Lisa Aultman-Hall (She/Her)

Lisa Aultman-Hall
Professor, Chair
Location: E5 6119
Phone: 519-888-4567 x45970


Lisa Aultman-Hall, PhD is Professor and Chair of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. After graduating in 1996 with a PhD from McMaster University, she served as a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Universities of Kentucky, Connecticut and Vermont. Prof. Aultman-Hall focuses on transportation systems, especially methods to collect unique databases for modeling and analysis of long-distance intercity travel, transportation sector emissions, network resiliency, streetscape design, and non-motorized transportation. She was the founding Director of the interdisciplinary Vermont Transportation Research Center (TRC) whose focus included land use and transportation models.

Prof. Aultman-Hall's most recent journal publications have focused on creating alternative specific attributes for intercity mode choice models of air versus highway travel and the associated estimation of carbon emissions per person trip and distance. She is also working on use of travel survey data to generate time and space-resolved energy demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging which is a key element of modeling regional electricity grids under different EV adoption scenarios. With collaborators in Vermont, Dr. Aultman-Hall is developing new spatial accessibility measures for intercity travel using large datasets from California.


  • 1996, Doctorate Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
  • 1993, Master of Applied Science Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Canada
  • 1991, Bachelor of Applied Science Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Canada


  • SYDE 121 - Digital Computation
    • Taught in 2020
  • SYDE 262 - Engineering Economics of Design
    • Taught in 2022
  • SYDE 599 - Special Topics in Systems Design Engineering
    • Taught in 2021

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • Ullman*, Hannah and Lisa Aultman-Hall. (2020). Exploring motivations and barriers for long-distance trips of adult women Vermonters. Travel Behavior and Society, volume 21, pages 37-47.
  • Dowds, Jonathan, Lisa Aultman-Hall and Jeffrey LaMondia. (2020) Comparing alternative methods of collecting self-assessed overnight long-distance travel frequencies. Travel Behavior and Society 19, April, 124-136.
  • Lisa Aultman-Hall, Jeffrey J. LaMondia, Hannah Ullman and Madeline Suender*. (2018) Surveying Social Network Geography to Model Long-distance Travel. Transportation Research Procedia. 32:542-552 DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2018.10.027
  • Rosaria Berliner**, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Giovanni Circella. (2018) Exploring the Self-Reported Long-Distance Travel Frequency of Adult Californians. Transportation Research Record
  • Xiao Xiao**, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Robert Manning, and Brian Voigt (2018) The Impact of Spatial Accessibility and Perceived Barriers on Visitation to National Parks. Journal of Transport Geography vol. 68(C), pages 205-214.

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