Rolf Moeckel

Fellowship
Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track

Institution
Technical University of Munich

Department
Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

Focus Group
Modeling Spatial Mobility

Short CV

From 1996 to 2002, Rolf Moeckel studied Spatial Planning at the Technical University Dortmund and, funded by a Fulbright Scholarship, at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2006, he completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Dortmund in land use modeling, where he developed the first firm microsimulation that was fully integrated with a travel demand model. After graduation, he spent six years with the consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York, NY and Albuquerque, NM as a Principal Professional Associate. During those years, he designed and implemented numerous travel demand models, including traditional four-step models, activity-based models, mode choice models, and freight models. He also developed the microscopic land-use model SILO (www.silo.zone). From 2013 to 2015, he conducted his postdoctoral research at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, where he tightly integrated the SILO with travel demand models. In 2015, Rolf Moeckel joined TUM as a Rudolf Mößbauer Professor, where he focuses integrated land-use/transportation modeling.

Selected Awards

2007 Doctoral dissertation prize of the University of Dortmund, top thesis in Spatial Planning

2007 WCTRS Certificate of Honorable Mention: 2nd best paper of young authors under 35 at the 11th World Conference on Transport Research in Berkeley, CA, June 24 - 28

2005 CUPUM '05 Prize Paper, Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management in London, June 29 - July 1

2005 Travel Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the workshop on Integrated Land Use - Transport (LU-T) Modeling at University of Toronto, January 14 - 15

2004 Scholarship of the Westphalia Foundation (Germany) for participation at a Ph.D. Summer School in Aalborg, Denmark, August 21 - 28

2000 Fulbright Fellowship for study at University of Washington, Seattle, September 2000 - July 2001

Research Interests

Rolf Moeckel focuses on the development and application of transportation and land-use models. Such models are used to assess the impact of infrastructure investment and planning policies before they are implemented. Rolf Moeckel has authored three different land use models, ranging from highly aggregate to microscopic approaches. Furthermore, he has designed and implemented numerous person travel and freight models, ranging from traditional aggregate to advanced activity-based approaches. He pays particular attention to the spatial resolution of models, analyzing the impact of both network and zonal resolution.

Selected Publications

  • Moeckel, Rolf; Mishra, Sabyasachee; Ducca, Fred; Weidner, Tara: Modeling complex Megaregion systems: Horizontal and vertical integration for a Megaregion Model. IJT 3 (1), 2015, 69-90.
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Donnelly, Rick: Gradual rasterization: redefining spatial resolution in transport modelling. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 0 (0), 2015.
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Modeling constraints versus modeling utility maximization: Improving policy sensitivity for integrated land-use/transportation models. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2015 .
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Huntsinger, Leta; Donnelly, Rick: Microscopic trip generation: Adding fidelity to trip-based travel demand models. Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, 2015, 7-10.
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Fussell, Rhett; Donnelly, Rick: Mode choice modeling for long-distance travel. Transportation Letters 7 (1), 2014, 35-46.
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Firm location choice vs. employment location choice in microscopic simulation models. Employment location in cities and regions (models and applications. Advances in Spatial Science Series), 2013, 223-242.
  • Donnelly, R; Erhardt, G.D.; Moeckel, R.; Davidson, W. A.: Advanced Practices in Travel Forecasting. A synthesis of Highway Practice. NCHRP Report, 2010.
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Simulation of firms as a planning support system to limit urban sprawl of jobs. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36 (5), 2009, 883-905.
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Business Location Decisions and Urban Sprawl. A Microsimulation of Business Relocation and Firmography. Blaue Reihe Band 126, 2007.
  • Moekel, Rolf; Spiekermann, Klaus; Schürmann, Carsten; Wegener, Michael: Microsimulation of Land Use. International Journal of Urban Sciences 7 (1), 2003, 14-31.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2020

  • Bhaduri, Eeshan, Goswami, Arkopal and Moeckel, Rolf: How sustainable is the growth of mass transit system in developing countries – an Indian perspective. Transport Research Procedia, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Knaap, Gerrit, Engelberg, Dan, Avin, Uri, Erdogan, Sevgi, Finio, Nick, Ducca, Fred, Moeckel, Rolf, Clagget, Peter and Shahumyan, Harutyu: Modeling Sustainability Scenarios in the Baltimore – Washington Region: Implications for Methodology and Policy. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Impact of simulation-based traffic noise on rent prices. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 78, 2020, 102191 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf, Kuehnel, Nico, Llorca, Carlos, Moreno, Ana Tsui and Rayaprolu, Hema: Agent-based Simulation to Improve Policy Sensitivity of Trip-Based Models. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Ploetner, Kay, Rothfeld, Raoul, Shamiyeh, Michael, Kabel, Stefanie, Frank, F., Straubinger, Anna, Llorca, Carlos, Fu, Mengying, Moreno, Ana, Pukhova, Alona, Zhang, Qin, Al Haddad, Christelle, Wagner, Harry, Antoniou, Costantinos, Moeckel, Rolf: Long-term Application Potential of Urban Air Mobility Complementing Public Transport: An Upper Bavaria Example. CEAS Aeronautical Journal: An Official Journal of the Council of European Aerospace Societies, 2020 more… BibTeX

2019

  • Creutzig, Felix; Franzen, Martina; Moeckel, Rolf; Heinrichs, Dirk; Nagel, Kai; Nieland, Simon; Weisz, Helga: Leveraging digitalization for sustainability in urban transport. Global Sustainability 2, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cui, Yuchen; Moeckel, Rolf: Defining the resolution of a network for transportation analyses: A new methodology and algorithm. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 2019, 239980831983430 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Kii, Masanobu; Moeckel, Rolf; Thill, Jean-Claude: Land use, transport, and environment interactions: WCTR 2016 contributions and future research directions. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 77, 2019, 101335 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Kaddoura, Ihab; Moeckel, Rolf: Noise Shielding in an Agent-Based Transport Model Using Volunteered Geographic Data. Procedia Computer Science 151, 2019, 808-813 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Amini, Sasan; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Moeckel, Rolf: Validation of an agent-based travel demand model with floating car data. Transportation Research Procedia 37, 2019, 242-249 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Moeckel, Rolf: Effects of scaling down the population for agent-based traffic simulations. Procedia Computer Science 151, 2019, 782-787 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Winkler, Christian; Mocanu, Tudor; Moeckel, Rolf: Long-distance and daily travel demand: integration of various travel markets and modelling approaches. Procedia Computer Science 151, 2019, 788-793 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Silva, Cat; Clifton, Kelly; Moeckel, Rolf: Observational method and coding framework for analyzing the functionality of unprotected bicycle lanes. Transportation Research Procedia 41, 2019, 559-571 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Zhang, Qin; Clifton, Kelly J.; Moeckel, Rolf: Investigate an Appropriate Spatial Resolution for Large-scaled Pedestrian Travel Demand Model. Transportation Research Procedia 41, 2019, 324-327 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Zhang, Qin; Clifton, Kelly J.; Moeckel, Rolf; Orrego-Oñate, Jaime: Household Trip Generation and the Built Environment: Does More Density Mean More Trips? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2019, 036119811984185 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Zhang, Qin; Clifton, Kelly J.; Moeckel, Rolf; Orrego-Oñate, Jaime: Household Trip Generation and the Built Environment: Does More Density Mean More Trips? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2673 (5), 2019, 596-606 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2018

  • Llorca, Carlos; Ji, Joanna; Molloy, Joseph; Möckel, Rolf: The usage of location based big data and trip planning services for the estimation of a long-distance travel demand model. Predicting the impacts of a new high speed rail corridor. Research in Transportation Economics 72, 2018, 27-36 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Molloy, Joseph; Ji, Joanna; Moeckel, Rolf: Estimation of a Long-Distance Travel Demand Model using Trip Surveys, Location-Based Big Data, and Trip Planning Services. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2672 (47), 2018, 103-113 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Llorca Garcia, Carlos; Moreno Chou, Ana Tsui; Okrah, Matthew Bediako: Trends in integrated land use/transport modeling: An evaluation of the state of the art. Journal of Transport and Land Use 11 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moreno, Ana T.; Michalski, Andrzej; Llorca, Carlos; Moeckel, Rolf: Shared Autonomous Vehicles Effect on Vehicle-Km Traveled and Average Trip Duration. Journal of Advanced Transportation 2018, 2018, 1-10 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moreno, Ana; Moeckel, Rolf: Population Synthesis Handling Three Geographical Resolutions. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (5), 2018, 174 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rayaprolu, Hema S; Llorca, Carlos; Moeckel, Rolf: Impact of bicycle highways on commuter mode choice: A scenario analysis. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 2018, 239980831879733 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2017

  • Ana Tsui Moreno, Rolf Möckel: A framework to respect travel time budgets as constraint for microscopic destination choice modeling. Proceddings of the 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Carlos Llorca, AnaTsui Moreno, Rolf Möckel: Effects of Shared Autonomous Vehicles on the Level of Service in the Greater Munich Metropolitan Area. International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems in Theory and Practice, mobil.TUM (Transportation Research Procedia), 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Working from Home: Modeling the Impact of Telework on Transportation and Land Use. Transportation Research Procedia 26, 2017, 207-214 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Modeling the Impact of Communications Technologies on Travel Behavior and Land Use. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2658 (1), 2017, 8-16 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Huntsinger, Leta; Donnelly, Rick: From Macro to Microscopic Trip Generation: Representing Heterogeneous Travel Behavior. The Open Transportation Journal 11 (1), 2017, 31-43 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Lewis, Rebecca: Two decades of smart growth in Maryland (U.S.A): impact assessment and future directions of a national leader. Urban, Planning and Transport Research 5 (1), 2017, 22-37 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Molloy, Joseph; Moeckel, Rolf: Automated design of gradual zone systems. Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards 2 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Molloy, Joseph; Moeckel, Rolf: Improving Destination Choice Modeling Using Location-Based Big Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6 (9), 2017, 291 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moreno, Ana Tsui; Moeckel, Rolf: A Framework to Respect Travel Time Budgets as Constraint for Microscopic Destination Choice Modeling. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • R. Moeckel and R. Donnelly: Mega-region modeling on the rise: how statewide models morph into mega-region models. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Shahumyan, Harutyun, Williams, Brendan, Knaap, Gerrit Knaap, Ustaoglu, Eda Ustaoglu and Rolf Möckel: Coupling distinct models to inform integrated urban development policy decisions: international applications. ocial Simulations Conference, 2017 more… BibTeX

2016

  • A. T. Moreno, and R. Moeckel: Microscopic Destination Choice: Incorporating Travel Time Budgets as Constraints. 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • D. Yang; R. Moeckel, D; . Engelberg; F. Ducca,: Planning for Sustainability at the Regional Level: An Integrated Transportation, Land Use and Environment Modeling System. 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • Dawkins, Casey; Moeckel, Rolf: Transit-Induced Gentrification: Who Will Stay, and Who Will Go? Housing Policy Debate 26 (4-5), 2016, 801-818 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • H. Shahumyan, R. Moeckel, P. Claggett, and F. Ducca: Integration of Land Use and Land Cover Models: Linking Two Siblings to Improve Simulation of Location Choice. 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • M. B. Okrah; G. Wulfhorst; R. Moeckel: Finding the optimal level of spatial resolution for handling non-motorized travel in macroscopic travel demand models. 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Constraints in household relocation: Modeling land-use/transport interactions that respect time and monetary budgets. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Donnelly, Rick: A model for national freight flows, distribution centers, empty trucks and urban truck movements. Transportation Planning and Technology 39 (7), 2016, 693-711 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Nagel, Kai: Maintaining Mobility in Substantial Urban Growth Futures. Transportation Research Procedia 19, 2016, 70-80 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rolf Moeckel; Di Yang: Car Ownership and the Impact of Built Environment, Demographics and Transport Systems. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture 10 (5), 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Shahumyan, Harutyun; Moeckel, Rolf: Integration of land use, land cover, transportation, and environmental impact models: Expanding scenario analysis with multiple modules. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 44 (3), 2016, 531-552 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Ziemke, Dominik; Nagel, Kai; Moeckel, Rolf: Towards an Agent-based, Integrated Land-use Transport Modeling System. Procedia Computer Science 83, 2016, 958-963 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2015

  • Moeckel, Rolf: Modeling constraints versus modeling utility maximization: Improving policy sensitivity for integrated land-use/transportation models. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2015 more… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Donnelly, Rick: Gradual rasterization: redefining spatial resolution in transport modelling. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Huntsinger, Leta; Donnelly, Rick: Microscopic trip generation: Adding fidelity to trip-based travel demand models. Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, 2015, 7-10 more… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Mishra, Sabyasachee; Ducca, Fred; Weidner, Tara: Modeling complex Megaregion systems: Horizontal and vertical integration for a Megaregion Model. IJT 3 (1), 2015, 69-90 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )