Researcher

Mrs Maryam Bostanara

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Transport planning, Econometric and statistical methods, Machine learning, Optimisation

Biography

I am a Research Associate at the City Futures Research Centre (CFRC), School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney. I completed my PhD in transport and land-use at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney, in 2024. I earned both a BSc and an MSc in Industrial Engineering (Systems Optimization) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2016 and 2018,...view more

I am a Research Associate at the City Futures Research Centre (CFRC), School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney. I completed my PhD in transport and land-use at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney, in 2024. I earned both a BSc and an MSc in Industrial Engineering (Systems Optimization) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2016 and 2018, respectively. My research explores the nexus of transport and land-use, focusing on developing behavioral models to understand and promote urban sustainability. Driven by a passion for the transformative power of data analysis, data science, and statistics, my work integrates the art of data visualization to effectively communicate complex insights.


My Grants

  • Digital Grid Futures Institute Seed Funding (DGFI) -- 2024

My Qualifications

  • Feb. 2020 – Jun. 2024: Ph.D. in the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.
    • Supervisor: Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi
    • Thesis Topic: “Urban Dynamics and Household Decisions: Advanced Statistical Methods in Relocation, Land Use, and Transport Planning”
  • Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2018: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering–Systems Optimization at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2016: B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

My Awards

  • Recipient of UNSW Women in Engineering Research Top-Up Scholarship for the duration of PhD.
  • Best research demonstration award in the fourth Annual Symposium of the Transport Research Association for NSW (TRANSW 2021)
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Location

Room 111, Level 1, Civil and Environmental Engineering Building (H20).

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