This is a selection of invited talks and other speaking engagements.

Kármán Conference 2024

May 27-28, 2024

"Digital Co-Creation for Interdisciplinary Urban Development", Invited speaker at the Kármán Conference on Sustainable Energy Transitions in the Built Environment, RWTH E.ON Energy Research Institute, Aachen, Germany.

Transport Research Arena 2024

April 17, 2024

"Deployment of Sustainable Mobility at National Level - from Policy to Implementation", Invited speaker at a Host Session of the Transport Research Arena 2024 (TRA2024), Dublin, Ireland. (link)

Austrian Technology Days 2024

March 16-23, 2024

"Technological pathways for climate-neutral mobility", Invited keynote speaker at the Austrian Technology Days 2024 in Chongqing, Foshan and Hong Kong in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Advantage Austria (WKO) and local authorities. (link)

Mixed Reality in Civil Engineering

January 29-30, 2024

"Digital co-creation as an interface between urban development and the mobility transition", Keynote at the Mixed Reality in Civil Engineering in Mobility Symposium, Vienna, Austria. (link)


July 27, 2023

"Digital Tools for User‐Centric Design", Lecture at the Green.Building.Solutions - Summer University, Vienna, Austria. (link)

International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations

June 26-30, 2023

"Integrated Mobility Management" & "Improving Traffic Management - Collaboration and Research Opportunities", Invited speaker and moderator at the International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations (ISFO2023), Vienna, Austria. (link)

Porsche Consulting

June 12, 2023

"Seamless Mobility – accessible to everyone, everywhere?", Invited panelist at the Mobility Lounge event hosted by Porsche Consulting, Berlin, Germany. (link)

Urban Land Institute

April 12, 2023

"Revitalizing urban spaces: Using digital planning for a sustainable transformation to the 15-minute city", Speaker at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austria, Vienna, Austria. (link)

ECCC Symposium

June 2-3, 2022

"Integrated Planning Paradigms for Sustainable Mobility", Invited speaker and panelist at the Einstein Center Climate Change (ECCC) symposium, Berlin, Germany. (link)

Austrian/Emirati Technology Day

March 22, 2022

"Mobility Solutions from Austria”, Invited keynote at the Austrian/Emirati Technology Day, Abu Dhabi, UAE. (link)

Re-Imagining Integrated Mobility Management Systems

April 29, 2021

"User-aware Mobility Management, an ECTRI Perspective”, Keynote at the 5th webinar on "Re-Imagining Integrated Mobility Management Systems" organized by ECTRI, US TRB, ERTICO, COTA and CHTS. (link)

Falling Walls

November 08, 2020

"Tech for Green at AIT", Invited panelist at the Falling Walls event at the Berlin Science Week. (link)

Verkehrswende 2020

September 15, 2020

"Making Mobility Work", Fachkonferenz Verkehrswende 2020, Vienna, Austria. (link)


July 8, 2020

GSV-Dialog "Intelligentes Management von Menschenströmen", Invited keynote and panel discussion, Vienna, Austria. (link)

European Cities Marketing

September 13, 2019

"An iterative approach to manage human mobility”, Invited keynote at the International Seminar on Innovation in Tourism Planning: Managing Capacity, Funding and Governance Strategies in Frequently Visited Places, Vienna, Austria. (link)

Vienna Tourist Board

May 5, 2019

"Novel Approaches for Managing Crowds in Tourism”, Invited keynote at the Workshop for the Visitor Economy Strategie 2025, Vienna Tourist Board, Vienna.

Operations Research

September 14, 2018

"A Data-driven Approach for Modeling and Managing Visitor Flows", Invited talk at the International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2018), Session on Crowd Modeling and Management, Brussels, Belgium. (link)

Inter-American Development Bank

August 17, 2018

"Transport Technology Pop-Up", Workshop with invited talk at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Washington D.C., USA. (link)

World Bank

March 22, 2018

"Industry 4.0 and Emerging Economies: The Future of Manufacturing-led Development and the Demand for Skills", Panel discussion at the Regional Innovation Forum for Europe and Central Asia, Bratislava, Slovakia. (link)

Transportation Research Board 

January 11, 2018

"Digitalization & Crowds – New Technologies to Understand and Manage Crowd Mobility", Invited keynote speech at the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting (TRB2018), Workshop on ITS for Crowd Management, Washington, D.C., USA. (link)

Urban Vienna 2017 

November 17, 2017

"Autonomous driving. The first step towards a sustainable change in our society through Artificial Intelligence?", Panel discussion at the Urban Vienna 2017, Vienna, Austria. (link


September 19, 2017

"Analysis and Optimization of Pedestrian Flows", Invited talk at the 17th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities WALK21, Pre-conference Workshop on Measuring Walking, Calgary, Canada. (link

Local Economic Development Forum Tbilisi 

September 13-15, 2017

"Integrated Urban Mobility Systems", 10th Local Economic Development Forum Tbilisi, Georgia. (link

Munich University of Applied Sciences

July 5, 2017

"Pedestrian Movements - Sensing, Simulating and Validating", Invited lecture at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics (Prof. Gerta Köster), Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany. 


June 8-9, 2017

"Mobilität der Zukunft - zu Fuß: Forschungs- und Innovationsansätze, Technologie", XI. Österreichische Fachkonferenz für FußgängerInnen 2017, "Zu Fuß nachhaltig bewegt & sicher - Mobilität der Zukunft”, Klagenfurt, Austria. (link

Vienna Business Agency

May 31, 2017

Business Treff "Automatisiertes Fahren", Project-Pitch: TransportBuddy - Autonomous Vehicle to Support Active Mobility & auto.Bus Seestadt, Vienna, Austria. (link


March 23, 2017

"Analysis and Optimization of Pedestrian Flows, Human Factors and Persuasive Technologies", Talk at the AIT/Frequentis Open Think Tank, Vienna, Austria. (link)

Tbilisi City Hall

December 5, 2016

"Smart City Training", Lecture at the Architecture Office of the Tbilisi City Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia. 


June 16-17, 2016

"Herausforderungen für den Fußverkehr durch neue selbstfahrende Mobilitätsdienste", X. Österreichische Fachkonferenz für FußgängerInnen 2016, "Gut zu Fuß - nahmobil aktiv & sicher", Baden, Austria. (link

Vienna University of Technology

April 19, 2016

"Human Centered Design for Public Spaces", Invited lecture at the Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Urban Design and Landcape Architecture, Vienna, Austria.


March 11, 2016

"A Unified Framework for Evaluating Microscopic Pedestrian Simulation Models", Invited talk at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory (Prof. Michel Bierlaire), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. (link

European Railway Summit 

November 19-20, 2015

"Dynamic Crowd Solutions in the Railway Area", 11th European Railway Summit organized by Business Circle and Österreichische Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (ÖVG), Vienna, Austria. (link

Northeastern University

November 12, 2015

"Understanding Crowd Behavior in Public Space", Invited lecture at the Northeastern University, Public Policy and Urban Affairs Department (Prof. Dietmar Offenhuber), Boston, MA, USA. (link


October 22, 2015

"How simulations can help us to design walkable spaces that respond to human needs", Walk21 Vienna 2015, Vienna, Austria. (link

Asian Development Bank

September 17, 2015

"How to Use Technology to Understand Human Mobility in Cities?", “How to Use Technology to Understand Urban Infrastructure and Human Mobility: A Hands-On Guide" hosted by Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines. (link


September 11, 2015

"How To Leverage Technologies To Improve Mobility?", Invited talk at the "Future of Tokyo" event hosted by Google and Mitsubishi Estate, Tokyo, Japan. (link)


November 25-27, 2014

"An Automatic Passenger Flow Control system for Mass Transport after Large Events", UITP Mena - 2nd Public Transport For Large Events Summit, Doha, Quatar. (link)

MIT Media Lab

October 10, 2014

"Impact of Mobility on the Cityscape and its People", MIT Media Lab - City Science Workshop, Boston, MA, USA.