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Dr. Ukkusuri: Recent Advances In Smart Mobility Analytics

Publish Date: 2018/07/04 16:40:57    Hits:

On July 2nd, 2018, in Room A716 of the New Main Building, Dr. Ukkusuri was invited to give a lectureentitled "Recent Advances In Smart Mobility Analytics". The lecture was hosted by Professor Qiong Tian. More than 30 audiences attended, including graduate and undergraduate students from Schoolof Economics and Management and School of Transportation Science andEngineering, Beihang university. 

There has been a rapidemergence of new technologies (such as Uber, Didi, Waze etc) that havetransformed transportation systems in unprecedented manner over the last fewyears. This trend is expected to continue with rapid advances in technology,growth of connected and self-driving cars and availability of very largevolumes of data. In this lecture, Dr. Ukkusuri described smart mobility, thekey drivers and enablers of the new research in smart mobility and theopportunities and the challenges of new modeling. Then he focused on taxi dataanalytics with a particular focus on demand side of the picture such as demandprediction and understanding the underlying factors that drive the growth intaxi cabs (both vacant and full trips). Also he studied and showed the supplyside of the taxi data analytics (e.g. travel time estimation, surge priceprediction). At last, Dr. Ukkusuri introduced his recent researches focused onsocial media data analytics.

Satish V. Ukkusuri is a Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Director of the Urban Mobility Networks and Intelligence Lab and Co-lead of the Sustainable Communities Cluster at Purdue University. His research is in the area of interdisciplinary transportation networks with current interests in data drivenmobility solutions, disaster management, resilience of interdependent networks,connected and autonomous traffic systems, shared mobility platforms, dynamictraffic networks and smart logistics. He is a University Faculty Scholar (2017-present),Fulbright Fellow (2015-16), Discovery Park Fellow (2013-15), a selectee of theNational Academy of Engineering (NAE) JAFOE conference (2016), a selectee ofthe National Academy of Science (NAS) Arab American Frontiers of Science,Engineering and Medicine in 2017 and a CUTC/ARTBA Faculty Award (2011) amongother awards both nationally and at Purdue. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed journal and conference articles. He is an Area Editor of Networks and Spatial Economics and an Academic Editor of PLOS One among other editorialduties. He is a member of several national and international committees,including the TRB’s Freight Logistics and Planning Committee, Emergency Evacuation Modeling Committee and a past member of the Network Modeling Committee.