VIRTUAL: Efficient Transportation in the Face of a Pandemic – 21 April @ 6:30PM

Dr. Ramtin Pedarsani’s timely talk, “Efficient Transportation in the Face of a Pandemic”, is sure to give us introspection into the lasting social effects of the Pandemic.

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“Efficient Transportation in the Face of a Pandemic”

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected many aspects of people’s daily lives. While many countries are in a reopening stage, some effects of the pandemic on people’s behaviors are expected to last much longer, including how they choose between different transport options. Experts predict considerably delayed recovery of the public transport options, as people try to avoid crowded places. In turn, significant increases in traffic congestion are expected, since people are likely to prefer using their own vehicles or taxis as opposed to riskier and more crowded options such as the railway. We propose to use financial incentives to set the tradeoff between risk of infection and congestion to achieve safe and efficient transportation networks. For our framework to be useful in various cities and times of the day without much designer effort, we also propose a data-driven approach to learn human preferences about transport options.

Efficient Transportation in the Face of a Pandemic flyer

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