Michael VAN EGGERMOND

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Michael van Eggermond

Senior Researcher of Engaging Mobility

Michael van Eggermond is a senior researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) of the Singapore-ETH Centre, where he is involved with the Engaging Mobility group. His main research interests are the measurement of cities' diversity, density and accessibility with novel data sources and the outcomes of these measures on travel-related decisions. His most recent research projects include measuring walkability in Singapore’s city centre based on pedestrian behaviour and he was involved with the development of MATSim Singapore, a Singapore-wide agent-based transport simulation model. Currently, he is investigating residential location choice in Singapore as well as factors influencing cyclability in the tropics. 

Michael holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure from the Delft University of Technology and spent a year at ETH Zurich for courses and his Master thesis. Prior to joining FCL Michael developed simulation models and business intelligence tools for health care and logistic organisations.

Research  

In the digital age and in a dense urban environment such as Singapore you could say that location does not matter: everything is nearby. But I believe location does matter. I’m interested in measuring location on one hand and the choice of individuals for a certain location and not another location. 

Location needs to be measured very precise in a dense environment: on the street block or building level and not on the zonal level. Also, it is necessary to take into account the proximity to other locations, by using travel times and pedestrian network. For instance, the number of jobs within 30 minutes traveling. Both location and travel time combined lead to accessibility. When considering the building, it becomes necessary to take a closer look at location choice models. The number of alternatives will explode, thus requiring some form of description of the formation of an individual’s set of alternatives: the choice set.

Education

MSc Transportation, Logistics & Infrastructure (with honours)
BSc Systems Engineering & Policy Analysis

Publications

Visualizing Transport Futures: the potential of integrating procedural 3d modelling and traffic micro-simulation in Virtual Reality applications.
Alexander L. Erath, Tanvi Maheshwari, Michael Joos, Jonas Kupferschmid, and Michael A.B. Van Eggermond
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, (2017) FCL, Singapore ETH Centre.
Quantifying diversity: An assessment of diversity indices and an application to Singapore.
Michael van Eggermond, and Alexander L. Erath
FCL Magazine Special Issue - Urban Breeding Grounds, (2016) Singapore: Future Cities Laboratory.
Vehicle Ownership and Usage in Switzerland: Role of Micro- and Macroaccessibility.
Michael A.B. van Eggermond, Alexander Erath, and Kay W. Axhausen
(2016) Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.
Pedestrian and transit accessibility on a micro-level: Results & challenges.
Michael A.B. van Eggermond, and Alexander Erath
Journal of Transport and Land Use, (2016) Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota.
MATSim Singapore: Synthetic population and work locations.
Alexander L. Erath, Pieter J. Fourie, Lijun Sun, Basil J. Vitins, Ali Atizaz, Michael A.B. Van Eggermond, and Sergio A. Ordóñez Medina
(2016) Singapore: URA Planning Analytics Symposium.
Visualizing transport futures: The potential of integrating procedural 3d modelling and traffic micro-simulation in virtual reality applications.
Alexander L. Erath, Tanvi Maheshwari, Michael Joos, Jonas Kupferschmid, and Michael A.B. van Eggermond
Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung, (2016) Zürich: IVT, ETH Zürich.
Links, nodes, centers: Transport planning and urban design.
Pieter J. Fourie, and Michael A.B. van Eggermond
(2016).
Walkability and pedestrian route choice in Singapore.
Alexander L. Erath, Kay W. Axhausen, Michael A.B. van Eggermond, Sergio A. Ordóñez Medina, and A. Ali
(2015) Singapore: R&D Congress.
Modelling for Walkability: understanding pedestrians’ preferences in Singapore.
Alexander L. Erath, Michael A.B. van Eggermond, Sergio A. Ordóñez Medina, and Kay W. Axhausen
(2015) Zürich: ETH.
Walkability and pedestrian route choice - key findings.
Alexander L. Erath, Michael A.B. van Eggermond, Sergio A. Ordóñez Medina, and Kay W. Axhausen
Vorträge, (2015) Zürich: ETH.
 
 
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