Bilal Farooq

Bilal Farooq

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation and Services
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Bilal Farooq received Bachelor in Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology and Master in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences, both in Pakistan. He worked in software industry for several years before starting his Ph.D in Transportation Engineering at University of Toronto in 2006. From 2011-2013 he did his Post-Doctoral research at EPFL, Switzerland. From 2013-2017 he worked as an Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, where in 2014 he was awarded Québec Early Researcher Award. In 2018 he also received the Early Researcher Award from Ontario.

Research Interests

  • Travel Demand Modelling

  • Cyber-Physical Transportation Systems

  • Transportation Systems Simulation

  • Disruptive and Transformative Transportation Technologies and Services

  • Active Transportation

Research Highlights

  • Ontario Early Researcher Award (2018)

  • Canada Research Chair (2017-2022)

  • Winner of 2016 MassMotion Academic Pedestrian Modelling Project of the Year, Oasys Software

  • Quebec Early Researcher Award (2014)

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