Keynote speakers and Sessions

Marta C. Gonzalez is Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, USA, and a Physics Research faculty in the Energy Technology Area (ETA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). With the support of several companies, cities and foundations, her research team develops computer models to analyze digital traces of information mediated by devices. They process this information to manage the demand in urban infrastructures in relation to energy and mobility. Her recent research uses billions of mobile phone records to understand the appearance of traffic jams and the integration of electric vehicles into the grid, smart meter data records to compare the policy of solar energy adoption and card transactions to identify habits in spending behavior. Prior to joining Berkeley, Professor Gonzalez worked as an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, a member of the Operations Research Center and the Center for Advanced Urbanism. She is a member of the scientific council of technology companies such as Gran Data, PTV and the Pecan Street Project consortium.

Lars-Göran Mattsson is Professor Emeritus of Transport Systems Analysis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He finished his M.Sc. in Engineering Physics at KTH in 1972 and received his Ph.D. in Optimisation there in 1987. After working for the Office of Regional Planning and Urban Transportation, County of Stockholm, he returned back to KTH as Associate Professor (Docent) of Regional Planning in 1991. He held positions as Acting Professor and Head of the Division of Transport and Traffic Planning, 1995-97, and Acting Professor of Transport Systems Analysis from 1998 until he was appointed Professor in 1999. His research interests comprise both theoretical and applied work related to transport and location analysis. In particular, he is interested in integrated land use and transport models, travel demand models, location models, infrastructure and regional development, vulnerability analysis, applied systems analysis, road pricing, random utility theory, discrete choice and economic theory.

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