Dr. N.M. (Natalia) Barbour
Dr. Natalia Barbour (she/her) is an assistant professor in the department of Technology, Policy and Management and holds a joined appointment in Transport & Logistic and Energy & Industry groups.
Natalia completed her PhD in civil engineering with focus on transportation at the University of South Florida (USF) under the supervision of Prof. Fred Mannering and Prof. Yu Zhang. Her dissertation incorporated statistical and econometric methods to study emerging transportation modes and user behavior.
Dr. Barbour did her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She remains MIT research affiliate.
Her research aims to combine social sciences and statistical and econometric modelling to study travel behavior relating to new mobility adoption, mode choice, and transportation and health. In her doctoral work titled “Statistical Analysis of the Role of Socio-Demographic and Health Factors in Shared Mobility Related Behaviors and Usage Likelihoods” she examined and identified groups more and less likely to participate in different modes shared mobility.
At TU Delft, Natalia continues to investigate efficient use of existing resources, sustainability, equity as well as exploring the relationship between transport and energy.
- Barbour, N., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F., 2020. Individuals’ willingness to rent their personal vehicle to others: An exploratory assessment. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives 5, 100138, 1-7. (open access)
- Barbour, N., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F., 2020. An exploratory analysis of the role of socio-demographic and health-related factors in ridesourcing behavior. Journal of Transport & Health 16, 100832, 1-9.
- Barbour, N., Menon, N., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F., 2019. Shared Automated Vehicles: A Statistical Analysis of Consumer Use Likelihoods and Concerns. Transport Policy 80, 86-93.
- Barbour, N., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F., 2019. A statistical analysis of bikesharing use and its potential as an auto-trip substitute. Journal of Transport & Health 12, 253-262.
- Menon, N., Barbour, N., Zhang, Y., Pinjari, A., Mannering, F., 2018. Shared Autonomous Vehicles and their Potential Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership: An Empirical Assessment. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 13(2), 111-122
Led the development of MIT edX course titled “Leveraging Urban Mobility Disruptions to Create Better Cities” that aimed to examine mobility and cities through a global and multidisciplinary lens. (2019–2020)
- 2019 Emerging Leaders in Transportation, New York University (Rudin Center)
- 2018 Eno Leadership Development Conference Fellow (Conference for the nation’s top 20 graduate students in Transportation, Washington D.C.)
- 2018 Best Dissertation Award CTECH (Center for Transportation, Environment and Community Health at Cornell University)
- 2017 Student of the Year Award CTECH UTC (Center for Transportation, Environment and Community Health at Cornell University)
- Board Member of MIT Postdoctoral Association, 2019–2020
- Member of MIT Women Advisory Group, 2019–2020
- Membership Director, WTS Tampa Bay, 2018–2019
- President and Founder of USF WTS (Woman in Transportation Seminar at the University of South Florida), 2017–2019
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Monday till Friday
Engineering Systems and Services
Transport and Logistics / Energy & Industry
Transport, health and psychology
Sustainability & equity in transport and energy
Shared and new mobility