Carina Thaller has been working as a research assistant at the Institute of Transport Research since April 2018 and has been leading the working group Strategic Freight Transport Forecast in the Department of Commercial Transport since February 2019. Currently, her thematic focus is on the following research fields.
For analysing and forecasting freight transport Carina Thaller uses the following methodologies.
Besides the methodological approaches, Carina Thaller works with her group in the following fields
In addition, Carina Thaller leads the junior research group "Microsimulation of urban freight transport", which includes research assistants from the Chair of Commercial Transport at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport at the University of Berlin and the working group "Strategic Freight Transport Forecast" in the Department of Commercial Transport at the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center. The aim is to ensure synergies between TU Berlin and DLR and to develop joint projects. TU Berlin contributes with their competencies in route planning and optimization as well as in the assignment in MATSim, whereas DLR incorporates expertise in the modelling of demand structures and demand behaviour.
Since the winter semester 2019/20 she has been teaching the course in "Transport Econometrics and Strategic Transport Forecast" as a lecturer at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport, Department of Transportation Systems Planning and Traffic Telematics at the Technical University of Berlin.
Carina Thaller finalized her doctorate in June 2018 at the TU Dortmund University, Institute of Transport Logistics, on Strategic Transport Forecast – A Feedback Approach between a Macroscopic Extrapolation and a Microscopic Transport Simulation. There she worked as a research assistant from September 2011 to March 2018. She focused on freight transport modelling using System Dynamics and microscopic agent-based transport models. Furthermore, she used different methodologies of empirical social research and statistics. From 2016 to 2018 she led the group Transport Modelling and Process Planning.
An overview of all publications, which are created as part of her DLR activity, can be found at the DLR-Publikationsserver elib.