Researcher biography

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Economics and the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE), Elnaz is engaged with the Port of Brisbane partnership project, to deliver cutting-edge research supporting port growth. More specifically, she investigates the role of decision making of freight agents in the international trade and the application of blockchain technology to support the logistics operations of the Port of Brisbane. Currently, she is working closely with the Port of Brisbane on a blockchain-based Trade Community System.

Elnaz's research contributes to emerging themes within transport and logistics engineering. Her expertise spans behavioral discrete choice modeling, optimization algorithms, agent-based modeling, strategic transport modeling, microsimulation traffic flow modeling, GIS analysis, and blockchain technology. Her ongoing research projects span across a variety of topics namely blockchain use-cases, shared economy (Uber and ride-sharing platforms), the impacts of congestion pricing on modal shift, cryptocurrency investments behaviors, and data mining.

Elnaz has received her Ph.D. from the School of Civil Engineering majoring in Transport Engineering from the University of Queensland.

Featured projects Duration
Port of Brisbane - Developing Port Growth
20152018