Zachary Patterson, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (MASc. and PhD.), Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Advanced Quantitative Methods
Over the course of the semester, students will become familiar with the R programming environment at least for the conducting of statistical analysis, and hopefully also for data manipulation and preparation. They will become familiar with the kinds of statistical analysis that is typically used in the fields of geography, planning and environmental studies. They will also work towards understanding the type of statistical analysis that is likely to be done as part of their master’s thesis. Ideally, as part of the term project, the student will be able to work with the same data set they expect to use in the analysis for their thesis. Alternatively, another data set that resembles the data they expect to use for their thesis will be used.
It is open to graduate students. Download most recent course outline here.
Over the course of this class, students learn to design, implement and analyse the data, from a stated choice survey. The topic of the survey will have to do with an important environmental question. It is open to undergraduate and undergraduate students. Download the most recent undergraduate course outline here.
Download the latest course outline. This course introduces students to the transportation planning and modeling process aided by the use of a GIS-based transportation decision aid tool. A real-world case-study region and transportation system is used to illustrate the different elements of the planning and modeling process. The course aims to highlight both the strengths and weaknesses (particularly with regards to how it treats the interaction between the transportation system and land-use) of the traditional transportation planning approach.
*Co-authors I’ve supervised.
Saeed Rahmani,* Asiye Baghbani,* Nizar Bouguila and Zachary Patterson. Graph Neural Networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Survey, IEEE Transactions ITS, 2022. Accepted for publication.
Ben Azoulay* and Zachary Patterson. Towards the Standardization of Reporting in Smartphone Travel Surveys: The Development and Application of the Smartphone Survey Reporting Guidelines (SSRGs). Transportation Research Procedia for the 12th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods.
Zachary Patterson, Aaron Bensmihen,* and Gavin Hermanson.* The Multimodal Accessibility Target (MAT). Transportation Research Record, accepted for publication.
Bochu Liu, Michael J. Widener, Lindsey G. Smith, Steven Farber, Dionne Gesink, Leia M. Minaker, Zachary Patterson, Kristian Larsen, and Jason Gilliland. Time-geographic project of household food provision: Conceptualization and a pilot case study. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.
Asiye Baghbani,* Nizar Bouguila, and Zachary Patterson. Short-term passenger flow prediction using a bus network graph convolutional LSTM neural network model. Transportation Research Record, 2022.
Godwin Badu-Marfo,* Bilal Farooq, and Zachary Patterson. Composite travel generative adversarial networks for tabular and sequential population synthesis. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pages 1–10, 2022.
Long Pan,* E.O.D. Waygood, and Zachary Patterson. Would you wait? bus choice behavior analysis considering various incentives. Transportation Research Record, 2676(7), 2022.
Hamed Naseri,* E.O.D. Waygood, Bobin Wang,* Zachary Patterson, and Ricardo Daziano. A novel feature selection technique to better predict climate change stage of change. Sustainability, 14(40), 2022.
Pierre Laffont,* E.O.D. Waygood, and Zachary Patterson. How many electric vehicles are needed to reach co2 emissions goals? a case study from montreal, canada. Sustainability, 14(3), 2022.
Ravi Teja Vemuri,* Muhammad Azam,* Nizar Bouguila, and Zachary Patterson. A bayesian sampling framework for asymmetric generalized Gaussian mixture models learning. Neural Computing and Applications, 34:14123 –14134, 2022.
E.O.D. Waygood, Bobin Wang,* Ricardo Daziano, Zachary Patterson, and Markéta Braun
Kohlová. The climate change stage of change measure: Vehicle choice experiment. Journal of
Environmental Planning and Management, 65:1210–1239, 2022.
Ricardo Daziano Zachary Patterson Bobin Wang*, E.O.D. Waygood and Matthew Feinberg. Does hedonic framing improve people's willingness-to-pay for vehicle greenhouse gas emissions? Accepted in Transportation Research Part D, 2021.
E.O.D. Waygood, Bobin Wang,* Ricardo Daziano, Zachary Patterson, and Marketa Braun Kohlova. The climate change stage of change measure: Vehicle choice experiment. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2021.
Lindsey Smith, Michael Widener, Bochu Liu, Steven Farber, Leia Minaker, Zachary Patterson, Kristian Larsen and Jason Gilliland. Comparing household and individual measures of access through a food environment lens: what household food opportunities are missed when measuring access to food retail at the individual level? Accepted for publication in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2021.
Ricardo Daziano, Owen Waygood, Zachary Patterson, Matthew Feinberg and Bobin Wang. Reframing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information Presentation on the Environmental Protection Agency’s New-Vehicle Labels to Increase Willingness to Pay. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123669.
Ali Yazdizadeh*, Zachary Patterson, and Bilal Farooq.Ensemble convolutional neural networks for mode inference in smartphone travel survey.IEEE Transactions on IntelligentTransportation Systems, 2019.
Zachary Patterson, Kyle Fitzsimmons*, Takeshi Mukai, and Stewart Jackson. Itinerum: Theopen smartphone travel survey platform. SoftwareX, 10, July-December 2019.
Godwin Badu-Marfo*, Bilal Farooq, and Zachary Patterson. Perturbation privacy for sensitivelocations in mobility data publication: A case study of montreal trajet surveys. Washington,DC, 2019a. Transportation Research Board. Accepted for publication in the TransportationResearch Record.
Godwin Badu-Marfo*, Bilal Farooq, and Zachary Patterson. A perspective on the challengesand opportunities for privacy-aware big transportation data. Journal of Big Data Analytics inTransportation, 2019b.
Ali Yazdizadeh*, Zachary Patterson, and Bilal Farooq. An automated approach from GPS tracesto complete trip information. International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology,2018.
Masoud Fallah Shorshani*, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Nancy Ross, Zachary Patterson, and ScottWeichenthal. Evaluating the impact of neighborhood characteristics on differences betweenresidential and mobility-based exposures to outdoor air pollution. Environmental science &technology, 2018.
Michael Widener, Leia Minaker, Taral Kamal Amadi, Jessica Reid, and David Hammond. Ac-tivity space-based measures of the food environment and their relationships to food purchasingbehaviours for young urban adults in Canada. Public Health Nutrition, 2018a.
Guilhem Poucin*, Bilal Farooq, and Zachary Patterson. Activity patterns mining in Wi-Fiaccess point logs. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 67:55–67, 2018.
Ricardo A Daziano, EOD Waygood, Zachary Patterson, and Mark ́eta Braun Kohlov ́a. Increa-sing the influence of CO2 emissions information on car purchase. Journal of Cleaner Production,164:861–871, 2017.
Ricardo Daziano, Owen Waygood and Zachary Patterson. Increasing the Influence of CO2 Emissions Information on Car Purchase. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.001
Zachary Patterson, Javad Mostofi-Darbani*, Ali Rezaei*, and John Zacharias. Comparing Text-only and Virtual Reality Discrete Choice Experiments of Neighborhood Choice. Landscape and Urban Planning, 157(January), pp. 63-74, 2017.
Amir Zahabi, Ajang Ajzachi and Zachary Patterson. Transit Trip Itinerary Inference with GTFS and Smartphone Data. Accepted in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017.
Simon Saddier, Zachary Patterson, Alex Johnson and Natalie Wiseman. Fickle or Flexible? Assessing Paratransit Reliability with Smartphones in Accra, Ghana. Accepted in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017.
Zachary Patterson and Kyle Fitzsimmons. DataMobile Travel Survey Experiment. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board January, Vol. 2594, pp. 35-43, 2016.
Seyed Amir Zahabi, Annie Chang, Luis Miranda-Moreno and Zachary Patterson. "Exploring the link between the neighborhood typologies, bicycle infrastructure and commuting cycling over time and the potential impact on commuter GHG emissions." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 47 (2016): 89-103.
Simon Saddier, Zachary Patterson, Alex Johnson, Megan Chan. Mapping the Jitney Network with Smartphones in Accra, Ghana: The AccraMobile Experiment. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board January, Vol. 2581, pp. 113-122, 2016.
Natalie Wiseman and Zachary Patterson. Testing Block Subdivision Algorithms. Journal of Geographical Systems, 18(1), pp 17-43, 2016.
Amir Zahabi, Luis Miranda-Moreno, Zachary Patterson, and Philippe Barla. Spatio-temporal analysis of car distance and greenhouse gases and the effect of built environment: A latent class regression analysis. Accepted in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 77, pp. 1-13, 2015.
Zachary Patterson and Steven Farber. Potential Path Areas and Activity Spaces in application: A review. Transport Reviews35(6), 679-700, 2015.
Amir Zahabi, Luis Miranda-Moreno, Zachary Patterson, and Philippe Barla. Impacts of built environment and emerging green technologies on daily transportation greenhouse gas emissionsin Quebec cities: Disaggregate modeling approach. Transportation, 2014, p. 1-22.
Zachary Patterson, Simon Saddier, Ali Rezaei and Kevin Manaugh. 2014. Use of the Urban Core Index to Analyze Residential Mobility: The Case of Seniors in Canadian Metropolitan Regions. Journal of Transport Geography - DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.08.013
Mario Cano-Perdomo, Ali Rezaei, Zachary Patterson, Nicolas Saunier and Luis Miranda-Moreno. 2014. Pedestrian Preferences with Respect to Roundabouts - A Video-based Stated Preference Survey. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Volume 70, pp. 84-91.
Annelise Grube-Cavers and Zachary Patterson. 2014. Urban Rapid Rail Transit and Gentrification in Canadian Urban Centres – A Survival Analysis Approach. Urban Studies. DOI - http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/17/0042098014524287
Amir Zahabi, Luis Miranda-Moreno, Zachary Patterson, and Philippe Barla. Urban transportation greenhouse gas emissions and its link with urban form, transit accessibility and emerging green technologies: A Montreal case study. Transportation Research Record. Volume 2375, pp. 45-54.
Commuting trade-offs and distance reduction in two-worker households. Julien Surprenant-Legault, Zachary Patterson and Ahmed El-Geneidy. Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice. Volume 51, May 2013, Pages 12–28
Christopher Harding, Zachary Patterson, Luis Miranda-Moreno and S. Amir Zahabi. A spatial and temporal comparative analysis of the effects of land use clusters on activity spaces in three Quebec Cities. Accepted for Publication in Environment and Planning B, Special Issue on Activity Space Research from the 2012 IATBR.
Jacob Larsen, Zachary Patterson and Ahmed El-Geneidy. Build it. But where? The Use of Geographic Information Systems in Identifying Locations for New Cycling Infrastructure. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 7(4), 299–317, 2013.
Christopher Harding, Zachary Patterson and Luis Miranda-Moreno. Modeling the Effect of Land Use on Activity Spaces. Transportation Research Record (2323), 2012.
Amir Zahabi, Luis Miranda-Moreno, Zachary Patterson, and Philippe Barla. A methodology for evaluating the effect of land-use, parking policy and transit supply on mode choice of downtown commuters. Journal of Transportation and Land Use, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2012.
Nithya Vijayakumar, Ahmed El-Geneidy, and Zachary Patterson. Driving to suburban rail stations: Identifying variables that influence driving distances. Transportation Research Record (2219): 97–103, 2011.
Nikolaus Fries, Gerard de Jong, Zachary Patterson, and Ulrich Weidmann. Market potential and value of sustainable freight transportation chains - a discrete choice approach. Transportation Research Record, 2168:33-42, 2010.
Zachary Patterson, Mark Kryvobokov, Fabrice Marchal, and Michel Bierlaire. Disaggregate models with aggregate data: Two UrbanSim applications. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 3(2), 2010.
Zachary Patterson, Gordon O. Ewing, and Murtaza Haider (2010). Howdifferent is carrier choice for third party logistics companies? A mixed-logit approach. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics andTransportation, 46, pp. 764-774, 2010.
Zachary Patterson and Michel Bierlaire. Development of prototypeUrbanSim models. Environment and Planning B:Planning and Design, 37(2):344-366, 2010.
Zachary Patterson, Gordon Ewing, and Murtaza Haider. The potential for premium-intermodal services to reduce freight CO2 emissions in the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor. Transportation Research D: Transport and Environment, 13(1):1-9, 2008.
Zachary Patterson, Gordon Ewing, and Murtaza Haider. Shipper mistrust of rail use: First stated preference carrier choice survey for the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor. Transportation Research Record, 2008:67-74, 2007a.
Zachary Patterson, Gordon Ewing, and Murtaza Haider. A gender-based analysis of work trip mode choice of suburban Montreal commuters using stated preference data. Transportation Research Record, 1924:85-93, 2005a.
TRIP Lab Smartphone Travel Survey Platform Workshop
May 25 and 26, Concordia University
Download the Workshop Agenda
The TRIP Lab is holding a 2-day workshop on Smartphone Travel Surveys and how to use its new Smartphone Travel Survey Platform at Concordia University.
The TRIP Lab platform enables researchers to create their own free smartphone travel survey application.
The Platform is useful for anyone who wants to collect and analyze data on commuting and urban travel behaviour, including:
- transportation planning authorities: transit operators, ministries of transportation, etc.
- academic researchers: faculty and students from civil engineering, urban planning, geography, health, etc.
- not-for-profits and community groups with a transportation focus
Required: Smartphone [Android 4.1 (Jellybean, API 16) or Apple (iOS8.0 and above, iPhone4S or newer)]
To register, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the lab
The Transportation Research for Integrated Planning (TRIP) Lab was founded in October 2011 as part of a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant associated with a Tier-II Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land-use Linkages for Regional Sustainability. The TRIP lab is equipped with high-powered computers and servers for geographical and statistical analysis and is able to house up to 10 student researchers. It is also home to unique and expansive transportation and land-use data for Montreal as well as other major urban regions across the country. Analysis of this data is made possible by cutting-edge and sophisticated software for geographical analysis, transportation modeling and statistical analysis.
Research in the TRIP lab focuses on the modeling of transportation, the environment, land-use and their linkages. It also involves using new technologies to collect data on where people decide to live and how they move around the city. Recently, a smartphone travel survey application and platform (Itinerum™) has been developed to conduct origin-destination of members of the Concordia community.
Research on urban transportation at Concordia:
- Department of Geography, Planning & Environment
- Department of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Current opportunities (with funding) in the TRIP Lab
Master's or PhD students with capacity or experience in smartphone app (iOS and Android) development for transportation-related data collection.
|Parham Hamouni||MSc.||Data Science
||C. Alecsandru||BCEE, Concordia|
|Kyle Fitzsimmons||BA||Data Collection with Smartphones
|Guilhem Poucin||MEng||Pedestrian Behaviour and WIFI Data
|| Bilal Farooq
|Mohsen Rezeai||MSc||Inference from Smartphone Data
|Natalie Wiseman||MSc||Block Subdivision Algorithms||GPE, Concordia|
|Ali Yazdizadeh||MSc||Visual SP Surveys||GPE, Concordia|
|Dr. Amir Zahabi
||Transit Route Inference from Smartphone Data
|Mario Cano Perdomo
||Stated Choice and Roundabout Design
||Transit Route Mapping in Accra, Ghana
||Video Games and SP Surveys
||Land use and emissions
||Miranda-Moreno||Civ. Eng., McGill|
|Sabrina Chan||MEng||Transit and emissions||Miranda-Moreno||Civ. Eng., McGill|
|Annelise Grube-Cavers||MSc||Transport and gentrification||GPE, Concordia|
|Christopher Harding||MSc||Land-use and emissions||GPE, Concordia|
||Transit Route Mapping in Accra, Ghana
||GPE, Concordia||Dr. Ali Rezeai||Postdoc||Stated and Revealed Household Location Choice||GPE, Concordia||Razafindramary Robson||BEng||Smart phone data collection||Soft. Eng., Concordia|
|Simon Saddier||Intern||Baby boomer res. choice||GPE, Concordia|
|Sydney Swaine-Simon||BEng||Unity and Stated Choice Surveys||Soft. Eng., Concordia|
||Transit Route Mapping in Accra, Ghana
|Phil Viau||USRA Scholar||Smartphone data collection||GPE, Concordia|
Recent working papers
- Zachary Patterson and Kyle Fitzsimmons. DataMobile: A Smartphone Travel Survey Experiment. TRIP Lab Working Paper 2016-02, TRIP Lab; Montreal, Canada, 2016 (Accepted for Publication in the Transportation Research Record).
- Ali Rezaei and Zachary Patterson. Detecting, non-transitive, inconsistent responses in discrete choice experiments. Working Paper 2015-30, CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada, 2015 (submitted to Transportation).
- Natalie Wiseman and Zachary Patterson. Testing block subdivision algorithms on block designs. Working Paper 2015-26, CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada, 2015.
- Seyed Amir Zahabi and Zachary Patterson. Towards transit trip itinerary inference from smartphone data: A case study from Montreal, Canada. CIRRELT Working Paper 2016-07, CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada, 2016.
- Natalie Wiseman and Zachary Patterson. Modeling road network type. Working Paper 2015-7, TRIP Lab, Montreal, Canada, 2015 (Accepted for presentation at TRB 2016).
- Simon Saddier, Zachary Patterson, Alex Johnson, and Megan Chan. Mapping Accra’s jitney network with smartphones: the AccraMobile experiment. Working Paper 2015-8, Concordia University TRIP Lab, Montreal, Canada, 2015 (Accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record and for presentation at TRB 2016).
- Ali Rezaei and Zachary Patterson. Detecting inconsistent responses in sp surveys: The weighted systematic consistency test. Working Paper 2015-10, TRIP Lab, Montreal, Canada, August 2015 (Accepted for presentation at TRB 2016).
- Ali Rezaei and Zachary Patterson. A systematic test for identifying inconsistency, learning and fatigue effects in stated choice surveys. Working Paper 2015-9, TRIP Lab, Montreal, Canada, August 2015 (Presented at 2015 IATBR).
- Zachary Patterson, Christopher Harding, Amir Zahabi and Luis Miranda-Moreno. Residential Location, High Capacity Transportation Infrastructure and Their Influences on Emissions and Travel Dispersal, CIRRELT Working Paper 2013-81.
- Mario Cano-Perdomo, Ali Rezaei, Zachary Patterson, Nicolas Saunier and Luis Miranda-Moreno. Pedestrian Preferences with Respect to Roundabouts - A Video-based Stated Preference Survey.CIRRELT Working Paper 2013-82.
- Javad Mostofi Darbani, Ali Rezaei, Zachary Patterson, John Zacharias. Video Game vs. Traditional Text-only SP Survey of Neighborhood Choice. Presented in session 786 of the 93nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2013. Washington, DC.
- Christopher Harding, Zachary Patterson and Kay Axhausen. Neighborhood and Regional Effects on Trip Disperal: A Case Study Using Data from the 9 larges Metropolitan Regions in Switzerland. Presented in session 774 of the 93nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2013. Washington, DC.
- Ali Rezaei and Zachary Patterson. Differences between Owners and Renters in Household Location Choice Models: Accounting for the Evolution of Choice Behavior in Montreal over One and a Half Decades, TRIP Lab Working Paper 2013-1.
- Annelise Grube-Cavers and Zachary Patterson. Urban Rapid Rail Transit and Gentrification in Canadian Urban Centres – A Survival Analysis Approach, CIRRELT Paper 2013-06. CIRRELT, Montreal.
- Christopher Harding, Zachary Patterson and Luis Miranda-Moreno. Activity Space Geometry and Its Effect on Mode Choice. To be presented in session 731 of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2012. Washington, DC.