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Francesco Ciari
M.Sc.A. (University of Florence) Ph.D. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3772 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-324.3
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Modeling
  • Agent-based models
  • Shared mobility
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Travel behavior
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1003 Transportation engineering


Recent publications
Journal article
Becker, H., Balac, M., Ciari, F. & Axhausen, K.W. (2019). Assessing the welfare impacts of Shared Mobility and Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 16 pages. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Giorgione, G., Ciari, F. & Viti, F. (2019). Availability-based dynamic pricing on a round-trip carsharing service: An explorative analysis using agent-based simulation. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2019), Leuven, Belgium. (Published in Procedia Computer Science, 151, 248-255). Retrieved from
Journal article
Soteropoulos, A., Berger, M. & Ciari, F. (2019). Impacts of automated vehicles on travel behaviour and land use: an international review of modelling studies. Transport Reviews, 39(1), 29-49. Retrieved from
Journal article
Balac, M., Becker, H., Ciari, F. & Axhausen, K.W. (2019). Modeling competing free-floating carsharing operators - A case study for Zurich, Switzerland. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 98, 101-117. Retrieved from


Francesco obtained his master degree in Environmental engineering at the University of Florence in 2003. He obtained his PhD in transportation planning in 2012 with a dissertation titled Sharing as a key to rethink urban mobility at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he worked as a senior researcher until 2017. Between 2017 and 2018, he joined Joanneum Research in Graz (Austria) as head of the Urban Living Lab research unit.


  • Master in environmental engineering, Université de Florence
  • Ph.D. in transport planning, ETH Zurich