Dr. Jacek Pawlak- From the quantity to be minimised to a valuable resource: modelling travel time use choices and their implications in the era of mobile ICT and digital activities.

  • Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
  • Location: Baines Wing SR (1.16)
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Jacek Pawlak, Research Fellow, Imperial College London, Urban Systems Laboratory and Centre for Transport Studies

From the quantity to be minimised to a valuable resource: modelling travel time use choices and their implications in the era of mobile ICT and digital activities.

26 April 2018, 11:00 to 12:00.
Baines Wing SR (1.16), University of Leeds.

Abstract:
Travel time has evolved from being ‘the quantity to be minimised’ to a resource that can be utilised productively and pleasantly for work and leisure activities. While the use of travel time is not a new phenomenon on its own, developments in capabilities of mobile Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), work patterns and lifestyle changes as well as advancements in vehicle automation have been widening the range of possible activities in a growing number of travel contexts. The associated implication for the choice modelling has been the growing need to extend the existing frameworks to take this changing nature and role of travel time into account. One of the aims of such models is to explore the role of journey-, individual-, or ICT-related factors, as well as links of time use choices to the experienced productivity and satisfaction. In the current seminar we will discuss some of the recent theoretical and practical choice modelling advancements concerning those aspects of travel behaviour. The technical discussion will be complemented by a presentation of preliminary findings from the recent survey exploring time use, satisfaction and productivity impacts of the implementation of high-speed, seamless, optic-fibre-based connectivity for trains in Scotland (Project SWIFT).

About Jacek:
Jacek Pawlak is a Research Fellow at Imperial College London (Urban Systems Laboratory and Centre for Transport Studies) with background in Economics, Geography and Transport Studies. In recent years, Jacek has been extensively involved in research on understanding and modelling the role and impact of new technologies on transport and wider urban systems, using both traditional (survey) and emerging (‘Big’) data sources. His particular interest in those fields concerns impacts of Information and Communication Technologies on the use and perception of travel time, including its productivity. Jacek is also a member of the TRB Standing Committee on Effects of ICT on Travel choices (ADB20) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In addition to his role at Imperial, Jacek is a research lead on a number of R&D projects led by Cisco UK & Ireland Innovation Centre and is also a founder of the consultancy company Intersection Analytics Ltd. Privately, he is a passionate yachtsman.