Dr. Gonçalo Homem de Almeida Correia

Delft University of Technology, Department of Transport & Planning

Driving to driverless: finding our way among the many futures of automated driving

Automated driving has become a hot topic of research in different fields of science. Despite the great advancements in the vehicle technology itself, researchers are now concerned in figuring out what will be the impacts of these vehicles in life as we know it. These impacts can be rather broad from traffic safety to the economy. In this lecture, Gonçalo Correia will focus on the research that is being done at TU Delft, a leading university in automated vehicles’ (AVs) impacts research, focusing on urban areas and how mobility, and even the city itself, can change with fully-automated vehicles. Gonçalo will be covering impacts on the value of travel time, traffic congestion, land use, among others. This is work in progress that requires the involvement of all researchers interested in the topic, thus, in that sense, the keynote is intended more to foster research questions and methods than on giving final answers, which are still a bit far away.


Dr. Gonçalo Correia has graduated in IST Lisbon, Portugal, in civil engineering. He took his Ph.D. in Transportation Systems in the same University in close collaboration with the MIT-Portugal program. He was then invited as an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he lectured and developed his first independent research. Since 2014 he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Transport & Planning at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His main research interest is on the planning and operations of transport systems in urban environments with the objective of sustainable development. He focuses particularly on the use of Transport Demand Management strategies and innovative services, such as ridesharing and carsharing, to tackle urban congestion. At TU Delft he is looking at the impacts of automated driving on mobility and urban development. He has been a member of numerous research projects such as the InnoVshare (carsharing cost-benefit analysis through agent-based simulation) and D2D100%EV (100% Electric automated vehicles for door-to-door transport) where he acted as Principal Investigator. He has supervised successfully four Ph.D. thesis and 31 master thesis projects in Portugal and the Netherlands. He is the author of 35 scientific publications in several journals including transportation research part A, B, C, D, and E (edited by Elsevier). He is part of the editorial board of 7 international journals edited by Elsevier including Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Reviews, and Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and he is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine and the Journal of Advanced Transportation. He has taught 12 courses in bachelor, master and Ph.D. programs both in Portugal and the Netherlands in the fields of operations research and transport modeling. Since 2018 he is an invited Lecturer in Beijing Jiao Tong University where he teaches operations research on the new TUDelft+BJTU joint bachelor in Transportation. He advises several companies and institutions on the future of mobility and he is an international speaker on the impacts of mobility innovations.