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Tomer Toledo, Associate Professor

Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering
Phone: +972-4-8293080
Fax: +972-4-8295708
Email: toledo@technion.ac.il
Address: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
Home Page: http://toledo.net.technion.ac.il
Research Interests  
Driver behavior
Large-scale traffic simulation
Intelligent transportation systems
Transportation network analysis
Dynamic traffic management systems


Academic degrees

2003               Ph.D. in Transportation Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1998               M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation and Highways), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
1995               B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in Civil Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology



Academic appointments

2011-present   Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2011-2012       Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

2005-2011       Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2004-2005       Visiting Scientist, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2002-2005       Research Associate, Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT

1998-2002       Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

1995-1998       Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion




2013              Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Transportation Research part C, Elsevier

2006              Royal Society Incoming Short-term Visit Fellow, University of Leeds.

2005-2007      Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology Program, Technion

2003              Transportation Science and Logistics Dissertation Prize, honorable mention, INFORMS

2002              Eric Pas Dissertation Prize in Travel Behavior Research, honorable mention, IATBR

1998              Michael Golan Graduate Thesis Prize in Transportation Research, Technion

1993              Nissim Sacchi Prize for excellence in study of Structural Statics, Technion



Graduate students

  1. Emmanuel Abbe, Diploma, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2002. Behavioral modeling: generalized extreme value for discrete choice models (Second advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  2. Joseph Scariza, M.Sc., MIT, 2003. Evaluation of ramp metering algorithms (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  3. Ross Beinhaker, M.Eng., MIT, 2004. The impact of intelligent transportation systems on supply chain management
  4. Emily Sterzin, M.Sc., MIT, 2004. Modeling influencing factors in a microscopic traffic simulator (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  5. Dan Florian, M.Sc., MIT, 2004. Simulation-based evaluation of advanced traveler information systems (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  6. Bhanu P. Mahanti, M.Sc., MIT, 2004. Aggregate calibration of microscopic traffic simulation models (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  7. Charisma Choudhury, M.Sc., MIT, 2005. Modeling lane-changing behavior in presence of exclusive lanes (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)
  8. Carmine Gioia, Ph.D., Copenhagen Business School, 2005. A microeconometric analysis of mergers and acquisitions (Primary advisor: S. Thomsen)
  9. David Zohar, M.Sc., Technion, 2006. Detailed modeling of the lane changing action.
  10. Lena Reznikova, M.Sc., Technion, 2007. Algorithms for cross nested logit stochastic user equilibrium. (Second advisor: S. Bekhor)
  11. Wafa Elias, Ph.D., Technion, 2008. The effect of activity patterns on road accidents: case studies of bypassed towns (Primary advisor: Y. Shiftan).
  12. Romina Katz, M.Sc., Technion, 2008. State dependence in lane changing models.
  13. Oded Cats, M.Sc., Technion, 2008. Mesoscopic simulation for transit operations.
  14. Tatiana Kolichkina, M.Sc., Technion, 2010. Off-line estimation of origin-destination travel matrices.
  15. Sharona Halon, M.Sc., Technion, 2010. Enforcement effects on road safety
  16. Zohar Elias, M.Sc., Technion, 2010. A model for prediction of traffic event in freeways.
  17. Itzik Klein, Ph.D., Technion, 2011. Mitigating INS drift by software solutions. (Second advisor: S. Filin)
  18. Ofir Hilvert, M.Sc., Technion, 2011. Models of parking search behavior. (Second advisor: S. Bekhor)
  19. Oded Cats, Ph.D., Technion and KTH, 2011. Dynamic modelling of transit operations and passenger decisions (Second advisor: H. Koutsopoulos)
  20. Yichen Sun, M.Sc., MIT, 2013. Decision making process and factors affecting truck routing (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)

  21. Xiang Song, M.Sc., MIT, 2013. Scenarios discovery: robust transportation policy analysis in Singapore using microscopic traffic simulator (Primary advisor: M. Ben-Akiva)

  22. Tamir Balasha, Technion, 2015. Simulation-based optimization of actuated traffic signal plans.

  23. Sunbola Zatmah, Technion, 2015. The effect of distraction on driving behavior.

  24. Shani Gil, Technion, 2015. A multidensional intergenerational model for the explanation of young male novice drivers' driving styles (Second advisor: O. Taubman - Ben-Ari)
  25. Omar Mansour, Summa Cum Laude, Technion, 2015. Dynamic tolls for managed lanes. (Second advisor: J. Haddad)
  26. Shayma Sharif, Technion, 2015. Modeling toll lanes demand.
  27. Hend Manasra, Technion, 2015. Real time control for transit systems with transfers.
  28. Eli Buchris, Technion, 2016.  Passengers' preferences towards spots on the bus.
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