Prof. Erel Avineri
Prof. Erel Avineri

Dr Erel Avineri received his degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management (B.Sc.) and Transportation Sciences (M.Sc., Ph.D.) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He has been a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). He has been a member of CTS since 2004. 

Dr Avineri is exploring what influence travel behaviour and road safety behaviour, how to predict behaviour, and how to design measures to change travel behaviour. Through the use of a range of observation, modelling and analysis approaches, Erel explores issues such as travellers’ bounded rationality, the effect of feedback mechanism on travellers' decision-making, and the social interactions between travellers. In his research Erel developed and tested choice models that capture travellers’ bounded rationality. He explores the use of ‘nudges’ to help individuals to highlight the better choices for them - without restricting their freedom of choice. 

Erel has been a project manager and a consultant to more than 50 leading companies and government agencies in the areas of transport modelling, logistics and operations management. He started his research career developing a “fuzzy” expert system, supporting the decisions of transport projects evaluation, ranking and appraisal. 

Erel's teaching activities have included lecturing on several engineering and business management programs, as well as managing and lecturing in short courses and workshops. He was awarded (several times) teaching excellence awards. His current teaching responsibilities include module leading the postgraduate modules "Changing Travel Behaviour" and "Transport Economics and Appraisal” and lecturing in various transport planning modules.

Specialties

Understanding and modelling travel behaviour and behavioural change. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): Design of Advanced Traveller Information Systems (ATIS); Behavioural responses to ITS. Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing in Traffic and Transport Systems. Road safety behaviour: Enforcement; Driver licensing systems; Human factors; Elderly road users. Multi-Criteria Transport Appraisal

Erel Avineri's Experience

ACITRAL - Afeka Center for Infrastructure Transportation and Logistics

 

May 2013 – Present (1 month)

Educational Institution; 201

Head

-500 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2012 – Present (8 months) Tel Aviv, Israel

Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour

University of the West of England

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2007 – November 2012 (5 years 3 months)

Senior Lecturer in Integrated Transport

University of the West of England

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2004 – August 2007 (2 years 11 months)

Senior Lecturer in Integrated Transport, University of the West of England, Bristol, Centre for Transport & Society, School of Planning and Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment, Bristol, UK.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

2003 – 2004 (1 year)

Research Fellow (Human Factors and Traffic Safety Lab) and Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Beer-Sheva, Israel. 
All research has been granted by "VATAT" (The Council for Higher Education in Israel, Planning and Budgeting Committee).

Independent Consultant

Independant Consultant

 

1997 – 2004 (7 years)

Consultant (self employed) in the fields of Transport Planning, Traffic Safety, Logistics, Operations Management, Facility Layout Design. 
* The National Road Safety Authority, Ministry of Transport, Jerusalem, Israel. Managed a research project on “Graduated Driving License: Evaluating the Effectiveness of New Regulations in Israel”
* Or Yarok (“Green Light“), Association for Safer Driving in Israel, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. Managed projects on Traffic Law Enforcement.
* Partner-Orange (A cellular telecommunications company). Managed a project on Fleet Planning and Scheduling
* Plasson (A world class manufacturer of plastic products), Maagan-Michael, Israel. Managed projects on Logistics and Manufacturing.
* AUSTROADS (The Association of Australian and New Zealand Road Transport and Traffic Authorities)

Adjunct Teacher

Technion

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

1999 – 2003 (4 years)

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Higher Education industry

1997 – 1999 (2 years)

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

1997 – 1999 (2 years)

Industrial Engineering, Coventry Programme at Israel.

Project Manager

Programa

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

1993 – 1997 (4 years)

Projects Manager, Programa Ltd. Ramat-Gan and Haifa, Israel. 
Headed a team of four engineers. 
Managed projects (several dozens) related to logistics and transport planning: 
* Supply Chain Management; Logistics Strategy
* Planning and Design of Warehouses and Distribution Centres
* Analysis and Planning of Transport Logistics Systems
* Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) 
* Cost-Benefit Analysis of Logistics Systems 
* Facility Layout Planning
* Simulation

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

1986 – 1989 (3 years)

Erel Avineri's Education

University of the West of England

PGCTHEPostgraduate Certificate (with Distinction) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2004 – 2005

 

Technion-Machon Technologi Le' Israel

PhDTransportation Sciences

1999 – 2003

 

Helsingin yliopisto

DiplomaSoft Computing

2000 – 2000

University of Helsinki, Finland and Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, US. 
Diploma in Soft Computing in Intelligent Systems.

Technion-Machon Technologi Le' Israel

MScTransportation Sciences

1993 – 1995

 

Technion-Machon Technologi Le' Israel

BScIndustrial Engineering

1989 – 1993

 

Activities and Societies: ASAT - Technion Students Association - Academic Facilitator

Ort Technikum

Computer ProgrammerComputers and Information Systems

1983 – 1986

 
Our Services
  • Development of models to predict transportation, logistics, energy and water systems demand
  • Development of methods for changing the behavior of users of transportation and energy infrastructure systems
  • Design of policy for infrastructure development
  • Development of applications for users of transportation, logistics and infrastructure systems
  • Products, services and policies effectiveness research
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