Professor David Hensher, a winner of 2016’s Artemis Grand Challenge, has been named in a new MIT study as one of the world’s most influential transport economists.
Professor Hensher heads up the Business School’s Institute of Transport and Logistical Studies (ITLS), and has been cited more than 40 thousand times in publication. The MIT study, recognising the increasing importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration, ranked Professor Hensher as the transport world’s leading researcher on the basis of his collaborative practice.
Hensher’s Grand Challenge grant was awarded for MetroScan-TI, a project aimed at assessing transport, infrastructure and land use proposals against user demand and forecasts, cost-benefit ratios, and whole-economy outcomes in real time. It aims to harness high performance computing to inform policy making with current, real-world data.
Dr Richard Ellison, a member of the group, will be speaking at the University Core Research Facilities’ Annual Symposium on Friday November 24, as a guest of the Sydney Informatics Hub.