Virtual Symposium Program 2020


Day 1 – Tuesday 17 November


12:00 – 12:15




12:15 – 12:45

Session 1


Automated vehicles and their impacts



Chair: Evan Walker

Director Smart Innovation Centre, Customer Strategy & Technology, TfNSW


Self-driving lanes for a seamless transition to future mobility – Shantanu Chakraborty (UNSW)


Decentralised autonomous fleet dispatch strategy – Linji Chen (USYD)


The environmental impact of autonomous vehicles – Abdulrahman Alhariqi (UNSW)


Will the future of travel be automated or active? Qualitative findings from Australia and the Netherlands – Tony Arnold (USYD)

Session 2

Transport planning: learning from the past to define smart future cities


Chair: Erik Heller

Partner, Consulting, EY 




Smart city applications in land use and transport

Teck Kean Chin (USYD)


Value of narrative frameworks in active transport planning – Miguel Loyola (USYD)


Sydney’s transit access: 1925 – 2020 – Hema Rayaprolu (USYD)


Aviation sustainability in Australia – Alicja Gajewska (USYD)

Session 3

Network design and analysis



Chair: Matt Faber

Director, Niobe Consulting




Network econometrics and the evolution of transport systems – Bahman Lahoorpoor (USYD)


Ferry network design problem: spanning tree analysis couple with demand estimation – Kam Fung Cheung (USYD)


Transport network resilience analysis using crowd-sourced data – Tingting Zhang (UNSW)



12:45 – 1:00




Day 2 – Wednesday 18 November


12:00 – 12:45

Session 1


City logistics






Chair: Matthew McKibbin

Head of Sydney Planning, Greater Sydney


Autonomous mobile lockers in parcel distribution – Jun Li (USYD)


Co-modality for freight delivery in congested urban environments – Shengda Zhu (USYD)



A game theoretical analysis of metro-integrated city logistics systems – Mingyou Ma (UNSW)


Evaluating the vulnerability of urban railway network infrastructure by analysing railway accident reports – Wei-Ting Hong (USYD)


A hybrid drone-truck delivery system for grocery products – Hamidreza Ensafian (USYD)

Session 2

Network modelling: diseases, machine learning and mathematics – how they all can solve transport problems?


Chair: Simon Kinnear

Director, Transport Modellers Alliance (TMA)


Modelling impact of traffic disruptions by using machine learning methods – Artur Grigorev (UTS)


Improving forecasting of intersection delays in macroscopic transport models – Xiaolin Gong (USYD)


Modelling congestion propagation as a spreading phenomenon – Mudabber Ashfaq (UNSW)



A path-based credit model for urban congestion management – Mingye Luan (UNSW)




Footpath network model – Tanapon Lilasathapornkit (UNSW)

Session 3







Chair: Simon Young

General Manager, IoT – Energy & Transportation, CISCO


How to improve trust and collaboration among stakeholders in a MaaS eco-system – Thiranjaya Kandanaarachchi (USYD)


Incentive-compatible mechanisms for continuous resource allocation in mobility-as-a-service: pay-as-you-go and pay-as-a-package – Haoning Xi (UNSW)


Consumer preferences in public transport ecosystems – James Bushell (USYD)


Unlocking public procurement as a tool for place-based industry strategy – Christopher Day (USYD)


The ownership of mobility service in MaaS by applying the fabric blockchain framework – Shuangqing Gong (UNSW)



12:45 – 1:00




Day 3 – Thursday 19 November


12:00 – 12:45

Session 1


Travel demand analysis






Chair: Adam Berry

Executive Director Customer Journey Planning, Greater Sydney, TfNSW


Towards a reliable understanding of travel time unreliability – Muhammad Fayyaz (USYD)


Ensemble forecasting in transport – Hao Wu (USYD)



A paradigm shift toward an activity-based structure for Sydney area – Farshid Safari (UNSW)



Knowledge adaption for demand prediction based on multi-task memory neural network – Can Li (UNSW)

Session 2

Congestion management and pricing





Chair: Matthew Jones

Associate Director Evaluation & Economic Advisory, Corporate Services, TfNSW


Temporal capacity allocation and tolling schemes for morning commute with carpooling – Bangyang Wei (UNSW)


Joint routing and pricing control in the mixed equilibrium simulation-based dynamic assignment – Mohammadhadi Mansourianfar (UNSW)


Dynamic pricing strategies for ridesourcing platform considering time-dependent order cancellation

Kai Xu (UNSW)


Robust perimeter control with cordon queues and heterogeneous transfer flows – Ye Li (USYD)

Session 3

Traffic management and control: data collection, analysis, and interpretation to better understand and manage traffic


Chair: Tym Pieglowski

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)



A novel vehicle detection, classification and speed estimation method using magnetic sensors – Yimeng Feng (UTS)


Are wildfire fatalities related to road network characteristics? – Chence Niu (UNSW)



Machine learning in humanitarian relief through employing rule-based verification on aerial imagery – Hafiz Suliman Munawar (UNSW)



Robust aircraft conflict resolution under trajectory prediction uncertainty – Fernando Hugo Cunha (UNSW)




12:45 – 1:00


Q&A + closing