SCCER interview with Mireia Roca Riu

  • 8/19/20 10:00 AM
  • Kirsten Oswald

Multi-disciplinary approach and joint efforts to bring theory to practice

Mireia Roca Riu joined the team of the Learning Lab - Future Transport Systems at SCCER Mobility in November 2019. In her work as a postdoctoral researcher, she coordinates the projects of the Digitalization Action Plan, which was called into life to build up new research capacity on the topic of digitalization and mobility. The focus of her work is not only to manage and monitor the projects, but also provide a platform for cooperation and exchange. Before joining SCCER Mobility, Mireia Roca Riu was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at ETH Zurich working on analyzing the effects of automation in logistics and its impacts on traffic performance at an urban level. In 2015, she received her PhD degree from the Technical University of Catalonia in Statistics and Operations Research. There she also completed her master’s studies in the same field and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. During her academic career, she has participated in several mobility-related efforts on a national and European level, for example the project Strategies and measures for smarter urban freight solutions (STRAIGHTSOL). One of the reasons Mireia Roca Riu finds working in energy research exciting is because “it is not only about being very good at your specialty, but also understanding other methods and finding a common way to understand each other and work together.”

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