Dr. Mark Ferguson

MITL Board, Research Fellows, Electric Mobility Board


Dr. Mark Ferguson is Senior Research Associate at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) and brings extensive private sector and academic experience to this role. At MITL, Dr. Ferguson undertakes and supervises new research and provides mentoring and guidance to graduate students and research staff. Since 2009, Mark has played an integral role in the development of the Institute’s research portfolio and in the completion of many projects for external partners and stakeholders. Mark also publishes extensively in peer-reviewed international journals.

Mark is Project Manager of MITL’s: “The Social Costs and Benefits of Electric Mobility in Canada.” This is a five year research partnership which was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and includes multiple public and private sector organizations as partners.

Mark spent over a decade in the private sector at MapInfo Inc. and Compusearch Micro-marketing Data and Systems and focused his efforts mostly on location consulting projects. At these firms he worked on a wide range of projects for domestic and international clients. Many of these studies dealt with the banking and retail industries and had to do with sales forecasting and facility network optimization. Mark has many years of experience in the theory and application of discrete choice models.

Mark had the pleasure to complete his PhD at McMaster in (1991-1995) under the supervision of Professor Pavlos Kanaroglou. Among many other achievements, Pavlos went on to become the founding Director of MITL and Mark then returned to McMaster in 2009 to support MITL in the pursuit of its mission. After Pavlos’ untimely passing in 2016, Mark and many others at McMaster work daily to progress MITL in support of Pavlos’ legacy and towards more sustainable forms of transportation of people and goods.

Mark can be reached via email at: fergumr@mcmaster.ca