Maliheh Tabasi



Maliheh Tabasi

Ph.D. Candidate

International Student from Iran


Supervisors: Prof. Taha Hossein Rashidi, Dr. Ali Najmi

Areas of Interest:

  • Travel behaviour and choice analysis
  • Transport demand modelling and simulation
  • Discrete choice modelling
  • MDCEV models
  • Time-use econometric models
  • Travel data collection

At the moment, I am working on developing Multiple Discrete-Continuous Extreme Value (MDCEV) and econometric time-use models on travel and time-use data and I hope the outcomes are well-developed time-use models that result in precise prediction of individual's daily time allocation and therefore lead to a comprehensive travel demand and behaviour analysis.

Transport is a dynamic field. Therefore, conducting research in this area requires consistent learning and development which helps me grow. That is why I am interested in this field of research. I am also really honoured to be a PhD student at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) at UNSW since it is a top-notch transport research institution across the globe that pursues high-level transport research.

I would like to share the best piece of advice I have ever been given: It is of great importance to enjoy the journey and to get the most out of it while trying to achieve your goals.

As my future goal, I hope to gain a lot of experience and skills in research and modelling in the transport field during my PhD journey to become an expert and a successful researcher who can contribute the most to solving emerging transport-related issues and help to create a sustainable and well-performed transport network for the city.

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