A Short Course on Multivariate and Multiple Discrete-Continuous Choice Modeling Methods

We invite you to attend “A Short Course on Multivariate and Multiple Discrete-Continuous Choice Modeling Methods,” taking place on May 22, 2024, in Atlanta, GA, in the heart of the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. This one-day, in-person course is offered by two renowned experts in discrete choice modeling, Professors Chandra Bhat and Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, under the auspices of the National Center for Travel Behavior and Demand, a national University Transportation Center funded by USDOT.

Registration is required. To register for the Advanced Choice Modeling Workshop, please complete the GOOGLE FORM available at https://forms.gle/odKDqpq8X6BBgTyaA.

This course is an excellent opportunity to learn advanced choice modeling methods directly from the pioneers of these techniques. This workshop is offered at no cost to attendees. There are limited spots available and admission to the workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Although the short course is open to all, students and young professionals are particularly encouraged to attend.

The course will cover the multinomial probit model, the Multiple Discrete-Continuous Extreme Value (MDCEV) model and its variants, and the multivariate ordered-response probit (MORP) model. It will also introduce a fast and accurate analytic approximation approach for evaluating the multivariate cumulative normal distribution (MVNCD) function, developed by Dr. Bhat and his team, offering a much faster alternative to traditional simulation methods. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop computers to fully participate in hands-on exercises and assignments.


08:30 – 9:45 AMMVNCD evaluation and potential applications, including multinomial probit (MNP) and multivariate ordinal probit (MORP) (Prof. Chandra Bhat)
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 – 11:30 AMMNP and MORP estimation (Lab session) (Ms. Angela Haddad)
11:30 – 11:45 AMBreak
11:45 AM – 1:00 PMMultiple discrete-continuous extreme value (MDCEV) model: Basics and variants (Prof. Abdul Pinjari)
1:00 – 2:00 PMLunch
02:00 – 3:00 PMMDCEV estimation and forecasting (Prof. Abdul Pinjari)
3:00 – 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 to 4:45 PMMDCEV estimation and forecasting (Lab session) (Ms. Angela Haddad)
Location: Rafael Bras Meeting Room (Northside), 3rd floor, John Lewis Student Center, Georgia Institute of Technology campus, Atlanta, GA.
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