Household Travel Surveys in the era of Big Data

Start time: 12.00pm AEDT. Listen in to a synopsis of a range of contemporary practices in household travel surveys in Australia, including the continuing importance of effective sampling technique, with some examples of where new technologies are being already applied.
Household Travel Surveys in the era of Big Data

This 90 minute webinar is designed to provide a synopsis of a range of contemporary practices in household travel surveys in Australia, including the continuing importance of effective sampling techniques, with some examples of where new technologies are being already applied.  

The programme covers the following topics:
• Reflections on the previous Household Travel Surveys in the ACT;
• Representativeness, bias, sampling and weighting;
• New technologies and techniques;
• Integrating information from other sources;
• Key COVID considerations;
• Limitations of Big Data;
• Importance of sample size;
• Future Household Travel Surveys;

 

Speakers: 

Tim Wyatt | Senior Director | Development Planning, Transport Canberra and City Services

Tim is a Senior Manager within the ACT Government’s Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate. Tim currently leads the Development Planning Team which oversees both Transport Impact Assessment, Development Coordination and the newly formed Traffic Optimisation and Modelling functions within Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate. Tim’s background is as a transport and urban planner with over 20 year’s experience in a range of public policy, planning, and assessment roles, including project direction for the 2017 ACT Household Travel Survey.   

Mark Davis | Managing Director | Ipsos Public Affairs Australia and New Zealand 

Mark is Managing Director of Ipsos Public Affairs, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) where he leads a team of over 50 specialist staff and has responsibility for all government and social research projects conducted by Ipsos. Mark sits on the Ipsos ANZ Leadership Team, the Global Executive Committee for Ipsos Public Affairs and provides a mentoring role to Ipsos Public Affairs Country Leads in the Asia Pacific region. With more than 30 years’ experience in social and market research Mark has led or been a technical advisor on over 30 large-scale household travel surveys undertaken by Ipsos across Australia and New Zealand in the past seventeen years. His approach to research focuses on achieving the best balance between use of technology, quality, accuracy, cost and respondent burden to deliver successful study outcomes.

Mark is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia and The Research Society, is the Chair of the Master of Science (Applied Statistics) Advisory Group at Swinburne University, and is a member of the National Executive of the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF).

Dr Elizabeth Stark | Managing Director | Symbolix

Elizabeth is a Managing Director with Symbolix and is in the happy position of having spent her career building things with computers, data and maths, and leading organisational teams to build bigger, bolder data science solutions in areas that matter; like environmental management and urban networks.  She is part of the Symbolix team that manages sampling and data for travel surveys in most Australian states. She also leads the  development of Symbolix's Twin Cities product - a suite of data and analytics products that use synthetic populations to bridge the gap between traditional surveys and new technologies.

Steven Michael Piotrowski FIEAust | Technical Principal – Transport Modelling | SMEC

Steven Piotrowski is a Technical Principal - Transport Modelling with SMEC based in Perth, Western Australia. He has a unique range of experience in transport planning, finance and property.Steven has more than thirty years of experience in transport planning, transport modelling, public transport planning and traffic engineering in Canada, the UK and Australia.  He has also undertaken consulting assignments in New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong.  Steven is a Fellow of Engineers, Australia and of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM).  Steven is also a member of the AITPM’s national transport modelling network (TMN).

Date:
18 / 02 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
18 / 02 / 2021 12:00 pm
Webinar available
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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Maximum CPD Hours
1.5