Faculty Directory
David Boyce

Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


2149 Grey Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-570-9501Email David Boyce


Civil and Environmental Engineering


BS, Northwestern University, Civil Engineering, 1961

MCP, University of Pennsylvania, City and Regional Planning, 1963

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Regional Science, 1965

Research Interests

  • Metropolitan transportation and land use planning
  • Urban travel and location forecasting models
  • Transportation network analysis and modeling
  • discrete choice theory and entropy-based methods
  • Large-scale integrated models of travel behavior
  • The transportation network user-equilibrium route choice problem
  • Traffic Assignment by Paired Alternative Segments (TAPAS)

Significant Recognition

  • Fellows Award, ASCE, 2009
  • Fellows Award, INFORMS, 2003
  • Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award, Transportation Science and Logistics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2003
  • Fellows Award (Inaugural) RSAI, 2002
  • Founder’s Medal, Regional Science Association International (RSAI), 2000

Significant Professional Service

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow

Selected Publications


    Boyce, D., and H. Williams Forecasting Urban Travel, Edward Elgar, 2015.

    Downloadable File

    Boyce, D. (2006) Urban Travel Forecasting Course Notes revised.


    Boyce D. (2002) Is the sequential travel forecasting procedure counterproductive? ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development 128, 169-183.

    Boyce D. (2002) A memoir of the ADVANCE Project, ITS Journal 7, 105-130.

    Boyce D., H. Bar-Gera (2003) Validation of multiclass urban travel forecasting models combining origin-destination, mode, and route choices, Journal of Regional Science 43, 517-540.

    Boyce D. (2004) A short history of the field of Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science 83, 31-57.

    Boyce D., B. Ralevic-Dekic, H. Bar-Gera (2004) Convergence of traffic assignments: How much is enough? ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 130, 49-55.

    Boyce D., H. Bar- Gera (2004) Multiclass combined models for urban travel forecasting, Network and Spatial Economics 4, 115-124.

    Boyce D. (2005) Transportation systems, Transportation Planning and Engineering, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Eolss Publishers, Oxford.

    Boyce D. (2005) Urban travel, Transportation Planning and Engineering, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Eolss Publishers, Oxford.

    Boyce D., H. Mahmassani, A. Nagurney (2005) A retrospective on Beckmann, McGuire and Winsten’s Studies in the Economics of Transportation, Papers in Regional Science 84, 85-103.

    Boyce D., H. Williams (2005) Urban travel forecasting in the USA and UK, in Methods and Models in Transport and Telecommunications: Cross Atlantic Perspectives. A. Reggiani, L. Schintler (eds), Springer, Berlin, 25-44.

    Bar-Gera H., D. Boyce (2005) User-equilibrium route set analysis of a large road network, in Transportation and Traffic Theory: Flow, Dynamics and Human Interaction, H. Mahmassani (ed), Elsevier, Oxford, 673-692.

    Ham H., T.J. Kim, D. Boyce (2005) Assessment of economic impacts from unexpected events with an interregional commodity flow and multimodal transportation network model, Transportation Research Part A 39, 849-860.

    Bar-Gera H., D. Boyce (2006) Solving a nonconvex combined travel forecasting model by the method of successive averages with constant step sizes, Transportation Research Part B 40, 351-367.

    Boyce D., A. Nagurney (2006) In memoriam: C. B. McGuire and C. B. Winsten, Transportation Science 40, 1-2.

    Siegel J. D., J. De Cea, J. E. Fernández, E. E. Rodríquez, D. Boyce (2006) Comparisons of urban travel forecasts prepared with the sequential procedure and a combined model, Networks and Spatial Economics 6, 135-148.

    Boyce D., C. Xiong, Y. Nie, W. Shen (2006) Forecasting travel for very large cities: Challenges and opportunities for China, Urban Transport of China 4(6), 5-14 (in Chinese translation).

    Boyce D., C. Xiong (2007) Forecasting travel for very large cities: Challenges and opportunities for China, Transportmetrica 3, 1-19.

    Boyce D. (2007) Forecasting travel on congested urban transportation networks: Review and prospects for network equilibrium models, Networks and Spatial Economics 7, 99-128.

    Boyce D. (2007) Future research on urban transportation network modeling, Regional Science and Urban Economics 37, 472-481.

    Bar-Gera, H., D. Boyce (2007) Some amazing properties of road traffic network equilibria, in Network Science, Nonlinear Science and Infrastructure Systems, T.L. Friesz (ed), Springer, Berlin, 305-335.