César Núñez

César Núñez is a Ph.D. student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). His research focuses on Mobility as a Service (MaaS), big data applications in transport systems, public transport planning and operation, and travel behaviour modelling.

He holds a M.Sc. in Transportation Science from the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile), after earning his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering at the same institution. He has worked as a transportation engineer in the public and private sector, as well as in consultancy.


2021 - present Ph.D. Student
Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Thesis subject: Implementation of MaaS schemes in the developing world.
2012 - 2015 M.Sc. Transportation Science (Summa cum laude)
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Thesis: “Measurement of quality of service indicators from passive data, for the public transport system of
2005 - 2011 B.Eng. Civil Engineering (Summa cum laude)
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Work Experience

02/2019 – 06/2021 STP Santiago (Bus Operator) Santiago, Chile
Senior Analyst
Demand modelling, route planning and economic evaluation for the company (37 routes, 900 buses).
11/2013 - 12/2018 Directorio de Transporte Público Metropolitano (DTPM – Public Transport Authority), Santiago, Chile
Transportation Analyst
Route planning and analysis of the interaction of the bus network with urban projects of metropolitan scale (380
routes, 6,500 buses). Development of quality of service scheme for contracts in tendering processes (190
routes, 3,000 buses).
12/2010 - 02/2011 Coordinación Transantiago, Santiago, Chile
Research Intern
01/2010 Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (ISCI), Santiago, Chile
Research Intern


Munizaga, M.A., Núñez, C. and Gschwender, A. (2016). Smart card data for wider transport system evaluation. In:  Kurauchi, M. and Schmöcker, J.D. (Eds.), Transport Planning with Smart Card Data. Boca Raton, USA. CRC Press. (ISBN: 978-1498726580): pp 163-178.