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Assoc. Prof. Jack Haddad
Head of TRI, Researcher
TRI Member
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Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Office: Rabin Building, 726
Phone: +972 -77-887-1742

Research Interests

  • Traffic flow modeling and control
  • Large-scale network management
  • Coordinated urban and freeway control
  • Traffic estimation and monitoring
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Automatic control theory: robust, adaptive, and optimal control


Jack Haddad is an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering with the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and the Head of the Technion Sustainable Mobility and Robust Transportation (T-SMART) Laboratory. He received all his degrees B.Sc. (2003), M.Sc. (2006), and Ph.D. (2010) in Transportation Engineering from the Technion. He served as a post-doctoral researcher (2010-2013) at the Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS), EPFL, Switzerland. In 2008, he was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His current research interests include autonomous vehicles, traffic flow modeling and control, large-scale complex networks, advanced transportation systems management, and public transportation.

Dr. Haddad is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee of Transportation Systems, and a member of the Executive Council of the Israeli Association for Automatic Control (IAAC). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and also serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Letters, and many international conferences. He was a recipient of the European Union Marie Curie, Career Integration Grant (CIG), “SMART – Sustainable Mobility and Robust Transportation”, and a recipient of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) grant with lab equipment, “ Urban traffic networks feedback control: new directions”.


2006 – 2010: Ph. D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Thesis title: Optimal Control for Isolated Signalized Intersections

2003 – 2006: M. Sc., Cum Laude, in Traffic Control, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Thesis title: A Model for Estimating Traffic Performance of Paired Signalised Intersections

1999 – 2003: B. Sc., Cum Laude, Transportation Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Experience

3.2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Transportation and Geo-Information Department, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

9.2010 – 3.2013: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

2.2008 – 10.2008: Ph.D. exchange student, Delft Center of Systems and Control, TU Delft, the Netherlands