Scottish expert in network modelling road pricing talks in Japan

Saturday 15th November 2008
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Napier University lecturer, Dr Kathryn Stewart of Napier’s Transport Research Institute and SEBE has delivered a speech at the UK-Japan Frontiers of Science Symposium, organised in Kanagawa, Japan by the Royal Society and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

“I delivered a paper entitled Network Modelling of Road Pricing: Current Issues and Challenges which considered the challenges inherent in modelling road pricing in realistic complex networks, the theoretical solutions which exist in the case of static models and my current work in the field utilising dynamic assignment models." said Dr Stewart (right) “It was a great privilege for me to be asked to speak at such a prestigious event in front of my peers, and a great platform for the University.”

Her current and recent research projects are EPSRC: CASE (with SIAS Ltd). Modelling the behavioural responses to road tolls with microsimulation models. (Research student: Eva Martinez) and Tolling under the principles of Dynamic User Equilibrium: Boundary Issues and low revenue charging schemes. (With Dr. Ethan [Yin-en] Ge)

The Frontiers of Science (FoS) programme, which was initiated by the US National Academy of Sciences in 1989, is aimed at future leaders in science from around the world. The meetings bring together outstanding early-career scientists to discuss the latest advances in their fields, and to learn about cutting edge research in other disciplines, in a format which encourages informal networking and discussion.


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