Dr. Lilasathapornkit is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He holds Bachelor and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from UNSW. His research focuses on exploring network-wide pedestrian bidirectional dynamics, developing frameworks for static and dynamic pedestrian network traffic assignment models, and estimating an empirical pedestrian route choice model using revealed preference data. The static model, user equilibrium traffic assignment problem (UE-pTAP), enables transport engineers and urban planners to understand the network-wide impact of pedestrians in the urban context for long-term strategic planning applications. The dynamic model, dynamic pedestrian network traffic assignment (DPTA), enables transport engineers to simulate planned interruptions, such as signal control. The DPTA can also replicate unplanned disruptions, for example, capacity reduction due to incidents with essential pedestrian dynamic properties and the propagation of shockwaves on a large scale.
SIDRA SOLUTIONS Postgraduate Award 2022
He contributes to two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Meead Saberi. He developed new macroscopic and network-wide transport modelling and optimisation methodologies for large-scale footpath network planning applications under a project called "Rethinking walking infrastructure: AI-assisted footpath network modeling". He also developed a cycling route choice model under a project called "Sustainable mobility: city-wide exposure modeling to advance bicycling".