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Dr Aruna Sivakumar


Imperial College london

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Aruna Sivakumar is a co-investigator at CCG. She is a senior lecturer in consumer behaviour and urban systems at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. She is also director of the Urban Systems Lab at Imperial and leads several smart city and systems modelling initiatives. As PI, she has attracted funding worth over £2m over the last 7 years from national and international sources such as EPSRC, ESRC, Shell Inc in the UK, and SMRT Singapore. Over a career spanning 15+ years Aruna has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal papers, made over 100 conference presentations, and published several book chapters. She has an h-index of 20 (google scholar)/16 (Scopus), i10 index of 30, and her review paper on urban energy systems has been cited nearly 500 times over the 9 years since it was published. Her research on activity based microsimulation models of urban resource demands is internationally renowned. Aruna is a member of several scientific committees, including subcommittees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the US and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). She is an editorial board member of Transportation Letters and a founding stakeholder of the Zephry Foundation for Advancing Travel Analysis Methods.