Iisakki Kosonen

Staff Scientist
Staff Scientist
T213 Built Environment

Iisakki's background is in telecommunication (M.Sc.) and transport engineering (PhD). He has a long experience in research, teaching and development of smart mobility, traffic management and traffic simulation. His present research activities involve connected and automated vehicles, smart infrastructures as well as traffic management. Iisakki is developer of several traffic simulation and control software. Currently active in the Smart Junction and People Flow projects.

Iisakki is working as scientist in the Aalto University (prev. Helsinki University of Technology), in the Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering group. His international working experience involve: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico and Nottingham Trent University (Real-time telemetry) as well as KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (Transport and Logistics). He has published over 100 papers.

Full researcher profile


Electric Mobility, Driver Behavior, Traffic Modeling, Traffic Simulation, ITS, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Engineering, Electric vehicles, Traffic Management, Traffic Control, Sustainable Transportation


Vuoden Rakennusinsinöörityö Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 2001

Student prize: Oskari Vilamon rahaston väitöskirjapalkinto Oskari Vilamon rahasto, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 2000


  • Planning and Transportation, Staff Scientist


A computational framework for revealing competitive travel times with low carbon modes based on smartphone data collection

Mehrdad Bagheri Majdabadi, Milos Mladenovic, Iisakki Kosonen, Jukka K. Nurminen, Claudio Roncoli, Antti Ylä-Jääski 2020 JOURNAL OF ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION

Analysis of Potential Shift to Low-Carbon Urban Travel Modes: A Computational Framework Based on High-Resolution Smartphone Data

Mehrdad Bagheri Majdabadi, Milos Mladenovic, Iisakki Kosonen, Jukka K. Nurminen 2020 SUSTAINABILITY

A multilayer optimisation framework for policy-based traffic signal control

Tuomas Toivio, Iisakki Kosonen, Claudio Roncoli 2020 2020 Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems, FISTS 2020

The effect of dimmed road lighting and car headlights on visibility in varying road surface conditions

Sanaz Bozorg Chenani, Eino Tetri, Iisakki Kosonen, Tapio Luttinen 2018 LEUKOS

Target detection distances under different road lighting intensities

Sanaz Bozorg Chenani, Matti Vaaja, Matti Kurkela, Iisakki Kosonen, Tapio Luttinen 2017 EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW

Trade-off between jerk and time headway as an indicator of driving style

Teemu H. Itkonen, Jami Pekkanen, Otto Lappi, Iisakki Kosonen, Tapio Luttinen, Heikki Summala 2017 PloS one

An intelligent control system for traffic lights with simulation-based evaluation

Junchen Jin, Xiaoliang Ma, Iisakki Kosonen 2017 Control Engineering Practice

A stochastic optimization framework for road traffic controls based on evolutionary algorithms and traffic simulation

Junchen Jin, Xiaoliang Ma, Iisakki Kosonen 2017 Advances in Engineering Software

Jamming transitions induced by an attraction in pedestrian flow

Jaeyoung Kwak, Hang-Hyun Jo, Tapio Luttinen, Iisakki Kosonen 2017 Physical Review E