Achille Fonzone

Achille Fonzone

Dr Achille Fonzone

Associate Professor

Biography

Achille is Associate Professor of Transport Analysis and Planning at Edinburgh Napier University.
He has a background in Civil Engineering, a PhD in Transport and Planning, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
He has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications, 20 presentations in conferences, and several book chapters and scientific reports. He has published in the top-ranking transport scientific journals, including Transportation Research Part A, B and C and Analytic Methods in Accident Research. He is Associated Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems and member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability. He has edited special issues of Transportation Research Part A and Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems.
He is leading the evaluation of the large Horizon 2020 project SUNRISE, promoting sustainable mobility at the neighbourhood level through co-creation in 6 countries in Europe, and the societal research in the Innovate UK/C-CAV flagship project CAV Forth, which will build and operate a fleet of level 4 full-size buses for the first time in the world. In response to the challenges generated by the outbreak of COVID-19, Achille has established and is leading a research group on the impacts of the pandemics on transport and location choices.
He has active research collaborations with leading researchers in the UK and the rest of Europe, Japan, and the USA. He has been invited to give talks at top international Universities and transport organisations. He is full member of the EPSRC Review College and fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the steering group of the Zero Emission Mobility them of the Energy Technology Partnership
  • "Friend" of several TRB committees
  • TRI representative in the UK section of UITP
  • Young Member of the TRB committee Transportation and Economic Development

 

Conference Activity

  • Member of the committee of the special track on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
  • Publication chair of MT-ITS2021
  • Member of the steering group of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference
  • Member of the International Committee of the Travel Demand Management Symposium
  • Member of the local organising committee of the Travel Demand Management Symposium 2019
  • Program committee member of KNOWMe - International Workshop on “KNOWledge Discovery from Mobility and Transportation Systems, ECML/PKDD 2017

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of Editorial Board of Sustainability
  • Guest Editor of Transportation Research Part A
  • Associate editor of Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Guest editor of Transportation Research Part A
  • Guest Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Best paper at mobil.TUM 2016
  • Best paper from a Young Professional at Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference 2016

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer for the Israeli Smart Transportation Center
  • Grant reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation
  • Full member of EPSRC peer review college
  • Associate member of EPSRC peer review college

 

Invited Speaker

  • Panelist at the CIHT Scotland YPN Event - E-Scooters: The Big Questions
  • Presentation at the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2021 organised by TRB
  • Presentation at the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2020 organised by TRB
  • Invited panelist at MFTS20
  • Seminar at UC Davis, USA
  • Keynote presentation at 5th Polish National Scientific Technical Conference
  • Lecture at Smart Mobility Summer School, Universidad de Verano de Maspalomas, Spain
  • Seminar at King’s College London
  • Webinar for TRB Traffic Flow Committee
  • Seminar at Kyoto University, Japan
  • Seminar at Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

 

Media Activity

  • Articles on several online and paper outlets about the report "Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and location choices in Scotland"
  • Interview with Radio Forth on the impacts of COVID-19 on transport

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Member of the Open Transit Software Foundation

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Referee of PhD thesis at Universita' di Palermo
  • PhD examiner at University of Leeds
  • Referee of PhD thesis at Universita' di Bologna
  • Member of Final Examination Committee for the PhD programme "Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria Civile e Architettura" of the University of Cagliari
  • PhD examiner at KTH, Stockholm
  • PhD viva Rapporteur at Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport (LVMT), Paris

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Researcher at University of California Davis
  • Visiting Lecturer at King's College London
  • Visiting Professor (Professore a contratto) at Politecnico di Bari

 

Date


79 results

Multi-stage deep learning approaches to predict boarding behaviour of bus passengers

Journal Article
Tang, T., Fonzone, A., Liu, R., & Choudhury, C. (in press)
Multi-stage deep learning approaches to predict boarding behaviour of bus passengers. Sustainable Cities and Society, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103111
Smart card data has emerged in recent years and provide a comprehensive, and cheap source of information for planning and managing public transport systems. This paper present...

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

Report
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council

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Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 21st March 2020 and on 24th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments imposed a ‘lockdown’, restri...

Bus passenger path choices after consulting ubiquitous real-time information

Journal Article
Islam, F., & Fonzone, A. (2021)
Bus passenger path choices after consulting ubiquitous real-time information. Travel Behaviour and Society, 23, 226-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2021.01.001
Ubiquitous real-time passenger information (URTPI) enables public transport (PT) users to make better travel choices at both pre-trip and en-route stages. A significant amount...

The influence of traffic, geometric and context variables on urban crash types: a grouped random parameter multinomial logit approach

Journal Article
Intini, P., Berloco, N., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Ranieri, V. (2020)
The influence of traffic, geometric and context variables on urban crash types: a grouped random parameter multinomial logit approach. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100141
Numerous road safety studies have been dedicated to the estimation of crash frequency and injury severity models. However, previous research has shown that different factors m...

The role of personal norms in the choice of mode for commuting

Journal Article
Ababio-Donkor, A., Saleh, W., & Fonzone, A. (2020)
The role of personal norms in the choice of mode for commuting. Research in Transportation Economics, 83, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2020.100966
Research in travel behavioural studies have shown that social forces play a significant role in travel decision making like socioeconomic factors. Several studies have tested ...

UberPOOL Services – Approaches from Transport Operators and Policymakers in London

Journal Article
Mohamed, M. J., Rye, T., & Fonzone, A. (2020)
UberPOOL Services – Approaches from Transport Operators and Policymakers in London. Transportation Research Procedia, 48, 2597-2607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.08.251
Ridesourcing services such as Uber provide a segment of the total daily trips in Urban cities, for instance, its reported that Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) mode share w...

The utilisation and user characteristics of Uber services in London

Journal Article
Mohamed, M. J., Rye, T., & Fonzone, A. (2020)
The utilisation and user characteristics of Uber services in London. Transportation Planning and Technology, 43(4), 424-441. https://doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2020.1747205
Ridesourcing services such as Uber are nowadays a common feature within available transport options of many cities around the world (E.g. London & San Francisco). There has be...

Understanding transport mode choice for commuting: the role of affect

Journal Article
Ababio-Donkor, A., Saleh, W., & Fonzone, A. (2020)
Understanding transport mode choice for commuting: the role of affect. Transportation Planning and Technology, 43(4), 385-403. https://doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2020.1747203
This study examines the relationship between positive and negative user valence and transport mode choice behaviour. We integrate latent attitudes ‘affect’ and ‘salience’ into...

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Fonzone, A., Gharavi, N., & Rye, T. (2020)
The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100124
This study seeks to identify and analyze variations in the effect of contributing factors on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents across various lighting and weather ...

Use of ubiquitous real-time bus passenger information

Journal Article
Islam, M. F., Fonzone, A., MacIver, A., & Dickinson, K. (2020)
Use of ubiquitous real-time bus passenger information. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 14(3), 139-147. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-its.2019.0324
Ubiquitous real-time passenger information (URTPI) enhances the perceived quality of service of public transport and enables travellers to make better pre-trip and en-route tr...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • COST Action TU1004 "Modelling Public Transport Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)”

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