Ricardo A Daziano
Ricardo A. Daziano received a PhD in economics from Laval University in 2010. He joined the CEE faculty in January 2011 adding a new dimension to the area of sustainable systems engineering in both teaching and research.
Daziano's research focuses on engineering decision making, specifically on theoretical and applied econometrics of consumer behavior and discrete choice models applied to technological innovation in transportation and energy. Daziano's specific empirical research interests include the analysis of air travel demand, the study of pro-environmental preferences toward low-emission vehicles, modeling the adoption of sustainable travel behavior, estimating willingness-to-pay for renewable energy, and forecasting consumers' response to environmentally-friendly energy sources.
Daziano teaches graduate courses in Microeconometrics of Discrete Choice and Transportation Energy Systems, and an undergraduate course in Engineering Economics and Management. Topics covered in his classes include economic models of decision making for engineering, analysis of choice microdata, statistical point and interval estimation, simulation-aided inference (Monte Carlo techniques), Bayesian econometrics, nonlinear optimization, and advanced numerical methods. He also teaches a Freshman Engineer Advising Seminar.
Undergraduate Academic Advising (CEE and ORIE), Undergraduate Research Advising, Graduate Admissions, Reviewer for several Academic Journals, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Proposal Reviewer, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies FRQNT (Group Research Grants in Industrial Engineering) Proposal Reviewer.
- 2015. "Inference on mode preferences, vehicle purchases, and the energy paradox using a Bayesian structural choice model." Transportation Research Part B 76: 1-26.
- 2015. "Analyzing the impact of a fatality index on a discrete, interurban mode choice model with latent safety, security, and comfort." Safety Science 78: 11-19. .
- 2015. "Reducing Automobile Dependency on Campus: Evaluating the Impact of TDM Using Stated Preferences." Canadian Public Policy 41 (1): 86-96. .
- 2015. "A hybrid-choice latent-class model for the analysis of the effects of weather on cycling demand." Transportation Research Part A 75: 217-250. .
- 2014. "Forecasting adoption of ultra-low-emission vehicles using Bayes estimates of a multinomial probit model and the GHK simulator." Transportation Science 48 (4): 671-683. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Barry McNutt TRB Paper Award (Transportation Energy Committee, TRB) 2008
- David Croll Fellowship 2012
- NSF CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2013
- BSc (Industrial Engineering), Universidad de Chile, 2001
- EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resources and Environmental Economics: Economics, Transport and Environment. Venice International University, 2009
- (Discrete Choice Models: Theory and Applications to Environment, Landscape, Transportation and Marketing), Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, 2009
- Ph D (Econometrics, Industrial Organization), Université Laval, 2010