Dr. Thomas Hancock

Dr. Thomas Hancock

Profile

I completed my PhD thesis “Travel behaviour modelling at the interface between econometrics and mathematical psychology” in 2019 and have worked at ITS as a research fellow since March 2019. A link to my thesis is here.
 

Invited Talks

  • "Quantum probability: a new method for modelling travel choices", December 2018, University of Stirling (UK)
  • "Decision field theory: improvements to current methodology and contrasts with standard choice modelling techniques", April 2017, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Conference Presentations

  • “Quantum rotation: a new method for capturing a change of perspective”, ICMC 2019, the 6th International Choice Modelling Conference, Kobe (Japan)
  • “Theoretical considerations for a dynamic model for dynamic data: bridging choice modelling with mathematical psychology”, ICMC 2019, the 6th International Choice Modelling Conference, Kobe (Japan)
  • ”Quantum rotation: a new method for capturing a change of perspective“, EMPG 2019, the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • "Quantum probability: a new method for modelling travel choices", The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, January 2019, Washington DC (USA)
  • "Model averaging: revisiting our approach to decision rule heterogeneity and improving our travel behaviour models", The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, January 2019, Washington DC (USA)
  • "Quantum probability: a new method for considering travel choices", The 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, July 2018, Santa Barbara (USA)
  • "Model averaging: revisiting our approach to decision rule heterogeneity and reinterpreting the results of latent class models", The 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, July 2018, Santa Barbara (USA)
  • "A comparison of the suitability of accumulation models in travel behaviour modelling", The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, January 2018, Washington DC (USA)
  • "Incorporating response time in a decision field theory model", The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, January 2018, Washington DC (USA)
  • "Improving decision field theory for consumer choice modelling applications", 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, July 2017, University of Warwick (UK)
  • "Improving decision field theory for consumer choice modelling applications", WRDTC 6th Annual Conference, June 2017, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • "Decision field theory: improvements to current methodology and contrasts with standard choice modelling techniques", 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, April 2017, Cape Town (South Africa)
  • "Expanding the capabilities of decision field theory to complement random utility models of travel mode", The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, January 2017, Washington DC (USA)
  • "Incorporating irrationalities in decision making into choice modelling: going beyond small changes from the tried and tested", 5th symposium by the European Association for Research in Transportation, September 2016, Delft (Netherlands)

Awards

  • Award for the most innovative application of choice modelling named in honour of Andrew Daly, 6th International Choice Modelling Conference, August 2019
  • Best student-led paper, 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, April 2017

Research interests

  • Choice Modelling
  • Mathematical Psychology
  • Behavioural Economics
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