2015-2016 Seminar Series

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Titles and Links


Dr. Paul Waddell
Professor of City & Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley

Simulating and Visualizing Planning for Sustainable Development 

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Dr. John Lazarev
Assistant Professor of Economics
New York University
Visiting Scholar of Economics
Northwestern University

Simulating the Dynamic Effects of Horizontal Mergers: U.S. Airlines

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Dr. Nebiyou Y. Tilahun
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning & Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Transit Accessibility, Last Mile Issues & Equity: Assessment using Chicago as a Case Study

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Presentation (PDF)


Peter L. Smith

Former Project Director, Customer Value of Aviation Services, Marketing & Business Strategy
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

The Air Transport Industry:  Structure, Economics, Operations:  An overview of the Aviation Industry and its Key Players

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The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest,Inc. is presenting a series of Innovation Seminars focused on Energy Efficient Transportation Systems. Northwestern University has been selected as one of their target universities. The seminar will include presentations by select German companies and institutions, and will feature an expert speaker from the transportation sector in Germany.


Ken Boyer
Professor of Economics
Michigan State University

Modernizing Freight Rail Regulation—The 2015 Transportation Research Board Recommendation to Congress

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Jing (Peter) Jin
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Rutgers, The State College of New Jersey

Location-Based Social Network (LBSN) Data: Emerging Big Data Sources for Travel Demand and Activity Modeling

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Presentation (PDF)


Abolfazl Mohammadian
Professor of Civil & Materials Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

An Integrated Urban Model of Transportation, Land-Use, Energy, and Environment

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Presentation (PDF)


Sergio Jara-Diaz
Profesor Titular en Economía del Transporte (Professor of Transport Economics)
Universidad de Chile

Beyond Transport Time: modeling time use, understanding time values

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Presentation (PDF)


Kevin J. Krizek
Director, Environmental Design Program
University of Colorado, Boulder

The End of Traffic; the Future of Transport; the Role of Cycling

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Presentation (PDF)


Randall Blankenhorn
Secretary of Transportation
Illinois Department of Transportation

The Future of Transportation in Illinois


Ricardo A. Daziano
David Croll Fellow Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University

Semiparametric Estimates of the Willingness to Pay for Autonomous Electric Vehicles

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David Burns
Railroad Industrial Engineering Consultant

The Business Case for Higher Speed Freight Trains

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Presentation (PDF)

FRA Report (PDF)


Maria Besiou
Associate Professor of Humanitarian Logistics
Kühne Logistics University

How to Fundraise for Operational Expenditures in International Humanitarian Aid

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Presentation (PDF)


David Brownstone
Professor of Economics, Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Irvine

The Neglected Impact of Measurement Error on Disaggregate Transportation Demand Models

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Laurie Garrow
Associate Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Estimation of Airline Itinerary Choice Models Using Disaggregate Ticket Data

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Joseph P. Schwieterman
Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
DePaul University

The Digitally Connected Commuter: Is Growing Reliance on Personal Electronic Devices Increasing the Demand for Public Transit?

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