Dr Milad   Haghani
Senior Lecturer

Dr Milad Haghani

  • PhD in Transport Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • MSc in Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Engineering
Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

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.

Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20)

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Milad Haghani
    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

Awards

Grants

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

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