Prof. Bani Anvari, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA
Professor of Intelligent Mobility
Director of Intelligent Mobility @ UCL (IM@UCL)
Centre for Transport Studies (CTS)
Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE)
Faculty of Engineering, University College London
Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
in the latest UCL Engineering Disruptive Thinkers video series
I am a Full Professor of Intelligent Mobility at the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) in the Faculty of Engineering at University College London. I am Founder and Director of Intelligent Mobility @ UCL (IM@UCL). IM@UCL is featured in the 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) promotion video. ICRA is IEEE Robotics and Automation Society‘s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work.
My vision is to enable humans to trust and fully exploit the benefits of future mobility services through new technology and innovation. Addressing complex real-world challenges associated with the realisation of my vision requires a strong capability in multidisciplinary thinking. Over the last 10 years, my research focus has been on Intelligent Mobility, with an emphasis on exploring interactions with semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles in different contexts (e.g., shared spaces, CAVs), an area of application that significantly benefits from Robotics and AI. I am interested in the complexity of interaction and how intuitive, intelligent, human-centric and personalised control systems can influence it.
Having a first degree in Civil Engineering, I completed my Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Architectural Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London) in 2009. My PhD research at Imperial College London focused on a new microscopic model for the simulation of shared space schemes. From 2013 to 2016, I was a Research Associate in the Centre for System Engineering and Innovation / Port Operations Research and Technology Centre and Lloyd’s Register Foundation Transport Risk Management Centre at Imperial College London. From 2016 to 2017, I was a Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility in the Transport Research Group (TRG) at the University of Southampton.