Dr. Ir. N. (Niels) van Oort

Profile

Niels van Oort works as an associate professor Public Transport at Delft University of Technology and is co-director of the Smart Public Transport Lab. He has been involved in public transport projects and research for over 15 years. His main fields of expertise are public transport planning and (data-driven) design, looking at the passenger perspective and societal impacts, related to for instance inclusiveness, land-use and sustainability. His work also involves shared mobility and first/last mile solutions. In addition to teaching, Niels often presents his work at conferences and he frequently publishes articles in (international) journals and general media. 

Niels studied traffic and transport at Delft University of Technology and finished his Master on Public Transport in 2003. He started to work as a researcher at HTM, the public transport company of The Hague. During this job, he started a PhD on service reliability in public transport. He performed his research part time at Delft University of Technology and in 2009 he joined the public transport research group of Professor Wilson at MIT. In 2010 he changed jobs to work as a public transport consultant at Goudappel Coffeng mobility consultants. He finished his PhD in 2011 and started to work at Delft university of Technology in 2012 as a (parttime) assistant professor. Since 2018, he is fulltime employed. He likes to do scientific research that is application inspired. Since 2020, he has been involved in small projects via his company Van Oort Mobility Consultancy.

Research

Niels is involved in several studies concerning network and timetable optimization, with the objective to make a societal impact. His main fields of expertise are public transport planning and (data-driven) design, looking at the passenger perspective and societal impacts, related to for instance inclusiveness, land-use and sustainability. His work also involves shared mobility and first/last mile solutions. He supervises PhD students doing research on a.o. integrated networks, passenger behaviour and emerging (first/last mile) modes. 

More publications

  • Advanced Public Transport Operations and Modelling (CT5825)
  • Public transport planning and operations (CT4811)
  • Advanced modelling: data driven public transport models (CT5802)
  • Evaluation of public transport projects (CT4760)
  • Landside accessibility of airports (CT3080)
  • MSc Thesis supervision

Niels van Oort

Associate professor

Secretariat:
Secr-TP-CITG@tudelft.nl

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