DR. TOM THOMAS

Dr. Tom Thomas

Tom was born in the beautiful city of The Hague in 1972. There, he also finished high-school. From 1991 -1997 he studied Astronomy at the University of Leiden. He got his master degree in 1997, after which he did a Ph. D. in Astronomy at the same university. He successfully defended his thesis: ‘The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies’ in 2002. After some in between jobs, he started to work at CTS from january 2006. First as postdoc, and now as assistant professor. His topics of interest are travel behavior, modeling traffic flows, and developing algoritms for the predicition of travel times.

In his spare time, Tom likes to play tennis and football. He listens to all kinds of music, and now and then he writes essays about political issues. To relax and think in free-flow, he loves to make long walks and cycling trips in nature.

 

CONTACT

Room: Citadel Room H340
Phone: +31 (0) 53 - 489 2449
Phone secretary: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4322

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Position: Assistant Professor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008 - present

Assistant Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente

2006 - 2007

Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente

2003 - 2004

Advisor, Apollon

1997 - 2002

PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Leiden Universiteit: "The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies"

EDUCATION

1997

Masteropleiding Astronomie, Leiden Universiteit

PROJECTS

TEACHING

Master

Intelligent Transport Systems 1
Intelligent Transport Systems 2

Bachelor

Verkeer
Ontwerpproject B3

RESEARCH

 

Travel behaviour and travel demand forecasting
ATMO – Advanced Traffic Monitoring (Transumo)
ATMA–MODeRN – Advanced Traffic Management – Multi Objective Decision aid for Regional Management (Transumo)

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Veenstra, S.A., Geurs, K.T., Thomas, T. & Hof, R. van den (2016). Alle lichten op groen voor fietsmonitoring in Enschede. --- Verkeerskunde, Vol. 1 --- , pp.16-17.

2015

Geurs, K.T., Thomas, T., Bijlsma, M. & Douhou, S. (2015). Automatic trip and mode detection with MoveSmarter: first results from the Dutch Mobile Mobility Panel. --- Transportation research procedia, 11 --- , 247-262. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2015.12.022

 

Hermens, S., Geurs, K.T., Snellen, D. & Thomas, T. (2015). Het succes van stationsgebieden: cross-sectioneel versus longitudinaal onderzoek. --- Tijdschrift vervoerswetenschap, 51 --- (4), 128-144.

 

Thomas, T. & Tutert, S.I.A. (2015). Route choice behavior in a radial structured urban network: Do people choose the orbital or the route through the city center? --- Journal of transport geography, 48 --- , 85-95.

 

 

2014

Thomas, T., Geurs, K.T., Bijlsma, M. & Douhou, S. (2014). Hoe mobiel zijn we eigenlijk? Eerste inzichten uit het Mobiele Mobiliteitspanel. Tijdschrift vervoerswetenschap, (ISSN 1571-9227), jaargang 50, nummer 3, pp. 138-154.

 

Vreeswijk, J. D., Thomas, T., Berkum, E. C. van & Arem, B. van (2014). Perception bias in route choice, In TRB (Ed.), Proceedings of 93th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Board, 12-16 January 2014, Washington DC, USA. (on DVD), pp. 1-16, Washington: TRB.

2013

Geurs, K. T., Veenstra, S. A. & Thomas, T. (2013). The setup of a mobile mobility panel for the Netherlands. In WCTR (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th World conference on transportation research (WCTR), July 15-18, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . (online paper no 1458)) (pp. 1-13). Rio de Janeiro: WCTR.

 

Thomas, T. (2013). A future of traffic management: Toward a hybrid system of roadside and personal mobile devices. In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design. Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, July 8-10, 2013. (pp. 271-277). Noordwijkerhout: Int. Symp. on Business Modeling and Software Design..

 

Thomas, T., Geurs, K. T. & Bijlsma, M. (2013). Hoe mobiel zijn we nu eigenlijk? Eerste inzichten uit het Mobiele mobiliteitspanel. In Proceedings of Colloquium Vervoersplanoglogisch Speurwerk. (online paper ID-060) (pp. 1-15). Rotterdam: CVS.

Veenstra, S. A., Thomas, T. & Geurs, K. T. (2013). Meten en analyseren van fietsstromen. In Proceedings of Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk, 21-22 november 2013, Rotterdam. (online paper ID-060). (pp. 1-15). Rotterdam: CVS.

 

Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2013). An empirical model for trip distribution of commuters in the Netherlands: Transferability in time and space reconsidered. J. tranp. geogr., (ISSN 0966-6923), 26, 158-165.

 

Thomas, T., Jaarsma, C. F. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2013). Exploring temporal fluctuations of daily bicycle demand on Dutch cycle paths: the influence of weather on cycling. Transp., (ISSN 0049-4488), 40(1), 1-22.

 

Veenstra, S. A., Thomas, T. & Geurs, K. T. (2013). Monitoring urban bicycle volumes using inductive loops at signalized intersections. In TRB (Ed.), Proceedings of the 92th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington DC, January 13-17, 2013 (paper nr 13-3901) (pp. 1-10). Washington: Mira Publishing.

 

Vreeswijk, J. D., Thomas, T., Berkum, E. C. van & Arem, B. van (2013). Drivers' perception of route alternatives as indicator for the indifference band. In TRB (Ed.), Proceedings of 92th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Board, 13-17 January 2013, Washington DC, USA (Paper 13-2607) (pp. 1-13). Washington DC: Mira Publishing.

 

Vreeswijk, J. D., Thomas, T., Berkum, E. C. van & Arem, B. van (2013). Drivers' perception of route alternatives. In ITS (Ed.), Proceedings of 20th ITS World Congres, October 15-18 2013, Tokyo, Japan (On CD Paper no. TP 2128) (pp. 1-10). Tokyo: ITS.

2012

Thomas, T., Jaarsma, R. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2012). Zomertrends in fietsverkeer. Tijdschr. vervoerswet., (ISSN 0040-7623), 48(4), 60-75.

2011

Mestrum, D., Tutert, S. I. A. & Thomas, T. (2011). De competitiviteit van modatliteiten: een Quick Scan methodiek om de modal split van personenvervoer te bepalen. In Colloquium vervoersplanologisch speurwerk 2011: Ruimte voor Excellentie. 24-25 November 2011, Antwerpen. (online) (pp. 1-14).

Veenstra, S. A., Tutert, S. I. A. & Thomas, T. (2011). Voorbij de winkelwagen; resultaten van onderzoek naar verkeerspatronen met betrekking tot het doen van boodschappen. In Colloquium vervoersplanologisch speurwerk 2011: Ruimte voor Excellentie. 24-25 November 2011, Antwerpen. (online) (pp. 1-13).

 

 

2010

Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). The influence of spatial factors on the commuting trip distribution in the Netherlands. In Masao Kuwahara & Jaume Barceló (Eds.), Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6070-2 (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, 144) (pp. 73-88). New York: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4419-6069-6).

 

Thomas, T., Zaalberg, N. & Geurs, K. T. (2010). De invloed van stationskenmerken op de vervoerwaarde van intercity stations. In Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk, C.V.S. (On-line). Roermond: CVS.

 

Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). De realiteitszin van verkeersmodellen. Achtergrondartikel Verkeer in Beeld. (On-line). Verkeer in beeld, (ISSN 1878-9277). [on line].

 

Thomas, T., Weijermars, W. A. M. & Berkum, E. C. van (2010). Predictions of urban volumes in single time series. IEEE trans. intell. transp. syst., (ISSN 1524-9050), 11(1), 71-81

 

Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). Route choice behavior based on license plate observations in the Dutch city of Enschede. In M. Bierlaire & C. Osorio (Eds.), Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis: Tristan VII, June 20-25 2010, Norway. (CD-Rom). Norway: Tristan. Available from: 2010 Tristan, Norway [06-25-2010].

 

Tutert, S. I. A. & Thomas, T. (2010). Nieuwe pijlers van verkeersbeleid. Achtergrondartikel Verkeer in Beeld. (On-line). Verkeer in beeld, (ISSN 1878-9277). [on line].

 

Tutert, S. I. A. & Thomas, T. (2010). Het duiden van de welzijnsbijdrage; aanknopingspunten toekomstbestendig verkeersbeleid. Verkeer in beeld, (ISSN 1878-9277), 6, 14-15.

 

Veenstra, S. A., Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). Trip distribution for limited destinations: a case study for grocery shopping trips in the Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11116-010-9274-0..Transp., (ISSN 0049-4488), 37(4), 663-676.

 

Veenstra, S. A., Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). Trip distribution for limited destinations: a case study for grocery shopping trips in the Netherlands. Paper 10-2168. DVD. In TRB (Ed.),Compendium of Papers TRB 89th Annual Meeting. DVD.. Washington: Mira Digital Publishing.

 

Veenstra, S. A., Thomas, T. & Tutert, S. I. A. (2010). Trip generation of grocery shopping trips using survey data: A case study in the Netherlands. Paper 10-2484. In TRB (Ed.), Compendium of Papers TRB 89th Annual Meeting. DVD. Washington: Mira Digital Publishing.

2009

T. Thomas and E.C. Van Berkum (2009) Detection of Incidents and Events in Urban Networks, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 2009, Vol. 3, 2, pp. 198-205

 

T. Thomas and S.I.A Tutert (2009) The influence of spatial factors on the commuting trip distribution in the Netherlands, Book chapter Springer regarding International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization

 

T. Thomas, W.A.M. Weijermars and E.C. Van Berkum (2009) Predictions of Urban Volumes in Single Time Series, IEEE Transactiuons on intelligent transportation systems, accepted and forthcoming

2008

T. Thomas, W.A.M Weijermars and E.C. Van Berkum (2008) Variations in urban traffic volumes, European Journal of Tranport and Infrastructure Research, 2008, Vol. 8, 3, pp. 251-263

 

T. Thomas and E.C. van Berkum (2008) Logical Progression: The University of Twente on algorithms for incident detection. Traffic Technology International, June/July 2008, pp. 30-34

 

T. Thomas and E.C. van Berkum (2008) Detection of Incidents and Events in Urban Networks. Proceedings ITS in Europe Congress 2008, Geneva

2007

T. Thomas. C.F. Jaarsma and S.I.A Tutert (2007) Temporele variaties in fietsverkeer en weersomstandigheden: monitoren en het ontrafelen van trend en toeval in fietsintensiteiten. Verkeerskundige werkdagen 2007

 

S.I.A. Tutert and T. Thomas (2007) De kunst van verkeer maken: inventarisatie en ontwikkeling kengetallen verkeersgeneratie. Verkeerskundige werkdagen 2007

 

T. Thomas and E.C. van Berkum (2007) Events and Incidents in Urban Flow Volumes. Proceedings INSTR2007 Den Haag 2007

 

T. Thomas, W.A.M. Weijermars and E.C. van Berkum (2007) Predictions of Urban Flow Volumes and Incident Detection. Proceedings Tristan VI Pukhet Thailand 2007

2006

T. Thomas, W.A.M. Weijermars and E.C. van Berkum (2006) Periodic variations in urban traffic flows. Seminar Infrastructure Reliability Delft, 2006

 

Bas Tutert, Tom Thomas, Rob Hulleman and Martijn Bierman (2006) Woonwerkverkeer berekenen op een bierviltje (co-auteur): Verkeerskunde, nummer 2 2006, pp. 28-33.