Yoram Shiftan

Yoram Shiftan
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel

Yoram Shiftan is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Technion specializing in travel behavior, transport policy, and transport project evaluation.  He is the head of the Israeli Smart Transpotation Research Center and was the editor of Transport Policy and the chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR).  In the last years his research focuses on activity and travel behavior implication of driverless cars and their potential impact on our cities, and he is a member of the management committee and among the leaders of the EU COST Action on the Wider Impact of Autonomous Vehicle (WISE-ACT). He was also a member of the management committee and among the leaders of the EU COST Action Transport Equity Analysis (TEA): assessment and integration of equity criteria in transportation. planning Professor Shiftan also has vast experience in evaluation and decision-making process of major transportation investments both in Israel and the US, currently consulting the Israel Government on the cost benefit analysis of the Tel-Aviv metro system, an estimate investment of over 40 Billion USD.  Prof. Shiftan received his Ph.D. from MIT and since then has published over hundred refereed papers and co-edited five books.  Overall, he spent 4.5 years as a visiting professor in leading universities in Europe and the US: George Mason, VA., University of Michigan, Ohio State University, ETH Zurich, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Northwestern, IL.