Calls for papers for two journal special issues

Prof. Chow is co-editing special issues for two top journals in the transportation field.
The first is in IEEE ITS Magazine (recent impact factor of 3.654), with Xiaopeng Li at USF, Monica Menendez at ETHZ, Sean Qian at CMU, and Xiaobo Qu at UT Sydney. The issue focuses more on the technological advances in emerging mobility systems:
The second is in TR Part C (recent impact factor 3.805), with Feixiong Liao and Harry Timmermans at Eindhoven, and Song Gao at UM Amherst. This issue focuses more on user and operator behavior and decision-making:


ARISE 2017 Colloquium

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, Harpreet Kaur and Alexander Leon, who have spent the past five weeks to make practical contributions to our lab’s research objectives.  Congratulations to Harpreet and Alex. They both gave brilliant presentations at the program’s concluding colloquium.

Research on smart repositioning of idle vehicles published in TR Part E

One of the biggest challenges in operating on-demand mobility services is the need to dynamically reposition idle vehicles, whether they are taxis, shared vehicles/bikes, or empty shuttles. This latest research with Dr. Hamid R. Sayarshad at Cornell University proposes new models and algorithms to anticipate future demand for the problem by approximating future opportunity costs with queue delay. In addition, we formulated a lower bound of the queueing-based location model from Marianov & Serra that can be solved much more computationally efficiently. Simulation tests in a controlled study area with NYC taxi data suggests the feasibility of nearly 30% improvement over myopic positioning techniques that do not use data to look ahead.

This work was initially undertaken when Hamid was a PhD student with funding support from the Canada Research Chairs program. Resources from C2SMART are also acknowledged.