Avi Ceder practical science-based significant achievements to date are: (1) developed new traffic control center and its modeling and software for the entire city of Haifa with ½ million inhabitants (appear in 10 Journal (10-J) papers); (2) developed modeling of scheduling for the EGGED agency of 4000 buses (12-J papers); (3) developed modeling and methods from which the entire Hong Kong Ferry network was constructed (2-J papers); (4) approved, helped and pursued the project of the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, known as Terraces of the Baha’i Faith, on behalf of the Mayor of Haifa Arie Gurel, alongside Architect Fariborz Sahba (1-J paper); (5) developed innovative scheduling software methods for OPTIBUS software used in a few countries in Scandinavia (20-J papers); (6) developed the modeling and simulation of a smart bus shuttle service for the Bay Area Transit System (BART) in California (6-J papers); and (7) collaborated on future development of the public-transport control center of Beijing built for the 2008 Olympic games with US$ 25 million dollar project controlling 5000 GPS-equipped buses (2-J paper).
Avi Ceder most significant contributions are: (1) as the sole author of the books Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modeling and Practice, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 640 p. 2007. This book was translated to Chinese by the Tsinghua publication press, Beijing, China, 2010; 2nd edition Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, London, UK, 742 p.2016. This 2nd edition was translated to Chinese in 2017, and to Korean in 2018; (2) First modeling of vehicle scheduling graphical person-computer interactive approach based on a step (deficit) function. The associated software is optimizing more than a few public-transport systems by saving large number of buses especially in Europe and Hong Kong, e.g., KMB agency, using this model, has been able to save more than 20 double-decker buses; (3) Development of the first method for constructing practical design of an efficient public-transport network of routes. This problem is known to be complex; (4) First development of prudent public-transport timetables that optimize the correspondence of vehicle-departure times with passenger demand; and (5) First formulation and solution of the public-transport route-choice dilemma.
Avi Ceder Published so far 8 professional books, 1 narrative book, 5 scientific-book chapters, over 200 refereed papers in scientific journals and books from which 47 – as a sole author, and 29 papers in conference proceedings.
Was invited to be a keynote/plenary-session speaker 33 times in the last 12 years in prestige international conferences, from which 21 Keynote Lectures are of the last 6 years, [EXPO, 2008, Saragossa], [BRT, 2008, Santiago], [CASPT, 2009, Hong Kong], [RAIL, 2009, Seoul], [“7+1” Forum, 2010, Beijing], [14th EWGT and the 26th Mini EURO, 2011, Poznan], [The XVIII International SIDT, 2011, Venice], [15th Total Logistic Management Conference, 2011, Zakopane], [1st and 2nd series “111 China’s National Project”, 2012-2014] Beijing], [Joint Symposium of Korea Land and Transport Ministries, 2013, Seoul], [ISTTT, 2013, Noordwijk, Netherlands], [ICTTS’2014, Shaoxing, China], [TransITS – COST, Paris, 2015], [COTA’2015, Beijing, China], [6th IPTF, Seoul, Korea, 2016], [COTA’2016, Shanghai, China], [KOTI 30th. Sejong, Korea], [5th hEART’2016, Delft, The Netherlands], [1st VOM international Conference, Hiroshima, Japan], [Transport Summit DTU, Copenhagen 2017], and [COTA’2017, Shanghai-Tongji Uni, China], [5th China-Korea Joint Seminar, Daejeon, Korea, 2018], [TUMCREATE Symposium 2018, NUS, Singapore], [2nd VOM international Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, 2019], [5th World Transport Forum, BTI, Beijing, China, 2019], and [China International Public Transport Conference, BPTC, Beijing, China, 2021].