Stephane Hess, PhD


Stephane Hess is Professor of Choice Modelling in the Institute for Transport Studies and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds. He is also Honorary Professor in Choice Modelling in the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney, and affiliated Professor in Demand Analysis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His main research interests lie in the use of advanced discrete choice models for the analysis of travel behavior—an area where he has numerous contributions to the state of the art in the specification, estimation, and interpretation of such models.

Stephane has published more than 90 journal papers—including several on the benefits of advanced structures in actual large-scale transport analyses—and several book articles, as well as having made over 100 presentations at international conferences. In addition to his academic research, he is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Choice Modelling, the founder and steering committee chair of the International Choice Modelling Conference, and the co-chair for the 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. He is an associate editor of Transportation Research Part E and serves on the editorial advisory board of two other leading journals: Transportation Research Part B and Transportation. He is also a member of the two key academic transport modelling committees of the Transportation Research Board and a board member of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research.

Stephane lives in the North of England and, when it's not raining, he likes to explore the countryside with his two young children. He also likes traveling.

PhD, Transport Demand Modelling, Imperial College London
MPhil, Statistical Science, Cambridge University