Doctoral Research Workshop

96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. January 8-12, 2017

Doctoral Research in Transport Modeling and Traveler Behavior

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 146A 

Submissions were due on Monday, September 26, 2016, no further submissions possible.


At this workshop, doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates doing research in transportation modeling or traveler behavior present their work and discuss issues and questions they encountered. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Section on Travel Analysis Methods (ADB00), including the Transportation Network Modeling Committee (ADB30), the Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee (ADB40), the Traveler Behavior and Values Committee (ADB10), the Effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Traveler Choices Committee (ADB20) and the Transportation Planning Applications Committee (ADB50). The workshop is also co-sponsored by the Traffic Flow Theory Committee (AHB45). The workshop will be held on Sunday Afternoon (January 8, 2017) at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. Reports of recently completed, or nearly completed, PhD dissertations and research-in-advanced-stages are welcome.

Individuals who wish to present their research were invited to submit a 500-800 word summary of their research including the title and complete author information, along with a letter of nomination from their faculty supervisor. The letter of the supervisor should explain the significance of the contribution and clearly state the anticipated graduation date. Where it helps to explain the topic, it is allowed to add graphics to the abstract that do not count towards the word limit. The deadline for submission of entries was Monday, September 26, 2016. 

In 2017, the workshop consisted of two parts. First, four advanced doctoral candidates who recently finished their research gave a presentation in a lectern session. Immediately following, 16 doctoral students presented posters of their doctoral research in a poster session. It was an excellent opportunity for doctoral candidates to present their research and get some feedback.

Two Best Presentation Awards were presented after this workshop. The winner of this award are listed here.