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Erik Jenelius

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Associate Professor


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About me

Erik Jenelius has a background in Engineering Physics at KTH. During his PhD at KTH he analyzed the vulnerability of road networks against disruptions and became interested in applying quantitative methods to improve transport systems. He received his PhD degree in 2011 and became Docent in 2017. Since 2018 he is an Associate Professor in Public Transport Systems at KTH, and since 2019 he is the Head of the Division of Transport Planning within the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.

Erik is the Deputy Director of KTH Transport Platform, and steering group member of Centre for Traffic Research (CTR) and Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives (TRENoP). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation.

Current research

Erik’s research aims to tackle the challenges of congestion, crowding, and environmental impacts in urban transport systems. Research interests include data-driven mobility management, transportation network and resilience analysis, and public transport systems planning and operations.

Current teaching

Erik is course responsible and main teacher for the Bachelor level course Public Transport Systems, Buses and Rail. The course provides a basic knowledge of the condition, design, management and control of a public transportation system. Environmental impact, market, vehicle systems, planning, financing and organization are treated on a general level. He is also course responsible and teacher for the Master level course Public Transport, which covers more advanced aspects of public transport planning, operations, analysis and evaluation.

At the PhD level, Erik teaches the courses Topics in Transport Science Part 1 and 2. The courses help doctoral students to situate themselves in the broad field of transport science and to get exposed to, become visible in, and familiarize themselves with the international research landscape. He also regularly supervises theses at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.


Degree Project in Civil Engineering, First Cycle (AH101X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Railway and Rail Traffic, Second Cycle (AH204X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Transport Science, Second Cycle (AH203X), examiner | Course web

Public Transport (AH2173), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Public Transport Systems, Buses and Rail, BC (AH1025), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Topics in Transport Science, Part 1 (FAH3460), examiner, teacher | Course web

Topics in Transport Science, Part 2 (FAH3462), examiner, teacher | Course web

Traffic Simulation Modelling and Applications (FAH3002), examiner | Course web