As part of the center's structure, Professional Committees were established to cover the relevant research topics. The committees consist of researchers from the academy, the industry and the public sector. Six committees operate in core transportation domains and three committees focus on methodological directions and enabling technologies.


  • Define focus areas and recommend activities
  • Define priorities
  • Define Call for Research topics
  • Take part in proposals' review and selection
  • Gather cutting-edge knowledge and activities in the committee domain
  • Bring together stakeholders in the field
  • Identify strategic interfaces and encourage research collaboration
  • Provide cutting edge knowledge to the center’s newsletter, portal, center conferences and workshops


Vehicles and Transport Modes
Traffic Management and Control
Innovative Transportation Services
Policy, Transportation Planning and Smart Cities
Road Users' Behavior
Mobility Safety and Security
Big Data and Data Analytics
Automation and Connectivity
Models and Algorithms


Committees members come from the academia, the industry and the public sector. If you would like to join one of our committees, you are welcome to fill out either our Academic Survey or  our Stakeholders Survey (in Hebrew), or to contact the relevant Committee Chair (see below).


The Committee Chairs’ Forum discusses the center’s strategic issues and recommends research directions.

Below you can find details about the Chairs of each Professional Committee. If you would like to get involved in one of the Committees' work, you are welcome to contact its Chair directly.

Committee Chairs
Professional CommitteeChairUniversityFaculty/DepartmentResearch Interest
Vehicles and Transport Modes Prof. Amir ShapiroBen-Gurion University of the NegevDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringLocomotion of Multi-Limbed Mechanisms in Unstructured Complex Environments, Motion Planning Algorithms for Multi-Limbed Robots, Robot Grasping-Design, Control, and Stability Analysis, Climbing Robots, Snake Like Robots, Multi-Robot On-Line Motion Planning, and Agriculture Robotics
Traffic Management and Control Prof. Nathan GartnerAriel UniversityThe Department of Civil EngineeringTransportation Systems Analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Optimization and Simulation of Transportation Systems, Project Design and Evaluation
Innovative Transportation Services Dr. Yuval HadasBar-Ilan UniversityDepartment of ManagementPublic Transportation, Logistic distribution systems, Routing, Network planning, Evaquaction and Emergency, Logistic Information Systems, GIS in Transportation and Logistics
Policy, Transportation Planning and Smart Cities Prof. Eyal YanivBar-Ilan UniversityGraduate School of Business Administration; Bar-Ilan Center for Smart CitiesInnovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and Smart Cities
Road Users' Behavior Prof. Erel AvineriAfeka Tel Aviv Academic College of EngineeringDepartment of Industrial Engineering and ManagementIntelligent Transportation Systems, Travel behavior, Connected Vehicles, Private Rapid Transit
Mobility Safety and Security Prof. Wafa EliasSami Shamoon College of EngineeringCivil Engineering DepartmentTravel Behavior, Road Safety, Sustainability and Security in Transport
Big Data and Data Analytics Dr. Ayelet Gal-TzurRuppin Academic CenterFaculty of EngineeringMobility Management, Social Media in Transportation, Transport-related Information Quality, Big Data, Transport and Tourism
Automation and Connectivity Dr. Igal BilikBen-Gurion University of the NegevDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences​
Automotive Radar, Smart Sensing, AI For Radar, Sensor Fusion
Models and Algorithms Prof. Alfred M. BrucksteinTechnionFaculty of Computer ScienceTraffic Models, Swarming Behaviors, Multi-Agent Systems, Emergent Behaviors Due To Local Interactions