Antunes, António Pais

Research Group 4 - Transport Engineering and Management (TEM)
Antunes, António Pais

Diploma in Civil Engineering (5 years), University of Coimbra, Portugal
PhD in Applied Sciences (Branch Spatial Planning), University of Louvain, Belgium


António Pais Antunes is a professor at the University of Coimbra (UC). He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering (5 years) from the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Applied Sciences, branch Spatial Planning, from the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium. In the 1980s, he worked for the Centro Region Development Commission, in Portugal. He was the Director of Planning of this commission when the country joined the European Community. The fact that he took part then in many decision processes involving social infrastructure partly explains why the subject of his doctoral program was facility location. Later, he has participated in the preparation of master plans for ten Portuguese municipalities, of various sizes and in different parts of the country, being the coordinator of the technical team for three of them. In the mid 1990s, he decided to focus on his academic career at the UC, teaching Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering. Initially, his main research area was facility location but, progressively, he extended his interests to transport planning and, more recently, to land-use/transport planning. Up to now, he has supervised 16 PhD students and authored over 150 scientific publications, including 37 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Many of these publications originate from studies carried out in the UC under contract with public entities or private firms. António Pais Antunes currently acts as Director of the Doctoral Program in Transport Systems offered jointly by the University of Coimbra, the University of Porto, and the Technical University of Lisbon, and Member of the Coordination Team of the MIT Portugal Program. Also, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, area of Future Urban Mobility. He was a Visiting Scholar of Princeton University in 1997/98 and an Invited Professor at EPF Lausanne in 2010/11 (2nd Semester).

Recent Publications (2010-):
Bigotte, J.F., Krass, D., Antunes, A.P., Berman, O., “Integrated modeling of urban hierarchy and transportation network planning”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 44A(7), 506-522, 2010.
Pinto, N.N., Antunes, A.P., “A cellular automata model based on irregular cells: Application to small urban areas”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 37(6), 1095- 1114, 2010.
Repolho, H.M., Church, R.L., Antunes, A.P., “Optimum location of motorway interchanges: Users' perspective”, Journal of Transportation Engineering ASCE 136(11), 956-963, 2010.
Ribeiro, A., Antunes, A.P., Paez, A., “Road accessibility and cohesion in lagging regions: Empirical evidence from Portugal based on spatial econometric models”, Journal of Transport Geography 18(1), 125-132, 2010.
Santos, B.F., Antunes, A.P., Miller, E.J., “Interurban road network planning model with accessibility and robustness objectives”, Transportation Planning and Technology 33(3), 297-313, 2010.
Zeferino, J.A., Antunes, A.P., Cunha, M.C., “Multi-objective model for regional wastewater systems planning”, Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems 27(2), 95-106, 2010.
Fernandes, L.M., Júdice, J.J., Sherali, H.D., Antunes, A.P., “Siting and sizing of facilities under probabilistic demands”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 149(2), 420-440, 2011.
Correia, G., Antunes, A., "Optimization approach to depot location and trip selection in one-way carsharing systems", Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 48(1), 233-247 2012.
Repolho, H.M., Church, R.L., Antunes, A.P., “Optimization model for the location of motorway interchanges: Concessionaires' perspective”, Journal of Transportation Engineering ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000293 (pre-print).
Frade, I., Ribeiro, A., Gonçalves, G., Antunes, A.P., “Optimization model for locating electric vehicle charging stations in central urban areas”, Transportation Research Record (in press).