Hussein Mahfouz is a PhD student at the Leeds Institute of Transport Studies (ITS). His research focuses on the integration of public transport with Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT), with the aim of understanding whether DRT could help decrease car use and overall vehicle-km on the road network. He is using spatial data mining and agent-based transport models to study the impact of targeted local interventions on energy demand through mode shift and overall fleet utilization.
Prior to starting his PhD, Hussein worked as a transport consultant in Cairo on projects for International Finance Institutions, the public sector, and NGOs. Previous projects he worked on include the Greater Cairo Region Mobility Assessment and Public Transport Improvement Study (MAPTIS), and the Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (GUMAP).