Lissy La Paix Puello es Doctora por la Escuela de Ingeniera de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Máster en Sistemas Aeroportuarios (UPM-2007), Especialista en Transportes Terrestres (UPM-2007), Ingeniera Civil (INTEC-2004), con especialización en Administración de la Construcción (INTEC-2005). Durante los años 2005-2006 trabajó en EPSA-LABCO Ingenieros Consultores (República Dominicana). En el año 2007 trabajó en INTECSA-INARSA, Grupo SNC-Lavalin.  Durante 2008-2012 fue Investigadora el Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Participó en proyectos nacionales y europeos sobre planificación del transporte, modelización, estimación de demanda y evaluación de proyectos. Desarrolló su tesis doctoral en la línea de investigación de modelos de elección discreta con variables latentes para la demanda del transporte. Ha realizado estancias de investigación en la Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL,2010) Technical University of Denmark y (DTU, 2011).

 

Dr. Ing. Lissy La Paix Puello has about 10 years of experience in transport studies. She is lecturer, assistant professor, at the Centre for Transport Studies in the University of Twente. She is Doctor by the Civil Engineering faculty of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, with Master of Science and Civil Engineering degree.

 She has worked in several national and international research projects with base in Spain and the Netherlands. Her expertise covers discrete choice models, travel behaviour,  quantitative and qualitative methods applied to accessibility, spatial analysis and urban transport planning. She has collaborated in several project proposals across Europe. She was recently granted by University of Twente with incentive funds for talent woman. 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. As a lecturer at University of Twente, she has coordinated (2) master courses, supervised master thesis (15) and PhD (4) dissertations. She also worked as postdoctoral research at University of Twente on the project ‘Transit Oriented Development in Randstad South wing’. Previously, she was researcher at the Centre of Transport Research TRANSyT-UPM, where she worked in national and international research projects. Dr. Lissy La Paix has presented more than 35 conference papers in high standing conferences around the world.

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 fellowships and prizes for excellent marks.

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