School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Elisabetta Cherchi

Professor of Transport

Background

Previous Academic Positions

2010-16     Associate Professor, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, DK.
2009-10     Contract Professor, Department of Transport, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
2004-10     Lecturer, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy.
                  Professor of Econometric Methods for Transport, University of Cagliari, Italy.
2003-04     Research Associate, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College, University of London, UK.
2000-02     Post-doc in Civil Engineering Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy.
1997-2000 PhD in Transport Techniques and Economy, University of Palermo, Italy.
1993-2000 Lecturer’s Assistant, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy.
1993          1st class Degree in Civil Engineering (Transport), University of Cagliari, Italy (5 years).

Other Appointments

  • 2017-18 Post Graduate Research (PGR) Director for Civil Engineering area, School of Engineering, Newcastle University. 
  • 2015-17 Member of Board of Director So.G.Aer. S.p.A. Cagliari Airport.
  • 2011-16 Deputy Head of the PhD School in Transport. Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
  • 2015 European Scientific Advisory group of Digital Europe: The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Economic Transformation of the EU.

Honorary positions and membership of committees

  • 2013-date Area Editor of Transportation (Springer).
  • 2016-date Editorial Board of Transportation Letter (Francis and Taylor)
  • 2011-date Editorial Board of Transport Policy (Elsevier).
  • 2010-date Editorial Board of Transportation Research part B (Elsevier).
  • 2009-date Editorial Board of Journal of Choice Modelling (Elsevier).
  • 2008-date Editorial Board of Ingenieria de Transporte (journal of the Chilean Transport Society).
  • 2010-13 Editorial Board of Transportation (Springer).
  • 2016-17 Vice Chair, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).
  • 2010-date Executive Board of International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).
  • 2012-15 Secretary and Treasurer, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).
  • 2017-date Steering Committee European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART)
  • 2017-date Steering Committee International Conference on Transport Survey Methods(ISCTSC)
  • 2015 Chair of the jury of the Transportation Science and Logistics dissertation awards (INFORMs).
  • 2014-16 Core member of the jury of the Transportation Science and Logistics dissertation awards (INFORMs).
  • 2017-date Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values, USA.
  • 2013-date Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Applications, USA.
  • 2009-15 Member of the AET Innovative Methods in Transport Analysis, Planning and Appraisal Committee.
  • 2005-14 Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee, USA.

Academic Exchanges 

2008  Visiting professor, Department of Economic Analysis, Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife, Spain (1 week).
2007  Visiting professor, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile (1 month).
2007  Visiting professor, Department of Transport, Maryland University, USA (15 days).
2007  Visiting professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile (15 days).
2002  Visiting researcher, Department of Transport, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile (2 months).

Grants and Prizes

2007   Winner of grant for the Start-up of Young Lecturers, University of Cagliari, Italy.
2003   Awarded prize for the Best Presentation at the Doctoral Student Seminar in Transportation Modelling at the TRB 2003 Annual Meeting. January 12, Washington DC, USA
2002   Winner of grant by the Sardinian Government for the semester advanced course on Transport demand modelling, University of California at Berkeley. USA.
2000   Winner of two-year grant, funded by Fondo Sociale Europeo (75%) and University of Cagliari (25%), for a Post-Doctoral in Civil Engineering Sciences at the University of Cagliari, Italy.
2000   Winner of grant for Young Researcher, University of Cagliari, Italy.
1996   Winner of three-year grant, funded by the Italian Ministry for University, for a PhD in Transport Techniques and Economy at the University of Palermo, Italy.
1996   Winner of one-year Research Contract Application of market research techniques for simulating mobility phenomenon. Università di Cagliari, Italy.
1996   Winner of one-year Research Contract Management of regional Transport planning on Environmental Impact Assessment Università di Cagliari, Italy (not accepted).
1996   Top in the selection for the Master in Assessment of information processes organised by Consortium for computers, training and advanced research, Italy (not accepted).

Research

Research interests

My main research interest is in the demand modelling of consumer behaviour, with particular reference to:

  • discrete choice analysis
  • microeconomic derivation of behavioural models and bounded rationality (integration with psychology and social effects)
  • decision making process, preference formation and dynamic evolution, the effect of habit/inertia
  • data collection (revealed and stated preference data, short and long panel data, focus groups, real and virtual experiments)
  • project evaluation (user benefits)

I am interested in understanding what drives individuals to adapt to and adopt new forms of mobility, in particular sustainable mobility, smart mobility, driverless cars. Example of researches (see Publications or below the list of seminars and PhD,  for more information):

  • Combining substitution and diffusion model to predict the electric vehicles market
  • The effect of social conformity on the adoption of electric vehicles
  • The effect of direct experience on the adoption of electric vehicles
  • The impact of habit/inertia in mode choice
  • Accounting for the Theory of Planned Behaviour in departure time choice.
  • The role of objective and perceived constraints in departure time choice.
  • The effect of awareness about stress from traffic in the choice to park and ride.
  • Emerging estimation techniques for discrete choice models

PhD candidates are welcome to contact me to apply for a thesis in one of the mentioned areas or to propose their own research theme

 

Seminars upon Invitation

  • 2017 A stated choice experiment to measure the effect of informational and normative conformity in individual choices. Application to the choice of electric vehicles. Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University, UK.   
  • 2017 Adoption and diffusion of electric vehicles: Are we asking the right questions? Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada.
  • 2017 Adoption and diffusion of electric vehicles: Are we asking the right questions? Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany.
  • 2017 When "RUM takes a nod towards psychophisical theory": Recent advances in modelling the effect of experience in individual preferences. Symposiul in honour of Professor Andre Daly. Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK. 
  • 2017   The effect of informational and normative conformity in individuals’ preference for electric vehicles. Napier Edinburgh University, UK.
  • 2017   The effect of informational and normative conformity in individuals’ preference for electric vehicles. Maryland University, USA.
  • 2016   The effect of informational and normative conformity in individuals’ preference for electric vehicles. Choice Modelling Centre, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
  • 2016   Measuring the effect of social conformity in individuals’ preference for electric vehicles. Institute for Choice, University of South Australia, Australia
  • 2015   Measuring the effect of social conformity in individuals’ preference for electric vehicles. Department of Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2013   Modelling individual choices for sustainable mobility: understanding the role of the environment. Transportation Center, Northwestern University, USA.
  • 2012   Bounded rationality in individual choices: Recent advances in modelling the effect of habit in mode choice, Transportation Center, Northwestern University, USA.
  • 2011  Accounting for inertia in modal choices: evidence using RP/SP data, RP panel data and latent effects dataset. Transportation Center, Northwestern University, USA.
  • 2010  Accounting for inertia in modal choices: Some new evidence using RP/SP dataset.  Institute of Economic Researches, Universitá della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland.
  • 2010  Assessment of regeneration projects in urban areas of environmental interest: a stated choice approach to estimate use and quasi-option values. Department of Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2009  Confounding effects and empirical identification in discrete choice models. Imperial College, London, UK.
  • 2008  Evaluación económicas de la restricción a la movilidad en coche para la mejora de la sostenibilidad urbana: un caso de estudio en Cagliari. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2008  La simulación como una herramienta para entender los efectos que se pueden estimar con los modelos de elección discreta. Department of Economic Analysis, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
  • 2007  Estimation and prediction with the mixed logit model: understanding some confounding effects. Institute for Planning Transport and System, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2007  Un modelo de elección modal Logit Mixto con datos de panel. Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • 2007  On the use of Mixed RP/SP models in predictions: accounting for non-linearities, systematic and random heterogeneities. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, USA.
  • 2007  La simulación como una herramienta en la modelación de la demanda. Department of Transport Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
  • 2007  Estimación de beneficios de usuarios. Efecto al incorporar variación de gustos. Department of Transport Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
  • 2007  La planificación de transporte en Italia. Enfoque en la modelación avanzada de la demanda. Department of Transport Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.2006  Predicting best with the Mixed Logit model: understanding some confounding effects. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • 2005  Impacto de la heterogeneidad en los gustos y del efecto ingreso en la evaluación de los beneficios a usuarios. Department of Economic Analysis, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
  • 2005  Impacto de la heterogeneidad en los gustos y del efecto ingreso en la evaluación de los beneficios a usuarios. Department of Applied Economic Analysis, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • 2004  The Implications of Income, Taste and Substitution Effects for the Assessment of User Benefits Using Discrete Choice Models. Imperial College, UK.

Workshops and Tutorial upon Invitation

  • 2017 Talk on Habitual latent behaviour and dynamic effect of inertia. Department of Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2016 Talk on Experience, adaptation and diffusion modelling for electric vehicle choice. Workshop on “Local responses to global challenges”. Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
  • 2015 Talk on Experience, adaptation and diffusion modelling for electric vehicle choice. Workshop on “Innovation adoption modeling in transportation: innovative models and data”. 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Windsor, UK.
  • 2015 Talk on Formation of preferences and attitudes in the choice of Electric Vehicles. Workshop on “Autos, people and policies: Addressing the issues of the New Millennium”, Maryland University, USA.
  • 2014 Co-chair of the Workshop on “Stated preference surveys and experimental design”. 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia (co-chair Prof. Kay Axhausen).
  • 2013 Talk on Modelling the effect of habit/inertia in mode choice. Tutorial at the Workshop on “Discrete choice models”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2012 Talk on Estimating and Predicting Inertia Effect in Modal Choices. Workshop on “Recent advances in choice modelling: Theoretical Developments and Practical Applications”. 91st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2011 Talk on Direct preference and attitude toward environment in transport choices. Workshop on “Discrete choice models”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2010 Talk on Accounting for inertia in modal choices: Some new evidence using RP/SP dataset. Workshop on “Discrete choice models”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2009 Talk on Modelling individual preferences, State of the art, recent advances and future directions. Workshop on “Methodological developments in activity-travel behavior analysis”, 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Jaipur, India.
  • 2008 Talk on Mixed logit mode choice model on panel data: accounting for intra and inter-personal heterogeneity and different correlation over time periods. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 Talk on A mixed logit mode choice model on panel data: accounting for systematic and random heterogeneity and different correlation over time periods, Workshop on “Discrete choice models”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2007 Talk on On the use of Mixed Logit model with RP/SP data:accounting for non-linearities, systematic and random heterogeneity. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2007 Talk on On the use of Mixed Logit model with RP/SP data: accounting for non-linearities, systematic and random heterogeneity, Workshop on “Discrete choice models”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2007 Talk on Accounting for non-linearities and random heterogeneity in the estimation of willingness to pay with RP and SP data, Workshop on “Valuation Methods in Transport Plan”, Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo, Norway.

Examination and Supervision of Theses

Doctoral theses: supervision

  • 2015 Dr. Mikkel Thorhauge(Co-Tutor) Departure Time Choice: Modelling Individual Preferences, Intention and Constraints. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
  • 2015 Dr. Eleonora Sottile (Co-Tutor) Dynamic discrete choice models to assess the effect of sustainable mobility interventions. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2014 Angel Marrero Llinares (Hosting Supervisor) Efectos económicos de las infraestructuras públicas: métodos y aplicaciones en el sector transporte. Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain (Thesis to be defended).
  • 2014 Dr. Anders Fjendbo Jensen (Tutor) Assessing the potential market for electric vehicles. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
  • 2012 Dr. Lissy de la Paix (Co-Tutor) Modelling the impact of built environment, geographical scales and latent constructs on individual travel behaviour.TRANSyT, Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009 Dr. Maria Francisca Yàñez (Hosting Supervisor) Introducción de efectos temporales y variables latentes en modelos de elección con datos de panel. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2009 Dr. Jorge E. Córdoba (Hosting Supervisor) Modelo de elección discreta basado en agente y considerando racionalidad limitada. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • 2009 Dr. Nicola Pusceddu (Co-Tutor) Un approccio mesoscopico per l’assegnazione dinamica del traffico.University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2003 Dr. Cristina Contu (Co-Tutor) Effetto delle tecniche di aggregazione nella previsione della domanda di viaggio. University of Cagliari, Italy.

Doctoral theses: external examiner

  • 2016 Dimas Bayu Endrayana Dharmowijoyo.The complexity and variability of individuals’ activity-travel patterns in Indonesia. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • 2016 Ruggiero Lovreglio. Human Behaviour analysis during emergency situation. Politecnico di Bari, Italy,
  • 2015 Dr. Dereje Fentie Abegaz. Essay in Transport Economics Technical University of Denmark. Denmark.
  • 2014 Dr. Nicoló Daina. Modelling electric vehicle use and charging behaviour. Imperial College, London, UK.
  • 2013 Dr. Qian Wang. Opponent at the Pre-doctoral defence and Member of the Ph.D. committee for the Doctoral defence. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.  
  • 2013 Dr. Stefano Scagnolari. Leisure Mobility Choices of Young People, Psychological Aspects and Hybrid Choice Models. Universitá della Svizzera Italiana. Switzerland
  • 2010 Dr. Lucía Mejía Dorantes.Transportation infrastructure impacts on house prices and firms location: The effect of a new metro line in the suburbs of Madrid.TRANSyT, Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2005 Dr. Francisco Amador. Medidas Alternativas de bienestar derivadas de un modelo de asignación del tiempo en el contexto de elección discreta: teoría y aplicaciones. Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
  • 2003 Dr. Raquel Espino. Análisis y predicción de la demanda de transporte de pasajeros. Universidad de Las Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Master theses: supervision

  • 2016 Muhammad Nouman Amjad Raja (Tutor) Tracking eyes movement to better understand preferences in the choice of Electric Vehicles. Technical University of Denmark.
  • 2012 Giuseppe Delogu (Tutor) EffettoInerzia e Reference Point nella stima di modelli di scelta del modo con dati misti RP/SP. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2011 Eleonora Sottile (Tutor) Effetti latenti di attitudine e norma sociale nella scelta del modo di viaggio. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2010 Francesco Manca (Tutor) Modellizzazione dell’effetto inerzia nelle scelte del modo di viaggio. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2008 Manola Cubeddu (Tutor) Derivazione di un modello di scelta modale che include le caratteristiche socio-economiche nei parametri di preferenza diretta. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2000 Egidio Rubanu (Co-tutor) Stima di un modello di regressione zonale che include effetti non lineari. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 1999 Giorgio Gessa (Co-tutor) Previsione della generazione di viaggi: vantaggi e limiti dell’analisi per categoria. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 1998 Giacomo Melis (Co-tutor) Efficienza delle ZTL nella riduzione dell’inquinamento acustico ed atmosferico. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 1996 Manolo Mulana (Co-tutor) Efficienza delle misure di TDM nella riduzione dell’inquinamento acustico ed atmosferico. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 1996 Roberto Aresu (Co-tutor) Previsione della domanda modale utilizzando modelli di scelta disaggregati. University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • 1996 Francesco Sechi (Co-tutor) Analisi di sensitività dei parametri di assegnazione alla reti di traffico. University of Cagliari, Italy.

Papers presented at International Conferences

2018

  1. Farooq, B., Cherchi, E. and Sobhani, A. (2018) Virtual Immersive Reality for Stated Preference Travel Behaviour Experiments: A Case study of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Roads. 97th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA (Accepted).

2017

  1. Jensen, A., Haustein, S., Cherchi, E., Thorhauge, M., (2017) Actual preferences for EV households in Denmark and Sweden. 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation. Haifa, Israel.
  2. Bas, J., Cherchi, E. Pandit, D. and Cirillo, C. (2017) The impact of non-linearities in income and taste heterogeneity on welfare measures; a real case study. NECTAR Conference, Madrid, Spain (forthcoming).
  3. Cherchi, E. (2017) Using eye track devises to understand individual decisions in stated preferences experiments: an application to the choice of electric vehicles. 11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in the era of big data: facing the challenges. Estérel, Québec, Canada (forthcoming). 
  4. Sottile, E., Sanjust di Teulada, B., Meloni, I. and Cherchi, E. (2017) Estimation and validation of Hybrid choice models to identify which factors could affect the choice of the bicycle. 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (forthcoming).
  5. Farooq, B. and Cherchi, E. (2017) Virtual immersive reality environment (VISE) for disruptive vehicular technology choice experiments. 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (forthcoming)..
  6. Cherchi, E. Rashidi, T., Börjesson, M. and Bierlaire, M. (2017) Habitual latent behaviour and dynamic effect of inertia. Lagged-based versus hazard-based hybrid mode choice model. 96th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2016

  1. Farooq, B. and Cherchi, E. (2016) Immersive Virtual Reality Experiments for Analyzing Autonomous Vehicle Demand. Transportation Research Board Invited Speaker at Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016, San Francisco.
  2. Cherchi, E. and Raya. M.N (2016) Using Eye track devise to understand individual decisions in stated preferences experiments: an application to the choice of electric vehicles. 5th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation. Delft, The Netherland.
  3. Gonzáles, R.M., Marrero, A.S. and Cherchi, E. (2016) the inertia effect on the car choice after a new public transport mode implementation using panel data. XVII Panamerican Conference. Mexico City, Mexico.
  4. Sottile, E., Cherchi, E. and Meloni, I. (2016) Psychological profiles of commuters in Cagliari. 14th World Conference on Transport Research. Shanghai, China.
  5. Cherchi, E., Dubey, S., Daziano, R., Pinjari, A. and Bhat, C. (2016) Simulation evaluation of emerging estimation techniques for mixed multinomial probit models. 95th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  6. Thorhauge, M., Cherchi, E. Walker, J. and Jeppe, R. (2016) The role of intention as mediator between latent effects and current behaviour: application of a hybrid choice model to study departure time choices. 95th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2015

  1. Cherchi, E. (2015) A semi-compensatory model with cut-offs to account for attributes non-attendance. 4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation. Lyngby, Denmark.
  2. Cherchi, E. (2015) A semi-compensatory model with soft cut-offs to account for attributes non-attendance. INFORM Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  3. Cherchi, E. (2015) Measuring the effect of social conformity in the preference formation: integrating goals in the utility maximisation. 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Windsor, UK.
  4. La Paix, L., Cherchi, E. and Geurs, K. (2015) Integration of unobserved effects in access/egress mode choice models. NECTAR Conference, Chicago, USA.
  5. Gonzáles, R.M., Marrero, A.S. and Cherchi, E. (2015) Measuring the inertia effect on mode choice: a panel data around a new tram implementation. Annual International Conference on Transportation, Athens, Greece.

2014

  1. Sottile, E., Cherchi, E. and Meloni, I. (2014) Measuring soft measures within a stated preference survey: the effect of pollution and stress from traffic in the mode choice. 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods: Scoping the Future while Staying on Track – Leura, Australia.
  2. Thorhauge, M., Cherchi, E. Walker, J. and Jeppe, R. (2014) The role of the Theory of Planned Behavior in explaining the departure time choice. 3rd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Leeds, UK.
  3. Sottile, E., Cherchi, E. and Meloni, I. (2014) A stated preference survey to measure the effect of ‘soft measures’ in mode choice. XVIII Panamerican Conference. Santander, Spain.
  4. Mabit, S., Cherchi, E., Jensen, A., and Jordal-Jørgensen, J. (2014) Hybrid choice modelling allowing for reference-dependent preferences: estimation and validation for the case of alternative-fuel vehicles. 93rd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  5. Jensen, A., Cherchi, E., Mabit, S. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2014) Predicting the potential market of electric vehicles. 93rd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  6. Cherchi, E. and Cirillo, C. (2014) Understanding variability, habit and the effect of long period activity plan in modal choices: A day to day, week to week analysis on panel data. 93rd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  7. De Abreu, J., Sottile, E. and Cherchi, E. (2014) The effects of land use patterns on tour type choice. The application of a hybrid choice model. 93rd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  8. Thorhauge, M., Cherchi, E. and Rich, J. (2014) The effect of perceived mobility necessity in the choice of departure time. 93rd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2013

  1. Jensen, A., Cherchi, E. (2013) Integrating individual attitudes in the discrete choice of electric vehicles versus conventional. 4th NORBIT Conference on Transport Behaviour, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  2. Thorhauge, M. Cherchi, E. and Rich, J (2013) Accounting for the effect of rescheduling possibilities in the departure time choice using an efficient stated preference design. 2nd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Stockholm, Sweden.
  3. Börjesson, M., Cherchi E., and Bierlaire, M. (2013) Within individual variation in the value of time and mode choice preferences over 6 weeks. Annual Conference of the International Transport Economics Association. Evanston, USA.
  4. Cherchi E., Börjesson, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2013) A hybrid mode choice model to account for the dynamic effect of inertia over time. 3rd International Choice Modelling Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  5. Román, C., Martín, J.C., Espino, R., Cherchi, E. Ortúzar, J. de D., Gonzales, R.M., Amador, F.J. and Rizzi, L.I. (2013) How do travellers value their travel time? A study-case for the Madrid-Barcelona corridor. 3rd International Choice Modelling Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  6. La Paix, L., Monzón, A., Cherchi, E. and Loro, M. (2013) Residential self-selection and geographical scales in trip frequency. 13th World Conference on Transport Research. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  7. Börjesson, M., Cherchi E., and Bierlaire, M. (2012) Within individual variation in preferences: Equity effects of congestion charges. 92nd Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2012

  1. Mabit, S., Cherchi E., Jensen, A. and Jordal-Jørgensen, J. (2012) Hybrid choice modelling allowing for reference-dependent preferences: the case of alternative-fuel vehicles in Denmark. 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  2. Börjesson, M., Cherchi E., and Bierlaire, M. (2012) Between and within individual variation in values of time and mode choice – application to equity effects of congestion charges. 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  3. Jensen, A., Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2012) A long panel survey to elicit preferences for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. XVII Panamerican Conference. Santiago, Chile.
  4. Román, C., Martín, J.C., Espino, R., Cherchi, E. Ortúzar, J. de D., Gonzales, R.M., Amador, F.J. and Rizzi, L.I. (2012) Valuation of travel time savings for intercity travel: the Madrid-Barcelona corridor. XVII Panamerican Conference. Santiago, Chile.
  5. Gonzales, R.M., Amador, F.J., Rizzi, L.I., Román, C., Ortúzar, J. de D., Espino, R., Cherchi, E. and Martín, J.C., (2012) Disposición a pagar por reducir el riesgo de accidentes de tráfico con víctimas en España. XVII Panamerican Conference. Santiago, Chile.
  6. Cherchi, E. and Guevara C.A., Paleti, R., and Bhat, C. (2012) A Monte Carlo experiment to examine the effectiveness of alternative estimation techniques for the multinomial probit model. 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Toronto, Canada.
  7. Cherchi, E. Meloni, I. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2012) The latent effect of inertia in the modal choice. 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Toronto, Canada.
  8. Jensen, A., Cherchi, E. and Mabit, S. (2012) On the stability of preferences and attitudes before and after experiencing an electric vehicle. 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Toronto, Canada.
  9. Meloni, I., Spissu, E., Sanjust, B. and Cherchi, E. (2012) An experimental analysis of the propensity for voluntary travel behavior changes. 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Toronto, Canada.
  10. Cherchi, E. (2012) Estimating and predicting inertia effect in modal choices. Invited paper at the workshop on “Recent Advances in Choice Modeling: Theoretical Developments and Practical Applications”, 91st Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  11. Cherchi, E. and Guevara C.A. (2012) Assessing maximum simulated likelihood and expected maximization methods for the estimation of random coefficients logit with panel data. 91st Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2011

  1. Meloni, I., Spissu, E. and Cherchi. E. (2011) Implications of a new probe personal system on the quality of activity-travel data for sustainable strategy implementation. 9th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods: Scoping the Future while Staying on Track – Termas de Puyehue, Chile.
  2. La Paix, L., Bierlaire, M., Cherchi, E. and Monzón, A. (2011) How urban environment affects travel behavior? Integrated Choice and Latent Variable Model for Travel Schedules. 2nd International Choice Modelling Conference, Harrogate, UK.
  3. Cherchi, E. And Manca, F. (2011) Accounting for inertia in modal choices: Some new evidence using RP/SP dataset. 90th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2010

  1. Cherchi, E. and Cirillo, C. (2010) Validation and forecasts in models estimated from multi-days travel survey. European Transport Conference. Glasgow, UK.
  2. La Paix, L., Monzón, A. and Cherchi, E. (2010) Location effects on trip generation: Evidence from Madrid Metropolitan Area. 12th World Conference on Transport Research. Lisbon, Portugal.
  3. Yáñez, F., Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2010) Forecasting with discrete choice panel models incorporating temporal effects. 12th World Conference on Transport Research. Lisbon, Portugal.
  4. Cherchi, E. and Cirillo, C. (2010) On the day-to-day variability in modal choices: A mixed logit mode choice model on panel data. XVI Panamerican Conference. Lisbon, Portugal.
  5. García L., Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2010)  Distribución interportuaria del tráfico de contenedores: análisis del caso español. XVI Panamerican Conference. Lisbon, Portugal.
  6. Cherchi, E. and Cirillo, C. (2010) Validation and forecasts in models estimated from multi-days travel survey. 89th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  7. Yáñez, F. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2010) Defining Inter-Alternative Error Structures for Joint RP-SP Modelling: Some New Evidence. 89th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2009

  1. Cherchi, E. (2009) Modelling individual preferences, State of the art, recent advances and future directions. Resource paper prepared for the 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Jaipur, India.
  2. Cherchi, E. And Guevara C.A. (2009) A Monte Carlo experiment to analyse the curse of dimensionality in estimating random coefficients models with a full variance-covariance matrix. 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Jaipur, India.
  3. Yañez, F. Cherchi, E., Heydecker, B.G. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2009) Inertia and shock effects on mode choice panel data: implications of the Transantiago implementation. 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Jaipur, India.
  4. Cherchi, E., Cirillo, C. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2009) A mixed logit mode choice model on panel data: accounting for different correlation over time periods. 1st International Choice Modelling Conference. Harrogate, UK.
  5. Cherchi, E., Cirillo, C. and Polak, J. (2009) User Benefit Assessment in Presence of Random Taste Heterogeneity: Comparison between Parametric and Nonparametric Models. 88th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.
  6. Guevara, C.A., Cherchi, E. and Moreno, M. (2009) Estimating Random Coefficient Logit Models with Full Covariance Matrix: Comparing Performance of Mixed Logit and Laplace Approximation Methods. 88th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2008

  1. Amador, F.J. and Cherchi, E. (2008) Econometric effects of utility order transformations in discrete choice models. XV Panamerican Conference. Barranquilla, Colombia.
  2. Yáñez, M.F., Cherchi, E., Heydecker, B.G. and Ortúzar, J. de D. (2008) On the treatment of the repeated observations in panel data: efficiency of Mixed Logit parameter estimates. XV Panamerican Conference. Barranquilla, Colombia.
  3. Cherchi, E. And Cirillo, C. (2008) A modal mixed logit choice model on panel data: accounting for systematic and random heterogeneity in preferences and tastes. 87th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, USA.

2007

  1. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2007) On the efficiency of Mixed Logit parameters estimates: analysing the effect of data richness XIII Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte. Santigago, Chile.
  2. Cherchi. E (2007) Accounting for non-linearities and random heterogeneity in the estimation of willingness to pay with RP and SP data. Workshop on Valuation Methods in Transport Planning, Oslo, Norway.
  3. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2007) A Monte Carlo analysis to explore the effect of data richness in the empirical identification of the mixed logit model. 11th World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley, California.
  4. Cherchi, E. and Polak, J. W. (2007) The implication of disregarding income effect in the assessment of user benefit using discrete choice models. 86th Seminar on Transportation Research Board. Washington DC.
  5. Cherchi, E. and Polak, J. W. (2007) Income Effects in the Evaluation of User Benefits Using Discrete Choice Models. 39th Conference on UTSG. Leeds, UK.

Before 2007

  1. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2006) On the use of mixed RP/SP models in prediction: accounting for random taste heterogeneity. 11th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Kyoto, Japan.
  2. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2005) Estimation and prediction with the Mixed Logit model: analysis of some confounding effects. XII Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Sociedad Chilena de Ingeniería de Transporte, Santiago, 69-82. ISBN 0717-3482.
  3. Cherchi, E., Polak, J. W. and Hyman, G. (2004) The implications of income, taste and substitution effects for the assessment of user benefits using discrete choice models. European Transport Conference. Strasburg, France.
  4. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2004) Random effect vs. error component in the Mixed Logit model: correlation, heteroskedasticity, preference and response unobserved heterogeneity. 10th World Conference on Transport Research, Istanbul, Turkey.
  5. Contu, C., Cherchi, E. and Meloni I. (2004) Aggregated modal choice models: effects of interactions, squared terms, socio-economic and highly individual variables 10th World Conference on Transport Research, Istanbul, Turkey
  6. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2003) Alternative specific variables in non-linear Utility Functions: Influence of correlation, homoschedasticity and taste variations. 10th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Lucerne, Switzerland.
  7. Cherchi, E. (2003) VOT derivation using mixed RP/SP data with non-linear functions. Doctoral Student Seminar in Transportation Modeling at the Transportation Research Board 2003 Annual Meeting. Washington DC, USA.
  8. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2003) Multimodal choice models with mixed RP/SP data: correlation, non-linearities and income effect. Selected Proceeding 9TH World Conference on Transport Research, Seul, Corea, 2001. Pergamon-Elsevier (ed.), Netherlands. ISBN 0-08-044274-9.
  9. Cherchi, E. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2003) On applying mixed RP/SP models to policy forecasts: some new evidence. En R. Garrido y J.C. Muñoz (eds.), XI Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte, Universidad de Chile, Sociedad Chilena de Ingeniería de Transporte, Santiago, 115-127.
  10. Cherchi, E., Meloni, I. and Ortúzar, J.de D. (2002) Policy forecasts involving new train services: application of mixed RP/SP models with interaction effects. XII Panamerican Conference on Transport and Traffic Engineering. Quíto, Ecuador.
  11. Meloni, I., Cherchi, E. and Guala L. (1998) The impact of improvement in transportation supply on the participation in out of on activities. 8TH World Conference on Transport Research, Antwerp, Belgium.
  12. Meloni, I., Cherchi, E. e Guala, L. (1998) An analysis of time use data to assess the impact of improvements on the transportation system: the application to a traffic corridor. International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, Newcastle, England.
  13. Fadda, P., Meloni, I., Cherchi, E. and Fancello G. (1995) A model of the transport system on a regional scale. Proceedings 4th International Conference on COMPUTER IN URBAN PLANNING and URBAN MANAGEMENT, Melbourne. R. Wyatt and H. Hossain (ed.). Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 245-254.
  14. Fadda, P., Meloni, I., Cherchi, E. and Fancello G. (1995) A decision support system for supply policy realization in Sardinia transport framework. III International Congress on Energy, Environment and Technological innovations, Caracas, Venezuela.
  15. Meloni, I. and Cherchi, E. (1995) Temps et espace: perspective sur l’organisation de la mobilité urbaine. 1ère biennale des villes ed des urbanistes d’Europe, Lyon, Francia, 139-144.

Teaching

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING (2017-2018)

Behavioural models for individual choices (CEG8427, Module Leader; 10 credits)
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/module-catalogue/module.php?code=CEG8427


SUMMER SCHOOLS AND SPECIALIZED COURSES

September 2009 International “Monitoring sustainable tourism” 14 hours course at post-graduated level. Parco Nazionale dell’Asinara & University of Sassari, Italy.

July 2008 and June 2009 International Summer School on “Discrete Choice models: theory and applications to environment, landscape, transportation and marketing”. 8 hours course at post-graduated level. Università di Bologna, Italy.

15-28 April 2007 Course on “Advances in transport demand modelling”. 24 hours at post-graduated level. Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile. 

13-17 November 2000 Post-Lauream Course on “Mathematical models for transport planning” 4 hours course at post-graduated level. Institute for Transport Studies, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina.


PREVIOUS POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

From 2004 to 2009 Course on “Econometric Methods for Transport”. 50 hours course at Master level. Faculty of Engineering, Università di Cagliari (Italy).

From 2011 to 2015 Course on “Discrete Choice Models". 50 hours course at Master and Ph.D. level.  Department of Transport Transport. Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

From 2011 to 2015 Course on “Publishing Research in Transportation Science”.50 hours course at Ph.D. level.  Department of Transport Transport. Technical University of Denmark (DTU).


PREVIOUS UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

November 1999 to May 2000 Course on “Logistics and Intermodality”, 25 hours course at Bachelor level. Università di Cagliari, Italy

April 1996 Course on “Transport Planning and Design Elements”. 10 hours course at Bachelor level. Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Università di Cagliari, Italy.

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