In august, 2016, I started my PhD research in Department of Transport and Planning of TU Delft as a part of work package 3 of STAD project with a focus on infrastructure network design for automated vehicles. Currently, automated vehicles are finding their way into the market and with the increase in their market penetration rate we expect potential benefits with respect to travel resistance factors and accessibility. However, there are challenges as automation influences travel behaviour and traffic flow dynamics. In order to lead the change and not be taken by it, we develop consistent scenarios for the future and evaluate impacts of our decisions on possible future developments.
I started my undergraduate education in Industrial Engineering at Sharif University of Technology and continued in Istanbul Sehir University. Later, I obtained my master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ISU and have been involved with research projects in Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). My specialty is in simulation-based optimization and stochastic processes. My research focus will be on evaluating potential impacts of automated vehicles, specially, regarding infrastructure, developing models to cope with uncertainties, and extending infrastructure network design methods to take automated vehicles into account and lead to robust long term investment plans.