 2013
  • 2nd Prize of the XVI Edición de los Premios a Proyectos Final de Carrera de la Cátedra ADA, for her Master Thesis, 2011
  • Mention at the II Congreso Iberoamericano de Seguridad Vial for the paper "Desarrollo tecnológico del nuevo moderador del tráfico speed kidney", 2010
  • 2nd Prize of the Tercera Edición del Premio Final de Carrera “Fundación Juan Arizo Serrulla”, for her Final Year Project, 2009
  • Final Year Research Scholarship, Spanish Ministry of Education, January - July 2008
  • Taiwan Tech Trek (TTT) Scholarship, National Science Council. Internship at CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taiwan, Summer 2007