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Amanda Stathopoulos

William Patterson Junior Professor

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech #A335
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5629Email Amanda Stathopoulos


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ph.D. Transport Economics, Trieste University, Italy (2009-2011)

M.Sc Development Economics (con lode), Sapienza University, Rome, Italy (2006-2008)

B.A Development Economics, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (2003-2006)

Research Interests

Dr. Stathopoulos' research brings attention to the importance of 'human' aspects of sustainable mobility systems—understanding the lifestyles, values and attitudes of decision makers and how they can change to align with sustanaility goals. Her research methods include discrete choice modeling, statistical analyisis, factor analysis, qualitative data collection and focus groups, as well as large scale surveys and operational data. She develops new methodologies to collect data and specify mathematical models of behavior that can account for factors that are not dealt with in economic choice models (such as social determinants, environmental concern, user experiences/engagement, simplified decision rules).

These richer layers of user motivations are essental for better understanding and prediction of travel behavior.
For a range of current transportation challenges such as promoting transit ridership growth, moving towards alternative fuel/automated veicles, or getting companies to adopt better practices in delivering goods, there is increasing recognition of the need to build adequate tools to account for decision complexity on the user side to match with effective decision support.

Visit my website at http://www.amandastathopoulos.com/

Significant Professional Service

  • 2015: Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting (ADB40) & co-chair of sub-committee on 'Emerging Methods and Developments in Urban Activity and Travel Analysis' ADB40(1)

Selected Publications

    - Accepted papers

    Punel, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2017). Modeling the acceptability of crowdsourced goods deliveries: role of context and experience effects, accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and reviews

    • Varotto, S., Glerum, A., Stathopoulos, A., Bierlaire, M., Longo, G. (2017) “Mitigating the impact of errors in travel time reporting on mode choice modelling”, accepted for publication in Journal of Transport Geography

    - Published refereed papers

    Stathopoulos, A., Cirillo, C., Cherchi, Ben-Elia, E., Li, Y-T., Schmöcker, J-D. (2017) Innovation adoption modeling in transportation: new models and data, Journal of Choice Modelling, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocm.2017.02.001

    He, M., Lu. H., Stathopoulos, A., Nie, M. (2017) "Characterization of Trip-level Pace Variability based on Taxi GPS Trajectory Data", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2667, DOI 10.3141/2667-06.

    Miller, J., Nie, M. Stathopoulos, A., (2017) "Crowdsourced Urban Package Delivery: modelling traveler Willingness to Work as Crowdshippers", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2667, DOI 10.3141/2610-08

    • Valeri, E., Stathopoulos, A., Marcucci, E., (2015): "Travelers Perceptions of Security for Long Distance Travel: An Exploratory Italian Study", in 'Securing Transportation Systems’ (eds Hakim, S., Albert, G., Shiftan, Y.) Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ

    • Hess, S., Stathopoulos, A. (2014). A mixed random utility - random regret model linking the choice of decision rule to latent character traits Journal of Choice Modelling, Vol. 9, pp 27-38

    • Stathopoulos, A., Marcucci, E., (2014). De Gustibus Disputandum Est: Non-Linearity in Public Transportation Service Quality Evaluation. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 8(3), pp 47-68

    • Hess, S., Stathopoulos, A., (2013). Linking response quality to survey engagement: a combined random scale and latent variable approach. Journal of Choice Modelling, Vol. 7, pp 1-12

    • Hess, S., Stathopoulos, A., Campbell, D., O’Neill, V., Caussade, S., (2013). It’s not that I don’t care, I just don’t care very much: confounding between attribute non-attendance and taste heterogeneity. Transportation, Vol. 40(3), pp 583-607

    • Stathopoulos, A., Hess, S., (2012). Revisiting reference point formation, gains-losses asymmetry and non-linear sensitivities with an emphasis on attribute specific treatment. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 46(10), pp 1673-1689

    • Hess, S., Stathopoulos, A., Daly, A., (2012). Allowing for heterogeneous decision rules in discrete choice models: an approach and four case studies. Transportation, Vol. 39(3), pp 565-59

    • Stathopoulos, A., Valeri, E., Marcucci, E., (2012). Stakeholder reactions to urban freight policy innovation. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 34(1), Pages 15-38

    • Marcucci, E., Stathopoulos, A., (2012). Multi-level governance and transport policy: the case of local roads in Italy. International Journal of Transport Economics, Vol. 34(1), pp 15-38

    • Marcucci, E., Stathopoulos, A., Danielis, R., Rotaris, L., (2012). Comparing single and joint preferences: A choice experiment on residential location in three-member households. Environment and Planning, Part A, Vol. 43(5), Pages 1209 – 1225

    • Marcucci, E., Stathopoulos, A., Danielis, R. (2012). Urban freight policies and tourism. The case of own-account operators in Rome’s limited traffic zone, Italian Journal of economic demography and statistics, Vol. 66(2), pp 121-139

    Marcucci, E., V, Gatta., Valeri, E., Stathopoulos, A., (2013): Urban freight transport modelling: an agent-specific approach, Franco Angeli, Milan

    • Stathopoulos, A., Valeri, E., Marcucci, E., Gatta, V., Nuzzolo, A., Comi, A., (2011): Urban freight policy innovation for Rome’s  LTZ: A stakeholder perspective, in: ’City distribution and urban freight transport: multiple perspectives’ (eds Macharis, C., and Melo, S.), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK

    - Editorials for Special Issues

    • Stathopoulos, A., Marcucci, E., 2013. Editorial of special issue "Measuring Service Quality and Local Public Transport Performance" International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 8(3), pp 1-4

    • Marcucci, E., Stathopoulos, A., 2012. Editorial of special issue "Quality, Regulation and Environmental Sustainability in Public Transport". International Journal of Transport Economics, Vol. 34(1), pp 15-38