BUILT lab to present at ISTTT 23 in Lausanne, Switzerland

Brian Yueshuai He and Prof. Chow’s work on “Optimal privacy control for transport network data sharing” has been accepted for a poster at ISTTT 23, the bi-annual international symposium on transportation and traffic theory. 

The International Symposium on Transportation & Traffic Theory series is since its first issue in 1959 the main gathering for the world’s transportation and traffic theorists, and for those who are interested in gaining (or contributing to) a deeper understanding of the field. The Symposium deals with both scientific and operational aspects of transportation and traffic, spanning all modes of transport, and covering freight as well as private and public transport.
In more 30 podium presentations the attendants will be informed about the latest scientific insights on transportation and traffic theory. For more information about the symposium, see here


New publication on designing autonomous vehicle car clubs

In this joint work with Prof. Allahviranloo from CCNY, we studied the design of autonomous vehicle fleets for households purchased shared ownership, like stocks, of each vehicle. Under such a system, owners can therefore trade stocks of these time slots, and the impact of a time slot on a user’s activity schedule needs to be accounted for. This work should be of interest to car manufacturers like Ford and GM as they move into these types of AV business models in the future.

The paper can be accessed here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968090X18316553

Paper review results for 98th TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019

We have received results for our submissions to the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019: six papers have been accepted for presentation. Congrats to all the researchers involved!

  1. Effects of violent crime and vehicular crashes on active mode choice decisions in New York City — Nick Caros, Joseph Y. J. Chow
  2. Quantifying the effect of cyclist behavior on bicycle crashes and fatalities — Omar Abou Kasm, Ziyi Ma, Joseph Y. J. Chow, Ali Diabat
  3. Multi-armed bandit on-time arrival algorithms for sequential reliable route selection under uncertainty — Jinkai Zhou, Xuebo Lai, Joseph Y. J. Chow
  4. Effects of charging infrastructure and non-electric taxi competition on electric taxi adoption incentives in New York City  — Jaeyoung Jung, Joseph Y. J. Chow
  5. Adapting the business model canvas entrepreneurship tool to assist transportation technology transfer — Shayan Khan, Will Bierds, Jack Bringardner, Joseph Y. J. Chow
  6. Optimal queueing-based rebalancing for one-way electric carsharing systems with stochastic demand — Tai-yu Ma, Ted Pantelidis, Joseph Y. J. Chow

BUILT Presentations at IATBR 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA

We had three presentations that were presented at the IATBR conference in the University of California Santa Barbara from July 14 – 20, 2018. 

Tai-yu Ma (presenter), Saeid Rasulkhani, Joseph Chow, and Sylvain Klein. An integrated dynamic ridesharing dispatch and idle vehicle repositioning strategy on a bimodal transport network.

Assel Dmitriyeva (presenter), Daniel Fay, Xuebo Lai, and Joseph Chow. Effect of routing constraints on learning in contextual bandit mobility-on-demand destination recommendation systems.

Susan JIa Xu (presenter), Joseph Chow. Modeling non-separable, social influenced multimodal route choice with congestion link capacities.

2018 Summer Research Presentations

Congratulations to our student researchers in summer 2018. This year we had two high school students and three undergraduates from ARISE and Undergraduate Summer Research, respectively.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering conducts the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program since summer 2013. We had two ARISE participants this summer,  Chengyuan Wang and Annie Eng, who have spent the past five weeks to make practical contributions to our lab’s research objectives. They both gave brilliant presentations at the program’s concluding colloquium.

The UG Summer Research Program was initiated in 2007. This year, three students (Eric Gan, Carol Shlyakhova, and Ziyi Ma) work full time in our lab with their faculty mentors (Joseph Chow)  and other mentors (Brian He, Jinkai Zhou, and Saeid Rasulkhani) on various research topics while also participating in seminars presented by distinguished administrative and academic personnel. 

Joint paper with UTEP accepted for publication and presentation at IEEE ISC2 2018 in Kansas City, MO, USA

Joint work between UTEP researchers and Assel Dmitriyeva, Prof. Chow, has been accepted for publication and presentation at the IEEE Int’l Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2018. Conference with take place  in Kansas City, MO, USA in Fall 2018. 

Paper on ’Smart Mobility for Seniors: Challenges and Solutions in El Paso, TX, and New York, NY’ focuses on important question of how to help seniors live comfortably and travel as they age. Survey in two cities was conducted in order to define the requirements and recommendations for an ad-hoc solution on smart mobility for seniors using state-of-the-art technologies. This study provides recommendations for researchers and developers interested in creating solutions for senior citizens’ mobility needs. 

This research was partially supported by the C2SMART University Transportation Center.