Dr Afshin Jafari

Afshin Jafari is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Healthy Liveable Cities Lab.

For his Ph.D., Afshin developed a large-scale agent-based simulation model for cycling in Melbourne and used it to explore the potential impact of different built-environment interventions on bicycle use and cycling travel behaviour.

Afshin’s current work examines using computational methods to understand the implications of policies and programs aimed at encouraging walking, cycling, and local living, such as 20minute neighbourhoods in Melbourne.

Afshin’s research interest includes studying cities and mobility systems as complex systems and exploring pathways to building environmentally sustainable and healthy cities.

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Pop-up cycling infrastructure is needed across Melbourne to cope with coronavirus-induced shifts in commuting habits, new modelling shows.


From creativity to innovation and the role of competition networks: a cancer inspired two-step evolutionary agent-based model

Dr Afshin Jafari, S. Peyman Shariatpanahi, Mohammad Mahdi Zolfagharzadeh, Mahsa Abdollahyar, Maryam Sadeghipour

Journal of Simulation

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