Dr Patricia Sauri Lavieri

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 421
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Automated technologies
  • New mobility services (e-hailing, bikesharing and e-scooters)
  • Transport engineering (Demand analysis and forecasting)
  • Travel behaviour modelling
  • Urban accessibility in the digital era (virtual activities, real-time information, meaningful use of travel time)

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Dr Patricia Lavieri is a Lecturer in Transport Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She conducts research on urban transport demand analysis and forecasting with an emphasis on travel behaviour modelling. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (U.S), and her background includes qualitative and quantitative research methods, particularly in the field of econometrics and advanced discrete choice modelling. Dr Lavieri’s current focus is on understanding the impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new transportation services and technologies –such as e-hailing, bikesharing, e-scooters, and automated vehicles– on people’s perceived accessibility and travel choices.

Recent publications

  1. Lavieri, PS.; Dias, FF.; Juri, NR.; Kuhr, J.; Bhat, CR. A Model of Ridesourcing Demand Generation and Distribution. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2018, pp. 036119811875662-036119811875662. DOI: 10.1177/0361198118756628
  2. Bhat, CR.; Lavieri, PS. A new mixed MNP model accommodating a variety of dependent non-normal coefficient distributions. Theory and Decision. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 84, Issue 2, pp. 239-275. DOI: 10.1007/s11238-017-9638-4
  3. Kim, T.; Motro, M.; Lavieri, P.; Oza, SS.; Ghosh, J.; Bhat, C. Pedestrian Detection with Simplified Depth Prediction. 2018 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC). IEEE. 2018, Vol. 2018-November, pp. 2712-2717. DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2018.8569987
  4. Lavieri, PS.; Dai, Q.; Bhat, CR. Using virtual accessibility and physical accessibility as joint predictors of activity-travel behavior. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018, Vol. 118, pp. 527-544. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.08.042
  5. Dias, FF.; Lavieri, PS.; Garikapati, VM.; Astroza, S.; Pendyala, RM.; Bhat, CR. A behavioral choice model of the use of car-sharing and ride-sourcing services. Transportation. SPRINGER. 2017, Vol. 44, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1323. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9797-8
  6. Bhat, CR.; Astroza, S.; Lavieri, PS. A new spatial and flexible multivariate random-coefficients model for the analysis of pedestrian injury counts by severity level. Analytic Methods in Accident Research. 2017, Vol. 16, pp. 1-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.amar.2017.05.001
  7. Astroza, S.; Garikapati, VM.; Bhat, CR.; Pendyala, RM.; Lavieri, PS.; Dias, FF. Analysis of the Impact of Technology Use on Multimodality and Activity Travel Characteristics. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. NATL ACAD SCIENCES. 2017, Vol. 2666, Issue 2666, pp. 19-28. DOI: 10.3141/2666-03
  8. Lavieri, PS.; Garikapati, VM.; Bhat, CR.; Pendyala, RM. Investigation of heterogeneity in vehicle ownership and usage for the millennial generation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2017, Vol. 2664, Issue 1, pp. 91-99. DOI: 10.3141/2664-10
  9. Lavieri, PS.; Garikapati, VM.; Bhat, CR.; Pendyala, RM.; Astroza, S.; Dias, FF. Modeling Individual Preferences for Ownership and Sharing of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2017, Vol. 2665, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.3141/2665-01
  10. Lavieri, PS.; Bhat, CR.; Pendyala, RM.; Garikapati, VM. Introducing Latent Psychological Constructs in Injury Severity Modeling Multivehicle and Multioccupant Approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. NATL ACAD SCIENCES. 2016, Vol. 2601, Issue 2601, pp. 110-118. DOI: 10.3141/2601-13
  11. Motro, M.; Chu, A.; Choi, J.; Lavieri, PS.; Pinjari, AR.; Bhat, CR.; Ghosh, J.; Heath, RW. Vehicular ad-hoc network simulations of overtaking maneuvers on two-lane rural highways. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2016, Vol. 72, pp. 60-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2016.09.006
  12. Lavieri, PS.; Strambi, O.; Arbex, R.; Carvalho, ECSD. Caracterização da utilização de painel de mensagem variável nos pontos de parada de ônibus de São Paulo. TRANSPORTES. 2015, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 87-87. DOI: 10.14295/transportes.v23i1.836