Name: Avi Ceder

Title: Professor

Affiliation: University Of Auckland

Professor Avishai (Avi) Ceder is recognised internationally for his contributions to transportation research. His Research interests include: Public Transport, Operations Research, Human Factors and Behavior, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Road Safety, Traffic Control, Logistics. He has pursued these interests in his roles as the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Transport and Israel delegate to the Transport Program of the European Community from 1994 to 1997, the Head of the Department of Transportation Engineering and Geo-Information at the Technion  2006-2007 and Founder and Director of, the Transportation Research Centre (TRC) at the University of Auckland 2008-2014.

His most significant contributions are: (1) as the sole author of the book Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modeling and Practice, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 640 p. 2007. This book was translated to Chinese by the Tsinghua publication press, Beijing, China, 2010; 2nd edition to appear early 2015 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis; (2) First modeling of vehicle scheduling graphical person-computer interactive approach based on a step (deficit) function. The associated software is optimizing more than a few public-transport systems by saving large number of buses especially in Europe and Hong Kong, e.g., KMB agency, using this model, has been able to save more than 20 double-decker buses; (3) Development of the first method for constructing practical design of an efficient public-transport network of routes. This problem is known to be complex; (4) First development of prudent public-transport timetables that optimize the correspondence of vehicle-departure times with passenger demand; and (5) First formulation and solution of the public-transport route-choice dilemma.

B.Sc. Faculty of Industrial and Management Engineering, Technion 1971

M.Sc. University of California at Berkeley, USA 1972

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, USA 1975

2003 Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Level) Technion

2004 Excellence in Teaching (University Level) Technion

2011 Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Engineering University of Auckland

2011 Honorary-Emeritus Member for academic, operative and management merits in the transportation field, the la Italian Society of Transportation Scholars (SIDT)

Senior Editor

Associate Editor

President of the IATR (Israel Association of Transportation Research)

Advisory Committee of the International Symposium on Transportation & Traffic Theory (ISTTT)

Advisory Committee of International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport (CASPT)

Transportation Research Board (TRB), United States of America