Masters of Modelling Awards 2018

Delegates in 2017

What are the Masters of Modelling Awards?

Says Modelling World Chairman, Tom van Vuren: ''Outsiders, even transport planning colleagues, often think that we are geeks, a homogeneous mass of introverts that rarely see the world outside, and that we are a necessary evil rather than a particularly valuable or helpful profession.

'I disagree; of course I disagree. That is why I am pleased to award the Master of Modelling title to professional peers; and over time we will build up a cadre of masters of modelling who can be trail-blazers for our profession. We need to surround this with positive publicity, build the reputation of modelling and modellers, shine a light on the excellent work that we, and particularly the winners, do.'



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2018 Award Categories

Master of Modelling 2018

Enter by May 11 2018

Lifetime Achievement

The Master of Modelling Award is a lifetime achievent award and is open to all modellers who are working, or who have worked, in the UK. It will be awarded to an individual who has:

  • excelled in driving change

  • challenged thinking

  • done the most for 'moving modelling on' during their career

This award will be peer-reviewed and judged by the Modelling World Steering Group and key partners.

Winner in 2017: Luis Willumsen, Director, Willumsen Advisory Services & Kineo Mobility Analytics


Sponsored by:

PTV Group

The New Master of Modelling Award: Moving Modelling On

Enter by May 11 2018

The 'Moving Modelling On' New Master of Modelling Award will recognise a young professional between the age of 20 – 35 who has:

  • shown willingness to challenge thinking and methodologies

  • developed new ways of thinking and driven practitioner thinking forward

  • inspired colleagues and wider industry

Entry criteria

  • Applicants must be a young professional between the age of 20 - 35

  • Applicants must supply details of submitted project in less than 2000 words

  • Supporting evidence can be supplied, including images and video

Sponsored by:

Mott Macdonald

Data visualisation challenge

Enter by May 11 2018

This Award is for initiatives in data visualisation that presents modelling output (or input!) data effectively, with proven success in gaining new and dependable insights.

Inevitably, transport modelling is data intensive. Even in the old, data-poor days, relying on roadside interviews with sample rates of about 10%, and household surveys samples of 1-3%, models both relied on huge quantities of data with spatial, temporal and personal dimension; and produced even larger quantities in outputs. Big data is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across mobility, rendering model data-rich. But such data is useless - in fact it can become a liability - if our end users, and especially politicians, can't understand it. 

Exhibiton in 2017

Entry deadline for all categories: Friday 11th May 2018

Please send entries to 


The winners will be announced during the drinks reception at Modelling World 2018, 6 June at Edgbaston Stadium. Please note that all nominees will need to be in attendance.


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Masters of Modelling Awards 2018

Sponsored by

Transport Systems Catapult

5-6 JUNE 2018


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Transport for West Midlands

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