Rolf Moeckel

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

  • 2016, Scholarship for the TRB Chan Wui & Yunyin Rising Star Workshop during a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2
  • 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

2021

  • Faroqi, Hamed; Moeckel, Rolf; Mesbah, Mahmoud: Temporal distribution of sociodemographic characteristics at transit stops. Transportation Planning and Technology 44 (2), 2021, 208-221 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kii, Masanobu; Goda, Yuki; Vichiensan, Varameth; Miyazaki, Hiroyuki; Moeckel, Rolf: Assessment of Spatiotemporal Peak Shift of Intra-Urban Transportation Taking a Case in Bangkok, Thailand. Sustainability 13 (12), 2021, 6777 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kii, Masanobu; Vichiensan, Varameth; Llorca, Carlos; Moreno, Ana; Moeckel, Rolf; Hayashi, Yoshitsugu: Impact of Decentralization and Rail Network Extension on Future Traffic in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Sustainability 13 (23), 2021, 13196 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Huang, Wei-Chieh; Moeckel, Rolf: Environmental Equity Analysis in Agent-Based Transport Simulations: A Study on Causation and Exposure. Procedia Computer Science 184, 2021, 650-655 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Ziemke, Dominik; Moeckel, Rolf: Traffic noise feedback in agent-based Integrated Land-Use/Transport Models. Journal of Transport and Land Use 14 (1), 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Moeckel, Rolf: Assesment of the potential of cargo bikes and electrification for last-mile parcel delivery by means of simulation of urban freight flows. European Transport Research Review 13 (1), 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Mahajan, Vishal; Kuehnel, Nico; Intzevidou, Aikaterini; Cantelmo, Guido; Moeckel, Rolf; Antoniou, Constantinos: Data to the people: a review of public and proprietary data for transport models. Transport Reviews, 2021, 1-26 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Pukhova, A.; Llorca, C.; Moreno, A.; Staves, C.; Zhang, Q.; Moeckel, R.: Flying taxis revived: Can Urban air mobility reduce road congestion? Journal of Urban Mobility 1, 2021, 100002 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Pukhova, Alona; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Llorca, Carlos; Huang, Wei-Chieh; Moeckel, Rolf: Agent-Based Simulation of Long-Distance Travel: Strategies to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Passenger Aviation. Urban Planning 6 (2), 2021, 271-284 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zwick, Felix; Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf; Axhausen, Kay W.: Ride-Pooling Efficiency in Large, Medium-Sized and Small Towns -Simulation Assessment in the Munich Metropolitan Region. Procedia Computer Science 184, 2021, 662-667 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zwick, Felix; Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf; Axhausen, Kay W.: Agent-based simulation of city-wide autonomous ride-pooling and the impact on traffic noise. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 90, 2021, 102673 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2020

  • Ahmed, Usman; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Moeckel, Rolf: Microscopic activity sequence generation: a multiple correspondence analysis to explain travel behavior based on socio-demographic person attributes. Transportation, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Impact of simulation-based traffic noise on rent prices. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 78, 2020, 102191 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Ziemke, Dominik; Moeckel, Rolf; Nagel, Kai: The end of travel time matrices: Individual travel times in integrated land use/transport models. Journal of Transport Geography 88, 2020, 102862 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Agent-based integrated land use/transport models: a study on scale factors and transport model simulation intervals. Procedia Computer Science 170, 2020, 733-738 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Silva, Cat; Kuehnel, Nico; Moreno, Ana; Zhang, Qin; Kii, Masanobu; Moeckel, Rolf: Integration of Land Use and Transport to Reach Sustainable Development Goals: Will Radical Scenarios Actually Get Us There? Sustainability 12 (23), 2020, 9795 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Heilig, Michael; Hilgert, Tim; Kagerbauer, Martin: Benefits of Integrating Microscopic Land Use and Travel Demand Models: Location Choice, Time Use & Stability of Travel Behavior. Transportation Research Procedia 48, 2020, 1956-1967 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Kuehnel, Nico; Llorca, Carlos; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Rayaprolu, Hema: Agent-Based Simulation to Improve Policy Sensitivity of Trip-Based Models. Journal of Advanced Transportation 2020, 2020, 1-13 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 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 11, 2020, 991–1007 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Silva, Cat; Moeckel, Rolf; Clifton, Kelly: Proof of Concept for a Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Interactions Occurring on Bicycle Facilities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2674 (10), 2020, 94-104 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zhang, Shihang; Moeckel, Rolf; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Shuai, Bin; Gao, Jie: A work-life conflict perspective on telework. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 141, 2020, 51-68 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Fadhil, Dimas Numan; Moeckel, Rolf; Rothfeld, Raoul: GIS-based Infrastructure Requirement Analysis for an Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicle-based Transportation System. Transportation Research Procedia 41, 2019, 101-103 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Moeckel, Rolf: Effects of scaling down the population for agent-based traffic simulations. Procedia Computer Science 151, 2019, 782-787 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Llorca, Carlos; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Moeckel, Rolf: A tool for long-term predictions of road safety based on travel demand modeling and network characteristics. Transportation Research Procedia 41, 2019, 414-425 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Seyedabrishami, Seyedehsan; Izadi, Arash Rasa; Rayaprolu, Hema Sharanya; Moeckel, Rolf: Car ownership: A joint model for number of cars and fuel types. Transportation Research Procedia 41, 2019, 572-576 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2018

  • Llorca, Carlos; Ji, Joanna; Molloy, Joseph; Moeckel, 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Integrated Transportation and Land Use Models. Transportation Research Board, 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moreno, Ana; Moeckel, Rolf: Population Synthesis Handling Three Geographical Resolutions. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (5), 2018, 174 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 47 (4), 2018, 662-677 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX
  • Llorca, Carlos; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Moeckel, Rolf: 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 mehr… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rick Donnelly and Rolf: Statewide and Megaregional Travel Forecasting Models: Freight and Passenger. Transportation Research Board, 2017 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf: Working from Home: Modeling the Impact of Telework on Transportation and Land Use. Transportation Research Procedia 26, 2017, 207-214 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Donnelly, Rick: Mega-region modeling on the rise: how statewide models morph into mega-region models. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Molloy, Joseph; Moeckel, Rolf: Automated design of gradual zone systems. Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards 2 (1), 2017 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Molloy, Joseph; Moeckel, Rolf: Improving Destination Choice Modeling Using Location-Based Big Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6 (9), 2017, 291 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX
  • Shahumyan, Harutyun; Williams, Brendan; Knaap, Gerrit; Ustaoglu; Eda Ustaoglu; Moeckel, Rolf: Coupling distinct models to inform integrated urban development policy decisions: international applications. Social Simulations Conference, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • 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), 2017, 531-552 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2016

  • Dawkins, Casey; Moeckel, Rolf: Transit-Induced Gentrification: Who Will Stay, and Who Will Go? Housing Policy Debate 26 (4-5), 2016, 801-818 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Di Yang; Rolf Moeckel; Daniel Engelberg; Fred Ducca,: Planning for Sustainability at the Regional Level: An Integrated Transportation, Land Use and Environment Modeling System. 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • 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 mehr… 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 mehr… 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Nagel, Kai: Maintaining Mobility in Substantial Urban Growth Futures. Transportation Research Procedia 19, 2016, 70-80 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Moreno, Ana Tsui.; Moeckel,Rolf: Microscopic Destination Choice: Incorporating Travel Time Budgets as Constraints. World Conference on Transport Research - WCTR 2016, 2016 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Ziemke, Dominik; Nagel, Kai; Moeckel, Rolf: Towards an Agent-based, Integrated Land-use Transport Modeling System. Procedia Computer Science 83, 2016, 958-963 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… BibTeX
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Donnelly, Rick: Gradual rasterization: redefining spatial resolution in transport modelling. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 2015 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( 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 mehr… 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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )