Dr. Ömer Verbas is a Computational Transportation Engineer in the Systems Modeling and Control Group in the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory. His primary research areas are in transportation network modeling; multi-modal routing, assignment, and simulation; and transit network design and scheduling. He is actively working in the Transportation Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) on the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. He serves as a reviewer for several transportation-related academic journals. He completed his doctoral studies at Northwestern University in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Hani S. Mahmassani with whom he also worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow until the end of 2016. Prior joining the PhD program at Northwestern, he received his Master of Science degree in Transportation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.