Dr. Arash Kalatian worked at LiTrans as a PhD student from May 2017 to December 2020. During his PhD studies, Dr. Kalatian mainly focused on studying pedestrians’ behaviour, and in particular, their interactions with autonomous vehicles. He utilized novel data sources, i.e. virtual reality, Wi-Fi and LiDar, and developed a wide range of machine learning algorithms to detect, model and predict pedestrian behaviour in a futuristic context. In March 2021, Dr. Kalatian will be joining the Institute for Transport Studies at University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in Choice Modelling and Machine Learning. In his new role, Dr. Kalatian will be working with Dr. Charisma Choudhury and Dr. He Wang on NEXUS project to bring together choice modelling, ubiquitous computing and machine learning techniques to address the new challenges of mobility. He will have cross-university collaborations through the Choice Modelling Centre and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, as well as external partners including the Asian Development Bank and Alan Turing Institute - UK’s national centre for data science and artificial intelligence.