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Melinda’s expertise focuses on analysing and modelling the demand for Mobility as a Service. She works on big data and GPS traces analysis, and smartphone based travel survey tools connecting and exploiting open API information. She has a background in economics and is currently a Doctoral Researcher at UCL Energy Institute.
Prior to commencing her PhD, Melinda completed her MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment at the UCL Energy Institute with Distinction. Her MSc thesis titled “Calculating Substitution Elasticities Using Discrete Choice Models: An Application to London Commute Mode Choice” sparked her interest in transportation research. Before coming to the UK, she studied Economics at Boston University with double minors in Environmental Analysis and Policy and International Relations. Besides working towards her PhD, she is currently one of the Leaders of the International Road Federation Young Professionals Programme.