About the lecturer

Prof. Michel BIERLAIRE (EPFL, Switzerland)


Belgian, born in 1967, Prof. Michel Bierlaire holds a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium (University of Namur). Between 1995 and 1998, he was research associate and project manager at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Ma, USA). Between 1998 and 2006, he was a junior faculty in the Operations Research group ROSO within the Institute of Mathematics at EPFL. In 2006, he was appointed associate professor in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL, where he became the director of the Transport and Mobility laboratory. Since 2009, he is the director of TraCE, the Transportation Center, and the director of Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL. In 2012, he was appointed full professor at EPFL.

His main expertise is in the design, development and applications of models and algorithms for the design, analysis and management of transportation systems. Namely, he has been active in demand modeling (discrete choice models, estimation of origin-destination matrices) and Dynamic Traffic Management Systems.

He is the founder, organizer and lecturer of the EPFL Advanced Continuing Education Course "Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares". He is collaborating with key researchers in the field of choice modeling, such as Prof. Daniel McFadden (UC Berkeley, Nobel Laureate) and Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT).

He is the founder and the chairman of the European Association for Research in Transportation.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. He is an Associate Editor of Operations Research and of the Journal of Choice Modelling. He is the editor of two special issues for the journal Transportation Research Part C. He has been member of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of Transportation Research Part B since 1995, of Transportation Research Part C since January 1, 2006, and of the journal "European Transport" since 2005.

As of October 2013, he has published 76 papers in international journals (including Transportation Research Part B, the transportation journal with the highest impact factor), 1 book, 27 book chapters, 136 articles in conference proceedings, 118 technical reports, and has given 162 scientific seminars. His Scopus h-index is 17.

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