Francesco is a Research Associate at Urban Systems Lab, Centre for Transport Studies of Imperial College London. His research is focused on the development of advanced statistical and econometric models, and on the analysis and forecast of new urban interventions related to transportation and smart cities in major urban projects. He is currently collaborating within the European project "Horizon 2020 Sharing Cities" and the EPSRC project "Airport Capacity Consequences Leveraging Aviation Integrated Modelling" (ACCLAIM).
He joined Imperial College London in October 2015 as Imperial College President's PhD Scholar (supported by EPSRC) and was awarded the PhD Degree in December 2019. His PhD research focused on modelling the effects of direct and indirect social influence processes on transport demand and travel behaviour in the context of new technologies and services.
et al., Modelling Indirect Social Influence on Choice Behaviour: Theory and Empirical Application on Electric Vehicle Preferences, Ssrn Electronic Journal
Manca F, Sivakumar A, Polak J, 2019, The effect of social influence and social interactions on the adoption of a new technology: The use of bike sharing in a student population, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol:105, ISSN:0968-090X, Pages:611-625
Manca F, Sivakumar A, Hess S, 2019, Travel demand modelling, data collection and well-being, Transportation, Vol:46, ISSN:0049-4488, Pages:303-305
et al., An analysis of the joint dynamics of attitudes, intentions and behaviour in e-cycling, hEART 2018 - 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation
et al., An empirical exploration of endogeneity in hybrid choice models with social influence measures, 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research