The Centre for Transport Studies hosts a series of research seminars in conjunction with UCL. They are presented by researchers in the Centre as well as invited speakers from other institutions and industry. For slides or further information on any of the presentations, please contact cts.admin@imperial.ac.uk.

Seminars

Year 2017

DateTimeTitleSpeakerLocation
25/01/2017 16:00 - 17:00 Generative models for the maritime trade network: Evolution and robustness Ms Zuzanna Kosowska-Stamirowska,
University of Paris, France
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
01/02/2017 16:00 - 17:30 Improving the Cybersecurity of Transport Infrastructures Prof Chris Johnson,
University of Glasgow, UK
Room 201, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
22/02/2017 16:00 - 17:00 Controllability of events and associated factors: lessons learned from aviation Dr Nektarios Karanikas,
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
01/03/2017 16:00 - 17:00 Human Factors in Transport: From Asset Maintenance to Passenger Experiences Dr Genovefa Kefalidou,
University of Nottingham, UK
Room 064a, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
03/05/2017 15:30 - 16:30 A road less travelled: the systems approach to transport safety Prof Paul Salmon,
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Room 601, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
10/05/2017 16:00 - 17:00 Visualising Last-Mile Freight Delivery for Fun and Profit Dr Sarah Wise,
University College London, UK
Room 601, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
17/05/2017 16:00 - 17:00 The welfare loss of hypercongestion during public transport strikes in Rome Prof Jos van Ommeren,
VU University Amsterdam, NL
Room 601, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)

Year 2016

DateTimeTitleSpeakerLocation
09/03/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Decreased Millennial Automobility: Are There Public Health Co-Benefits? Prof Noreen McDonald,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Room 163, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
06/04/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Understanding the Acquisition and Fruition of Travel Information: Fresh Evidence from London Commuters Ms Séverine Maréchal,
Centre for Transport Studies (CTS), Imperial College London
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
20/04/2016 16:00 - 17:00 British football stadium disasters - a failure to learn? Dr Simon A Bennett,
Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit (CSSU), University of Leicester
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
06/05/2016 15:00 - 16:00 Safety Certification, Regulation and Risk Management Eur. Ing. Amair Saleem,
Director of Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, UAE
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
08/06/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Sharing the Lessons from Delivering Crossrail Mr Simon Bennett,
Head of Learning Legacy, Crossrail
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
09/06/2016 15:00 - 16:00 Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma Professor Anna Nagurney,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
13/06/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Connected and Automated Cars: What they can and may do to our way of life Dr Chandra R. Bhat,
Director of the Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Chadwick Lecture Theatre (B05), Chadwick Building, UCL
23/06/2016 16:00 - 17:00 A New Ambiguity Resolution Method and GNSS Positioning Over Very Long Baselines Professor Wu Chen,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
13/07/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Low Volume Road Infrastructure Professor Andrew Dawson,
University of Nottingham, UK
Room 207, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
03/08/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Dynamics of Social Networks and Activity Travel Behaviour Dr Fariya Sharmeen,
Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute of Management Research, The Netherlands
Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
10/08/2016 14:00 - 15:00 A Unified Route Choice Model with Context-dependent Value of Time Professor Hai Yang,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Room 163, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
18/08/2016 16:00 - 17:00 Vehicle Platoon Formation Using Interpolating Control: A Laboratory Experimental Analysis Professor Jack Haddad,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Room 601, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)
28/10/2016 15:30 - 16:30 Impact of Fuel & Car Ownership Taxes on Household Car Decisions & Welfare: An Indirect Utility Function Approach Dr Reto Tanner Room 427, Skempton Building (Civil Eng.)

Year 2015

Seminars from 14/05/2015 - 30/12/2015
DatesDetails
 14/05/2015 Sustainable mobility in Baden-Württemberg – Strategy and implementation 
Dr Winfried Hermann from Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Baden-Württemberg
 06/07/2015 GNSS Integrity – from Concepts to Implementation
Professor Wu Chen from Department of Land Surveying and Geoinformatics (LSGI), Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
 19/08/2015 Crowd Dynamics: Automatic Extraction of High Precise Trajectories of Marked Persons in Experiments
Dr Maik Boltes from Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany 
 30/09/2015 Choice Modelling Perspectives on Social Influence in Travel Behaviour – A Behavioural Review with Future Research Directions
Dr Michael Maness from University of Maryland, US 
 03/12/2015 Transition of Public Transport in Post-Socialist Countries: the Case of Budapest
David Vitézy, Former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport 
 10/12/2015 Across the Lifespan: Evidence on the Health Impacts of the Built and Natural Environment
Professor Lawrence D. Frank,Visiting Professor at University College London AND President OF Urban Design 4 Health, Inc. 
 
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Seminars from 10/03/2015 - 01/04/2015
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 10/03/2015 Effecting a change in individual travel behaviour: How to increase walking and cycling
Dr Eva Heinen from ‎University of Cambridge, UK 
 25/03/2015 Techniques for inferring mileage from the Department for Transport's MOT data set
Professor Eddie Wilson from University of Bristol, UK 
 31/03/2015 Trojans & Drones: Design Explorations of Community Driven, Last-mile Distribution Solutions
Mr Lorenzo Davoli from Umea Institute of Design, Sweden 
 01/04/2015 Port-centric logistics: An Australian perspective
Professor Michael Bell from ITLS, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia 
 

Year 2014

Seminars from  08/10/2014 - 17/12/2014
DatesDetails
 08/10/2014 Capturing human expertise in modelling and control of transportation systems
Dr Simon Box from University of Southampton, UK 
 15/10/2014 Analysis of congestion charging using dynamic traffic equilibrium
Professor Benjamin Heydecker from University College London (UCL), UK 
 22/10/2014 Benchmarking disaggregate customer satisfaction scores of transport operators in different cities and countries
Mr Mark Trompet from Imperial College London (ICL), UK 
 29/10/2014 Specifications and standards: Stimulus or constraint. An update on where they are
Dr Mark Pleydell from Pleydell Technology Consulting Ltd, UK 
 19/11/2014 Urban informatics and ICT entrepreneurship for data-driven public transport planning and operations
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah from University of Glasgow, UK 
 28/11/2014 Multimodal mobility in Mainland Europe – State of the art and future scenarios
Professor Christoph Menzel from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
 03/12/2014 The Transport Internet & Foodtubes – Electric cargo-capsule pipelines
Mr Dave Wetzel, Mr Noel Hodson and Professor Fred Taylor (THE TRANSPORT INTERNET™ & FOODTUBES™) 
 17/12/2014 Transport and poverty in Britain
Professor Roger Mackett and Dr Helena Titheridge from University College London (UCL), UK 
 
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Seminars from 26/04/2014 - 30/07/2014
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 14/05/2014 How buses can transform the world
Professor Nick Tyler from University College London (UCL), UK 
 21/05/2014 Using smart card and GPS data for policy and planning: the case of Transantiago
Professor Marcela A. Munizaga from Universidad de Chile 
 28/05/2014 Methodological and empirical challenges in modelling residential location choices
Dr Alireza Zolfaghari from Imperial College London, UK
 04/06/2014 GNSS software receiver - State of the art
Dr Xin Zhang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
 11/06/2014 CARBOTRAF: A decision support system for reducing CO2 and black carbon emissions by adaptive traffic management
Dr Robin North, Dr Margherita Mascia and Dr Jun Hu from Imperial College London, UK 
 18/06/2014 Ocean container transport: Making global supply chain management effective
Professor Chung-Yee Lee from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
 20/06/2014 GNSS Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring
Professor Jinling Wang from University of Ne w South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
 25/06/2014 Modelling travel time use and productivity in the era o f ubiquitous ICT, nomadism and multi-tasking
Mr Jacek Pawlak from ‎Imperial College London, UK 
 30/07/2014 Security and safety of maritime-oriented energy
Dr Aldo NAPOLI from ‎Risks and Crisis (CRC) of MINES ParisTech, France 
 

Year 2013

Seminars from 01/10/2013 - 30/12/2013
DateDetails
 16/10/2013 From Safety-I to Safety-II: The past and future of safety management
Professor Erik Hollnagel, Ph.D from the Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark  
 23/10/2013 How road elevation affects vehicle energy consumption and eco-routing from a network perspective 
Ms Melissa Duell from the University of New South Wales , Australia 
 30/10/2013 CIHT GL Branch Seminar on Air quality
4 speakers from UCL and Chartered Institution of High ways & Transportation (CIHT)
 06/11/2013 Cities as Transaction Machines: The importance of space in the generation of human interactions
Professor Tim Stonor the Managing Director of the strategic consulting firm Space Syntax Limited 
 13/11/2013 Horizon 20:20
Dr Marcel Rommerts from the European Commission 
 20/11/2013 Impacts of traffic interv entions on road safety: An application of causal models
Dr Haojie Li from the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London  
 04/12/2013 Modelling The Charging Behaviour of Electric Vehicle Users in Smart Grid Environments 
Mr Nicolo Daina from the Centre for Transpo rt Studies at Imperial College London 
 11/12/2013 The effects of social networking a nd social interaction on adolescents' travel behaviour
Ms Maria Kamargianni from the UCL Energy Institute, UCL 
 
Seminars from 01/01/2013 - 30/06/2013
DateDetails
 09/01/2013 The Supply Chain of Seabed Mining: Results and Experiences from the LRET Research Collegium
Dr. Nicole Kudla from CTS, Imperial College London
 23/01/2013 Interdisciplinary Behaviour Studies for Cross-Sector Energy Policies
Dr Biying Yu from Hiroshima University, Japan 
 30/01/2013 Safe Shipping, Cleaner Seas
Mr Sunil Shastri from the Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences, University of Hull 
 06/02/2013 Determining the quality road service: towards a reflective novel approach
Dr. Johnnie Ben-Edigbe from University of Technology, Malaysia  
 13/02/2013 Managing motorway traffic at junctions: a Ramp Metering strategy using Cooperative Vehicles
Mr Riccardo Scarinci from Centre for Transport Studies, UCL 
 20/02/2013 An Empirical Investigation of the Measurement of Land Use Mix in the Context of Public Transport Demand
Dr Niovi Karathodorou from CTS, Imperial College London 
 27/02/2013 How safe is road travel for children in wheelchairs?
Mr Costandinos Visvikis from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) 
 13/03/2013 Impacts of transport investments and market access on regional specification patterns
Dr Theodore Tsekeris from the Centre of Planning and Economic Research, Athens, Greece. 
 20/03/2013 Insights into the relationship between Internet use and travel
Mr Charilaos Latinopoulos from CTS, Imperial College London
 27/03/2013 Inclusive Design of Pedestrian Areas 
Dr Catherine Holloway from Centre for Transport Studies, UCL  
 08/05/2013 Green peroid capacity and stochastic signal queues
Mr Nicholas Taylor from Centre for Transport Studies, UCL 
 15/05/2013 A framework for assessing the quality of aviation safety databases
Ms Sabine Wilke from CTS, Imperial  
 22/05/2013

Creating world-class underground stations: the civil engineering challenges
Mr Ralph Freeston (Head of Station Capacity Programme) and Allan Thomson (Station Interchange Development Sponsor) from Transport for London

 29/05/2013 A study to identify and quantify the most significant Performance Shaping Factors in Railway Operations

Mr Miltos Kyriakidis from CTS, Imperial

 12/06/2013 Modelling and Optimisation of Transport Infrastructure
Dr Andy Chow from Centre for Transport Studies, UCL 
 19/06/2013 The long term impact of mobility scooters 
Ms Roselle Thoreau from Centre for Transport Studies, UCL 
 26/06/2013 Transport-Induced Agglomeration Effects in US Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Dr Patricia Melo from CTS, Imperial  
 
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Year 2012

Seminars from 01/01/2012 - 30/06/2012
DateDetails
 11/01/2012 A Mathematical Model for Driver and Pedestrian Interaction in Shared Space Environments
Miss. Bani Anvari from CTS, Imperial College London 
 08/02/2012 Macroscopic Features of Urban Traffic, a London case study
Mr. Alexandre Santacreu from Transport for London
 15/02/2012 A Balanced Approach to Normalising Bus Operational Data for Performance Benchmarking Purposes
Mr. Mark Trompet from CTS, Imperial College London 
 29/02/2012 Station and Platform-Train Interface Safety
Mr. Robin Hirsch from CTS, Imperial College London 
 07/03/2012 Robots, Lasers and Traffic Lights: Machine Learning in Urban Traffic Control
Dr. Simon Box from the Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton 
 14/03/2012 Port Choice: A Maritime Container Flow Assignment model
Mr. Xin Liu from CTS, Imperial College London 
 21/03/2012 A self-coordinating approach to the bus bunching problem in urban transport
Professor John Bartholdi from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA 
 23/04/2012 A Vocabulary of Travel Experiences: The use of GPS and SMS data in illuminating the experience of mobility
Dr. Kristian Hegner Reinau from Aalborg University, Denmark 
 02/05/2012 Multiscale Human Mobility: Towards Smarter Transport
Dr. Anders Johansson from the University of Bristol 
 09/05/2012 The role of the European Commission in stimulating policy transfer and Europeanisation in the field of urban transport
Mr. Marcel Rommerts from the European Commission, Brussels 
 16/05/2012 Measuring real-world energy consumption and vehicle emissions: innovative solutions for the RAC Future Car Challenge
Dr. Robin North, Mr. David Williams, Mr. Aravinth Thiyagarajah, from CTS, Imperial College London 
 23/05/2012 Route choice in congested transit networks with count down displays
Ms. ValentinaTrozzi from CTS, Imperial College London 
 30/05/2012 A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Rail Projects on Land and Property Values
Ms. Sara Mohammad from CTS, Imperial College London 
 13/06/2012 Optimizing Liquefied Natural Gas Sales at the Operational Level in a Production and Distribution Project
Mr. Hamed Nikhalat from CTS, Imperial College London 
 19/06/2012 Developing a Sustainable Transport Model to Assess Urban Transportation Policies and Projects
Dr. Ashish Verma from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 
 20/06/2012 A comparison of dynamic user optimal states with zero, fixed and variable tolerances
Professor Ying-en Ge from Dalian University of Technology, China 
 27/06/2012 Researching the Benefits and Deployment Opportunities for Vehicle/Roadside cooperative ITS
Dr. Alan Stevens from Transportation Research Laboratory, UK 
 
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Seminars from 01/07/2012 - 31/12/2012
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 04/07/2012 A Comprehensive Approach to Modelling Household Activit y Generation
Mr. Siamak Khorrami from CTS, University College London
 14/09/2012 Winter Road Safety and Mobility
Professor Liping Fu from University of Waterloo, Canada 
 17/10/2012 Designing Pedestrian Environment s for those with Reduced Mobility 
Dr. Catherine Holloway from CTS, University College London 
 24/10/2012 Driverless Future Transport: An Assessment of PRT and AV Technologies 
Professor Martin Lowson from Ultra Global PRT, UK 
 31/10/2012 The Annual The Lloyds Register Educational Trust (LRET) Lecture on Transport Risk Management:Cyber safety in Europe’s transport system
Professor Chris Johnson from University of Glasgow 
 07/11/2012 The role of ports as decoupling points in global supply chains
Dr. Khalid Bichou from CTS, Imperial College London 
 14/11/2012 Coordinating drayage trucking and marine terminal operations at North American ports 
Professor Anne Goodchild from University of Washington, USA 
 21/11/2012 Some observations on highway journey time data
Professor Neil Hoose from CTS, Imperial College London 
 28/11/2012 Agglomeration Benefits from Public Transit Improvements: implementing the Venables model 
Professor Tim Hazledine from University of Auckland, New Zealand 
 05/12/2012 Developing a support tool for the analysis in the wild based on distributed cognitive perspective. – a case of Air traffic controllers’ work 
Dr Satoru Inoue from the Electronic Navigation Research Institute, Japan 
 12/12/2012 China's Sustainable Development 
Dr. Liu Rongxia from the Sustainable Development Research Group, China  
 
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Year 2011

Seminars from 01/01/2011 - 30/06/2011
DateDetails
 19/01/2011 Adaptation of Transportaiton Infrastructure to Climate Change from a Risk Based Policy Perspective
Mr. Tom Wall 
 02/02/2011 The Multinomial Logit Model Revisited: A Semiparametric Approach in Discrete Choice Analysis
Dr. Baibing Li 
 16/02/2011 Railway Safety, a personal perspective
Mr. Vince C. Murtagh 
 24/02/2011 Metro Demand Multi-city Model and Cross Mode Impact
Miss Sofia Clara Galligani 
 02/03/2011 Fatal Train accidents on Europe`s railways 1980-2009
Professor Andrew Evans 
 16/03/2011 Transport Poverty and Social Equity Research Past, Present and Future
Dr. Karen Lucas 
 28/03/2011 Monitoring and performance measures of congestion for urban traffic systems
Professor Nikolas Geroliminis 
 25/04/2011 Dynamic Hyperpath Search in Congested Transit Network
Ms. Valentina Trozzi 
 08/06/2011 Public Perceptions of Rail Safety in Britain
Mr. John Cartledge 
 27/06/2011 A splitting rate model of traffic re-routing: with application to the design of congestion-reducing traffic control systems
Professor Mike Smith 
 
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Seminars from 01/07/2011 - 31/12/2011
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 12/08/2011 The Japan Disaster What Lessons Learned for the Supply Chain
Professor James B. Rice 
 09/09/2011 Workshop on Traffic Incident Management
Professor Michael Bell et al. 
 28/10/2011 The Use of Activity-Based Accessibility Measures in Land Use and Other Long Term Life Style Models
Professor Yoram Shiftan 
 16/11/2011 Agglomeration economies and other spatial impacts of infrastructure: do we know what we're looking for (or at)?
Dr. Cameron Gordon 
 
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Year 2010

Seminars from 01/01/2010 - 30/06/2010
DateDetails
 18/01/2010 New Scheduling Models with Applications in Logistics and Operations Management
Dr. Dirk Briskorn 
 20/01/2010 The Measurement of Land Use Mix
Ms. Niovi Karathodorou 
 03/02/2010 High Performance Computing for Transport Scaling to handle next generation data capture, modeling and analysis
Dr. Jeremy Cohen 
 24/02/2010 Monitoring the Implementation of a Shared Space Scheme in Exhibition Road
Dr. Ioannis Kaparis 
 03/03/2010 Short-term Congestion Prediction for in-vehicle Navigation System
Mr. Jun Hu 
 12/05/2010 Racing Green Endurance - Driving an electric car down the Pan-American Highway
Mr. Clemens F. Lorf 
 09/06/2010 Revolution the Road to a Low Carbon Future
Ms. Caroline Watson 
 
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Seminars from 01/07/2010 - 31/12/2010
DatesDetails
 06/10/2010 The Option Value of Active Mobility: House Prices and Journeys to Work in Auckland City
Professor Tim Hazledine 
 13/10/2010 WhipCar transforming how cars are used in UK 
Mr. Vinay Gupta 
 27/10/2010 Stobart Group Delivering sustainable multimodal logistics solutions
Mr. Richard Butcher 
 24/11/2010 Modelling Urban Energy Systems An Update
Dr. Aruna Sivakumar 
 08/12/2010 The Development of a Performance Indicator to Compare Regularity of Service between Urban Bus Operators
Mr. Mark Trompet 
 15/12/2010 Determinants of Delay Incident Occurrence of Urban Metros
Dr. Patricia Melo 
 
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Year 2009

Seminars from 01/01/2009 - 30/06/2009
DatesDetails
 11/01/2009 Traffic flow on managed motorways
Mr. Puff Addison and Professor Benjamin Heydecker
 28/01/2009 Modelling Freight Mode Choice Behaviour Accounting for Supply Chain Structures and Taste Heterogeneity
Dr. Kriangkrai Arunotayanun
 04/02/2009 The market for shared-car services
Dr. Scott Le Vine 
 11/02/2009 Traffic flow on managed motorways 2
Mr. Puff Addison and Benjamin Heydecker 
 17/02/2009 Research in emissions analysis techniques
Ms. Janneke van Baalen 
 25/02/2009 Benchmarking Urban Bus Operations Lessons from the International Bus Benchmarking Group
Mr. Mark Trompet 
 04/03/2009 CROST on the track of affordable tramways
Professor Lewis Lesley 
 11/03/2009 International Research Workshop (Special Event in CTS Seminar Series)
Prof Mic hael GH Bell 
 18/03/2009 The Catalytic Games
Mr. Joao de Campos Cruz 
 25/03/2009 Accessibility without access
Dr. F rancesca Medda 
 15/04/2009 Children in Transit Oriented Developed Japan: Connections with Neighbours, Independent Travel, and Exercise
Dr. Owen Waygood 
 06/05/2009 Aviation in 2030
Ms. Nadine Pilon 
 20/05/2009 Discrete choice modelling with latent variables some new findings
Professor Juan de Dios Ortúzar 
 03/06/2009 The car in British society
Professor Peter Jones 
 10/06/2009 TPEG - an introduction to the growing family of standards and specifications for Traffic and Travel Information services
Mr. Bev Marks 
 
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Seminars from 01/07/2009 - 31/12/2009
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22/07/2009 Of the earth and the heavens towards seamless positioning
Professor Washington Ochieng
03/09/2009 Sustainable Urban Transportation Design for Human Health and the Environment
Mr. Julian Marshall 
18/08/2009  Land Use and Population Evolution in the Integrated Land Use, Transportation, and Environment (ILUTE) Modelling Framework
Dr. Bilal Farooq 
25/09/2009  Special event in CTS seminar series
Professor Michael G.H. Bell 
07/10/2009  The Role of the Private Sector in Border Management Reform
Dr. Andrew Grainger 
23/10/2009  Modeling and Optimization in Traffic Flow Management
Dr. Banavar Sridhar 
28/10/2009  Challenges that face validation of the new ATC system
Dr. Branka Subotic 
18/11/2009  Modelling Urban Energy Systems
Dr. A runa Sivakumar 
25/11/2009  Managing the real-world environmental impacts of transport: Advances in pervasive sensing and on-demand modeling
Dr. Robin North 
 
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