WORK BY STUDENTS

This page contains information about past and current students, including copies of theses and papers published based on their studies, if available.

For details on visiting PhD students that I have externally supervised, as well as MSc students, please see my CV.

Khatun Zannat (PhD, ongoing)

  • Current position: PhD student, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • PhD topic: Public Transport Planning and Design Using Novel Data Sources

Panos Tsoleridis (PhD, ongoing)

  • Current position: PhD student, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD topic: Transport Modelling using Big Data sources

Martina Bogacz (PhD, ongoing)

  • Current position: PhD student, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD topic: Neuro-economics and choice modelling
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Bogacz, M., Hess, S., Calastri, C., Choudhury, C.F., Erath, A., van Eggermond, M., Mustaq, F., Nazemi, M. & Awais, M. (2020), A Comparison of Cycling Behaviour between Keyboard-Controlled and Instrumented Bicycle Experiments in Virtual Reality, Transportation Research Record, 2674 issue: 7, page(s): 244-257. (pdf)
  • Bogacz, M., Hess, S., Choudhury, C., Calastri, C., Mushtaq, F., Awais, M., Nazemi, M., van Eggermondd, M. & Erath, A., Cycling in virtual reality: modelling behaviour in an immersive environment, Transportation Letters, forthcoming (pdf)

MD Bashirul Haque (PhD, 2020)

  • Current position: Associate Prof, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh (link)
  • PhD thesis: Integrated modelling of land use and transport related long-term and short-term choices, University of Leeds, 2020 (pdf)
  • PhD topic: Integrated modelling of land use and transport related long-term and short-term choices
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Haque, M., Choudhury, C. & Hess, S., Understanding differences in residential location preferences between ownership and renting: a case study of London, Journal of Transport Geography, 88, 102866. (pdf)
  • Haque, Md B., Choudhury, C.F., Hess, S. & Crastes dit Sourd, R. (2019), Modelling residential mobility decision and its impact on car ownership and travel mode, Travel Behaviour and Society, Volume 17, October 2019, Pages 104-119. (pdf)
  • Haque, M.D., Choudhury, C.F. & Hess, S. (2019), Modelling Residential Location Choices with Implicit Availability of Alternatives, Journal of Transport and Land Use, 12(1), pp. 597–618. (pdf)

Jeff Tjiong (PhD, 2019, MSc, 2013)

  • Winner of the 2014 Neil Mansfield award for the best paper by a sole author under the age of 35, European Transport Conference, Frankfurt
  • Winner of the 2013 Ove Arup Transport Studies prize for the best transport masters dissertation at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Current position: Associate, WSP
  • PhD thesis: Impacts of survey design and model specification on willingness-to-pay estimates from discrete choice models, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Tjiong, J., Hess, S., Dekker, T. and Ojeda-Cabral, M. (2018), Impact of travel time constraints on taste heterogeneity and non-linearity in simple time-cost trade-offs, Transportation Research Record, 2672(49) 135–145. (pdf)

Fangqing Song (PhD, 2019)

  • Current position: Research Fellow, Travel Behaviour Modeller Researcher, Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (link)
  • PhD thesis: Understanding mode choice behaviour when new modes come into play, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Song, F., Hess, S. and Dekker, T., A joint model for stated choice and best worst scaling data using latent attribute importance: application to high speed rail, Transportmetrica A, forthcoming (pdf)
  • Song, F., Hess, S. and Dekker, T. (2018), Accounting for the impact of variety-seeking: theory and application to HSR-air intermodality in China, Journal of Air Transport Management, 69, pp. 99-111. (pdf)

Evangelos Paschalidis (PhD, 2019)

  • Current position: Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD thesis: Developing driving behaviour models incorporating the effects of stress, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Paschalidis, E., Choudhury, C.F. and Hess, S. (2021), Improving the Transferability of Car-Following Models Between Driving Simulator and Field Traffic, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 147(1), art. no. 468. (pdf)
  • Paschalidis, E., Choudhury, C.F. & Hess, S. (2019), Combining driving simulator and physiological sensor data in a latent variable model to incorporate the effect of stress in car-following behaviour, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 22, 100089. (pdf)
  • Paschalidis, E., Choudhury, C.F. and Hess, S., Modelling the effects of stress on gap-acceptance decisions combining data from driving simulator and physiological sensors, Transportation Research Part F, 59(A), pp.418-435. (pdf)

Thomas Hancock (PhD, 2019)

  • Winner of the 2019 Eric Pas prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of Travel Behaviour Research, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research
  • Winner of the 2019 Award for the most innovative application of choice modelling, named in honour of Andrew Daly, 6 thInternational Choice Modelling Conference, Kobe
  • Winner of the 2017 Best PhD paper award at the 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town
  • Current position: Research Fellow, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD thesis: Travel behaviour modelling at the interface between econometrics and mathematical psychology, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Hancock, T.O., Hess, S., Marley, A. & Choudhury, C.F., An accumulation of preference: two alternative dynamic models for understanding transport choices, Transportation Research Part B, forthcoming (pdf)
  • Hancock, T., Broekaert, J., Hess, S. & Choudhury, C. (2020), Quantum choice models: a flexible new approach for understanding moral decision-making, Journal of Choice Modelling, Journal of Choice Modelling, 37, 100235 (pdf)
  • Hancock, T., Hess, S., Daly, A.J. & Fox, J. (2020), Using a sequential latent class approach for model averaging: benefits in forecasting and behavioural insights, Transportation Research Part A, 139, pp. 429-454 (pdf)
  • Hancock, T., Broekaert, J., Hess, S. & Choudhury, C. (2020), Quantum probability: a new method for modelling travel behaviour, Transportation Research Part B, 139, pp. 165-198. (pdf)
  • Hancock, T.O., Hess, S. & Choudhury, C.F. (2018), Decision field theory: improvements to current methodology and comparisons with standard choice modelling techniques, Transportation Research Part B, 107, pp. 18-40. (pdf)

Mauro Capurso(PhD, 2019)

  • Current position: Trenitalia
  • PhD thesis: Consideration of alternatives: development of hybrid modelling approaches and applications to transport mode choice, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Capurso, M., Hess, S. & Dekker, T. (2019), Modelling the role of consideration of alternatives in mode choice: An application on the Rome-Milan corridor, Transportation Research Part A, 129, November 2019, Pages 170-184. (pdf)
  • Bergantino, A.S., Capurso, M., Dekker, T. & Hess, S. (2019), Allowing for heterogeneity in the consideration of airport access modes: the case of Bari airport, Transportation Research Record, 2673(8), 50-61. (pdf)

Louise de Tremerie (PhD, 2019)

  • Current position: Ernst & Young
  • PhD thesis: An application of quantitative and qualitative methods in freight mode choice modelling, University of Leeds, 2019 (pdf)

Andrew Bwambale (PhD, 2018)

  • Current position: Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Makerere University
  • PhD thesis: Developing Travel Behaviour Models Using Mobile Phone Data, University of Leeds, 2018 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Bwambale, A., Choudhury, C., Hess, S., Iqbal, S. (2020), Getting the best of both worlds - a framework for combining disaggregate travel survey data and aggregate mobile phone data for trip generation modelling, Transportation, forthcoming (pdf)
  • Bwambale, A., Choudhury, C. & Hess, S., Modelling departure time choice using mobile phone data, Transportation Research Part A, 130, Pages 424-439. (pdf)
  • Bwambale, A., Choudhury, C.F. and Hess, S. (2019), Modelling long-distance route choice using mobile phone call detail record data: A case study of Senegal, Transportmetrica A, 15(2), pp. 1543-1568. (pdf)
  • Bwambale, A., Choudhury, C.F. & Hess, S. (2019), Modelling trip generation using mobile phone data: a latent demographics approach, Journal of Transport Geography, 76, Pages 276-286. (pdf)

Chiara Calastri (PhD, 2017)

  • Winner of the 2017 Eric Pas prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of Travel Behaviour Research, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research
  • Winner of the 2017 Leeds University Union Partnership Award for best Postgraduate Teaching by a PhD student
  • Current position: Lecturer in Rail Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD thesis: Capturing and modelling complex decision-making in the context of travel, time use and social interactions, University of Leeds, 2017 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Calastri, C., Crastes dit Sourd, R. & Hess, S. (2020), We want it all: experiences from a survey seeking to capture social network structures, lifetime events and short-term travel and activity planning, Transportation, 47(1), 175-201. (pdf,survey script,appendix)
  • Calastri, C., Hess, S., Choudhury, C.F., Daly, A.J. & Gabrielli, L. (2019), Mode choice with latent availability and consideration: theory and a case study, Transportation Research Part B, 123, pp. 374-385.
  • Calastri, C., Hess, S., Daly, A., Carrasco, J. and Choudhury, C.F. (2018), Modelling the loss and retention of contacts in social networks: the role of dyad- level heterogeneity and tie strength, Journal of Choice Modelling, 29, pp. 63-77. (pdf)
  • Calastri, C., Hess, S., Daly, A.J. & Carrasco, J.A. (2017), Does the social context help with understanding and predicting the choice of activity type and duration? An application of the Multiple Discrete-Continuous Nested Extreme Value model to activity diary data, Transportation Research Part A, 104, pp. 1-20. (pdf)
  • Calastri, C., Hess, S., Daly, A.J., Maness, M. Kowald, K., Axhausen , K.W. (2017), Modelling contact mode and frequency of interactions with social network members using the multiple discrete-continuous extreme value model, Transportation Research Part C, 76, pp. 16-34.

James Fox (PhD, 2015)

  • Winner of the 2011 Neil Mansfield award for the best paper by a sole author under the age of 35, European Transport Conference, Glasgow
  • Winner of the 2010 Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger, Transportation Research Board
  • Current position: Research leader, RAND Europe (link)
  • PhD thesis: Temporal Transferability of Mode-Destination Models, University of Leeds, 2015 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Fox, J., Daly, A.J., Hess, S. & Miller, E. (2014), Temporal Transferability of Models of Mode-Destination Choice for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Journal of Transport and Land Use 7(2), pp. 41-62 (pdf)
  • Fox, J. & Hess, S. (2010), Review of Evidence for Temporal Transferability of Mode-Destination Models, Transportation Research Record, 2175, pp. 74-83. (pdf)

Manuel Ojeda Cabral (PhD, 2015; MA, 2011)

  • Winner of the 2011 Ove Arup Transport Studies prize for the best transport masters dissertation at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Current position: Senior Research Fellow in Transport Economics & Appraisal, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD thesis: The Value of Travel Time Changes: Theoretical and Empirical Issues, University of Leeds, 2015 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Ojeda Cabral, M., Hess, S. & Batley, R. (2018), Understanding valuation of travel time changes: are preferences different under different stated choice design settings?, Transportation, 45(1), pp. 1-21. (pdf)
  • Ojeda Cabral, M., Hess, S. & Batley, R. (2016), The value of travel time: random utility versus random valuation, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 12(3), pp. 230-248. (pdf)

Qian Fu (PhD, 2014)

  • First runner-up prize of the 2011 Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Outstanding Student Paper Award
  • Current position: Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (link)
  • PhD thesis: Modelling route choice behaviour with incomplete data: an application to the London Underground, University of Leeds, 2014 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • Fu, Q., Liu, R. & Hess, S. (2012), A review on transit assignment modelling approaches to congested networks: a new perspective, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 54:1145-1155. (pdf)

Vikki O'Neill (PhD, 2012)

  • Current position: Lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast (link)
  • PhD thesis: Incorporating attitudinal factors and multi-agent decision making within the context of discrete choice experiments, Queen's University Belfast, 2012 (pdf)
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • O’Neill, V. & Hess, S. (2014), Heterogeneity assumptions in the specification of bargaining models: a study of household level trade-offs between commuting time and salary, Transportation, 41(4), pp. 745-763 (pdf)
  • O’Neill, V.L., Hess, S., Campbell, D. (2014), A question of taste: recognising the role of latent preferences and attitudes in analysing food choices, Food Quality and Preferences 32, 299-310. (pdf)