Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



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Dr Jacek Pawlak is a Research Fellow at Imperial College London. His background is in Economics and Geography (UCL), and Transport Studies (Imperial College and UCL). He also holds the posts of Transport and Urban Systems Innovation Manager at Cisco Collaborative Research and Emerging Technologies team (Cisco CREATE), and Director at Intersection Analytics Ltd.  Since January 2017 he has been a member of the US Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Effects of ICT on Travel choices (ADB20). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Dr Pawlak has been involved in various research exploring the role of ICT in transport and urban systems, including time use research, multitasking and travel time activities, as well as valuation of travel time savings. He has also been involved in teaching on travel demand modelling, microeconomics and quantitative methods at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London.

In recent years, Dr Pawlak has been extensively involved in research on understanding and modelling the role and impact of new technologies on transport and wider urban systems, using both traditional (survey) and emerging (‘Big’) data sources. He was part of the cross-departmental £6M EPSRC-funded Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College London (2014-2017). He has also been involved in formulating and executing the £15M winning proposal for the UK’s IoT City Demonstrator Cityverve, led by Cisco CREATE and Manchester City Council. In addition, Dr Pawlak has been involved in developing collaborative research seeking to address urban challenges in developing countries through smart infrastructure deployment, and involving partners from those countries under the Official Development Aid (ODA) schemes.

Outside academia, Dr Pawlak is a passionate sailor, traveller, tour guide, and HAM radio operator.

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Office Hours - WINTER TERM (2017/2018)

  • By appointment only (e-mail).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhao Y, Pawlak J, Polak JW, 2018, Inverse discrete choice modelling: theoretical and practical considerations for imputing respondent attributes from the patterns of observed choices, Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol:41, ISSN:0308-1060, Pages:58-79

Pawlak J, Polak JW, Sivakumar A, 2017, A framework for joint modelling of activity choice, duration, and productivity while travelling, Transportation Research Part B - Methodological, Vol:106, ISSN:0191-2615, Pages:153-172

Bris M, Pawlak J, Polak JW, 2017, How is ICT use linked to household transport expenditure? A cross-national macro analysis of the influence of home broadband access, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol:60, ISSN:0966-6923, Pages:231-242

Pawlak J, Polak JW, Sivakumar A, 2015, Towards a microeconomic framework for modelling the joint choice of activity-travel behaviour and ICT use, Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice, Vol:76, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:92-112


Pawlak J, Polak, J, et al., 2015, Investigating Diffusion of Relationships between ICT and Travel Behaviour by Pooling Independent Cross-sectional Data across Time, 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board


Pawlak J, Le Vine S, Polak J, et al., 2015, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, Munich, Institute for Mobility Research ifmo: A Research Facility of the BMW Group

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