Ph.D. Thesis Completed
(Primary supervisor is listed first in case of more than one supervisor)
1. Wafa Elias, 2008, Developing a Model to Evaluate the Various Effects of Bypasses, supervisor: Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Tomer Toledo, (Today head of the department of Civil Engineering, SCE – Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel.)
2. Eran Ben-Elia, 2008, On the value of adding behavioral insights into route choice models with real time information, Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Ido Erev, (Today post doc in Tel-Aviv University.)
3. Sigal Kaplan, 2010, Development of a Residential Choice Model Combining Behavioral and Micro-Economics Elements. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shlomo Bekhor, (Today an Associate Professor at Denmark Technical University, DTU.)
4. Yotam Barlach, 2011, The effect of public transport technology on mode choice, analyze the demand for BRT. Supervisors: Daniel Shefer and Yoram Shiftan, (Today in charge of the travel demand modeling group in NTA, the company in charge of designing and building the mass transit system for Tel-Aviv/)
5. Galit Toledo, 2011, Modeling of Driving Behavior Using In-Vehicle Data Recorders, Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shalom Hakkert, (today teaching at the West Galilee College)
6. Robert Ishak, 2011, Flexible Model Structure For ‘Activity Based Models, Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shlomo Bekhor, (Today partially post doc at the Technion, partially free-lance consultant to the Ministry of Transport)
7. Bat-hen Nahmias-Biran, 2016 “Incorporating equity considerations in transport projects evaluation: developing a new measure.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan
8. Tomer Shaby, 2016, “A hybrid choice model of travel behavior under emergency and war situations.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
9. Einat Tenenboim Reichenberg, 2018 “Perceived travel time in the context of travel behavior.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
10. Nir Sharaby, 2018 “Urban transport investments.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
11. Elyakim Ben-Hakoun, 2020 “Marine environment emissions reduction policy and its economic impact on international shipping.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan and Eddy Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp.
Ph.D. Thesis in Progress
12. Shelly Ben-Zvi, “Modeling the effects of cross-cultural differences and psychological constructs on autonomous vehicle acceptance and willingness to use.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
13. Inbal Glikman, “The possible implications of Autonomous Vehicles on residential choice” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
14. Ayelet Kogus, “The impact of online social networking on travel behavior” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
15. Sharon Shoshany-Tavory (Haifa University), “Explanatory framework for self-organized ridesharing: forms, patterns, influencing factors and formation dynamics” Supervisors: Tamar Trop, Haifa University and Yoram Shiftan as Additional Supervisor
M.Sc. Thesis Completed
1. Gali Avraham, 1999, The Effect of Transportation Control Measures on the Location of Businesses in the CBD. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Daniel Shefer. Winner of “Keren Mifal Hapis” award ($4,000) for her thesis. (Today, an engineer in Mekorot)
2. Ayelet Perber, 1999, Comparison between Selective Congestion Tolls and Fuel Tax, as Alternative Means to Reduce Traffic Congestion; Case Study: Haifa Metropolitan Area. Supervisors: Daniel Shefer and Yoram Shiftan who replaced during Daniel’s Sabbatical.
3. Ofir Mezer, 1999, Considerations for Roadside Safety Improvements. Supervisors: Shalom Hakkert and Yoram Shiftan.
4. Eran Ben-Elia, 2000, Transportation Impact Statement (TIS) – A New Tool for Decision-Making in Land Use and Transportation Planning. Supervisors: Daniel Shefer and Yoram Shiftan who replaced during Daniel’s Sabbatical. (see Ph.D. section for today position)
5. Rachel Burd-Eden, 2000, The Effect of Parking Policy on Travel Behavior to Business Districts, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan. (Today, an engineer at the Tel-Aviv Traffic Department of the Israel Police)
6. Ruti Amir (Hebrew University), 2001, The Effect of Improved Rail Connection between Tel-Aviv and Beer-Sheva. Supervisors: Ilan Salamon, the Hebrew University and Yoram Shiftan (Today head of the Public Section Department at Netiveiy Ayalon Hwy, in charge of public transportation planning in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area and the Tel-Aviv Activity Based Model.)
7. Yotam Barlach, 2001, The Effect of Employment Site Characteristics on Commute Mode Choice, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan. (see Ph.D. section for today role)
8. Pazit Hershkovich, 2001, Characteristics of work traveling patterns in metropolitan. Supervisors: Joseph Prashker and Yoram Shiftan.
9. Sigal Kaplan, 2001, Sustainable transportation – scenario analysis of transportation alternatives in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shalom Hakkert. (see Ph.D. section for today role)
10. Edi Benedit, 2001, Analysis of the Relationship between Monitored Air Pollution Levels and Transportation Variables, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan. (Today a Ph.D. candidate at the Technion)
11. Robert Ischak, 2001, Shopping Malls Trips: Characteristics and Destination Choice Behavior. Supervisors: Joseph Prashker and Yoram Shiftan. (see Ph.D. section for today role)
12. Adrian Kutrosh, 2002, Analysis of Trip Generation Characteristics in Israel for the Years 1984, 1994 and Spatial and Temporal Transferability of Trip Generation Demand Models. Supervisors: Joseph Prashker and Yoram Shiftan. (Till recently was the head of the research and development department of Netivei Israel, the Israel Department of Public Work.)
13. Dani Chana, 2002, Transit communities for Israel: a response to urban sprawl. Supervisors: Daniel Gat and Yoram Shiftan.
14. Ihab Atalla, 2002, Comparison of Methods to Evaluate the Demand for New Transit Systems. Supervisors: Joseph Prashker and Yoram Shiftan.
15. Natallie Catz, 2002, The Effect of Residence Patterns on Trip Generation, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
16. Arnon Golani, 2002, The Effect of Transportation Control Measures on Traffic Congestion – Case Study: Tel-Aviv. Winner of “Keren Mifal Hapis” award ($4,000) for his thesis. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Avishai Ceder who replaced during Sabbatical). (today a planner at PGL, the leading Israel consulting firm in transportation planning and modeling.)
17. Hiba Waba, 2003, The effect of HOV lanes and parking regulation on businesses in the CBD. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Avishai Ceder who replaced during Yoram’s Sabbatical.
18. Anat Veis, 2004, Tour Generation Model for the Haifa Metropolitan Area. Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shlomo Bekhor who replaced during Yoram’s Sabbatical.
19. Eran Riesfeld, 2006, Delay Analysis at Signalized Intersections and Development of Warrants for Interchanges on Rural Highways, Supervisors: Abishai Polus and Yoram Shiftan.(Today an engineer at the Israel Police)
20. Pinchas Berger, 2007, Travel Demand and the Value of Time, Supervisors: Daniel Shefer and Yoram Shiftan.
21. Issa Zananiri, 2007, Empirical Study on the Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Travel Behavior, Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Shlomo Bekhor. (Today a modeler at Gal Consulting, a consulting company in Tel-Aviv.)
22. Tamar Keinan, 2010, The Effect of Employer Car Taxation Policy on Car Ownership and Vehicle Kilometer Travel, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan. (Today, the general manager of Transportation Today and Tomorrow, an NGO promoting sustainable transportation development in Israel.)
23. Bathen Nahmias, 2011, Biran – Equity Aspects in Transportation Projects: Case Study of Transit Fare Change in Haifa, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan. (today a Ph.D. candidate in the Technion.)
24. Asaf Bar-Yosef (Tel-Aviv University), 2013, Modeling vicious and virtuous dynamics of public transportation systems. Supervisors: Itzhak Benenson and Karel Martens from Tel-Aviv University and Yoram Shiftan.
25. Dan Golik, 2013, Relationships between vertical alignment and road accidents on two lane highways Supervisors: Abishai Polus and Yoram Shiftan who replaced during Abishai’s Sabbatical.
26. Nitzan Beck, 2013, Is free park and ride shuttle is an alternative to the private car? Supervisors: Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari and Yoram Shiftan. (Today, an engineer in Ami Matom, a consulting company.)
27. Shelly Ben-Zvi – Implications of the description experience gap on road safety and driving behavior, Supervisors: Robert Ashaq and Yoram Shiftan (Thesis submitted).
28. Asaf Cahana, 2014, “Assessing changeable travel demand and its integration into the transportation model.” Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Haim Aviram (currently a
29. Inbal Glikman, 2015, “Integration of activity-based model with land use and other long-term decision models.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
30. Rona Ben-Zion (Tel Aviv University), 2015, “Comparison of the environmental impacts of various alternative transportation energy sources.” Supervisors: Yehuda Cahana (Tel Aviv University) and Yoram Shiftan.
31. Omer Tzur, 2015, “The role of travel demand models in policy making.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
32. Reut Ben-Haim, 2015, “Scenarios of the use of ICT and ITS and their impact on activity patterns and travel behavior.” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan.
33. Mimon Lior Vanunu, 2015, “The effect of accessibility of the work place to public transportation on mode choice.” Supervisors: Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari and Yoram Shiftan.
34. Chana Joanne Haboucha, 2016 “User preferences regarding autonomous vehicles: implications on private vehicle ownership.” Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Robert Ishaq.
35. Tal Altshuler, 2016 “Flexible design model for urban public transportation systems.” Supervisors: Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari and Yoram Shiftan.
36. Miguel Angel Loyola Borja, 2017, “The value of reliability in public transport and its perception in different communities” Supervisors: Haim Aviram and Yoram Shiftan.
37. Amal Abbasi 2018: “Examining the impact of energy drinks on driving performance among Arab youth in Israel” Supervisors: Wafa Elias and Yoram Shiftan.
38. Bar Bergman 2018: “The impact of multi-tasking while travelling on travelers’ utility, value of time (VOT) and transport mode choice” Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan
39. Benjamin Joseph Frieling 2018: “Impact of Suburban Haifa Mass Transit Lines on Residential Property Values”, Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan
40. Tamar Barth: “Public transport mode preference among residents of the Israeli periphery” Supervisors: Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari and Yoram Shiftan.
41.Mostafa Jabareen 2020: “The Impact of Fare in Attracting Rural Commuters to Train”, Supervisors: Yoram Shiftan and Wafa Elias (SCE) as additional supervisor
M.Sc. Thesis in Progress
42. Yulia Rubinshtein” Ridesharing preferences: Current state and autonomous vehicle era”; Supervisor: Yoram Shiftan