UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Prof Michael Maher

Prof Michael Maher

Honorary Professor

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2014

Research summary

Mike Maher is a specialist in the mathematical and statistical modelling of transport problems.  In over 40 years of research, he has worked mainly in the areas of network modelling (traffic assignment, OD estimation), optimisation methodology, and traffic safety modelling (predictive accident modelling, and regression to the mean).  He has held a number of EPSRC research grants, published in excess of 130 papers, and is a Fellow of the Transport Research Foundation and of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. 


University of Cambridge
PhD, Mathematical Modelling | 1970
University of Cambridge
BA, Engineering Science | 1966


After graduating from the University of Cambridge, with an MA and PhD, Mike worked at the Centre for transport Studies at the University of Leeds from 1970 -1974; and then at the Department of probability & Statistics at the University of Sheffield from 1974 - 1987.  He then spent seven years at the Transport Research Laboratory in Crowthorne, UK, before moving to Napier University, Edinburgh.  Since retiring from Napier in 2007, he has been a part-time Research Professor in the Mathematical Analysis of Transport Systems at the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds until the end of 2013, and now is an Honorary Professor at University College London. He continues as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the leading international journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, and has recently provided advice to the Scottish government on its analysis of speed camera data.