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.

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

Jeff Tjiong (PhD, ongoing, 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: PhD student, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD topic: Understanding hypothetical bias in stated preference data for transport studies
  • 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)

MD Bashirul Haque (PhD, ongoing)

  • Current position: PhD student, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD topic: Integrated modelling of land use and transport related long-term and short-term choices
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • 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, forthcoming. (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, forthcoming. (pdf)

Fangqing Song (PhD, 2019)

  • Current position: Researcher, Choice Modelling Centre & Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (link)
  • PhD topic: Understanding mode choice behaviour when new modes come into play
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • 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 topic: Developing advanced driving behaviour models from data collected in driving simulator experiments and video recordings
  • Published papers based on PhD research
  • 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 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. & 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)

  • 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, forthcoming. (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, forthcoming. (pdf)

Louise de Tremerie (PhD, 2019)

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

Andrew Bwambale (PhD, 2018)

  • 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.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 2018 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: Research fellow, Choice Modelling Centre & 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. (2018), We want it all: experiences from a survey seeking to capture social network structures, lifetime events and short-term travel and activity planning, Transportation, forthcoming. (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
  • 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)