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Yoram Shiftan

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

Yoram Shiftan is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Technion, and the previous Head of the Transportation and Geo-Information Department.  Prof. Shiftan teaches and conducts research in travel behavior with a focus on activity-based modeling and response to policies, the complex relationships between transport, the environment and land use, transport economics and project evaluation.  Prof. Shiftan is the editor of Transport Policy and the chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR).  He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees of the Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy Committee (AP030), and the Committee on Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes (ADA20), and a past member of the Travel Behavior and Values Committee (ADB10).  He is the co-chair of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) cluster on Environment and Policy, member of the World Conference Transportation Research (WCTR) scientific committee, and chair of its Transport Security Special Interest Group.  Prof. Shiftan received his Ph.D. from MIT and since then has published dozens of papers and co-edited the books 'Transportation Planning' in the series of Classics in Planning, and “Transition towards Sustainable Mobility, The Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions.”  In Israel, Prof. Shiftan was the president of the Israel Association of Transportation Research and chaired two of its annual conferences.

 

In 2001-2003 Prof. Shiftan was a visiting professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, VA, and in 2007-2008 he was a visiting professor at the Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in University of Michigan and in the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Ohio State University.   In Israel Prof. Shiftan was the president of the Israel Association of Transportation Research and chaired two of its annual conferences.