Susan Vermeulen is junior researcher at Erasmus Center for Urban, Port and Transport Economics (UPT). During her studies Susan focused on the theme of behavior and mobility. For her master, Susan has done research on cyclists and cycle paths.
As a junior researcher she advised the municipality of Amsterdam on the systematic monitoring of big data of pedestrians based on WiFi sensors and counting cameras. Susan has conducted big-data analyses on pedestrian traffic in Amsterdam, especially in the Kalverstraat and in the Red Light district. Through these analyses, the police have adjusted the presence of police officers. This is a good example of the applicability of research in policy and strategy.
Susan has the ambition to develop into a leading researcher for socially relevant problems in the spatial environment.
Main research interests
• Behavioural economy in transport
• Sustainable transport
• Urban & regional economy
• Big data analysis
• Housing market research