Milad Haghani

Senior Lecturer

Dr Haghani is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UNSW Sydney. He is a PhD alumnus of The University of Melbourne and has previously held Fellowship positions at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) of the University of Sydney Business School as well as the Centre for Spatial Data and Land Administration (CSDILA) of the University of Melbourne. Milad's research and teaching is at the intersect of transport and safety research with a particular focus on human factors. He has undertaken an extensive amount of experimental and theoretical research in the areas of crowd safety, mass emergencies, public safety, public security perception, evacuation planning, pedestrian modelling and simulation, road safety and transport psychology. He is also an expert in the domain of econometric modelling and choice analysis as well as science of science and meta-research.

Journal articles
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Haghani M; Varamini P, 2021, 'Temporal evolution, most influential studies and sleeping beauties of the coronavirus literature', Scientometrics, vol. 126, pp. 7005 - 7050, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-021-04036-4
2021
Haghani M, 2021, 'The knowledge domain of crowd dynamics: Anatomy of the field, pioneering studies, temporal trends, influential entities and outside-domain impact', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2021.126145
2021
Haghani M; Bliemer MCJ; Farooq B; Kim I; Li Z; Oh C; Shahhoseini Z; MacDougall H, 2021, 'Applications of brain imaging methods in driving behaviour research', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2021.106093
2021
Haghani M; Bliemer MCJ; Hensher DA, 2021, 'The landscape of econometric discrete choice modelling research', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol. 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocm.2021.100303
2021
Haghani M, 2020, 'Empirical methods in pedestrian, crowd and evacuation dynamics: Part II. Field methods and controversial topics', Safety Science, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104760
2020
Haghani M, 2020, 'Empirical methods in pedestrian, crowd and evacuation dynamics: Part I. Experimental methods and emerging topics', Safety Science, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104743
2020
Li Y; Sarvi M; Khoshelham K; Haghani M, 2020, 'Multi-view crowd congestion monitoring system based on an ensemble of convolutional neural network classifiers', Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, vol. 24, pp. 437 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15472450.2020.1746909
2020
Haghani M, 2020, 'Optimising crowd evacuations: Mathematical, architectural and behavioural approaches', Safety Science, vol. 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104745
2020
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Shahhoseini Z, 2020, 'Evacuation behaviour of crowds under high and low levels of urgency: Experiments of reaction time, exit choice and exit-choice adaptation', Safety Science, vol. 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104679
2020
Haghani M; Bliemer MCJ, 2020, 'Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented mobilisation of scholarly efforts prompted by a health crisis: Scientometric comparisons across SARS, MERS and 2019-nCoV literature', Scientometrics, vol. 125, pp. 2695 - 2726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03706-z
2020
Haghani M; Bliemer MCJ; Goerlandt F; Li J, 2020, 'The scientific literature on Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and its associated safety-related research dimensions: A scientometric analysis and scoping review', Safety Science, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104806
2020
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, 'Imitative (herd) behaviour in direction decision-making hinders efficiency of crowd evacuation processes', Safety Science, vol. 114, pp. 49 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.12.026
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, '‘Herding’ in direction choice-making during collective escape of crowds: How likely is it and what moderates it?', Safety Science, vol. 115, pp. 362 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.02.034
2019
Li Y; Khoshelham K; Sarvi M; Haghani M, 2019, 'Direct generation of level of service maps from images using convolutional and long short-term memory networks', Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, vol. 23, pp. 300 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15472450.2018.1563865
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Shahhoseini Z, 2019, 'When ‘push’ does not come to ‘shove’: Revisiting ‘faster is slower’ in collective egress of human crowds', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 122, pp. 51 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.02.007
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, 'Heterogeneity of decision strategy in collective escape of human crowds: On identifying the optimum composition', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101064
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, 'Simulating pedestrian flow through narrow exits', Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, vol. 383, pp. 110 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2018.10.029
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, 'Laboratory experimentation and simulation of discrete direction choices: Investigating hypothetical bias, decision-rule effect and external validity based on aggregate prediction measures', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 130, pp. 134 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.09.040
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Scanlon L, 2019, 'Simulating pre-evacuation times using hazard-based duration models: Is waiting strategy more efficient than instant response?', Safety Science, vol. 117, pp. 339 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.04.035
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Shahhoseini Z; Boltes M, 2019, 'Dynamics of social groups’ decision-making in evacuations', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 104, pp. 135 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.04.029
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, 'Simulating dynamics of adaptive exit-choice changing in crowd evacuations: Model implementation and behavioural interpretations', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 103, pp. 56 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.04.009
2019
Haghani M; Cristiani E; Bode NWF; Boltes M; Corbetta A, 2019, 'Panic, Irrationality, and Herding: Three Ambiguous Terms in Crowd Dynamics Research', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/9267643
2019
Haghani M; Bode NWF; Boltes M; Corbetta A; Cristiani E, 2019, 'Empirical Research on Pedestrians' Behavior and Crowd Dynamics', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/3457370
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2019, ''Rationality' in Collective Escape Behaviour: Identifying Reference Points of Measurement at Micro and Macro Levels', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/2380348
2019
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2018, 'Hypothetical bias and decision-rule effect in modelling discrete directional choices', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 116, pp. 361 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.06.012
2018
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Rajabifard A, 2018, 'Simulating indoor evacuation of pedestrians: The sensitivity of predictions to directional-choice calibration parameters', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2672, pp. 171 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361198118796351
2018
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2018, 'Crowd behaviour and motion: Empirical methods', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 107, pp. 253 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2017.06.017
2018
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2017, 'Stated and revealed exit choices of pedestrian crowd evacuees', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 95, pp. 238 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2016.10.019
2017
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2017, 'Following the crowd or avoiding it? Empirical investigation of imitative behaviour in emergency escape of human crowds', Animal Behaviour, vol. 124, pp. 47 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.11.024
2017
Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M; Saberi M; Haghani M, 2017, 'Pedestrian crowd dynamics observed at merging sections: Impact of designs on movement efficiency', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2622, pp. 48 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2622-05
2017
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2017, 'How perception of peer behaviour influences escape decision making: The role of individual differences', Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 51, pp. 141 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.03.013
2017
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2017, 'Social dynamics in emergency evacuations: Disentangling crowd's attraction and repulsion effects', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 475, pp. 24 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2017.02.010
2017
Haghani M; Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Path sets size, model specification, or model estimation: Which one matters most in predicting stochastic user equilibrium traffic flow?', Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), vol. 3, pp. 181 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2015.09.007
2016
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Identifying latent classes of pedestrian crowd evacuees', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2560, pp. 67 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2560-08
2016
Do T; Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Group and single pedestrian behavior in crowd dynamics', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2540, pp. 13 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2540-02
2016
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Shahhoseini Z; Boltes M, 2016, 'How simple hypothetical-choice experiments can be utilized to learn humans' navigational escape decisions in emergencies', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166908
2016
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Pedestrian crowd tactical-level decision making during emergency evacuations', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 50, pp. 1870 - 1895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/atr.1434
2016
Haghani M; Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Quantifying benefits of traveler information systems to performance of transport networks prior to implementation: A double-class structured-parameter stochastic trip assignment approach', Transportation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1942787515Y.0000000013
2016
Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Human exit choice in crowded built environments: Investigating underlying behavioural differences between normal egress and emergency evacuations', Fire Safety Journal, vol. 85, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2016.07.003
2016
Shahhoseini Z; Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2015, 'Estimation and application of a multi-class multi-criteria mixed paired combinatorial logit model for transport networks analysis', Transportmetrica B, vol. 3, pp. 59 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2014.955148
2015
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Shahhoseini Z, 2015, 'Accommodating taste heterogeneity and desired substitution pattern in exit choices of pedestrian crowd evacuees using a mixed nested logit model', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol. 16, pp. 58 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocm.2015.09.006
2015
Haghani M; Sarvi M; Ejtemai O; Burd M; Sobhani A, 2015, 'Modeling pedestrian crowd exit choice through combining sources of stated preference data', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2490, pp. 84 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2490-10
2015
Conference Papers
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Yanagisawa D; Haghani M; Sarvi M, 2020, 'Exit-Choice Behavior in Evacuation Through an L-Shaped Corridor', in Springer Proceedings in Physics, pp. 283 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55973-1_35
2020
Haghani M; Ejtemai O; Sarvi M; Sobhani A; Burd M; Aghabayk K, 2014, 'Random utility models of pedestrian crowd exit selection based on SP-off-RP experiments', in Transportation Research Procedia, pp. 524 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2014.09.070
2014

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE210101175 (2021-2024): A novel Approach in crowd evacuation planning: Behavioural intervention