Leonardo J. Basso is Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering. He received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (1999) and his Master degree in Transportation Engineering (2001) from Universidad de Chile. He obtained his PhD from the Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia, Canada (2006).

Leo Basso's main areas of research are transport economics, with particular interests on air and urban transport, and industrial economics and antirust. Recently he also started working on urban economics and the importance of public transport on urban structure, on the use of Automatic Vehicle Identification data for real-time crash prediction using machine learning techniques and on several initiatives to help overcome the COVID crisis.

He was is the chair of the Scientific Committee of ITEA (International Transport Economics Association).

He teaches Microeconomics (IN2201) and Competition and Regulation in Transport Markets (CI5310).

He is the Director of the ANID Center of Excellence Instituto Sistemas Complejos de IngenierĂ­a (ISCI) .

He is a member of the University Senate for the period 2018-2022.