Elisabetta Cherchi

Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Cagliari, Italy

Research Areas: Modelling transport consumers behaviour and decision making process

Elisabetta Cherchi is Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi and Global Network Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to joining NYUAD, she was Professor of Transport at Newcastle University in the UK (2016-2024), Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (2010-2016), and Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy (2004-2010). She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (2018-2024) and Contract Professor at the Department of Transport, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (2010).

Elisabetta Cherchi is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, past Associate Editor of Transportation (2013-2018), and member of the editorial boards of several journals. She is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), past Chair of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR), as well as past Secretary and Treasurer of the IATBR. She is also a member of the Board of Advice at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney Business School, Australia, and a member of the Advisory Board at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan. Italy.

Cherchi's research and teaching interests are in modeling transport consumers' behavior and decision process, with particular reference to discrete choice analysis. Her interests includes data collection (including the use of immersive virtual reality environments), demand modeling, demand forecasting, and user benefit evaluation. Applications span from the typical problem of mode choice, with the goal of promoting sustainable mobility, to transport innovations such as the adoption of electric mobility and automated vehicles.

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