Transport

Research in transport goes to the very heart of the ISCI ethos. Our work in this area has contributed to a rigorous understanding of the relationship between the design of transport systems and the behavior of their users and operators, creating a solid basis for imagining, planning and regulating these systems and improving the way they operate.

Transport group researchers have made advances on fundamental topics such as travel demand models (mode choice, destination) and trip quality evaluation (rider comfort, overcrowding); time use study (transport, work, leisure); the interaction between location and transport; the role of social media; the analysis of walking and cycling as special travel modes; the design, planning and pricing of public and private transport networks; urban transport fare collection (multi-trip travel cards, fare evasion); and optimal policies for urban, maritime and air transportation.

The development of these new methodologies, approaches and models has required continual progress in fundamental concepts from fields such as economics, network optimization, microsimulation, econometrics, operations research, and big data mining and processing. The emergence of new and better sources of information (transport system travel cards, time use surveys, mobile phones) has driven a symbiotic development of methods and applications, new theories and their empirical counterparts, and has positively impacted people’s daily lives and the social and economic development of the country.

Transport Researchers

Cristián Cortés

Grade: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Network optimization and equilibrium, traffic simulation in a microscopic level, transport logistics and transport economics and public transport.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Francisco Martínez

Grade: Ph.D. University of Leeds.
Areas: Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Localization and Transport; Equity and Equilibrium.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department (Transport Engineering Division), Universidad de Chile.

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Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Grade: Ph.D. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds.
Areas: User Behavior, Environment, Transport.
Lines: Discrete choice models (stated preference experimental design and modelling; concessions and pricing; social project evaluation and willingness-to-pay for reducing externalities).

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Transport Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Sergio Jara-Dí­az

Grade: Ph.D. in Transport Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: User Behavior, Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Transport Economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Leonardo Basso

Grade: Ph.D. in Business Administration, major Transportation and Logistics/Strategy and Business Economics, University of British Columbia.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Industrial Economics, with emphasis in transport industries.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Roberto Cominetti

Grade: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Université Blaise Pascal, France.
Areas:  Methodological Tools, Transport.
Lines:  Optimization, Convex analysis, Game theory, Transportation.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

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Marcela Munizaga

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Mathematical demand modeling, predictive models and microeconomical analysis applied to public and private transport systems.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Juan Antonio Carrasco

Grade: Doctor of Philosophy, Planificación e Ingeniería de Transporte, University of Toronto, 2006.
Areas: User Behavior, Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Transport demand models, social networks and travel behavior, social exclusion and accessibility, land use and transportation.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción

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Alejandro Tudela

Grade: Ph.D. in Transport- University of Leeds, UK.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Operations Management, Operations Research, and Transport and Forestal Management.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (DEC), Universidad de Concepción.

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Ricardo Hurtubia

Grade: PhD in Mathematics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Microsimulation of transport and land use systems, discrete choice models, urban economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Pedro Jara-Moroni

Grade: Ph.D. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) y Universidad de Chile.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Game Theory, Mathematical Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Expectational Coordination, Transportation Networks.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor at Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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Luis Rizzi

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Intangible assets valorization, discrete election models, tariff of transport externalities.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Engineering School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Alejandro Tirachini

Grade: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia.
Areas: Transport.
Lines: Public transport, pricing, non-motorized transport, traffic engineering.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor Transportation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Antonio Gschwender

Grade: Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Areas: Transport.
Lines: Public Transport (microeconomic models, optimization, pricing).

Academic Hierarchy: Academic Adjunct Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Hugo Silva

Grade: Ph.D. In Economics – VU University Amsterdam.
ISCI Research Group (s): Industrial Organization, Transport.
Research lines: Transport Economics, Industrial Organization, Tariff Policies for Urban and Interurban Transport, Regulation.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Ángelo Guevara

Grade: Ph.D. en Transporte – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), EE.UU.

Areas: Transportation, User Behavior

Lines: Election Behavior Modeling, Micro-econometrics, Time Value, Pricing, Public transport

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Sebastián Astroza

Grade: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Area: Transportation

Lines: Discrete Choice Models, Spatial Econometrics, Continuous Discrete Econometric Systems, Consumer Behavior, Travel Demand Models, Time Use Models.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

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Franco Basso

Grade: Doctor in Engineering Systems, Universidad de Chile.
ISCI Research Group (s): Transport, Location and Logistics

Research lines: Operational Research, Transportation, Logistics.
Academic Hierarchy: Instructor professor at Universidad Diego Portales

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