Dr. Ing. Lissy La Paix

Dr. Ing. Lissy La Paix (female) is appointed assistant professor at the Centre for Transport Studies in the University of Twente. She is Doctor by the Civil Engineering faculty Technical University of Madrid (2012), Master of Science (2007), and Civil Engineering degree (2004) by Technical University of Santo Domingo (INTEC). She has worked in several international projects. Her expertise covers discrete choice models, travel behaviour,  quantitative and qualitative methods applied to accessibility, spatial analysis and urban transport planning. From 2008-2012, she was researcher at the Centre of Transport Research TRANSyT-UPM, where she collaborated in several national and international research projects. She has collaborated in Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-Or) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and DTU-Transport at Technical University of Denmark, and as consultant in Dominican Republic and Spain.

Dr. Lissy La Paix is expert on modelling travel behaviour. Her thesis titled “Modelling the impact of built environment, geographical scales and latent constructs on individual travel behaviour” was awarded cum laude by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. During her education period, she was awarded with a doctoral fellowship, two postgraduate fellowships and three prizes for excellent marks. She was recently granted by the Female Faculty Network of the University of Twente with incentive funds for talent woman. Dr. La Paix has worked as researcher in many countries in Europe (Switzerland, Denmark, Spain and Netherlands) and has worked as transport consultant in Dominican Republic and Spain. She has presented more than 20 conference papers around the world, including high standing conferences in different continents -Europe, north, Latin America and south America, and Africa.