Technical University Eindhoven

Theo Arentze is an internationally acknowledged leading researcher in the area of travel behavior research and activity-travel modeling. His research interests include activity-based modelling, discrete choice modelling, agent-based modelling, human cognition/learning, social network modeling and traveler information systems for application in transportation and urban planning. The main focus of his research is to increase behavior realism in models of spatial choice behavior of individuals and households in urban environments. The results of his research find application in large-scale simulation systems of urban processes. An example is the Albatross model which has defined a new state-of-the-art in travel demand modelling and is worldwide one of the mostly cited activity-based models to date. The model has been developed for Rijkswaterstaat as an instrument for policy evaluation. He is involved as principle researcher, supervisor or project leader in a constant stream of PhD, Postdoc and EU projects funded by the EU and NWO. He has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals (as first or co-author), has a h-index of 23 (in Scopus) and is ranked high (#18) on the list of top authors in transportation engineering according to Microsoft academic rankings. He is member of the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer and program committee member for many journals, conferences and research foundations in transportation, planning, geography and consumer research.