Menendez, Monica, Dr.

Dr.  Monica Menendez

Dr. Monica Menendez

Gruppe Strassenverkehrstechnik 

HIL  F 37.2 

Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5

8093 Zürich

Switzerland

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Short Bio

Dr. Mónica Menéndez joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich as the Director of the Research Group “Traffic Engineering” in October 2010. Prior to that, she was a Management Consultant at Bain & Company's San Francisco office. She joined Bain after receiving a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. During her studies at UC Berkeley she received, among other awards, an “NSF Fellowship” in 2002, the “Gordon F. Newell Award” in 2006, and the “Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award” in 2006. Dr. Menendez also holds a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami, from where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002. Her research interests include traffic flow theory and operations, sustainable transportation, and logistics.

Education

2006

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering), Minors in Economics and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California at Berkeley

2003

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering), University of California at Berkeley

2002

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Miami
  • B.S. Architectural Engineering, University of Miami

Ongoing Projects

ConAuto Traffic control in a connected and automated vehicle environment

DIPLOMAT DesIgn, oPtimization and controL Of urban MultimodAl sysTems

Platoon Using truck platooning strategies to improve real time highway traffic operations

SignBus Using additional signals to provide priority to buses at signalized intersections

SPEED Rethinking speed limits in urban networks

Publications

Journal Items

Ge, Qiao, and Monica Menendez. 2017. Extending Morris method for qualitative global sensitivity analysis of models with dependent inputs. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 162: 28-39.
Saeednia, Mahnam, and Monica Menendez. 2017. A Consensus-Based Algorithm for Truck Platooning. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 18.2: 404-415.
Guler, S.I., and Monica Menendez. 2017. Methodology for estimating capacity and vehicle delays at unsignalized multimodal intersections. International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology
He, Haitao, Monica Menendez, and S. Ilgin Guler. 2017. Analytical evaluation of flexible sharing strategies on multi-modal arterial. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Yang, Kaidi, S. Ilgin Guler, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Isolated intersection control for various levels of vehicle technology: Conventional, connected, and automated vehicles. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 72: 109-129.
Ambühl, Lukas, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Data fusion algorithm for macroscopic fundamental diagram estimation. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 71: 184-197.
Cao, Jin, Monica Menendez, and Vasileios Nikias. 2016. The effects of on-street parking on the service rate of nearby intersections. Journal of Advanced Transportation 50.4: 406-420.
He, Haitao, S. Ilgin Guler, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Adaptive control algorithm to provide bus priority with a pre-signal. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 64: 28-44.
Guler, S. Ilgin, Vikash V. Gayah, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Bus priority at signalized intersections with single-lane approaches: A novel pre-signal strategy. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 63: 51-70.
Cao, Jin, Monica Menendez, and Rashid A. Waraich. 2016. Impacts of urban parking system on cruising traffic and policy development: The case of Zurich downtown area. Transportation

Monographs

Menendez, Monica. 2015. Speed versus capacity: Area speed limits and their potential effects on network capacity. In Optimale Geschwindigkeiten in Siedlungsgebieten, 177-179. Norderstedt: BoD - Books on Demand.

Conference Contributions

Gysin, Katrin, Lekshmi Sasidharan, and Monica Menendez. 2017. Are Roundabouts Really Safer than Intersections? Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Yang, Kaidi, Isabelle Tan, and Monica Menendez. 2017. A reinforcement learning based traffic signal control algorithm in a connected vehicle environment. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Zhang, Lingxuan, and Monica Menendez. 2017. Influence of urban blocks on road traffic: Analysis of the patterns shape using simulation techniques. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Ambühl, Lukas, Allister Loder, Monica Menendez, and Kay W. Axhausen. 2017. Performance of dynamic urban traffic allocation. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Balsa-Barreiro, José, Lukas Ambühl, Monica Menendez, and Rubén C. Lois. 2017. Representation of the degree of territorial cohesion by using travel-time maps from transport infrastructure networks. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Cao, Jin, Monica Menendez, and Rashid A. Waraich. 2017. Cruising-for-parking: Macroscopic modelling and insights on parking policies based on a case study from the city of Zurich. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB 2017), Washington, DC, USA, January 7-11.
Dakic, Igor, and Monica Menendez. 2017. Estimating a three-dimensional macroscopic fundamental diagram for bi-modal urban networks - Data fusion approach. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
He, Haitao, Monica Menendez, and Kaidi Yang. 2017. Autonomous vehicle for weaving sections. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Loder, Allister, Lukas Ambühl, Monica Menendez, and Kay W. Axhausen. 2017. Network features and MFD parameters. Paper presented at the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2017), Ascona, Switzerland, May 17-19.
Ortigosa, Javier, Nan Zheng, Monica Menendez, and Nikolas Geroliminis. 2017. Traffic performance and road space allocation in multimodal urban networks with an MFD representation. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB 2017), Washington, D.C., January 8-12.

Working Papers and other Publications

Hettinger, Yvette, Anne-Sophie Keller, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Tempo 80 gegen Stau: Im Gespräch mit Monica Menendez. Migros Magazin: MM 31.
He, Haitao, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Bad for Traffic: Swiss Drivers Change Lanes too Early in Weaving Areas. NSL-Newsletter 30.
Menendez, Monica, Javier Ortigosa, Lukas Ambühl, Kay W. Axhausen, Francesco Ciari, Patrick M. Bösch, Nikolas Geroliminis, and Nan Zheng. 2016. NetCap: Intermodale Strecken- /Linien- und Netzleistungsfähigkeit. Schriftenreihe 1563.
Ambühl, Lukas, Allister Loder, Monica Menendez, and Kay W. Axhausen. 2016. Empirical macroscopic fundamental diagrams: New insights from loop detector and floating car data. Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung 1174.
Ambühl, Lukas, and Monica Menendez. 2016. Datenfusion im Strassenverkehr = Data fusion for traffic monitoring. Jahresbericht = Annual report / D-BAUG, Departement Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik 2015: 121-121.
Loder, Allister, Lukas Ambühl, Monica Menendez, and Kay W. Axhausen. 2016. Empirics of multimodal traffic networks - Using the 3D macroscopic fundamental diagram. Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung 1229.
Menendez, Monica, Haitao He, and Marco Rothenfluh. 2016. WEAVE- Leistungsfähigkeit und Verkehrsqualität von Verflechtungsbereichen auf Hochleistungsstrassen. Zwischenbericht 2, Schweizerischen Verbandes der Strassen- und Verkehrsfachleute (VSS)
Menendez, Monica. 2016. Multimodal transport systems: Monitoring, modeling, and control.
Menendez, Monica. 2016. Parking and its relation with traffic in urban networks.
Menendez, Monica. 2016. Road space: Is more always better?

Courses

Spring semester 2017

Number Unit Lecturer
101-0437-10L Urban Mobility 
101-0438-00L Simulation of Transport Systems  M. Sojka,
M. Balmer,
Q. Ge
103-0488-00L Seminar in Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems  K. W. Axhausen,
B. T. Adey,
A. Grams Dietziker,
A. Grêt-Regamey,
M. Menendez,
U. A. Weidmann

Autumn semester 2016

Number Unit Lecturer
051-0821-16L Summer School: Learning from Havana  H. Klumpner,
A. Brillembourg,
M. Menendez,
C. Schmid
101-0437-00L Traffic Engineering  M. Menendez
101-0467-01L Transport Systems  U. A. Weidmann,
K. W. Axhausen,
M. Menendez,
M. Sinner
101-0489-02L Interdisciplinary Project  B. T. Adey,
M. Menendez
 
 
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