Mrs Maryam Bostanara
Research Associate

Mrs Maryam Bostanara

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Maryam Bostanara is a third-year PhD candidate at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) under the supervision of A/Prof Taha Hossein Rashidi. She has received her BSc and MSc degrees both in Industrial Engineering (Systems optimization) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Before starting her PhD, she joined rCITI as a research assistant researching for eight months. Her passion is learning new topics and her research interests are understanding households’ behavior dynamics, data analysis, machine learning, and transport modeling with statistical and optimization tools.

Location
Room 111, Level 1, Civil and Environmental Engineering Building (H20).
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Bostanara M; Hossein Rashidi T; Khan NA; Auld J; Ghasri M; Grazian C, 2023, 'The co-determination of home and workplace relocation durations using survival copula analysis', Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2022.101898
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Rashidi T, 2023, 'A Realistic Framework for Modeling Residential Relocation Behavior Considering Past, Present, and Future Using DDCM: A Sydney Case Study', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4582667
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bostanara M; Rashidi TH; Auld J; Ghasri M, 2021, 'A comparison between residential relocation timing of Sydney and Chicago residents: A Bayesian survival analysis', Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2021.101659
    Journal articles | 2021
    Najmi A; Bostanara M; Gu Z; Rashidi TH, 2021, 'On-street parking management and pricing policies: An evaluation from a system enhancement perspective', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 146, pp. 128 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2021.02.009
    Journal articles |
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Ghasri M; Rashidi T, 'Machine Learning vs Conventional Specifications for Housing Relocation Decisions', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4221706
  • Conference Posters | 2023
    Bostanara M; Hossein Rashidi T; khan NA; Auld J; Ghasri M; Grazian C, 2023, 'Interdependencies of Home and Work Relocation Durations', Washington, D.C., presented at 2023 TRB Annual Meeting - Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 08 January 2023 - 12 January 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Bostanara M; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'Bridging Decisions and Destinations: Advanced Computational Models for Household Decision-Making in Land Use and Transportation', presented at 2023 TRANSW SYMPOSIUM, Sydney, Australia, 23 November 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Ghasri M; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'Machine Learning vs Conventional Specifications for Housing Relocation Decisions', presented at World Conference on Transport Research Society 2023 (WCTR 2023), Montreal, Canada, 19 July 2023
    Conference Posters | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'A Realistic Framework for Modelling Residential Relocation Behaviour Considering Past, Present, and Future Using DDCM: A Sydney Case Study', presented at 2023 HILDA Survey Research Conference, 26 September 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'A Realistic Framework for Modelling Residential Relocation Behaviour Considering Past, Present, and Future Using DDCM: A Sydney Case Study', presented at Bridging Transportation Researchers (BTR 5 - 2023) Conference, 01 August 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'Towards a more realistic model of residential relocation: DDCM's dynamic, future-oriented approach', presented at Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2023), Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 29 November 2023 - 01 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2023, 'Towards a more realistic model of residential relocation: DDCM's dynamic, future-oriented approach', Perth, Western Australia, presented at Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2023), Perth, Western Australia, 29 November 2023 - 01 December 2023, chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ATRF_2023_Paper_108.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Bostanara M; Siripanich A; Ghasri M; Hossein Rashidi T, 2022, 'Machine Learning vs Conventional Specifications for Housing Relocation Decisions', presented at 2022 TRANSW SYMPOSIUM, 23 November 2022 - 23 November 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Bostanara M; Hossein Rashidi T; Khan NA; Auld J; Ghasri M; Grazian C, 2021, 'Interdependencies of Residential and Workplace Relocation Timing Decisions using a Copula-based Bayesian Survival Approach: Findings from Australia and US', presented at 2021 TRANSW SYMPOSIUM, 30 November 2021

In her research, she is modeling the dynamics of behavior of households. Understanding the dynamics of households’ long-term decisions is of high importance for many different fields, especially in urban transport planning. Residential relocation is one of the long-term, most important decisions made by any household. As a result, modeling the duration of residence of households and the reasons behind them have received growing attention. My research aims to develop a dynamic model of residential relocation timing by considering the potential impact of the timing of other life-course decisions and variables including vehicle, job, and education change. The research will be observing the two-way interactions between all these changes and decisions.