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dr. T. Thomas (Tom)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Tom was born in the beautiful city of The Hague in 1972. There, he also finished high-school. From 1991 -1997 he studied Astronomy at the University of Leiden. He got his master degree in 1997, after which he did a Ph. D. in Astronomy at the same university. He successfully defended his thesis: ‘The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies’ in 2002. After some in between jobs, he started to work at CTS from january 2006. First as postdoc, and now as assistant professor. His topics of interest are travel behavior, modeling traffic flows, and developing algoritms for the predicition of travel times.Dr. Tom Thomas

In his spare time, Tom likes to play tennis and football. He listens to all kinds of music, and now and then he writes essays about political issues. To relax and think in free-flow, he loves to make long walks and cycling trips in nature.

Professional experience

  • 2008 - present Assistant Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
  • 2006 - 2007 Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
  • 2003 - 2004 Advisor, Apollon
  • 1997 - 2002 PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Leiden Universiteit: "The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies"

Education

  • 1997 Masteropleiding Astronomie, Leiden Universiteit

Expertise

Travel Time
Commuting
Travel Time
Smartphones
Bicycles
Weather
Data
Incident
Indifference
Indicator
Dvd
Distribution Functions
Monitoring
Effect
Crisis
Equity
Huns
Outlier
Parameterization
Cell Phone
Model
Trend
Case Study
Man
Maar
Netherlands
Distribution
Matrix
Prediction
Mate
Experiment
System

Research

  • Travel behaviour and travel demand forecasting
  • ATMO – Advanced Traffic Monitoring (Transumo)
  • ATMA–MODeRN – Advanced Traffic Management – Multi Objective Decision aid for Regional Management (Transumo)

Publications

Recent Articles
Huang, B., Fioreze, T., Thomas, T., & van Berkum, E. C. (2017). Cycle2Work: An Empirical Study on Potential Personalised Rewarding Schemes Delivered via Smartphone Technologies. Paper presented at 12th European Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITS 2017, Strasbourg, France.
van Essen, M., Thomas, T., Chorus, C., & van Berkum, E. C. (2016). Role of Travel Time Information on Day-to-Day Route Choice Behavior Based on Real-World Experiments. In Proceedings of The 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Board, Washington DC, USA, 10-14 January 2016 (pp. 1-20). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board (TRB).

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room Z222
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  Z222
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands