Jaime Soza Parra

Dr. Jaime Soza-Parra is a Postdoc Researcher at the Smart PT Lab, in a joint program together with the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Insitute). His main research interests focus on the analysis of different data sources, from passively collected (e.g., smartcard information, app-based location information, GPS tracks, and others) to surveys (e.g., discrete choice stated preference surveys, satisfaction surveys, attitudinal studies) to understand how typically unexplored variables, such as uncertainty or latent attributes, impact travelers' behavior and decisions. He is also concerned about cities' increasing growth rate and their sustainability implications, and how to promote public transportation and active transport as desired alternatives.

He has previously worked as a postdoc researcher at the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis, and at the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), Chile. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Transport Engineering and Logistics Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During his second Ph.D. year, he performed a 10-month external research stay in TU Delft Transportation and Planning Department as a visiting Ph.D. student. Finally, he was awarded the “2018 Lee Schipper Scholarship Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency” by the World Resources Institute Ross Center.

Research interests:
• Car-independent lifestyle
• Public and sustainable transportation
• Discrete choice modeling, Latent variables modeling
• Machine learning
• Massive and passively collected data

Tirachini A., Godachevich J., Cats O., Muñoz J.C., Soza-Parra J. (2021). Headway Variability in Public Transport: a Review of Metrics, Determinants, Effects for Quality of Service and Control Strategies. Transport Reviews, in press.

Soza-Parra J., Cats O., Carney Y. and Vanderwaart C. (2019). Lessons and Evaluation of a Headway Control Experiment in Washington D.C. Proceedings of the 98th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

Soza-Parra J., Raveau S., Carlos Munoz J. and Cats O. (2019). The Underlying Effect of Public Transport Reliability on Users’ Satisfaction. Transportation Research Part A, 126, 83-93.

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