As Head of Competence Center Mobility at PTV Group, Dr. Noekel is responsible for novel applications and methodological development of the PTV Vision Traffic Suite of transportation planning software, including PTV Visum (demand modelling), PTV Vissim (traffic microsimulation), PTV Optima (real-time traffic management). Over many years he has been contributing to these products, having designed more recently the software functionality for Activity-based Demand Modelling and for Shared Mobility in PTV Visum.
He participates in numerous collaborations with the academic community in transportation modelling and has published on diverse topics, particularly public transport and traffic assignment. Dr Noekel joined PTV Group in 1997 and has worked on numerous consultancy and software development projects in transportation planning and traffic engineering for more than 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern and a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Operations Research from RWTH Aachen.