NEWS – Applications for a PhD position in traffic modeling and simulation are now open. You can find the details here.
An application form for prospective PhD students can be downloaded here.
- Marcel Sala. Lane changing on freeways: modeling and management strategies. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. BarcelonaTech. Expected end date: 2017. Bio: Marcel obtained his MEng degree in Civil Engineering from UPC–BarcelonaTECH in 2014, just after the completion of his Master thesis entitled “Freeway Traffic Experiment – Empirical Traffic Data Under Dynamic Speed Limit Strategies” which lead to one publication in the Procedia series. Short thereafter he joined the Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) as a researcher, where is pursuing his PhD. He is an expert in Matlab programming and currently he is developing a traffic data validation software package.
- Margarita Martínez. Data fusion for the improvement of freeway information systems. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. Universidade da Coruña. Codirected with Prof. Ignacio Pérez. Expected end date: 2016. Bio: After finishing her Civil Engineering degree at the University of A Coruña (UDC), Margarita started working on road design, construction and urbanization. After 7 years, she decided to focus her activity on the university, where she currently combines teaching and research. One of her works has already been published on Transportation Research Part B: Methodological (TR-B). She regularly visits the Fachhochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Magdeburg (Germany).
- Guilherme Chalhoub Dourado. Management strategies and operations optimization in bike sharing systems: an agent simulation approach. Application to the Bicing system in Barcelona.
- Joan Almirall. Analysis and optimization of traffic management strategies on congested freeway tunnels. Application to the Vallvidrera Tunnels in Barcelona. (Tentative).
- Josep Maria Torné. Active traffic management in metropolitan freeways: Modeling and assessing dynamic speed limit strategies. Codirected with Prof. Francesc Robusté (UPC-BarcelonaTech). December 2013. Mark: Excellent with Cum Laude distinction. Honorable mention in the XI ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures. [Press Release] Bio: Before obtaining the PhD degree Josep Maria Torné Santos received the MEng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Transportation from UPC-BarcelonaTech in 2008. Short thereafter he joined the Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) as a researcher. During fall 2011 he was visiting scholar at the École Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Switzerland) hosted by professor Nikolas Geroliminis. The main contributions of his Phd thesis have been published in SCI journals and presented in several international conferences. His research interests include macroscopic traffic flow models, traffic management strategies and operations. Currently he is the director of the Pedralbes Students Hall of Residence.
- Martí Montesinos Ferrer. Analytical approach to landside system dynamics at airport passenger terminals: departmentalization and holistic view. Codirected with Prof. César Trapote Barreira (UPC). July 2016. Mark: 8.5. Honorable mention in the 14th ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures.
- Adrià Torres Ventura. Trajectory estimation using an iterative method. Codirected with Prof. Wenlong Jin (UC Irvine). July 2016. Mark: 8.5.
- Víctor Casado Pérez. Simulation of a public e-bike sharing system. July 2016. Mark: 9.0. Winner of the 14th ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures (master thesis category).
- Enrique Jiménez Meroño. Rebalancing strategies for bike-sharing Systems. The case of “bicing” Barcelona. July 2016. Mark: 9.5.
- Enric Miralles. Driver feedback mobile app. October 2015. Mark: 8.5. Honorable mention in the 13th ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures.
- Joel Plana. International comparison of the DSL effects in the fundamental diagram characteristics: The Netherlands-Spain. Codirected with Prof. Andreas Hegyi (TU Delft). July 2015. Mark: 10.0.
- Adrián Rey. Vehicle trajectory estimation based on Newell’s simplified kinematic wave model with heterogeneous Data. Codirected with Prof. Wenlong Jin (UC Irvine). June 2015. Mark: 10.0.
- Irene Martínez. Effects of freeway traffic homogeneity on lane changing activity: the role of dynamic speed limits. Codirected with Prof. Mónica Menéndez (ETHZ). July 2014. Mark: 10.0. With this work Irene Martínez won the XII International Abertis Research Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures (master thesis category).
- Anna Llopis. Model extension for shared bike systems with application to e-bikes. February 2016. Mark: 9.5. Modeling shared bike systems with application to e-bikes. Codirected with Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis (EPFL). July 2014. Mark: 10.0.
- Carles Cañero. Empirical validation of the Capacity Lagged Cell Transmission Model: Part 1. Codirected with Josep Maria Torné. July 2014. Mark: 8.5.
- Xavier Casadevall. Empirical validation of the Capacity Lagged Cell Transmission Model: Part 2. Codirected with Josep Maria Torné. July 2014. Mark: 9.0.
- Carles Illera. Assessment of traffic lights actuated control using AIMSUN microsimulator. Codirected with Prof. Álvaro Seco (Coimbra-MIT Portugal). July 2014. Mark: 8.5.
- Marcel Sala. Dynamic speed limits on freeways: experiment, database and analysis. July 2014. Mark: 6.0.
- Jordi Janot. Effects of variable speed limit strategies on a metropolitan highway. Codirected with Prof. Mónica Menéndez (ETHZ). November 2013. Mark: 9.0.
- David Ramoneda. Traffic flow analysis on C-32 freeway with active DSL systems. (Anàlisi del flux del trànsit a la autopista C-32 amb sistemes actius de velocitat variable). July 2013. Mark: 9.0. Codirected with Josep Maria Torné.
- Víctor Jodar. The value of a highway travel time information system. July 2011. Mark: 9.0. And BSc Thesis: Analysis of travel time patterns in the AP-7 highway. July 2008. Mark: 9.0
- Andreu Tarrida. Influence of non-recurrent events in traffic flows on a coastal highway. March 2011. Mark: 8.0
- Jordi Soriguera. Traffic stream macro and micro analysis in AP-7 turnpike. July 2009. Mark: 9.0. Winner “ex aequo” in the 7th ABERTIS Award in Management of Transportation Infrastructures (master thesis category).
- Jorge Viver. Analysis of traffic flow patterns in the AP-7 highway. July 2008. Mark: 8.0
- Ricardo Iñiguez. Traffic data treatment to obtain environmental assessment of fixed 80 km/h speed limitation in a freeway corridor near Barcelona. November 2007. Mark: 8.0
- Eduard Alberich. Construction of traffic flow patterns in the AP-7 toll highway. July 2007. Mark: 9.0
- David Abeijon. Road travel time data fusion. July 2007. Mark: 9.0
- Domènec Espinet. Optimization of the internal transportation cycle in a maritime container terminal. May 2006. Mark: 9.0