Prof. Erel Avineri Infrustructure Systems Management and Engineering - Department Head


Academic Background

A B. Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technion. A Masters Degree and a Doctorate degree in Transportation Sciences from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion. A diploma in Intelligence Systems from Helsinki and Berkley Universities. A Post Doctorate at the Faculty of Engineering at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. A staff member at the West England University, Bristol from 2004 to 2012. He headed up studies for research institutes, the European Union, the British and Israeli Governments, municipal authorities and industrial organizations. He has been awarded prizes for excellence in teaching and research.

Professional Background

Prof Avineri’s professional experience includes providing consulting and research services to more than 50 industrial and Government organizations in Israel and around the world, on the subject of Transportation and Logistics, he founded and heads up the Afeka Center for Transportation and Logistics Infrastructure (ACITRAL), holds membership in two committees of the US Transportation Research Board and is actively involved in several international organizations, including: TRB, EWGT, IEEE-ITS, IATBR. Furthermore, he served in the past as the Secretary of the Umbrella Organization of Universities in Britain and Ireland, (UTSG) on matters of transportation

A. Tiwari, J. Knowles, E. Avineri, K. Dahal and R. Roy (Eds.) (2006), Applications of Soft Computing: Recent Trends. Springer-Verlag, Germany, 420pp. ISBN: 3-540-29123-7

A. Saad, E. Avineri, K. Dahal, M. Sarfraz and R. Roy (Eds.) (2007), Applied Soft Computing: Recent and Emerging
Methods and Techniques
. Springer-Verlag, Germany, 328pp. ISBN: 978-3-540-70704-2

E. Avineri, M. Köppen, Y. Sunitiyoso, K. Dahal, and R. Roy (Eds.) (2009), Applications of Soft Computing: Updating the State of Art. Springer-Verlag,Germany, 285pp. ISBN: 978-3-540-88078-3.

Refereed Journal Publications
E. Avineri, J.N. Prashker and A. Ceder (2000), Transportation projects selection process using fuzzy sets theory, Fuzzy Sets and Systems 116, 35-48

E. Avineri and J.N. Prashker (2003), Sensitivity to uncertainty: The need for a paradigm shift, Transportation Research Record 1854, 90-98

E. Avineri and J.N. Prashker (2004), Violations of expected utility theory in route-choice stated preferences: The certainty effect and inflating of small probabilities.Transportation Research Record 1894, 222-229

E. Avineri (2004), A cumulative prospect theory approach to passengers behavior modeling: waiting time paradox revisited. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 8, 195-204

E. Avineri and J.N. Prashker (2005), Sensitivity to travel time variability: travelers’ learning perspective. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 13, 157-183

E. Avineri (2005), Soft computing applications in traffic and transport systems: A review. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 32, 17-25

E. Avineri and J.N. Prashker (2006), The impact of travel time information on travelers’ learning under uncertainty. Transportation 33, 393-408.

E. Avineri (2006), The effect of reference point on stochastic network equilibrium. Transportation Science 40, 409-420

E. Avineri (2007), Exploring and implementing theories of experiential learning cycle in the teaching of transport planning. CEBE Transactions, Journal of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment 4, 18-39

P. Chase and E. Avineri (2008), Maximising motorway capacity through hard shoulder running: UK perspective. The Open Transportation Journal 2, 7-18

E. Avineri and P.H.L. Bovy (2008), Identification of parameters for prospect theory model for travel choice analysis. Transportation Research Record 2082, 141-147

E. Avineri (2009), Incorporating fuzzy reference points into applications of travel choice modeling. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 52, 221-229

E. Avineri and C.G. Chorus (2010), Recent developments in prospect theory-based travel behavior Research. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR) 10, 293-298

Y. Sunitiyoso, E. Avineri and K. Chatterjee (2011), On the potential of social interaction and social learning in modelling travellers' change of behaviour under uncertainty. Transportmetrica 7, 5-30

A. Nikitas, E. Avineri and G. Parkhurst (2011), Looking into older people's attitudes to road charging: are they distinctive and what are the implications for policy intervention? Transportation Planning and Technology 34, 87-108

Y. Sunitiyoso, E. Avineri and K. Chatterjee (2011), The effect of social interactions on travel behaviour: an exploratory study using a laboratory experiment. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 45, 332-344

E. Avineri, D. Shinar and Y.O. Susilo (2012), Pedestrians’ behaviour in cross walks: The effects of fear of falling and age. Accident Analysis and Prevention 44, 30-34

E. Avineri (2012), On the use and potential of behavioural economics from the perspective of transport and climate change. Journal of Transport Geography 24, 512-521

C.B.A. Musselwhite, E. Avineri, Y.O. Susilo and D. Bhattachary (2012), Public attitudes towards motorcyclists’ safety: A qualitative study from the United Kingdom. Accidents Analysis and Prevention 49, 105-113

C. Bartle, E. Avineri and K. Chatterjee (2013), Online information-sharing: A qualitative analysis of community, trust and social influence amongst commuter cyclists. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 16, 60-72

E. Avineri and E.O.D. Waygood (2013), Applying valence framing to enhance the effect of information on transport-related carbon dioxide emissions. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 48, 31-38

E.O.D. Waygood, T. Chatterton and E. Avineri (2013), Comparing and presenting city-level transportation CO2 emissions using GIS. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 24, 127-134

Y. Sunitiyoso, E. Avineri and K. Chatterjee (2013), Understanding the influence of social interactions and social learning in the dynamics of travellers' decision making. Journal of Transport Geography 31, 258-266

C.B.A. Musselwhite E. Avineri, and Y.O. Susilo (2014), Legitimising risk taking: Articulating dangerous behaviour on the road. Transportation Planning and Technology 37, 62-82

Y.O. Susilo and E. Avineri, The impacts of household structure to the individual’s stochastic travel and out-of-home activity time budget. Journal of Advanced Transportation. Article first published online: 12 June 2013, DOI: 10.1002/atr.1234

C. Bartle and E. Avineri, Personalised Travel Plans in the workplace: A case-study. Proceedings of ICE, Municipal Engineer. Article first published online: 23 January 2014, DOI: 10.1680/muen.13.00024

V. Zverovich and E. Avineri, Braess’ paradox in a generalised traffic network. Journal of Advanced Transportation. Article first published online:27 March 2014, DOI: 10.1002/atr.1269