Our Team

Graham Currie


Australia’s first Chair in Public Transport and an internationally recognized public transport service planner and researcher. Director of the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University independently assessed as in the top 3 research groups in the field in the world. Professor Currie is an ex service planner with London Transport and is Vice Chair of the US Transport Research Boards committee on Light Rail Transit and a member of the Public Transport Planning and Development committee. He is developer and director of the www.worldtransitresearch.info research clearinghouse.

Avi Ceder


A leading international researcher and lecturer in the field of public transport operations; is Honorary Professor and Founder and Former Director of the Transportation Research Centre at the University of Auckland. Professor Ceder is a major author and lecturer on public transport operations planning and has delivered public transport short courses in Hong Kong, Australasia, Europe and North America (MIT and Berkeley). He has authored a leading international book in the field ‘Public Transit Planning and Operation’ Elsevier, 2007, and appeared in 2016 as 2nd Edition by CRC Press; both editions were translated to Chinese in 2010 and 2017, and to Korean 2018

Oded Cats


Assistant Professor in Public Transport Operation at the Department of Transport and Planning at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His research revolves around modelling and measuring the dynamics of public transport networks. His main areas of expertise include multimodal urban networks, operation strategies and public transport simulation and assignment models. He is a member of the US Transport Research Boards committee on Transit Management and Performance and Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy. His research activities often support transport agencies and operators’ decision making.

Niels van Oort


Niels van Oort works as an assistant professor Public Transport at Delft University of Technology and is co-director of the Smart Public Transport Lab. He has been involved in public transport projects for over 15 years. His main fields of expertise are public transport planning and design, dealing with the passenger perspective, service reliability and Big Data. In addition to teaching, Niels often presents his work at conferences and he frequently publishes articles in (international) journals. He finished his PhD in 2011 and started to work at Delft university of Technology in 2012 as an (parttime) assistant professor. Since 2018, he is fulltime employed. He likes to do scientific research and applying his research insights into practice.

This course is provided in association with the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, the Transportation Research Institute, Technion, and the Delft University of Technolo