Mohammad Sadrani

Mohammad Sadrani is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

He holds a PhD in Transportation Engineering from TUM. Previously, he earned an M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Isfahan, Iran. His research primarily focuses on public transport planning (especially automated and electric bus systems), optimization models, solution algorithms (especially metaheuristic algorithms for large-scale optimization), multi-criteria decision-making methods, and machine learning in transportation.

He is particularly interested in conducting interdisciplinary research to tackle critical issues such as green transport and electrification, contributing to the future of sustainable transportation. 
He actively teaches several courses at TUM, including Optimization for Transportation Systems, Urban Operations Research, and Applied Statistics. Additionally, he serves as a lecturer at TUM Asia in Singapore, where he teaches Decision Support for Logistics Management.


Journal Papers:

  • Sadrani, M., Mirqasemi, R., Tirachini, A., & Antoniou, C. (2024). Barriers to electrification of bus systems: A fuzzy multi-criteria analysis in developed and developing countries. Energy Conversion and Management, 314, 118700.
  • Sadrani, M., Najafi, A., Mirqasemi, R., & Antoniou, C. (2023). Charging strategy selection for electric bus systems: A multi-criteria decision-making approach. Applied Energy, 347, 121415.
  • Sadrani, M., Tirachini, A., Antoniou, C. (2022). Optimization of service frequency and vehicle size for automated bus systems with crowding externalities and travel time stochasticity. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 143, 103793, (open access)
  • Sadrani, M., Tirachini, A., Antoniou, C. (2022). Vehicle dispatching plan for minimizing passenger waiting time in a corridor with buses of different sizes: Model formulation and solution approaches. European Journal of Operational Research 299, 263–282.
  • Sadrani, M., Jafarian-Moghaddam, A. R., Esfahani, M. A., & Rahimi, A. M. (2022). Designing limited-stop bus services for minimizing operator and user costs under crowding conditions. Public Transport.
  • Timokhin, S.; Sadrani, M.; Antoniou, C. Predicting Venue Popularity Using Crowd-Sourced and Passive Sensor Data. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 818-841.


June 2024 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Nov 2019 - June 2024          PhD in Transportation Systems Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Sep 2016 - May 2019

Master of Science in Transportation Systems

University of Isfahan

Thesis: Optimizing bus dwell time using the design of limited-stop service and simulation of passenger flow

Sep 2011 - Sep 2015

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil engineering
University of Isfahan

Honors & Awards

  • Admitted as bright student to M.Sc. without taking an entrance exam by Exceptionally Talented Students Center, University of Isfahan, 2015

  • First rank student in M.Sc., 2019