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Amanda Stathopoulos

William Patterson Junior Professor

Associate 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 essential 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

- Recently accepted

• Said, M., Aeschliman, S. Stathopoulos, A. (2023) ”Robots at your doorstep: acceptance of near-future technologies for

automated parcel delivery” Scientific Reports 13 18556

Soria, J., Etzioni. S. Ben-Elia, E. Shiftan, Y. Stathopoulos, A. (2023) ”Microtransit adoption in the wake of the COVID-19

pandemic: evidence from a choice experiment with transit and car commuters”Transportation Research part C: Emerging

Technologies vol. 157

- Published refereed papers

Borowski, E., Soria, J⋆., Schofer, J. Stathopoulos, A. (2023) ”Does ridesourcing respond to unplanned rail disruptions? A natural experiment analysis of mobility resilience and disparity” Cities vol. 40, 104439

Sha, Z., Cui, Y., Xiao, Y., Stathopoulos, Contractor, N., Fu, Y., Chen, W., (2023) ”A network-based discrete choice model for decision-based design” Design Science. vol 9, e7

Borowski, E., Stathopoulos, A. (2023) ”Nowhere to go? A study of marginalization, social connection, and mental health outcomes among young adults experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic” Transport and Health vol. 30, 101589

Soria, J., Edward. D⋆ Stathopoulos, A. (2023) ”Requiem for Transit Ridership? An examination of who abandoned, who will return, and who will ride more with Mobility as a Service” Transport Policy vol. 134, pp 139-154

Said, M. Tahlyan, D⋆., M., Walker, J. Shaheen, S Stathopoulos, A. Mahmassani, H. (2023) ”In-Person, Pick Up or Delivery? Evolving Patterns of Household Spending Behavior Through the Early Reopening Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic ” Travel Behavior and Society vol 31. pp 295-311

• Said, M., Soria⋆, J., Stathopoulos (2022) ”Shifting Mobility Behaviors in Unprecedented Times: A Multigroup MIMIC Model Investigating Intentions to Use On-demand Ride Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Transportation Research Record

• Chen, E., Nie, M. Stathopoulos (2022) "Transfer station choice in a multimodal transit system:an empirical study” Trans- portation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 165, 337-355 

• Borowski, E., Stathopoulos (2022) "Protection or Peril of Following the Crowd in a Pandemic-Concurrent Flood Evacuation” ASCE Natural Hazards Review, Vol. 24(1)

• Said, M., Zejdela, E. Stathopoulos (2022) "Accelerating the Adoption of Disruptive Technologies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Intention to Use Self-Driving Vehicles” Transportation Research Record, Accepted 2022/6/15

• Tahlyan, D., Maness, M. Stathopoulos, A. (2022) ”Disentangling social capital–Understanding the effect of bonding and bridging on urban activity participation” Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol. 15, 100629. 

• Tahlyan, D., Said, M., Walker, J. Shaheen, S Stathopoulos, Mahmassani, H. (2021) "For Whom Did Telework Not Work During the Pandemic? Understanding the Factors Impacting Telework Satisfaction in the US Using a Multiple Indicator Multiple Cause (MIMIC) Model” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol 155, 387-402}

• Soria, J⋆., Stathopoulos, A. (2021) ”Investigating socio-spatial differences between solo ridehailing and pooled rides in diverse communities” Journal of Transport Geography, vot 95, 103148.

• Borowski, E⋆., Limontitla Cedillo, V◃., Stathopoulos, A. (2021) ”Dueling emergencies: Flood evacuation ridesharing during the COVID-19 pandemic” Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol. 10, 100352 

• Harb, M., Stathopoulos, A., Shiftan, Y., Walker, J. (2021) ”What Do We (Not) Know About Our Future with Automated Vehicles? A Literature Review of Travel-Related Behavior Implications” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, accepted, Dec 24th 2020 

• Ermagun. A., Stathopoulos, A. (2021) ”Crowd-Shipping Delivery Performance from Bidding to Delivering” Research in Transportation Business & Management, accepted Dec 1 2020 

• Biehl, A., Stathopoulos, A. (2020) ”Investigating the Interconnectedness of Active Transportation and Public Transit Usage as a Primer for Mobility-as-a-Service Adoption and Deployment" Journal of Transport & Health, Journal of Transport & Health, Vol. 18, 100897

• Soria, J., Chen, Y., Stathopoulos, A. (2020) ”K-Prototype Segmentation Analysis on Large-scale Ridesourcing Trip Data” Transportation Research record, https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120929338

• Borowski, E., Stathopoulos, A. (2019) ”On-Demand Rideshare for Emergency Relocation: An Exploratory Analysis of Context and Emotionality”, International" International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 44, pp. 101406

• Ermagun, A., Punel, A⋆., Stathopoulos, A. (2019) ”Shipment Status Prediction in Online Crowd-Sourced Shipping Platforms", Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 53, pp. 101950

• Sha, Z., Bi, Y., Wang, M., Stathopoulos, Contractor, N., Fu, Y. and Chen, W. (2019) "Comparing Utility-Based and Network- Based Approaches in Modeling Customer Preferences for Engineering Design" Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3831-3840). Cambridge University Press.

• Ermagun, A., Shamshiripour, A & Stathopoulos, A. (2019). Performance analysis of crowd‑shipping in urban and suburban areas, Transportation, published online July 18, Vol. 47, pp. 1955–1985

• Le, T, Stathopoulos, A. Van Woensel, T. Ukkusuri, S.V (2019). A Review of Crowd-Shipping Services for Last-Mile Delivery: from Supply and Demand to Operations and Management, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 103, pp 83-103

• Biehl, A.,Ermagun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2019). Utilizing multi-stage behavior change theory to model the process of bike share adoption, Transport Policy, Vol. 77, pp 30-45

• Mete, F, Chen, Y., Stathopoulos, A. Corr, D. (2019). A Comparative Study of Predictive Analysis Methods to Estimate Bridge Response Operations and Management, Transportation Research record, Vol. 2673, issue 9, pp 365-376 

• Punel, A., Ermagun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2019). Push and Pull Factors in Adopting a Crowdsourced Delivery System, Transportation Research record, Published April 23, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119842127

• Biehl, A., Chen, Y. Sanabria-Veaz, K., Uttal, D. & Stathopoulos, A. (2019). Where does active travel fit within local community narratives of mobility space and place?, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 123, pp 269-287 

• Punel, A., Ermagun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2018). Studying determinants of crowd-shipping use of bikeshare demand in Chicago, Travel Behavior and Society, vol 12, 30-40

• Ermagun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2018). To bid or not to bid: An empirical study of the supply determinants of crowd-shipping, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice vol 116, pp 468-483

• Biehl, A., Ermagun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2018). Modelling determinants of walking and cycling adoption: a stage-of-change perspective, Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour,vol 58, pp 452-470

• Biehl, A., Ermgun, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2018). Community mobility MAUP-ing: A socio-spatial investigation of bikeshare demand in Chicago, Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 66, pp 80-90

• Stathopoulos, A. & Sener, I. (2017). "Transforming mobility systems with sharing and automation", Transportation Vol.44(6), pp 1255–1259,

• Punel, A., & Stathopoulos, A. (2017). Modeling the acceptability of crowdsourced goods deliveries: role of context and experience effects, Vol 105, pp 18-38, 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”, Vol. 62, pp 236-246, in Journal of Transport Geography

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, Vol. 65, pp 61-68

He, M., Lu. H., Stathopoulos, A., Nie, M. (2017) "Characterization of Trip-level Pace Variability based on Taxi GPS Trajectory Data", Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2667, issue 1, pp 51-60

Miller, J., Nie, M. Stathopoulos, A., (2017) "Crowdsourced Urban Package Delivery: modelling traveler Willingness to Work as Crowdshippers", Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2610 issue: 1, pp 67-75

• 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