Transport and Mobility Laboratory: Research projects

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We identify new solutions to transportation problems, on the ground, in the air, or on the sea, transport of people or goods, whatever the mode. We focus on technical solutions, but also on their impact on the system as a whole. We are also interested in the interactions of the transportation systems with the land use, the economy, the environment, etc.

Optimizing Staffing Plans at AirportsTop

Optimizing Staffing Plans at AirportsTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

Minimizing operating costs for maintaining ground personnel at airports is a complex problem due to uneven flight activities, passenger service expectations and staffing inflexibilities due to shift durations. In this work, we would use the flight schedule and service criteria to develop a method to find optimal shift timings that considers non-productive time due to activity changeovers, the mix of full-time and part-time workers and passenger waiting time criteria.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Prem Kumar
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
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A Solution Technique for the Locomotive Refueling ProblemTop

A Solution Technique for the Locomotive Refueling ProblemTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

This problem corresponds to refueling locomotives at different station yards during the course of its journey. Locomotive tanks have a fixed fuel capacity and prices of fuel vary across yards. In addition, there is a fixed cost for hiring a refueling truck at a yard and every refueling stop that the locomotive makes. Locomotives can power different train sets during a cyclical planning horizon running 14 days. The objective of this exercise is to minimize the total fuel costs – fixed and operational – for a given set of locomotives, trains and yards. In addition, there are numerous constraints relating to refueling, locomotive tank capacity, refueling truck capacity etc. This problem has similarity to the network flow problem. We formulate this problem as a Mixed Integer Program (MIP) and present our experience in this project.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Prem Kumar
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
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Invariant features in omnidirectional imagesTop

Invariant features in omnidirectional imagesTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

Design of algorithms to extract invariant features from images captured by omnidirectional cameras.

Report(s):
Cruz, J., Bogdanova, I., Paquier, B., Bierlaire, M., and Thiran, J.-Ph. Scale Invariant Feature Transform on the Sphere: Theory and Applications
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Javier Cruz
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
External collaboration
Iva Bogdanova (ESL, EPFL)
External collaboration
Benoît Paquier (LTS5, EPFL)
External collaboration
Jean-Philippe Thiran (LTS5, EPFL)
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Large-scale discrete choice modelsTop

Large-scale discrete choice modelsTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

We investigate methodological developments designed to handle discrete choice models with a large number of alternatives

Report(s):
Bierlaire, M., Bolduc, D., and McFadden, D. The estimation of Generalized Extreme Value models from choice-based samples
Bierlaire, M., and Lucadamo, A. Sampling of alternatives using multidimensional analysis
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
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Pedestrian simulationTop

Pedestrian simulationTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

We develop models of pedestrian movements based on discrete choice analysis.

Report(s):
Robin, T., Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Cruz, J. Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model
Antonini, G., and Bierlaire, M. Capturing interactions in pedestrian walking behavior in a discrete choice framework
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
Collaborators
Gianluca Antonini, Thomas Robin, Javier Cruz
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Capacity building program in urban mobility and transportationTop

Capacity building program in urban mobility and transportationState Secretariat for Economic Affairs

The purpose of this project is to develop graduate curriculum in urban mobility and transportation. The relevant courses of this curriculum will be available in MOOC format. This program is a collaborative project between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS) and Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR) at EPFL.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Yousef Maknoon, Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Period
September 01, 2016-September 01, 2019
External collaboration
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
External collaboration
LUTS
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Incorporating advanced behavioral models in mixed integer linear optimizationTop

Incorporating advanced behavioral models in mixed integer linear optimizationSwiss National Science Foundation

Discrete choice models are used for detailed representation of the "demand". However, their complexity makes mathematical formulations highly non convex in the explanatory variables. On the other hand, Mixed Integer Linear Programs (MILP) are optimization problems with discrete variables that are used in many applications to design and configure the "supply". In this project, we propose a new modeling framework that allows to include any random utility model in a mixed integer optimization formulation. The heterogeneity of demand is captured within the general choice model framework and the offers are tailored in a way that is beneficial for users as wells as providers. The main objective of the project is to obtain a framework that is both general, so that it can be applied in many applications, and operational, so that it can be used in practice.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Shadi Sharif Azadeh
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
April 01, 2016-March 31, 2019
Collaborator
Meritxell Pacheco
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TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamicsTop

TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamicsThe Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)

TRANS-FORM, a cooperation between universities, industrial partners, public authorities and private operators, will develop, implement and test a data driven decision making tool that will support smart planning, and proactive and adaptive operations. The objective of the project is to better understand transferring dynamics in multi-modal public transport systems and develop insights, strategies and methods to support decision makers in transforming public transport usage to a seamless travel experience by using smart data. The tool will integrate new concepts and methods of behavioral modelling, passenger flow forecasting and network state predictions into real-time operations. TRANS-FORM is funded under the European Commission Horizon 2020 ERA-NET program.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Period
March 03, 2016-March 03, 2019
Collaborator
Nicholas Molyneaux
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Drive For You: a driving assistant tool to detecting pedestriansTop

Drive For You: a driving assistant tool to detecting pedestriansMINES ParisTech

This project aims to develop an onboard pedestrian tracking system to assist the driver detect them and, ultimately, to increase security. The project, with a duration of four years, will focus on pedestrians detection, tracking and trajectory prediction, and will be will be closely related to vehicle command strategies. The project is part of the automated driving research Chair "Drive for you" led by MINES ParisTech in partnership with French industrialists and three prestigious academic institutions the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL (Switzerland), the University of Shanghai Jiao Tong (China) and the University of Berkeley (USA). Supported by the Foundation MINES ParisTech, with Valeo industrial, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran contributing 3.7 million euros in funds, the Chair will work for five years on the subject of automated driving. The three main objectives are expand knowledge of self-driving vehicles, develop intelligent onboard systems, get self-driving vehicles on the road in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
MINES ParisTech
Period
December 01, 2014-November 30, 2018
External collaboration
Damien Matti (EPFL Signal Processing Laboratory 5 LTS5)
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myTOSA 2.0 - Enhanced simulation and optimization tool for cost-optimal deployment of TOSA electric busesTop

myTOSA 2.0 - Enhanced simulation and optimization tool for cost-optimal deployment of TOSA electric busesCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

The TOSA catenary-free electric bus system is the ABB response to the challenge of decreasing the environmental impact of public transportation. The project builds on the previous CTI project - myTOSA - and it aims to introduce new business analytics features and to improve the fidelity of the simulation and (robust) optimization modules used for a cost-optimal deployment of the TOSA charging infrastructure and component sizing.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Riccardo Scarinci, Virginie Lurkin
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
September 30, 2015-November 16, 2017
Collaborators
Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
External collaboration
ABB, ABB Sécheron
External collaboration
HES-SO Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occ.
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Electric vehicle adoption dynamics: exploring market potentialsTop

Electric vehicle adoption dynamics: exploring market potentialsNissan

This project proposes innovative methods to identify the determinants of acceptance of alternative vehicles and their impact on everyday mobility.

The greatest challenge faced by the promoters of the transition towards this low carbon engine technology lies in understanding how consumers accept the financial and lifestyle investments associated with the leap from traditional to electric powertrains. This project proposes innovative methods to identify the determinants of acceptance of alternative vehicles and their impact on everyday mobility. A deeper understanding of adoption dynamics is critical to predict who will opt for EVs when and under which conditions.

This project will focus on innovative data-collection and modelling methodologies to uncover the acceptance of EVs at different stages of market-penetration (considering inexperienced/experienced users, early pioneers/late-adopters). A thorough analysis of the consumer decision-making process will lead to uncovering the barriers and success factors related to EV uptake and to forecast buying and usage behaviours related to new vehicle classes.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Matthieu de Lapparent
Sponsor
Nissan
Period
April 01, 2014-March 31, 2017
Collaborator
Anna Fernandez Antolin
External collaboration
Dr. Amanda Stathopoulos, Northwestern University
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PostCarWorld: A Trans-Discplinary Multi-Dimensional StimulationTop

PostCarWorld: A Trans-Discplinary Multi-Dimensional StimulationSwiss National Science Foundation

The goal of this project is to explore the future of mobility through the role of the car. The main originality of this research is to raise the following problem: “What, if the world were a post-car world”. The basic idea is to define a hypothetical situation where the place of the car would have been dramatically reduced and to use qualitative and quantitative simulation methods to examine the consequences of this initial hypothesis. The research is based on the idea that by simulating the future through scenarios we can understand the present better. This project is fully interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary. It brings together social sciences, engineering sciences, urban planning and urban design in six different laboratories associated to three different universities.

The role of TRANSP-OR in this project is to study and optimize an innovative transport system based on accelerated moving walkways (AMW). Differently from constant moving walkways, AMW can reach speeds up to 15km/h thanks to an acceleration section. The project aims to identify the optimal design of a network of AMW using optimization. A network of accelerated moving walkway in a car-free urban environment may present an innovative solution, and this project could delineate the system feasibility.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
December 01, 2013-November 30, 2016
More information:
http://postcarworld.epfl.ch/
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Revisiting the Route Choice Problem: A Multi-Level Modeling Framework for Route Choice Analysis Based On Latent ConstructsTop

Revisiting the Route Choice Problem: A Multi-Level Modeling Framework for Route Choice Analysis Based On Latent ConstructsSwiss National Science Foundation

This project aims at developing behavioral models integrating the latent constructs that drive travel behavior. The objective of the project is to set the foundations of an innovative framework that facilitates the analysis and prediction of route choice behavior. Motivated by the complexity of the route choice models, we build on solid ground of the current state of the art and add on it by proposing a new approach that reduces model complexity and brings great flexibility to the analysis. The approach is inspired by the fact that people break down the complexity of the environment by forming representations of their surrounding space. Following this reasoning, we replace the conventional representation of routes which is based on paths, i.e. link-by-link sequences on the network model, with more aggregate elements that we denote as mental representation items. This key feature of the framework allows us to reduce the complexity of the model and at the same time is more behaviorally realistic.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Matthieu de Lapparent
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
October 01, 2013-September 30, 2016
Collaborator
Evanthia Kazagli
External collaboration
Dr. Amanda Stathopoulos, Northwestern University
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ACTUMTop

ACTUM

The ACTUM research collaboration project involves development of an activity-based modelling framework for Copenhagen that is aimed at handling the future requirements for transport policy evaluations in Denmark.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Matthieu de Lapparent
Sponsor
The Danish Council for Strategic Research
Period
March 01, 2011-March 01, 2016
More information:
http://www.dtu.dk/subsites/ACTUM/English.aspx
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Demand-based facility location problem Top

Demand-based facility location problem EDF

The project aims at integrating demand models in a state-of-the-art mathematical model for Location-Routing Problem (LRP) in the context of energy. We are investigating different assumptions about the representation of the demand in the context of facility location and routing problem.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Shadi Sharif Azadeh
Sponsor
EDF
Period
August 01, 2015-December 31, 2015
External collaboration
EDF
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Air navigation platform: flights planning by using real-time weather dataTop

Air navigation platform: flights planning by using real-time weather dataCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

Flying safer, cheaper, faster are keywords of this new service. This project aims at integrating an automatic route planning system, tightly coupled with the real-time meteorological data, taking into account energy consumption of the mobile device hosting the application. The route will be computed in real time on mobile devices using the information of weather forecast and respecting to the constraints such as airspace/airport restriction and terrain avoidance, etc. The energy efficient implementation of the routing application is crucial, to provide routing information to the pilot during the entire trip. This becomes challenging, as automatic route planning often requires complex algorithms. In this project, we will target at a three-dimensional flight route-planning problem and design an efficient but robust algorithm to solve the problem. The project will last 18 months. It is conducted by TRANSP-OR in collaboration with the Xample Sàrl, ICARE Institut de recherche and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO).

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Yousef Maknoon, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
March 02, 2014-September 02, 2015
External collaboration
Xample Sàrl
External collaboration
ICARE Institut de recherche
External collaboration
Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale
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Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal NetworksTop

Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal NetworksEuropean Commission

The objective is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of intercontinental logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North America partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operations with developed iso-modular logistics units of size adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-moving consumer goods, providing a basis for an interconnected logistics system for 2030.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
Sponsor
European Commission
Period
July 01, 2012-June 30, 2015
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Pedestrian dynamics: flows and behaviorTop

Pedestrian dynamics: flows and behaviorSwiss National Science Foundation

This project aims at developing mathematical models of pedestrian dynamics, both at aggregate and disaggregate levels. Integrated and holistic mathematical models will handle the complexity of this unique transport mode and help us to answer open research questions. in the future, such foundations will also allow to create the tools society needs to better understand pedestrian dynamics.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Bilal Farooq, Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
April 01, 2012-March 31, 2015
Collaborators
Antonin Danalet, Flurin Hänseler, Marija Nikolic
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Pedflux: Pedestrian flow modeling in train stationsTop

Pedflux: Pedestrian flow modeling in train stationsSwiss Federal Railways (SBB)

The aim of this collaborative research project between the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) and EPFL's transportation center is to analyze, model and optimize pedestrian flows in train stations. In recent years, the growing number of passengers has led to difficulties related to pedestrian flows in major train stations. Congestion of pedestrian walkways is increasingly becoming a problem during peak hours, but also due to clustering of people caused by major events or the beginning or end of holiday season. When capacity limits for pedestrian facilities are reached, normal operation of train schedules can be significantly impaired. Since train stations are important nodes within the multimodal public transportation system, it is of major importance that they are operated as efficiently as possible. In addition to the increase in passenger numbers, train stations have been undergoing a profound transformation from simple transit nodes towards versatile hubs that provide interface to short and long-distance train connections, to other modes including private transport by foot, bike and car, as well as to the city offering public space for shopping, eating and alike. This transformation leads to a further increase in pedestrian numbers and additionally introduces new behavior patterns. A sound understanding of pedestrian flows within a train station can help improve overall level of service, customer experience and safety. The main focus of this study lies on the development of a methodology allowing to estimate pedestrian origin-destination (OD) demand within a train station. Specifically, train time table, customer survey data and flow observations from an exhaustive camera system are used as sources of information in this process. Subsequently, the modeling frame work is applied to several case studies in Switzerland.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Michaël Thémans, Riccardo Scarinci
Sponsor
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Period
April 01, 2012-March 31, 2015
Collaborator
Flurin Hänseler
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Large scale robust optimization of bulk port operations.Top

Large scale robust optimization of bulk port operations.EPFL Middle East

The primary objective of this research is to develop large scale robust optimization algorithms providing sustainable solutions for bulk port operations accounting for uncertainties and disruptions in operations. While significant contributions have been made for container terminals, relatively little attention has been directed to the use of operations research methods and techniques to optimize bulk port operations. In this research we aim to develop large scale mathematical models for bulk port operations, with emphasis on integrated planning; furthermore, we plan to include robustness to account for uncertainties in operations. A broader objective of our work is to study how the methodologies developed for bulk ports can be extended to multi-modal transport operations, including other domains such as container ports, airlines and railways, with a view to optimize the usage and operations of existing infrastructure to achieve sustainability in the mobility of goods and people. The devised models and algorithms will be tested and validated in a real-world context using as a case study, the SAQR port in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Nitish Umang, Ilaria Vacca
Sponsor
EPFL Middle East
Period
January 01, 2011-April 30, 2014
External collaboration
Saqr Port (Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE)
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CLIP-AIR concept: Integrated schedule planning for a new generation of aircraftsTop

CLIP-AIR concept: Integrated schedule planning for a new generation of aircraftsEPFL Middle East

Sustainability has become a key topic in transportation in the last decades where the aim is to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. One of the most important paths toward sustainability in this sector is to optimize transportation operations required in several dimensions to fulfill a given transport demand. To achieve this goal in the context of multimodal transport, there is a clear need for flexibility in capacity. This flexibility is adequately provided by a new concept developed at EPFL, named Clip-Air, for air transport. Clip-Air is a modular innovative aircraft with detachable load units which enable to adjust at best capacity according to demand. The decoupling of the load (capsules) and carrying units (wings) allows for simplified fleet management and maintenance operations for airlines and is expected to improve the ground operations for airports. Clip-Air also provides effective possibility of combining commercial freight and passengers on the same flight without any compromise in comfort. Besides, Clip-Air is designed to operate in a multi-modal context and is expected to improve the multi-modality concept by allowing a better integration between air transport and other transport modes. The objective of this research is to assess the actual impact of Clip-Air’s modularity on demand satisfaction, operational costs and environmental issues at the system level. The contributions will consist of models and algorithms designed to perform comparative analysis of operations of airlines and airports in various scenarios.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Bilge Atasoy, Matteo Salani
Sponsor
EPFL Middle East
Period
November 01, 2010-December 31, 2013
External collaboration
Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland))
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myTOSA: catenary-free 100% electric urban public mass-transportation systemTop

myTOSA: catenary-free 100% electric urban public mass-transportation systemCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

myTOSA is a simulation tool for the dimensioning, commercial promotion and case study set-up for ABB's revolutionary "catenary-free" 100% electric urban public mass-transportation system TOSA 2013. The objective of the project is to provide a simulation tool that will allow ABB to perform the proper dimensioning, promote the commercial idea and allow for specific study cases for the implementation of ABB's new public electric transportation concept, namely TOSA 2013.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jianghang Chen
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
March 01, 2012-September 30, 2013
Collaborators
Bilge Atasoy, Tomáš Robenek
External collaboration
ABB Sécheron
External collaboration
HE - ARC
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Route choice models and smart phone dataTop

Route choice models and smart phone dataSwiss National Science Foundation

Smart phones are able to collect a great wealth of information about the mobility patterns of individuals, including their itinerary. In addition to GPS tracks, smart phones contain several sensors and software revealing various aspects of the user's behavior (nearby Bluetooth devices, WiFi antenna, media players, etc.) Route choice models rely on the knowledge of the origin and the destination of the trip, and the transportation mode. They may also benefit from other contextual data, such as the trip purpose or the chain of subsequent activities. We plan to investigate how to infer this information from the smart phone data.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jingmin Chen
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
October 01, 2010-September 30, 2013
Collaborator
Jingmin Chen
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NRP 65: Sustainable Urban Patterns (SUPat)Top

NRP 65: Sustainable Urban Patterns (SUPat)Swiss National Science Foundation

This project aims at developing methodologies for the integration of qualitative an quantitative tools for land use planning and urban project-evaluation . The methodology will allow the interaction between urban design experts and land use modelers, developing techniques to use the description of urban projects and policies as inputs for land use models like UrbanSim and transport models like MATSim. The modeling effort output is used as input for the experts, generating an iterative feedback.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Bilal Farooq, Ricardo Hurtubia
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
October 01, 2010-September 30, 2013
Collaborator
Dimitrios Efthymiou
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Methods and tools for supporting the use, calibration and validation of traffic simulation modelsTop

Methods and tools for supporting the use, calibration and validation of traffic simulation modelsEuropean Commission

The main objective of this Action is to develop, implement and promote methodologies and procedures to support the use of traffic simulations, especially on the topics of calibration and validation. To this aim, the sharing and exchanging of available traffic datasets will also be a key task of the Action.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Bilal Farooq
Sponsor
European Commission
Period
May 26, 2009-May 25, 2013
External collaboration
EPFL ENAC TOPO
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A DYNAMIC VEHICLE CHOICE FORECASTING FRAMEWORKTop

A DYNAMIC VEHICLE CHOICE FORECASTING FRAMEWORKPSA Peugeot-Citroën

The aim of this research project is to develop a dynamic model framework to forecast car demand. The model-system jointly accounts for behavioural variables (e.g. household evolution, individual motivations), institutional factors (e.g. incentives and taxation) and market features (e.g. new fuel or vehicle technology launches) to forecast vehicle acquisition. The project benefits from a large-scale, longitudinal dataset on vehicle transactions from major European markets. Methodologically the framework consists of a system of aggregate, disaggregate and duration-based choice models, accounting for dynamic features of the decision at each stage. Importantly, the proposed dynamic framework enhances realism by representing the durability of possession, rapid changes in value across product and ownership cycles and uncertainty about future market developments and institutional factors. The proposed framework sheds light on the timing and type of vehicle ownership, illustrating the benefits of taking the first steps away from a static approach. The findings will aid the prediction of consumer behaviour in response to critical policy variables, such as incentives, alongside market dynamics, such as the appearance and diffusion of novel technologies. A deeper understanding of future vehicle choice behaviour is critical given sizable institutional and industrial investments to promote alternative vehicle technologies with a final aim to improve energy efficiency in the transportation sector. More information http://transport.epfl.ch/car-market-structure

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Amanda Stathopoulos
Sponsor
PSA Peugeot-Citroën
Period
April 01, 2012-April 30, 2013
Collaborator
Aurélie Glerum
More information:
http://transport.epfl.ch/car-market-structure
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SustainCity: Micro-simulation for the prospective of sustainable cities in EuropeTop

SustainCity: Micro-simulation for the prospective of sustainable cities in EuropeEuropean Commission

The goal of this project is to address the modelling and computational issues of integrating modern mobility simulations with the latest micro-simulation land use models. The project intends to advance the state-of-the-art in the field of the micro-simulation of prospective integrated models of Land-Use and Transport (LUTI). On the modelling side, the main challenges are to integrate a demographic evolution module, to add an environmental module, to improve the overall consistency and, last but not least, to deal with the multi-scale aspects of the problem: several time horizons and spatial resolutions are involved.

Report(s):
Patterson, Z., and Bierlaire, M. Development of Prototype UrbanSim Models
Patterson, Z., and Hurtubia, R. A Prototype Integrated Transportation Land-use Model for the Lausanne Region
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Ricardo Hurtubia, Bilal Farooq
Sponsor
European Commission
Period
January 01, 2010-December 31, 2012
Collaborator
Dimitrios Efthymiou
External collaboration
Prof. Axhausen, ETHZ
More information:
http://www.sustaincity.eu
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Models and methods for large scale optimization problems and applications in container terminalsTop

Models and methods for large scale optimization problems and applications in container terminalsSwiss National Science Foundation

We develop new strategies to tackle large scale problems and their optimization. We focus in particular applications arising in the optimization of container terminal operations.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Ilaria Vacca, Matteo Salani
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
December 01, 2009-November 30, 2012
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Léman 2030: Flux piétons Gare de LausanneTop

Léman 2030: Flux piétons Gare de LausanneSwiss Federal Railways (SBB)

In the framework of a 9-month collaboration with CFF, pedestrian flows in Lausanne train station are estimated and modeled. Specifically, an estimation methodology for pedestrian origin-destination demand is developed and applied to predict a demand scenario for 2030. By means of a pedestrian flow simulator, several infrastructure scenarios are quantitatively evaluated, the result of which helps CFF to design and dimension pedestrian underpasses of Gare de Lausanne for the future.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Michaël Thémans, Bilal Farooq
Sponsor
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Period
October 01, 2011-July 15, 2012
Collaborators
Flurin Hänseler, Antonin Danalet, Sohrab Sahaleh
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SIEU : Urban Energy Information SystemTop

SIEU : Urban Energy Information SystemThe Ark Energy

The role of local authorities in reaching climate and energy goals is important. Consolidated data about energy at the local scale is necessary in order to fully measure the effects of policies and to adapt action-plans. The goal of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of a single platform with all the relevant energy data for a local authority, in particular statistics about mobility.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Antonin Danalet
Sponsor
The Ark Energy
Period
September 01, 2011-June 30, 2012
Collaborator
Antonin Danalet
External collaboration
Centre de Recherches Energétiques et Municipales (CREM, Martigny, Switzerland)
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OPTIMA: Inferring transport mode preferences from attitudesTop

OPTIMA: Inferring transport mode preferences from attitudesLaPoste

Swiss Post and PostBus have launched a research project to optimize mobility in cooperation with the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), represented by EPFL Transportation Center, under Professor Michel Bierlaire. This will show the market potential for combined mobility. Among other things it will look at the factors that influence travellers in their choice of transport. At a later stage, target group-specific new transport offerings and services will be developed and tested, which will have a lasting influence on this choice. The three years research project is conducted by Professors Vincent Kaufmann (LASUR) and Michel Bierlaire (TRANSP-OR).

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Anne Curchod
Sponsor
LaPoste
Period
February 01, 2009-June 30, 2012
Collaborators
Aurélie Glerum, Bilge Atasoy, Antonin Danalet
External collaboration
Vincent Kaufman (LASUR)
External collaboration
Prisca Faure (CEAT)
External collaboration
Martin Schuler (CEAT)
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NEARCTISTop

NEARCTISEuropean Commission

NEARCTIS (Network of Excellence: Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in the Information Society) is an academic network involving teams working on the field of traffic management and optimization, with a particular focus on cooperative systems. The main objective of the project is to constitute what could be considered as a virtual research institute.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Bilal Farooq
Sponsor
European Commission
Period
July 01, 2008-June 30, 2012
External collaboration
Edward Chung, Ashish Bhaskar, LAVOC, PY Gilliéron, TOPO
External collaboration
ERT, INRETS (F), DLR (D), TUC (GR), TU Delft (NL), Imperial College, UCL, Southampton (UK)
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CATS City Alternative Transport SystemTop

CATS City Alternative Transport SystemEuropean Commission

The CATS project aims to develop a new urban transport service based on a new generation vehicle. Its major innovation is the utilisation of a single type of vehicle for two different usages: individual use or collective transport. This new transport service is aimed at filling the gap between public mass transport and private individual vehicles. It is based on two operating principles: the self service concept where small and clean urban vehicles are offered on a short term rental basis, and the flexible shuttle service where a variable length of vehicles convoy, driven by a professional driver, operates at fixed hours along a line on a permanent basis or on a case by case basis. Four Cristal vehicles and two stations will be made available by Lohr Industrie to the project for experiments. The CATS project will investigate through an in depth mobility needs analysis, on-site demonstration and showcases, the environmental impact and social acceptance of the introduction of such a new system in three different European cities (Strasbourg FR, Ploeisti, RO, Formello, IT). CATS will complement the design and manufacture of the Cristal vehicle via a detailed definition of its operating principles and by a design of its urban settings (stations, infrastructures,) in accordance with cities and citizens needs.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Sonia Lavadinho
Sponsor
European Commission
Period
March 01, 2009-February 29, 2012
External collaboration
LI - ERT - CUS - GEA - INRIA - Technion - CTL - PMP - AREMOL
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SURPRICE: Sustainable mobility through road user chargingTop

SURPRICE: Sustainable mobility through road user chargingSwiss Federal Road Office

Equity effects of congestion charges and intra-individual variation in preferences. A joint research initiative between: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden (lead), The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Swiss Federal Road Office
Period
July 05, 2010-October 03, 2011
Collaborator
Antonin Danalet
External collaboration
Axhausen Kay
External collaboration
Börjesson Maria
External collaboration
Cherchi Elisabetta
More information:
http://www.transport-era.net/action-groups/ent17-surprice.html
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Robust Optimization of Railway Locomotive AssignmentTop

Robust Optimization of Railway Locomotive AssignmentTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

Locomotive assignment at Railway companies is a complex problem that must optimally assign a set of locomotives to known, scheduled trains. Each train has a power and traction requirement and locomotives may be available in groups known as "consist". There is a cost involved in breaking or adding a locomotive to a consist. Determining an optimal locomotive assignment that would also be robust to handle delays, maintenance requirements and other unknown factors is a complex problem. We are inspired from the research in a similar, closely related subject in the airline industry and would explore the possibilities of extending the same to railways. This project would be a part of the larger concept of "Flexible Transportation Systems"

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Prem Kumar
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
Period
October 01, 2010-September 30, 2011
Collaborator
Francesco Piu
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Demande de consommateurs pour des véhicules électriquesTop

Demande de consommateurs pour des véhicules électriquesRenault Suisse SA

Evaluation de la demande des consommateurs pour des véhicules électriques en vue du lancement d'une telle gamme par Renault

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michaël Thémans
Sponsor
Renault Suisse SA
Period
August 01, 2010-April 30, 2011
Collaborator
Aurélie Glerum
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Behavioural modelling of human experts for scene analysisTop

Behavioural modelling of human experts for scene analysisSwiss National Science Foundation

Modelling the global appraisal process of experts in the context of scene analysis.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Javier Cruz, Thomas Robin
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
October 01, 2007-September 30, 2010
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Column generation methods for the recovery of disrupted airline schedulesTop

Column generation methods for the recovery of disrupted airline schedulesSwiss National Science Foundation

Robust planning and recovery from disruptions for airlines operations

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Niklaus Eggenberg
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
October 01, 2007-August 31, 2010
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Projet d'agglomération Lausanne-Morges - AFTPU - Fourniture d'indicateurs pour alimenter l'analyse multicritère pour le choix de la variante de la desserte NordTop

Projet d'agglomération Lausanne-Morges - AFTPU - Fourniture d'indicateurs pour alimenter l'analyse multicritère pour le choix de la variante de la desserte Nord

Des axes forts de transport public urbain sont à l'étude dans l'agglomération de Lausanne-Morges. Ce projet vise à fournir, à partir du logiciel Emme, des critères d'évaluation des diverses variantes de desserte de la partie nord de Lausanne

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jean-Pierre Leyvraz
Sponsor
Service des routes et de la mobilité de la Commune de Lausanne
Period
January 01, 2010-June 30, 2010
External collaboration
Eric Grasset, bureau CITEC
External collaboration
Christophe Jemelin, TL
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Disaggregate behavioral models exploiting data from Nokia devicesTop

Disaggregate behavioral models exploiting data from Nokia devicesNokia Research Center

The projects aims at investigating how to perform an appropriate fusion of data from smartphones in order to predict the mobility behavior of a given individual.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jeffrey Newman
Sponsor
Nokia Research Center
Period
December 01, 2008-June 30, 2010
Collaborator
Jingmin Chen
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Dépouillement des enquêtes de mobilité aux Hautes EcolesTop

Dépouillement des enquêtes de mobilité aux Hautes EcolesEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Examens des comportements de transport des usagers des Hautes Ecoles sur la base d'enqêtes de mobilité régulières.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Jean-Pierre Leyvraz, Sonia Lavadinho
Sponsor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Period
June 24, 2009-June 01, 2010
External collaboration
Martin Schuler (CEAT)
External collaboration
Alain Jarne (CEAT)
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SOPHOS: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating suitesTop

SOPHOS: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating suitesSwiss National Science Foundation

Design an optimization framework combining macroscopic and microscopic models, with applications in hospital management and urban road traffic.

Report(s):
Osorio, C., and Bierlaire, M. An analytic finite capacity queueing network model capturing blocking, congestion and spillbacks
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Carolina Osorio Pizano
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
December 01, 2007-November 30, 2009
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Optimization of container terminal operationsTop

Optimization of container terminal operationsTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

Design and development of models and algorithms for the optimization of operations in seaport container terminals.

Report(s):
Vacca, I., Bierlaire, M., and Salani, M. Optimization at Container Terminals: Status, Trends and Perspectives (revised version)
Giallombardo, G., Moccia, L., Salani, M., and Vacca, I. Modeling and Solving the Tactical Berth Allocation Problem
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Ilaria Vacca, Matteo Salani
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
Period
February 01, 2007-November 30, 2009
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A PrototypeTransportation Land-use Model for the Region of Lausanne, SwitzerlandTop

A PrototypeTransportation Land-use Model for the Region of Lausanne, SwitzerlandInstitut du développement territorial (INTER), EPFL

Development of a prototype integrated transportation land-use model for the region of Lausanne.

Principal investigator
Zachary Patterson
Project managers
Zachary Patterson, Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Institut du développement territorial (INTER), EPFL
Period
January 07, 2008-March 01, 2009
Collaborator
Zachary Patterson
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Simulation-based optimization of a railroad yardTop

Simulation-based optimization of a railroad yardVale

Simulation-based optimization of the operations of Vale's railroad yards.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project managers
Matteo Salani, Anne Curchod
Sponsor
Vale
Period
July 01, 2008-February 28, 2009
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Path to purchaseTop

Path to purchaseNestlé

To understand consumer behavior in his or her path to purchase.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Kamran Houshang Pour
Sponsor
Nestlé
Period
July 01, 2006-June 30, 2008
Collaborators
Thomas Robin, Gianluca Antonini
External collaboration
Jean-Philippe Thiran, ITS, EPFL
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Schedule disruption recovery for airlinesTop

Schedule disruption recovery for airlinesCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

Development of a software product dedicated to airlines and providing solutions to recover from schedule disruptions with minimum cost.

Report(s):
Nobody
Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Matteo Salani
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
June 01, 2006-May 31, 2008
Collaborator
Niklaus Eggenberg
External collaboration
APM Technologies SA
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Système d'informatique géographique pour l'observatoire de la mobilitéTop

Système d'informatique géographique pour l'observatoire de la mobilitéInstitut du développement territorial (INTER), EPFL

L’Observatoire de la Mobilité réalise régulièrement des enquêtes sur les déplacements des étudiants et collaborateurs en direction des Hautes Ecoles. Actuellement ces personnes entrent l’origine de leur déplacement en donnant le numéro postal, la localité et le cas échéant une indication supplémentaire (quartier). Ce projet a creusé la possibilité de donner l’origine en pointant sur une carte, compte tenu à la fois des aspects techniques et de facilité d’usage par les utilisateurs.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jean-Pierre Leyvraz
Sponsor
Institut du développement territorial (INTER), EPFL
Period
July 03, 2007-March 25, 2008
External collaboration
Panos Tzieropulos, LITEP
External collaboration
Jens Ingensand, LASIG
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Projet d'agglomération Lausanne-Morges - Axes forts de transports publics urbains - Mise au point des variantes, choix d'une variante préférentielle et d'un axe fort prioritaire.Top

Projet d'agglomération Lausanne-Morges - Axes forts de transports publics urbains - Mise au point des variantes, choix d'une variante préférentielle et d'un axe fort prioritaire.

Après avoir retenu certaines variantes d'axes forts de transport en commun dans l'agglomération Lausanne-Morges lors d'une étude précédente, il s'agissait de choisir une variante prérentielle et un axe fort prioritaire. L'étude a été menée en s'aidant du logiciel EMME.

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jean-Pierre Leyvraz
Sponsor
Service de la mobilité du canton de Vaud
Period
October 01, 2007-January 10, 2008
External collaboration
Philippe Gentizon, bureau Ribi
External collaboration
Patrick Paulus, bureau RGR
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SOPHOS: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating SuitesTop

SOPHOS: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating SuitesSwiss National Science Foundation

Design an optimization framework for the operation suites in hospitals, using simulation tools

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Carolina Osorio Pizano
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
December 01, 2005-November 30, 2007
External collaboration
HUG (Hôpital Universitaire Genève)
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Travaux de modélisation Emme2 en liens avec projets : SDOL (image directrice), desserte Le Mont, augmentation de capacité m2Top

Travaux de modélisation Emme2 en liens avec projets : SDOL (image directrice), desserte Le Mont, augmentation de capacité m2Transports publics lausannois

Etudes TL diverses : comparaison entre 2 variantes de futur réseau, tapis roulant Gare-Flon, prolongation de lignes vers le Mont-sur-Lausanne. en fournissant des indicateurs de qualité grâce à une modélisation Emme

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Jean-Pierre Leyvraz
Sponsor
Transports publics lausannois
Period
August 01, 2007-September 30, 2007
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Optimization methods for advanced discrete choice modelsTop

Optimization methods for advanced discrete choice modelsSwiss National Science Foundation

Development of optimization algorithms designed for the maximum likelihood estimation of advanced discrete choice models where the objective function is singular, and non-trivial constraints are imposed on the parameters

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michaël Thémans
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
April 01, 2004-March 31, 2007
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Einbezug von Reisekosten bei der Modelliering des MobilitätsverhaltenTop

Einbezug von Reisekosten bei der Modelliering des MobilitätsverhaltenSwiss Federal Road Office

Development of route choice models from RP and SP data

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Emma Frejinger
Sponsor
Swiss Federal Road Office
Period
November 01, 2005-February 28, 2007
Collaborator
Jelena Stojanovic
External collaboration
Prof. K. W. Axhausen (IVT, ETHZ)
External collaboration
Prof. R. Maggi (Instituto Ricerche Economiche, Univesità della Svizzera Italiana)
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Location of distribution centresTop

Location of distribution centresTransport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL

Optimization of the location of distribution centres for Postlogistics, Switzerland

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Carolina Osorio Pizano
Sponsor
Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
Period
March 15, 2006-August 21, 2006
Collaborator
Thomas Robin
External collaboration
Daniel Marbach, Postlogistics
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Enseignement orienté projet assisté par ordinateurTop

Enseignement orienté projet assisté par ordinateurFonds d'innovation de la formation de l'EPFL

Develop appropriate case studies for teaching optimization to mechanical engineers

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Emma Frejinger
Sponsor
Fonds d'innovation de la formation de l'EPFL
Period
April 01, 2004-March 31, 2006
External collaboration
LENI, EPFL
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Behavioral model-based scene analysisTop

Behavioral model-based scene analysisNCCR Interactive Multimodal Information Management

Development of disaggregate behavior model for scene analysis in the context of video surveillance

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
NCCR Interactive Multimodal Information Management
Period
July 01, 2002-June 30, 2005
Collaborator
Gianluca Antonini
External collaboration
Jean-Philippe Thiran, LTS, EPFL
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Doped derivative-free algorithms for medical image registrationTop

Doped derivative-free algorithms for medical image registrationSwiss National Science Foundation

Design of a new class of derivative-free algorithms exploiting some derivative information, customized for the image registration problem

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Rodrigue Oeuvray
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
April 01, 2002-March 31, 2005
External collaboration
Philippe Thévenaz, Biomedical Image Group, EPFL
External collaboration
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Signal Processing Laboratory, EPFL
LaTeX description

Développement de modèles suisses de prédiction de la demande en transport pour des applications en temps réel (Development of Swiss models for transportation demand prediction in the context of traffic management systems)Top

Développement de modèles suisses de prédiction de la demande en transport pour des applications en temps réel (Development of Swiss models for transportation demand prediction in the context of traffic management systems)VSS - Association of Swiss Road and Traffic Engineers

Development of operational disaggregate demand models for efficient dynamic traffic managment systems

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
VSS - Association of Swiss Road and Traffic Engineers
Period
January 01, 2003-December 31, 2004
Collaborator
Michaël Thémans
External collaboration
Prof. K. W. Axhausen, IVT, ETHZ
External collaboration
A. Robert-Grandpierre, bureau d'ingénieurs RGR-SA
External collaboration
P. Widmer, Büro Widmer, Frauenfeld
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SIMBAD: Simulation-Based Automatic DetectionTop

SIMBAD: Simulation-Based Automatic DetectionCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

Develop a model-based detection system where the scene analysis is supported by a crowd simulator

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Mats Weber
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
October 01, 2002-September 30, 2004
Collaborator
Gianluca Antonini
External collaboration
Mats Weber, ROSO, EPFL
External collaboration
Visiowavw S.A
External collaboration
Jean-Philippe Thiran, LTS, EPFL
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Modèles de prévision de ventes (Sales forecasting models)Top

Modèles de prévision de ventes (Sales forecasting models)infoSource S.A.

Develop forecasting models for sales of various products, such as printers

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
infoSource S.A.
Period
April 01, 2004-May 31, 2004
External collaboration
Sébastien Naizot, ROSO, EPFL
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Structure and use of human activity spacesTop

Structure and use of human activity spacesEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Use of GPS-based data to address three fundamental behavioural questions: (i) size, structure and orientation of the individual activity spaces, (ii) frequency and amplitude of the rythms of visits to different locations, including their competition and (iii) form of the rules of route choice behaviour

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Period
June 01, 2003-May 31, 2004
External collaboration
Sébastien Naizot, ROSO, EPFL
External collaboration
Prof. K. W. Axhausen, IVT, ETHZ
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Organisation des tournées de bus (Planning of school bus pick-up services)Top

Organisation des tournées de bus (Planning of school bus pick-up services)Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande

Develop a prototype of a decision-aiding system for the bus scheduling problem

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande
Period
February 01, 2004-March 31, 2004
Collaborator
Michela Thiémard
External collaboration
Michel Tsukahara, ROSO, EPFL
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Simulation du bloc opératoire et de la salle de réveil (Simulation of the surgery block)Top

Simulation du bloc opératoire et de la salle de réveil (Simulation of the surgery block)Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Design and implement a model to simulate the operations of the surgery block in the Geneva Hospital

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Period
April 01, 2002-March 31, 2004
External collaboration
Christophe Weibel, ROSO, EPFL
External collaboration
Dr. Garnerin, HUG
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New algorithms for the route guidance generation problemTop

New algorithms for the route guidance generation problemSwiss National Science Foundation

Development of new algorithms to solve the route guidance generation problem, based on several formulations of the problem, combining a fixed-point approach with an optimization approach

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Frank Crittin
Sponsor
Swiss National Science Foundation
Period
April 01, 2001-March 31, 2004
External collaboration
Prof. M. Ben-Akiva, MIT
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TIMS: Tourism Instant Marketing and ShoppingTop

TIMS: Tourism Instant Marketing and ShoppingCommission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.

Develop a simulation tool to assess dynamic pricing and yield management strategies in ski resorts

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Period
October 01, 2003-December 31, 2003
External collaboration
Sébastien Naizot, ROSO, EPFL
External collaboration
Groupe de compétence économie et tourisme, HEVs Sierre
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Plan de gestion du trafic: Etude pilote pour la Suisse Occidentale (traffic management plan: pilot survey in Western Switzerland)Top

Plan de gestion du trafic: Etude pilote pour la Suisse Occidentale (traffic management plan: pilot survey in Western Switzerland)Swiss Federal Road Office

Implementation and evaluation of a real-time traffic prediciton model for the Western Switzerland highway network

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Swiss Federal Road Office
Period
March 01, 2001-May 31, 2002
External collaboration
Constantinos Antoniou, ROSO, EPFL
External collaboration
A. Robert-Grandpierre, bureau d'ingénieurs RGR-SA
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Algorithmes d'optimisation performants pour le recalage rigide d'images en radiochirurgie et en radiothérapie stéréotaxique fractionnée assistées par ordinateurTop

Algorithmes d'optimisation performants pour le recalage rigide d'images en radiochirurgie et en radiothérapie stéréotaxique fractionnée assistées par ordinateurFonds UNIL-EPFL

Development and adaptations of efficient optimisation algorithms dedicated to brain images registration

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Fonds UNIL-EPFL
Period
March 01, 2001-March 31, 2002
Collaborator
Rodrigue Oeuvray
External collaboration
Dr. Pica, chef de clinique, Service de Radio-Oncologie, CHUV
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Development and Evaluation of DynaMIT, a real-time Dynamic Traffic Assignment system for traffic prediction and guidance generationTop

Development and Evaluation of DynaMIT, a real-time Dynamic Traffic Assignment system for traffic prediction and guidance generationIntelligent Transportation Systems Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Collaborate with MIT for the development and evaluation of DynaMIT, a Dynamic Traffic Assignment System (DTA) that supports real-time applications such as synamic route guidance and adaptative traffic control

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Period
October 01, 1998-October 31, 2001
Collaborator
Frank Crittin
External collaboration
Prof. M. Ben-Akiva, MIT
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PAPABILESTop

PAPABILESEtat de Vaud

Evaluation of a traffic control system in Lausanne, using MITSIM laboratory, a state-of-the-art simulation tool developed by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, MIT

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Etat de Vaud
Period
March 01, 2000-August 31, 2001
External collaboration
A. Torday, Dept of Civil Engineering, EPFL
External collaboration
Prof. Dumont, Dept of Civil Engineering, EPFL
External collaboration
Dr. Mattenberger, Dept of Civil Engineering, EPFL
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Optimisation de grande taille sans dérivés (Large-scale derivate-free optimization)Top

Optimisation de grande taille sans dérivés (Large-scale derivate-free optimization)Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Develop a new research track in large-scale derivative-free optimization

Principal investigator
Michel Bierlaire
Project manager
Michel Bierlaire
Sponsor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Period
July 00, 2000-July 00, 2001
Collaborator
Frank Crittin
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Expertise

  • Transportation Research
  • Operations Research
  • Discrete Choice Models

Methods

Modeling, optimization, simulation

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