MIT
Center for Educational Computing Initiatives

Steven Richard Lerman
Steven Richard Lerman



Education B.S., Civil Engineering, 1972, MIT

M.S., Civil Engineering, 1973, MIT

Ph.D., Transportation Systems Analysis, 1975, MIT




Areas of Specialization Multimedia Educational Software

Computer Applications in Education

Transportation Systems Analysis




Experience Class of 1922 Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991-present)

Director, Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (1991-present)

Director, Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (1989-1992)

Visiting Scientist (on sabbatical leave), Digital Equipment Corporation (1988-1989)

Director of Project Athena, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983-1988)

Head, Transportation Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-1983)

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology (1984-present)

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1984)

Gilbert Winslow Career Development Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977-1979)

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1975-1979)




Honors and Awards Class of 1922 Distinguished Professorship (1991-present)

Lilly Teaching Award (1976-1977)

Civil Engineering Effective Teaching Award (1977)

Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Chair (1977-1979)

Graduate Student Council Teaching Award (1978)

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association Fellow (1974-1975)

Sloan Fellow (1973-1974)




Selected Activities Chair of the Faculty, MIT (1999-2001)

Chair Elect of the Faculty, MIT (1998-1999)

Associate Chair of the Faculty, MIT (1997-1998)

Visiting Adjunct Professor, University of Bergen, Norway (1994-present)

Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member, Gabriela Mistral University, Santiago, Chile (1992- present)

Member, Committee on Information Technology, National Research Council (1995-present)

Associate Editor, Journal of Science Education and Technology (1992-1996)

Distinguished Lecturer, The MITRE Corporation (1993)

Member, Advisory Committee on Academic Computing, Carnegie Mellon University (1991- present)

Conference Chairman, MIT Conference on Educational Computing in the Twenty First Century, (1992)

Board of Directors and Chairman, Senior Executive Compensation Committee, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (1983-present)

Member, Committee on Delivery of Engineering Education: Applying Emerging Technologies, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council (1992)

Chairman, Academic Computing Council, MIT (1991-1995)

Member, Management Board, The MIT Press (1998-present)

Member, MIT Committee on the Libraries, MIT (1990-1996)

Member, Committee on Operations Research, MIT (1989-present)

Member, Committee On Travel Demand, Transportation Research Board (1977-1982)

Member, Task Force on Educational Technology, American Society of Engineering Education (1984-1985)




Books Ben-Akiva, Moshe and Steven R. Lerman, Discrete Choice Analysis: Theory and Application to Travel Demand, MIT Press, 1985.

Lerman, Steven R., Problem Solving and Computation for Scientists and Engineers: An Introduction Using C, Prentice-Hall, 1993




Selected Papers Lerman, Steven R., "Location, Housing, Auto Ownership and Mode to Work: A Joint Choice Model," Transportation Research Record 610, Transportation Research Board, 1976.

Manski, Charles F. and Steven R. Lerman, "The Estimation of Probabilities from Choice Based Samples," Econometrica, Vol. 45, No. 8, 1977.

Lerman, Steven R., "The Use of Disaggregate Choice Models in Semi-Markov Process Models of Trip Chaining Behavior," Transportation Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1979.

Lerman, Steven R. and Charles F. Manski, "Sample Design for Discrete Choice Analysis of Travel Behavior: The State of the Art," Transportation Research, Vol. 13A, 1979.

Miller, Eric J. and Steven R. Lerman, "A Model of Retail Location, Scale and Intensity," Environment and Planning, Vol. 11, 1979.

Lerman, Steven R. et. al., "A Model for Forecasting Patronage on Demand Responsive Transportation Systems," Transportation Research, Vol. 14A, 1979.

Damm, D., S. R. Lerman, E. Lerner-Lam and J. Young, "Response of Urban Real Estate Values in Anticipation of the Washington Metro," Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. XIV, No. 3, September 1980.

Lerman, Steven R. and Sergio Gonzalez, "Poisson Regression Analysis Under Alternative Sampling Strategies," Transportation Science, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1980.

Miller, Eric and Steven R. Lerman, "Disaggregate Modelling of Retail Firms Decisions: A Case Study of Clothing Retailers," Environment and Planning, Vol. 13, 1981.

Damm, David and Steven R. Lerman, "A Theory of Activity Scheduling Behavior," Environment and Planning, Vol. 13, 1981.

Lerman, Steven R. and Charles F. Manski, "A Model of the Effect of Information Diffusion on Travel Demand," Transportation Science, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1981.

Lerman, Steven R. and Charles F. Manski, "On the Use of Simulated Frequencies to Approximate Choice Probabilities," Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications, C. Manski and D. McFadden (eds.), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 1981.

Lerman, Steven R. and Clifford R. Kern, "Hedonic Theory, Bid Rents and Willingness to Pay: Some Extensions of Ellickson's Results," Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 13, 1983.

Lerman, Steven R. and Tai-Kuo Liu, "Micro Level Econometric Analysis of Retail Closure," London Papers of the Regional Science Association, Vol. 14, 1984.

Lerman, Steven R., "Recent Advances in Travel Demand Modelling," Transportation Planning Models, (M. Florian, ed.), North Holland Press, 1984.

Lerman, Steven R. and Hani Mahmassani, "The Econometrics of Search," Environment and Planning, 1985.

Balkovich, E., S. Lerman and R. Parmelee, "Computing in Higher Education: The Athena Experience," ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Issue,1985

Lerman, Steven R., "UNIX Workstations in Academia: At the Crossroads", Academic Computing, Vol. 3, No.3, Oct., 1988.

Lerman, Steven R., "Directions for Change in the Knowledge System", in Gorman(ed.), Convergence, Proceedings of the Second National Conference of the Library and Information Technology Association, American Library Association, 1990.

Lerman, Steven R., "Random Sampling Under Constraints in Subsample Sizes", Transportation Research Record, 1991.

Habbal, M., Koutsopoulos, H and Lerman, S., "A Decomposition Algorithm for the All-Pairs Shortest Path Problem on Massively Parallel Computer Architecture", Transportation Science, forthcoming).

Lerman, Steven R. , "Some Criteria for the Evaluation of Multimedia Computer Applications", in School Improvement through Media in Education, Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers,Gutersloh, 1995.

Harward, V. Judson and Lerman, Steven R., "The AthenaMuse Multimedia Environment", paper presented at Massachusetts Telecommunications Conference, October, 1994.

Ali-Ahmad, et. al., "The AthenaMuse 2.2 Documentation", 1997.

Curtis, Katherine and Lerman, Steven R., "Integration of Multidatabase Technology with Multimedia Application Authoring Environments", paper accepted for presentation at World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Calgary, Canada, June, 1997.

Lerman, Steven R. and Lapierre, Justin, "A Multimedia Simulation to Teach Application of Statistics in Manufacucturing Quality Control", paper to be presented at Engineering Innovators Conference, Washington, DC, April, 1997.