S. (Sanmay) Shelat


Current research
Route Choice Behaviour under Uncertainty in Public Transport Networks

Previous education
MSc Transport and Planning, Honours Programme (cum laude), TU Delft
BTech Civil Engineering, Nirma University, India

Research experience

  • Public Transportation Modelling,
  • Choice Analysis,
  • Transportation Data Analysis,
  • Pedestrian Modelling

PhD Supervisors
Prof. Dr. Hans van Lint (promotor); Dr. Oded Cats (daily supervisor); Dr. Niels van Oort

Lab associations
DiTTlab; Smart Public Transport Lab


  • Approach uncertainty in public transport networks from a decision theoretic perspective
  • Use conventional stated preference experiments in combination with revealed preferences from data sources such as smart card data in order to analyse traveller behaviour
  • Identify situations where inconsistent behavioural changes can be observed to enable nudging travellers into making “optimal” decisions
  • Use dynamic, agent-based transit assignment modelling to analyse impact of behavioural inconsistencies at the network level in order to identify “optimal” behaviour


My-TRAC is a H2020 EU project with the aim of developing a personalized travel companion in the form of a mobile application.

Sanmay Shelat

PhD candidate

  • s.shelat@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Building 23

    Stevinweg 1

    2628 CN Delft

    Room: 4.02