Professor Majid Sarvi

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: B205
  • Building: Engineering Block B
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests


    Majid Sarvi is the Chair in Transport Engineering and the Professor in Transport for Smart Cities at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD degree in Transportation Engineering from Tokyo University (2001). He also holds a M.Eng and B.Eng degrees in Civil Engineering.

    He has over 20 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of traffic and transport engineering. His researches are multidisciplinary with international outlook and both theoretically oriented and applied in nature. His fields of research cover a range of topics, including: crowd dynamic modelling and simulation, large-scale multimodal transport network modelling, vulnerability and optimization, as well as traffic flow theory and operations. He has been the author/co-author of over 220 refereed publications in top transportation journals and various conference and symposia proceedings. This includes 88 ISI publications listed in Scopus and 5 papers in the International symposium of Traffic and Transportation Theory (ISTTT). He currently serves on the editorial board of several journals including Transportation Research Part C, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Transportmetrica, and Journal of Transportation Letters.

    Majid has served on several international research committees, the Network Modelling Committee (ADB30), Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45), and the Emergency Evacuation Task Force of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the U.S. National Research Council. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Crowd Dynamic Modelling Subcommittee AHB45(2) of TRB.

    He has extensive industry and consultancy experience. He has worked in consultancy projects in Japan, Hong Kong and Middle East (Transport Master Plan for the city of Dubai and the freight Master plan for city of Abu Dhabi). 

    For the complete list of publications please see Majid’s google scholar page below:

    Recent publications

    1. Shahhoseini Z, Sarvi M, Saberi M. Pedestrian crowd dynamics in merging sections: Revisiting the “faster-is-slower” phenomenon. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 491.
    2. Gu Z, Saberi M, Sarvi M, Liu Z. A Big Data Approach for Clustering and Calibration of Link Fundamental Diagrams for Large-Scale Network Simulation Applications. 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT). Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 23. Editors: Mahmassani H, Nie Y, Smilowitz K.
    3. Gu Z, Saberi M, Sarvi M, Liu Z. A big data approach for clustering and calibration of link fundamental diagrams for large-scale network simulation applications. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017.
    4. Ebrahim MP, Sarvi M, Yuce MR. A Doppler Radar System for Sensing Physiological Parameters in Walking and Standing Positions. SENSORS. Molecular Diversity Preservation International. 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 3.
    5. Asadi Bagloee S, Sarvi M, Patriksson M. A Hybrid Branch-and-Bound and Benders Decomposition Algorithm for the Network Design Problem. COMPUTER-AIDED CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING. Blackwell. 2017, Vol. 32, Issue 4.
    6. Asadi Bagloee S, Sarvi M, Patriksson M, Rajabifard A. A Mixed User-Equilibrium and System-Optimal Traffic Flow for Connected Vehicles Stated as a Complementarity Problem. COMPUTER-AIDED CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING. Blackwell. 2017, Vol. 32, Issue 7.
    7. Asadi Bagloee S, Sarvi M. A modern congestion pricing policy for urban traffic: subsidy plus toll. Journal of Modern Transportation. 2017, Vol. 25, Issue 3.
    8. Long TT, Currie G, Sarvi M. Analytical and simulation approaches to understand combined effects of transit signal priority and road-space priority measures. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 74.
    9. Shahhoseini Z, Sarvi M. Collective movements of pedestrians: How we can learn from simple experiments with non-human (ant) crowds. PLOS ONE. Public Library of Science. 2017, Vol. 12, Issue 8.
    10. Haghani M, Sarvi M. Crowd behaviour and motion: Empirical methods. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017.
    11. Haghani M, Sarvi M. Following the crowd or avoiding it? Empirical investigation of imitative behaviour in emergency escape of human crowds. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 124.
    12. Haghani M, Sarvi M. How perception of peer behaviour influences escape decision making: The role of individual differences. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 51.
    13. Asadi Bagloee S, Sarvi M, Thompson R, Rajabifard A. Identifying Achilles-heel roads in real-sized networks. JOURNAL OF MODERN TRANSPORTATION. Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag. 2017, Vol. 25, Issue 1.
    14. Asadi Bagloee S, Sarvi M, Wolshon B, Dixit V. Identifying critical disruption scenarios and a global robustness index tailored to real life road networks. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 98.
    15. Hoogendoorn SP, Daamen W, Knoop VL, Steenbakkers J, Sarvi M. Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram for pedestrian networks: theory and applications. 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT). Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 23. Editors: Mahmassani H, Nie Y, Smilowitz K.

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