About the awards
Says Modelling World Chairman, Tom van Vuren (Pictured Right) : 'Outsiders, even transport planning colleagues, often think that we are geeks, a homogeneous mass of introverts that rarely see the world outside, and that we are a necessary evil rather than a particularly valuable or helpful profession.
'I disagree; of course I disagree. That is why I am pleased to award the Master of Modelling title to professional peers; and over time we will build up a cadre of masters of modelling who can be trail-blazers for our profession. We need to surround this with positive publicity, build the reputation of modelling and modellers, shine a light on the excellent work that we, and particularly the winners, do.'
Master of Modelling 2021
The Master of Modelling Award is a lifetime achievement award and is open to all modellers who are working, or who have worked, in the UK. It will be awarded to an individual who has:
excelled in driving change
done the most for 'moving modelling on' during their career
This award will be peer-reviewed and judged by the Modelling World Steering Group and key partners.
Winner in 2017: Luis Willumsen, Director, Willumsen Advisory Services & Kineo Mobility Analytics
Winner in 2018: Sonny Tolofari, Team Manager, Leicestershire County Council
Winner in 2019: Anon Allos, Director, ATKINS
Winner in 2021: Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
The New Master of Modelling Awards: Moving Modelling On
The 'Moving Modelling On' New Master of Modelling Award will recognise a young professional between the age of 20 – 35 who has:
shown willingness to challenge thinking and methodologies
developed new ways of thinking and driven practitioner thinking forward
inspired colleagues and wider industry
Applicants must be a young professional between the age of 20 - 35
Applicants must supply details of submitted project in less than 2000 words
Supporting evidence can be supplied, including images and video
Winner in 2017: Chris Wroe, Telefonica UK
Winners in 2018: Rebecca Wilson, Systra (Highly Commended: Steven O'Hare, Mott MacDonald)
Joint winners in 2019: Alex Dawn, City Science & Mike Oliver, PTV Group
Winner in 2021: Chris Storey, Senior Data Analytics and Modelling Officer, Transport for the North