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- Seshadri Naik Moode. Platooning of Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Microscopic Modelling and Management strategies. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. BarcelonaTech. Expected end date: 2025. Bio: Seshadri Naik is a MTech graduate in Civil Engineering by the National Institute of Technology Warangal, India, with a master thesis entitled “Passenger Car Units for Urban Roads under Mixed Traffic Conditions”. After a brief participation in teaching and research projects in India, Seshadri focused his research interest in traffic modelling with the presence of autonomous vehicles. He joined BIT-Barcelona Innovative Transportation in January 2022 as a PhD candidate with a scholarship grant by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia.
- Enrique Jiménez Meroño. Design, policies and effects on mobility of vehicle-sharing systems. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. BarcelonaTech. Expected end date: 2023. Bio: Enrique is a MEng graduate in Civil Engineering by UPC-BarcelonaTech, with a master thesis entitled “Rebalancing strategies for bike-sharing systems: the case of Bicing in Barcelona”. After a brief participation in some research and engineering projects as a technical advisor, in 2018 he obtained a PhD scholarship grant by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. His research is focused on vehicle-sharing systems. Until now, he has developed two different design optimization models for bikesharing and carsharing systems, and a repositioning optimization model for bikesharing systems. In addition, he has mentored several master students on urban mobility topics.
- Gabriel Carvalho Rezende. An analytical approach to the optimal city layout. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. BarcelonaTech. Expected end date: 2026.
Bio: Gabriel is passionate about cities and how their geometric nuances, transportation networks, and planning designs ensure happiness and let interrelationships thrive. Gabriel completed his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering extending a post-graduate course in Project Management for Urban Solutions. He also completed a master’s degree in Transport Infrastructure Planning, both from the Federal University of Uberlândia (Brasil). Currently, Gabriel is in his Ph.D. journey in a project related to City Planning and Urban Mobility framework to ensure an ideal, equal, accessible, and climate-friendly city for citizens. Over his academic journey, he has held the position of Urban Engineer and Civil Engineer in several projects involving consultancy and urban solutions in Brazil. Currently, he is also involved in Iberian projects in Portugal and Spain
- Ahmed Dawood. TBD. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. BarcelonaTech. Expected end date: 2026. Bio: Ahmed Dawood is a Warsaw University of Technology graduate in Transport Systems Engineering and Management, with a master thesis entitled “Autonomy of internal transport systems and its impact on expenditures”. After having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and discovering his passion for the field of transport, he was able to immerse himself deeply and focus specifically on transportation during his Masters studies. Ahmed has taken particular interest in traffic modelling in relation with autonomous solutions. Based on that, he joined UPC BarcelonaTech in January 2023 as a PhD candidate with a focused interest on microscopic modelling and management strategies of platooning for connected autonomous vehicles.
- Marcel Sala. Modeling present and future freeway management strategies: Variable speed limits, lane-changing and platooning of connected autonomous. 29 October 2019. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. Mark: Excellent with Cum Laude distinction. The thesis obtained the national (Spain) and international XV ABERTIS Prize in the category of Management of Transportation Infrastructures and Services. Bio: Before completing his PhD, 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”. Short thereafter he joined the Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) as a researcher. He is an expert in Matlab programming and currently he is working as a transportation engineering consultant.
- Margarita Martínez. Highway travel time information systems: from traditional to cooperative driving environments. 19 December 2018. Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering. International Mention. Universidade da Coruña. Codirected with Prof. Ignacio Pérez. Mark: Excellent with Cum Laude distinction. The thesis obtained the national (Spain) and international XVI ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures. Bio: Before enrolling in the PhD program in Civil Engineering, Margarita was working for 7 years in road design, construction and urbanization. From 2013 she decided to focus her activity on the university, where she currently combines teaching and research. She regularly visits the Fachhochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Magdeburg (Germany), and in 2020 she visited the TU München hosted by prof. Constantinos Antoniou.
- 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.
- Pierre-Antoine Delate. Microsimulation of connected automated vehicles in platooning conditions in highways. October 2021. Mark: 9.5. Codirected with Prof. Marcel Sala (UPC).
- Pablo Sanz Tuñón. Handling non-unique flows in macroscopic first-order intersection models by applying an equilibrium. July 2021. Mark: 7.0. Codirected with Prof. Chris Tampère (KU Leuven).
- Leyre-Olenka Sánchez Zamora. Dynamic toll pricing model for express lanes based on real-traffic conditions. October 2020. Mark: 9.5. Codirected with Prof. Jorge Poveda (University Colorado, Boulder).
- Marina Tirado Martín. Macroscopic model for the optimal design of a car-sharing system. July 2020. Mark: 9.5.
- Julia Rio Arce. Analytical definition of city urbanization models promoting sustainable mobility. July 2020. Mark: 10. MH. Codirected with Prof. Javier Ortigosa (UPC).
- Gerard Espinet. Optimization of free-floating bike-sharing systems. February 2020. Mark: 9.0.
- Jaime Sierra. Planning and assessment of urban collective transportation system using simulation: Seville’s metro case study. October 2019. Mark: 9.5.
- Mathis Boukhellouf. Un aperçu de l’apport des véhicules connectés et automatisés: impacts sur la circulation et la sécurité routière. July 2019. Mise en Situation Professionnelle. ENTPE Lyon – UPC BarcelonaTech.
- Jaume Torres Bonet. Demand prediction of public bike sharing services using machine learning algorithms. July 2019. Mark: 9.5.
- Peejeh Sahagun. Platooning of autonomous vehicles Operating on an automated highway system (AHS). July 2019. Mark: 9.0.
- Laura Oriol Herrera. Microscopic modelling and simulation of autonomous vehicle platooning on highways. February 2019. Mark: 9.5.
- Alícia Alcoba Corominas. Modeling of traffic instabilities and phantom jam: The LWR model with stochastic speed-density relation. December 2018. Mark: 10. Codirected with Prof. Wenlong Jin (UC Irvine).
- Adrià Morales Fresquet. Evaluating the impacts of start-up and clearance behaviors in a signalized network: A network fundamental diagram approach. October 2018. Mark: 9.5. Codirected with Prof. Wenlong Jin (UC Irvine).
- Guilherme Chalhoub Dourado. Bike-sharing system design: Guidelines on conceiving and implementing a BSS as a public transport with a monocentric heterogeneous demand. Mark: 10. The work obtained the spanish XVI ABERTIS Prize in Management of Transportation Infrastructures (master’s thesis cathegory).
- 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