Imperial College London

Francesco Manca

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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Francesco joined Imperial College London in October 2015 as Imperial College President's PhD Scholar, supported by EPSRC, UK. His research is focused on the inclusion of social influence processes in transport and travel behaviour, on the development of advanced statistical and econometric models, and on the analysis and forecast of new transport modes in major urban projects. He is supervised by Dr Aruna Sivakumar and Prof John W Polak.



Manca F, Sivakumar A, Hess S, 2019, Travel demand modelling, data collection and well-being, Transportation, Vol:46, ISSN:0049-4488, Pages:303-305

Manca F, Sivakumar A, Polak J, 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, ISSN:0968-090X


Daina N, Latinopoulos C, Manca F, 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

Manca F, Sivakumar A, Polak J, et al., An empirical exploration of endogeneity in hybrid choice models with social influence measures, 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research

Manca F, Sivakumar A, Axsen J, et al., Investigating social influence mechanisms and their inclusion in discrete choice models: recent findings on electric vehicle purchase preferences, 50th Universities’ Transport Study Group Annual Conference

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