Yoram Shiftan is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion. He specializes in travel behavior, transport policy, and transport project evaluation. Professor Shiftan is the Head of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center and was the editor of Transport Policy and the Chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR). Recent research has focused on activity and travel behavior implications of driverless cars and their potential impact on our cities. He has previously taught at George Mason University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University. Professor Shiftan received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991).