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Current students

Andrew Bwambale is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Dr. Charisma Choudhury and Prof. Stephane Hess. His main areas of interests are discrete choice modelling and big data. His research focuses on developing transport planning models with mobile phone data. Prior to his PhD study, Andrew worked as a highway / transport engineer in Uganda.


David Simpson is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and Dr. Charisma Choudhury. His background is in behavioural psychology, psychometrics, and research methods. Currently his interests include the heterogeneity of heuristics, any systematic effects of psychological states upon decision making, and social/societal influences.


Louise De Tremerie is a PhD student at the Institute of Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess, Prof. Gerard de Jong and Prof. Richard Batley. Her topic evolves around decision-making in freight transport in the context of a modal shift towards sustainable modes.


Mauro Capurso is a PhD Research Student at the Institute of Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and by Dr. Thijs Dekker. His background is marketing and economics, and his main areas of interest are transport economics, choice modelling, and applied industrial organisation. Before joining ITS, Mauro has been involved in a traineeship period at the Economic Evaluation Unit of the European Railway Agency (European Commission). His research focuses on modelling alternatives' consideration in choice decisions, with an application to transport mode choice decisions. 


Md Bashirul Haque is a Ph.D student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and Dr. Charisma Choudhury. His main area of interest is discrete choice modelling.  His research focuses on integrated modeling of land use and transport related long term and short term choices.


Evangelos Paschalidis is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and Dr. Charisma Choudhury. His main areas of interest are discrete choice modelling, the influence of emotional states and human physiology on choices and traffic psychology. His PhD topic is related to the development of driving behaviour models accounting for the effects of stress.


Fangqing Song is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof Stephane Hess and Dr Thijs Dekker. Her research interests are choice modeling and operation management of rail system. Her work focuses on understanding mode choice in the context of intermodal passenger transport and route choice analysis in urban rail transit system.


Jeff Tjiong is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof Stephane Hess, Dr Thijs Dekker and Dr Manuel Ojeda Cabral. His PhD research focuses on understanding hypothetical biases in Stated Preference survey data.  Prior to his PhD study, Jeff was a Senior Transport Modeller at engineering consultancy CH2M/Halcrow.


Thomas Hancock is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and Dr. Charisma Choudhury. His main areas of interest are choice modelling, behavioural economics and mathematical psychology. His research involves bridging the gap between these disciplines and his work thus far has looked extensively into the use of Decision Field Theory in choice modelling.


Martyna Bogacz is a PhD Research Student at the Institute of Transport Studies, supervised by Prof. Stephane Hess and Dr. Charisma Choudhury. Her main areas of interest are behavioural economics and neuroscience. In her work, she intends to combine insights from these fields to better predict and model consumer decision-making processes.