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Abderrahman Ait Ali

Principal Research Engineer


Abderrahman holds an engineering diploma (in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics) from INP Grenoble Institute of Technology as well as a master’s degree (in Computer Science and Engineering) from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In November 2020, he got a PhD (in Infra-Informatics) from Linköping University.

Abderrahman (or Abdou for short) is currently sharing his time between Linköping University and the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). The focus of his research is mainly on transport economics, cost-benefit analysis, operations research, and mathematical optimization. His works with applications to different transport and railway problems such as capacity allocation, demand estimation, scheduling, maintenance planning, and traffic information.
Besides research, Abdou is also interested in linguistics, photography, and history. He is also contributing to different open-source projects such as Wikipedia.

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Abderrahman Ait Ali, Tomas Lidén (2022) Minimal utilization rate for railway maintenance windows: a cost-benefit approach European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Vol. 22, p. 108-131 Continue to DOI
Abderrahman Ait Ali, Jonas Eliasson, Jennifer Warg (2022) Are commuter train timetables consistent with passengers' valuations of waiting times and in-vehicle crowding? Transport Policy, Vol. 116, p. 188-198 Continue to DOI
Abderrahman Ait Ali, Jonas Eliasson (2022) The value of additional data for public transport origin-destination matrix estimation Public Transport, Vol. 14, p. 419-439 Continue to DOI
Abderrahman Ait Ali, Jonas Eliasson (2022) European Railway Deregulation: An overview of market organization and capacity allocation Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, Vol. 18, p. 594-618 Continue to DOI


Abderrahman Ait Ali (2020) Methods for Capacity Allocation in Deregulated Railway Markets