Research interests

  • Transport modelling and simulation


I am currently the Research Fellow in Collaborative Transportation in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. My research is based around assisting planners and engineers in decision-making by creating appropriate, effective, and usable computational models of systems and behaviours. I specialise in agent-based modelling of transportation systems.

Recent publications

  1. Ronald N, Navidi Z, Wang Y, Rigby M, Jain S, Kutadinata R, Thompson R, Winter S. Mobility Patterns in Shared, Autonomous, and Connected Urban Transport. DISRUPTING MOBILITY: IMPACTS OF SHARING ECONOMY AND INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION ON CITIES. Hindawi Publishing Corp. 2017. Editors: Meyer G, Shaheen S. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51602-8_16
  2. Ronald N, Thompson R, Winter S. Simulating ad-hoc demand-responsive transportation: a comparison of three approaches. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2017, Vol. 40, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2017.1283159
  3. Ronald N, Yang J, Thompson R. Exploring Co-Modality Using On-Demand Transport Systems. 9th International Conference on City Logistics. Elsevier BV. 2016, Vol. 12. Editors: Taniguchi E, Thompson RG. DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.059
  4. Zhao H, Ronald N, Winter S. A Fading Memory Model for Indoor Evacuation - Preliminary Results. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. 2015. Editors: Weber T, McPhee MJ, Anderssen RS.
  5. Das R, Ronald N, Winter S. A simulation study on automated transport mode detection in near-real time using a neural network. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen * Lehrstuhl Informatik V. 2015, Vol. 1323.
  6. Ronald N, Thompson R, Winter S. Comparison of Constrained and Ad Hoc Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD. U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board. 2015, Issue 2536. DOI: 10.3141/2536-06
  7. Kelly R, Ronald N, Wallace M, Winter S. Exploring the effects of mixed request schemes for demand-responsive feeder services. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) held jointly with the 23rd National Conference of the Australian-Society-for-Operations-Research / DSTO led Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS. MODSIM2011. 2015. Editors: Weber T, McPhee MJ, Anderssen RS.
  8. Ronald N, Thompson R, Winter S. Modelling ad-hoc DRT over many days: a preliminary study. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. 2015. Editors: Weber T, McPhee MJ, Anderssen RS.
  9. Ronald N, Thompson R, Winter S. Simulating Demand-responsive Transportation: A Review of Agent-based Approaches. TRANSPORT REVIEWS. Taylor & Francis. 2015, Vol. 35, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2015.1017749
  10. Das R, Ronald N, Winter S. Clustering based Transfer Detection with Fuzzy Activity Recognition from Smart-phone GPS Trajectories. 2014 IEEE 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITSC). IEEE. 2014.
  11. Ronald N, Thompson R, Haasz J, Winter S. Determining the Viability of a Demand-Responsive Transport System under Varying Demand Scenarios. 21st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013). ACM Press. 2013. DOI: 10.1145/2533828.2533831
  12. Ma H, Ronald N, Arentze TA, Timmermans HJP. Negotiating on location, timing, duration, and participant in agent-mediated joint activity-travel scheduling. Journal of Geographical Systems. Springer. 2013, Vol. 15, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1007/s10109-012-0173-0
  13. Ronald N. Workers, adventurers, explorers: uncovering activity patterns in Melbourne. 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF). Australasian Transport Research Forum. 2013.
  14. Ronald N, Arentze T, Timmermans H. Modeling social interactions between individuals for joint activity scheduling. Transportation Research. Part B: Methodological. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2012, Vol. 46, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2011.10.003
  15. Ronald N, Dignum V, Jonker C, Arentze T, Timmermans H. On the engineering of agent-based simulations of social activities with social networks. Information and Software Technology. Elsevier BV. 2012, Vol. 54, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2011.12.004

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