Mohammad Sadrani

Mohammad Sadrani is a Research Associate and a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

He earned his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and his M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering both from the University of Isfahan. His research mainly focuses on public transportation systems, human mobility patterns, and the application of optimization methods (especially meta-heuristic algorithms) and machine learning techniques in transportation science.

He is currently working on the project of MOnitoring, MOdeling and forecasting MObility patterns (MO3 project) with the aim of extracting human travel patterns from emerging data sources, such as mobile phone data.


Journal Papers:

  • 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.



Nov 2019 -Present Ph.D. Candidate
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Subject: Monitoring, modeling and forecasting human mobility patterns

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