Transport and Mobility Laboratory: yearly report 2017

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TeachingTop

Fall 2017

Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
Section(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
Teaching assistant: Virginie Lurkin
Number of students: unknown
Mathematical modeling of behavior
Section(s): Mathematics, Master in Financial Engineering
Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
Teaching assistant: Meritxell Pacheco, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Evanthia Kazagli
Number of students: unknown
Modélisation des systèmes de transports
Section(s): Civil Engineering
Lecturer: Anne Curchod
Number of students: unknown

Spring 2017

Conception et gestion des systèmes de transport
Section(s): Civil Engineering
Lecturer: Daniel Emery
Number of students: 51
Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
Section(s): Civil Engineering
Lecturers: Virginie Lurkin, Mor Kaspi
Teaching assistant: Tomáš Robenek, Stefan Binder, Iliya Markov, Meritxell Pacheco
Number of students: unknown
Enjeux mondiaux : Mobilité A
Section(s): All sections
Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
Teaching assistant: Nicholas Molyneaux, Stefan Binder
Number of students: unknown
Optimization and Simulation
Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci
Teaching assistant: Marija Nikolic, Stefan Binder
Number of students: unknown
Systèmes de transport
Section(s): Civil Engineering
Lecturer: Daniel Emery
Number of students: 12

PhD thesesTop

Defense scheduled in 2017 or after and theses in progress

2017

Iliya Markov
Vehicle and inventory routing problems with stochastic demand
Co-supervisor: Prof. Sacha Varone
Committee: Prof. J.-F. Cordeau (HEC Montréal), Prof. G. Speranza (Uni. Brescia), Prof. D. Kuhn (EPFL), Prof. C. Fivet (chair), Prof. S. Varone (thesis director), Prof. M. Bierlaire (thesis director)
Exam: August 24, 2017
Defense: November 24, 2017
Evanthia Kazagli
Aggregate route choice models
Committee: Prof. O. Nielsen (DTU), Prof. G. Floetteroed (KTH), Prof. N. Geroliminis (EPFL). Prof. A. Nussbaumer (chair), Prof. M. Bierlaire (thesis director)
Exam: August 25, 2017
Defense: November 10, 2017
Stefano Moret
Strategic energy planning under uncertainty
Co-supervisor: François Maréchal
Committee: Prof. A. Faaji (Univ. Groningen), Prof. Th. Kreutz (Princeton), Prof. D. Kuhn (EPFL), Prof. F. Maréchal (thesis director), Prof. M. Bierlaire (thesis director), Prof. J. Schiffmann (chair).
Exam: September 04, 2017
Defense: October 20, 2017
Marija Nikolic
Data-driven fundamental models for pedestrian movements
Committee: Prof. H. Mahmassani (Northwestern University), Prof. S. Hoogendoorn (TU DElft), Prof. Geroliminis (EPFL) Prof. Frossard (chairman), Prof. Bierlaire (thesis director)
Exam: December 23, 2017
Defense: May 05, 2017

Ongoing

Anna Fernandez Antolin
Characterization of demand models with Dealing with correlations in discrete choice models
Co-supervisor: Prof. M. de Lapparent
Committee: Prof. E. Cherchi (U. Newcastle), Prof. C. A. Guevara (U. Chile), Prof. A. Alahi (EPFL). Prof. K. Beyer (chair), Prof. M. Bierlaire (thesis director), Prof. M. de Lapparent (thesis co-director)
Exam: November 08, 2017
Stefan Binder
Integration of passenger demand in railway timetable rescheduling
Committee: Prof. M. Gendreau (Polytechnique Montréal), Dr. M. Laumanns (BestMile SA), Prof. F. Corman (ETHZ), Prof. D. Lignos (chair), Prof. M. Bierlaire (thesis director)
Exam: November 02, 2017
Meritxell Pacheco
Demand-based discrete optimization
Nicholas Molyneaux
Dynamic management polices for transportation hubs
Zhengchao Wang
Pedestrians models
Co-supervisor: Prof. N. Geroliminis
Gael Lederrey
Machine learning and discrete choice

PhD committeesTop

Anna Fernandez Antolin (Thesis director)
Dealing with correlations in discrete choice models
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
November 08, 2017
Stefan Binder (Thesis director)
Integration of passenger demand in railway timetable rescheduling
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , Switzerland
November 02, 2017
Stefano Moret (Thesis co-director)
Strategic Energy Planning under Uncertainty
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
September 04, 2017
Evanthia Kazagli (Thesis director)
Aggregate route choice models
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
August 25, 2017
Iliya Markov (Thesis director)
Vehicle and Inventory Routing Problems with Stochastic Demands
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
August 24, 2017
Myrsini Angelidi (President of the jury)
Ductility and strain rate-dependency of adhesively-bonded timber joints
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
June 07, 2017
Marija Nikolic (Thesis director)
Data-driven fundamental models for pedestrian movements
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
February 23, 2017
Valentina Morandi
Linear programming models for a fair and efficient traffic assignment in congested road networks
Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy
January 20, 2017

Masters thesesTop

Pauline Hansotte
Section: Civil Engineering
Modelling High Mobility Practices in Santiago de Chile
Supervision:Matthieu de Lapparent
Expert: Prof. Ricardo Hurtubia
21/09/2017-09/02/2018
Cosupervised by Prof. Vincent Kaufmann
Demotz Vincent
Section: Computer science
Simulator for fleet of autonomous vehicles
Supervision:Riccardo Scarinci, Yuki Oyama, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Bastien Rojanawisut
19/09/2017-03/02/2017
Jean-Baptiste Landes
Section: Civil Engineering
Plan directeur du triangle ferroviaire Clermont-Ferrand – Gannat – St.-Germain-des-Fossés
Supervision:Daniel Emery
Expert: Benoît Descourvières
17/09/2017-18/01/2017
Jérôme Bichsel
Section: Civil Engineering
Organisation d'un interface rail-route en Valais Central
Supervision:Daniel Emery
Expert: Pascal Bovey
20/02/2017-31/07/2017
Salma Deruiche
Section: Civil Engineering
Demand based rolling stock allocation
Supervision:Virginie Lurkin, Stefan Binder, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Simon Landureau
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Martin Ellwanger
Section: Civil Engineering
Clip-Air-Rail - Capsules et gabarits ferroviaires
Supervision:Daniel Emery, Claudio Leonardi
Expert: Thomas Bernet
20/02/2017-31/07/2017
Alexis Gumy
Section: Civil Engineering
Dynamiques de la grande mobilité
Supervision:Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: V. Kaufmann, E. Ravalet, Sebastien Munafo
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Christophe Paillard
Section: Mathematics
Concurrence sur les marchés automobiles européens: une approche par la modélisation de la demande
Supervision:Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Antonin Danalet
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Mathieu Plourde
Section: Civil Engineering
Modeling Heterogeneity of Drivers Route Choice Behavior in Quebec
Supervision:Evanthia Kazagli, Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Charisma Choudhury
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Marc-Edouard Schultheiss
Section: Civil Engineering
Integrating Bicycle Travel Demand to a Land-Use and Transport Model
Supervision:Matthieu de Lapparent, Marija Nikolic, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Christopher Zegras
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Elisabeth Zbinden
Section: Civil Engineering
Passenger's Connection Time Preferences in Airline Itinerary Choice
Supervision:Virginie Lurkin, Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Laurie Garrow
20/02/2017-16/06/2017
Federico Orsini
Information system for passenger discretionary activities in transport terminals
Supervision:Riccardo Scarinci, Marija Nikolic, Michel Bierlaire
Expert: Riccardo Rossi
15/09/2016-28/02/2017

Semester projectsTop


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Additional teachingTop

Hybrid Choice Models (ctd)
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares, February 16, 2017-February 16, 2017
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: de Lapparent Matthieu
Assistant(s): Kazagli Evanthia, Pacheco Meritxell, Fernandez Antolin Anna
Logit Mixture; Hybrid Choice Models
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares, February 15, 2017-February 15, 2017
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: de Lapparent Matthieu
Assistant(s): Kazagli Evanthia, Pacheco Meritxell, Fernandez Antolin Anna
Forecasting; Combining RP and SP
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares, February 14, 2017-February 14, 2017
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: Pacheco Meritxell
Assistant(s): Kazagli Evanthia, de Lapparent Matthieu, Fernandez Antolin Anna
Nested logit; Specification testing
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares, February 13, 2017-February 13, 2017
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: Kazagli Evanthia
Assistant(s): Pacheco Meritxell, de Lapparent Matthieu, Fernandez Antolin Anna
Introduction; Logit estimation
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares, February 12, 2017-February 12, 2017
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: Kazagli Evanthia
Assistant(s): Pacheco Meritxell, de Lapparent Matthieu, Fernandez Antolin Anna

SeminarsTop

Dr. Nikola Obrenovic
The Choice of Metric for Clustering of Electrical Power Distribution Consumers
Affiliation: Department of Power, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
February 27, 2017

Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva
Smart Mobility: Optimization and Behavioral Modeling
Affiliation: Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 09, 2017

Organization of conferences, workshops, etc.Top

12th Workshop on Discrete Choice Models
June 22, 2017-June 24, 2017
Location: EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Role: Organizer
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares
February 12, 2017-February 16, 2017
Location: EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Role: Founder, organizer and lecturer
Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research
January 15, 2017-January 20, 2017
Location: Hotel Europe, Zinal
Role: Organizer

PublicationsTop

Papers in international journals (accepted for publication)Top

  1. Fernandez-Antolin, A., de Lapparent, M., and Bierlaire, M. (to appear). Modeling purchases of new cars: an analysis of the 2014 French market, Theory and Decision (accepted for publication on September 23, 2017)
  2. Bierlaire, M., and Lurkin, V. (to appear). Introduction to Disaggregate Demand Models, INFORMS Tutorial (accepted for publication on June 30, 2017)
  3. Hurtubia, R., Bierlaire, M., and Martinez, F. (to appear). A quasi-equilibrium approach for market clearing in land use microsimulations, Environment and Planning B (accepted for publication on June 12, 2017)

Papers in international journalsTop

  1. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Data-driven spatio-temporal discretization for pedestrian flow characterization, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (accepted for publication on August 30, 2017)
  2. Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Exogenous priority rules for the capacitated passenger assignment problem, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 105:19-42.
  3. Scarinci, R., Hegyi, A., and Heydecker, B. G (2017). Definition of a Merging Assistant Strategy Using Intelligent Vehicles, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 82:161–179.
  4. Varotto, S. F., Glerum, A., Stathopoulos, A., Bierlaire, M., and Longo, G. (2017). Mitigating the impact of errors in travel time reporting on mode choice modelling, Journal of Transport Geography 62:236-246.
  5. Moret, S., Codina Girones, V., Bierlaire, M., and Maréchal, F. (2017). Characterization of input uncertainties in strategic energy planning models, Applied energy 202:597-617.
  6. Scarinci, R., Rast, F., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Needed reduction in mobility energy consumption to meet the goal of a 2000-watt society, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 101:133-148.
  7. Scarinci, R., Markov, I., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Network design of a transport system based on accelerating moving walkways, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 80:310–328.
  8. Lurkin, V., Garrow, L. A., Higgins, M., Newman, J. P, and Schyns, M. (2017). Accounting for Price Endogeneity in Airline Itinerary Choice Models: An Application to Continental U.S. Markets, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 100:228-246.
  9. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Data-driven spatio-temporal discretization for pedestrian flow characterization, Transportation Research Procedia 23:188–207.
  10. Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). The multi-objective railway timetable rescheduling problem, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 78:78-94.
  11. Maknoon, Y., Soumis, F., and Baptiste, P. (2017). An integer programming approach to scheduling the transshipment of products at cross-docks in less-than-truckload industries, Computers & Operations Research 82:167–179.
  12. Scarinci, R., Bahrami, F., Ourednik, A., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). An exploration of moving walkways as a transport system in urban centers, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research 17(2):191-206.
  13. Robenek, T., Sharif Azadeh, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Hybrid Cyclicity: Combining The Benefits Of Cyclic And Non-Cyclic Timetables, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 75:228-253.
  14. Hänseler, F.S., Lam, W.H.K., Bierlaire, M., Lederrey, G., and Nikolic, M. (2017). A dynamic network loading model for anisotropic and congested pedestrian flows, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 95:149-168.
  15. Hänseler, F.S., Molyneaux, N., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Estimation of pedestrian origin-destination demand in train stations, Transportation Science 51(3):981-997.
  16. Umang, N., Bierlaire, M., and Erera, A. L. (2017). Real-time management of berth allocation with stochastic arrival and handling times, Journal of Scheduling 20(1):67-83.
  17. Jiang Hang, C., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). The study of the unidirectional quay crane scheduling problem: complexity and risk-aversion, European Journal of Operational Research 260(2):613-624.

BooksTop

  1. Bierlaire, M., Kaufmann, V., and Rérat, P. (2017). La mobilité en questions. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).

Book chaptersTop

  1. Audikana, A., and Binder, S. (2017). Faut-il penser les transports pour qu'ils soient les plus rapides possibles ?. In Bierlaire, Kaufmann, Rérat (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.23-36. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  2. Bierlaire, M., and Baehler, D. (2017). Faut-il construire plus de routes pour limiter les embouteillages ?. In Bierlaire M., Kaufmann V. and Rérat P. (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.9-22. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  3. Bierlaire, M., Kaufmann, V., and Rérat, P. (2017). Pour une approche globale, informée et interdisciplinaire de la mobilité. In Bierlaire M., Kaufmann V. and Rérat P. (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.181-184. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  4. Binder, S., and Ravalet, E. (2017). Quel est le prix d'une minute gagnée dans nos déplacements?. In Bierlaire, Kaufmann, Rérat (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.37-52. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  5. Danalet, A., and Audikana, A. (2017). Le péage urbain modifie-t-il les comportements de mobilité?. In Bierlaire M., Kaufmann V. and Rérat P. (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.55-70. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  6. Munafò, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). La densité urbaine permet-elle de favoriser une mobilité plus durable ? . In Bierlaire M., Kaufmann V. and Rérat P. (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.124-140. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).
  7. Rérat, P., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Les déplacements pendulaires font-ils partie du choix d'un lieu d'habitation ?. In Bierlaire M., Kaufmann V. and Rérat P. (ed) La mobilité en questions pp.141-155. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR).

Conference proceedingsTop

  1. Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Efficient investigation of multiple dimensions of the railway timetable rescheduling problem. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transportation Research Conference May 17-19th, 2017.
  2. Fernandez-Antolin, A., Lurkin, V., de Lapparent, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Discrete-continuous maximum likelihood for the estimation of nested logit models. Proceedings of the 16th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 17-19 May, 2017.
  3. Markov, I., Bierlaire, M., Cordeau, J., Maknoon, Y., and Varone, S. (2017). A general framework for routing problems with stochastic demands. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) May, 17-19, 2017.
  4. Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Pedestrian management strategies for improving flow dynamics in transportation hubs. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 17-19 May, 2017.
  5. Montesinos, M. F, Ortelli, N. M, Bellocchi, L., Kazagli, E., and Geroliminis, N. (2017). Modeling simplicity in drivers' route choice behavior. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 17-19, 2017, 2017.
  6. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Review of transportation mode detection approaches based on smartphone data. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) May, 17-19, 2017.
  7. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B. (2017). Integrating advanced demand models within the framework of mixed integer linear problems: A Lagrangian relaxation method for the uncapacitated case. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 17-19 May, 2017.

Technical reportsTop

  1. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B. (2017). Integrating advanced discrete choice models in mixed integer linear optimization. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170714. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  2. Kazagli, E., Bierlaire, M., and de Lapparent, M. (2017). Operational route choice methodologies for practical applications. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170526. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  3. Bierlaire, M. (2017). Calculating indicators with PythonBiogeme. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170517. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  4. Bierlaire, M., and Lurkin, V. (2017). Introduction to disaggregate demand models. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170508. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  5. Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Introducing exogenous priority rules for the capacitated passenger assignment problem. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170209. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  6. Scarinci, R., Markov, I., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Network design of a transport system based on accelerating moving walkways. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170123. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.
  7. Nikolic, M., Bierlaire, M., de Lapparent, M., and Scarinci, R. (2017). Multi-class speed-density relationship for pedestrian traffic. Technical report TRANSP-OR 170115. Transport and Mobility Laboratory, ENAC, EPFL.

Speaker in external seminarsTop

  1. Lurkin, V., Garrow, L. A., Newman, J. P, and Bierlaire, M., Capturing how individuals fi lter and screen alternatives for discrete choice modeling applications. 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 24, 2017, Houston, USA
  2. Bierlaire, M., and Lurkin, V., Introduction to Disaggregate Demand Models. INFORMS Annual Meeting Houston, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, October 23, 2017, Houston, Tx (Invited tutorial)
  3. Bierlaire, M., Behavior Models and Optimization. Summer course, University of Tokyo, October 14, 2017, Tokyo, Japan (Invited keynote speaker)
  4. Bierlaire, M., Formulating discrete choice models as Mixed Integer Linear Problems (MILP). Research seminar, Shanghai Maritime University, October 10, 2017, Shanghai, China
  5. Bierlaire, M., Calculating indicators with Biogeme. Choice Modelling in Environmental Research: Challenges, Applications and New Trends, Centre for Development and Environment, September 25, 2017, University of Bern, Switzerland
  6. Markov, I., Bierlaire, M., Cordeau, J., and Varone, S., A unified modeling and solution framework for stochastic routing problems. hEART 2017 - 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, September 14, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  7. Fernandez-Antolin, A., Lurkin, V., and Bierlaire, M., Discrete-continuous maximum likelihood. 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, September 14, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  8. Lurkin, V., and Garrow, L. A., Modeling Competition among Airline Itineraries. 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, September 13, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  9. Nikolic, M., Bierlaire, M., Markov, I., and Bondo, R., Pedestrian multi-class speed-density relationship: evaluation of integrated and sequential approach. 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, September 12, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  10. Scarinci, R., Bierlaire, M., and Zanarini, A., Hybrid traffic simulation of an innovative catenary-free electric bus service. 6th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, September 12, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  11. Binder, S., and Bierlaire, M., An efficient algorithm for the multi-objective railway timetable rescheduling problem. 6th symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), September 12, 2017, Haifa, Israel
  12. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., A Lagrangian relaxation method for a choice-based optimization framework capturing the demand-supply interaction. Annual international conference of the German Operations Research Society (OR2017), Freie Universität Berlin, September 07, 2017, Berlin, Germany
  13. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M., Data-driven spatio-temporal discretization for pedestrian flow characterization. Intelligent Traffic Control and Service in Big Data Environment, EPFL, August 23, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  14. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M., Data-driven spatio-temporal discretization for pedestrian flow characterization. 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, July 24, 2017, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  15. Lurkin, V., Sharif Azadeh, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M., Planning of feeding station installment for a full electric large capacity urban bus system. 21st IFORS Conference, July 20, 2017, Quebec, Canada
  16. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., Integrating supply and demand within the framework of mixed integer linear problems. 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, IFORS, July 19, 2017, Québec City, Canada
  17. Bierlaire, M., Mathematical models of behavior for the prediction of demand in transportation and energy. Seminar of the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, July 11, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  18. Markov, I., Bierlaire, M., Cordeau, J., Maknoon, Y., and Varone, S., A unified framework for rich routing problems with stochastic demands. Verolog 2017 - Sixth meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, July 11, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  19. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., Lagrangian relaxation for the integration of discrete choice models in mixed integer linear problems. 15th Swiss Operations Research Days, Université de Fribourg, June 30, 2017, Fribourg, Switzerland
  20. Fernandez-Antolin, A., Lurkin, V., Pacheco, M., and Bierlaire, M., Discrete-continuous maximum likelihood. Workshop on Discrete Choice Models 2017, EPFL, June 23, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  21. Lurkin, V., and Garrow, L. A., Using non-traditional data sources to understand travel behavior. 12th Workshop on Discrete Choice Models, EPFL, June 23, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  22. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., Integrating advanced discrete choice models in mixed integer linear optimization. Workshop on Discrete Choice Models 2017, EPFL, June 22, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  23. Kazagli, E., and Bierlaire, M., Application of the MRI framework to a large network: Québec city,. Workshop on Discrete Choice Models 2017, EPFL, June 22, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  24. Kazagli, E., Modeling route choice using aggregate models. Invited lecture, Ecole des Ponts - ParisTech, May 24, 2017, Paris
  25. Kazagli, E., Bierlaire, M., and de Lapparent, M., Modeling route choice in Québec city using mental representations . 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), May 18, 2017, Ascona
  26. Fernandez-Antolin, A., Lurkin, V., de Lapparent, M., and Bierlaire, M., Discrete-continuous maximum likelihood for the estimation of nested logit models. 16th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), May 18, 2017, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
  27. Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., Integrating advanced demand models within the framework of mixed integer linear problems: A Lagrangian relaxation method for the uncapacitated case. 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), May 18, 2017, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
  28. Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M., Pedestrian management strategies for improving flow dynamics in transportation hubs. 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), May 18, 2017, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
  29. Nikolic, M., and Bierlaire, M., Review of transportation mode detection approaches based on smartphone data. 17th Swiss Transportation Research Conference, May 18, 2017, Ascona, Switzerland
  30. Markov, I., Bierlaire, M., Cordeau, J., Maknoon, Y., and Varone, S., A general framework for routing problems with stochastic demands. 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), May 17, 2017, Ascona, Switzerland
  31. Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M., Efficient investigation of multiple dimensions of the railway timetable rescheduling problem. 17th Swiss Transportation Research Conference, May 17, 2017, Ascona, Switzerland
  32. Lurkin, V., Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B., A New Approach to Choice-Based Revenue Management. AGIFORS RM Group Meeting, May 17, 2017, San Francisco, United States
  33. Lurkin, V., Garrow, L. A., Higgins, M., Newman, J. P, and Schyns, M., Estimation of Airline Itinerary Choice Models Using Disaggregate Ticket Data. AGIFORS SSP Group Meeting, May 16, 2017, San Francisco, United States
  34. Bierlaire, M., and Pacheco, M., From Complex Travel Behaviour to Optimization: the Methodological Challenges. Transport Seminar Series, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, March 22, 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne
  35. de Lapparent, M., Structural modelling of sales and prices in the 2015 new car market in France. Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Yamanashi, March 09, 2017, Kofu, Japan
  36. de Lapparent, M., Travel discomfort-time tradeoffs in Paris subway. Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Yamanashi, March 09, 2017, Kofu, Japan
  37. Nikolic, M., Data-driven fundamental models for pedestrian movements. Workshop on Transportation Network and Management, EPFL, March 09, 2017, Lausanne
  38. de Lapparent, M., On modeling optimal use and ownership duration of a car: a dynamic discrete choice approach. Seminar, Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University, March 07, 2017, Nagoya, Japan
  39. de Lapparent, M., Structural modelling of sales and prices in the 2015 new car market in France. Small International Workshop on Advanced Choice Modelling, Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 06, 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  40. de Lapparent, M., Modeling Interactions under Imperfect Information. International Workshop on Dynamic Risk Management of Transport Network: Social Interaction, Monitoring and Simulation, Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 05, 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  41. Robenek, T., Behaviorally driven train timetable design. Invited seminar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 02, 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  42. Bierlaire, M., Introduction to choice modeling. Invited lecture, GuangDong University of Technology , January 06, 2017, Guangzhou, China
  43. Bierlaire, M., and Pacheco, M., Using disaggregate demand models in operations research. Invited seminar, GuangDong University of Technology , January 05, 2017, Guangzhou, China
  44. Bierlaire, M., Dynamic choice models with panel data. Invited lecture, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 03, 2017, Hong Kong
  45. Bierlaire, M., Demand forecasting with discrete choice models. Invited lecture, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 03, 2017, Hong Kong
  46. Bierlaire, M., and Pacheco, M., Integrating advanced discrete choice models into (mixed) integer linear optimization. Invited seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 03, 2017, Hong Kong

Awards and distinctionsTop

  1. Meritxell Pacheco : PhD mobility award 2017 (August 09, 2017). Institution: Doctoral School Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE). Description: The PhD Mobility Award is given by the doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE) to encourage good PhD students within the program to go for an academic visit to an external research institution.
  2. Riccardo Scarinci : European Transport Innovation Challenge Winner, creating innovative and sustainable mobility solutions (June 19, 2017). Institution: European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Strasbourg, France.
  3. Virginie Lurkin : Best Presentation Award at AGIFORS Scheduling and Strategic Planning Study Group meeting (May 18, 2017). Institution: The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) . Description: The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) is a professional society dedicated to the advancement and application of Operational Research within the airline industry. The membership consists of Operational Research professional employed by recognized civil airlines and related industries and correspondents keenly interested in the application of Operational Research to aviation problems.

ReviewingTop

  1. Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research (3)
  2. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological (3)
  3. Computers & Industrial Engineering (1)
  4. Computers & Operations Research (1)
  5. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (1)
  6. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (1)
  7. Expert Systems with Applications (1)
  8. IET Intelligent Transport Systems (1)
  9. Journal of Air Transport Management (1)
  10. Journal of Choice Modelling (1)
  11. Journal of Urban Planning and Developement (1)
  12. Naval Research Logistics (1)
  13. Transportation (1)
  14. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (1)
  15. Transportation Research Procedia (1)
  16. Transportation Science (1)
  17. Miscalleneous reviews (2)

Research projects (9)Top

Leveraging Public and Open Data for Transportation Mode detection
Sponsor: Swisscom
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Marija Nikolic (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM)
Period: September 04, 2017-September 04, 2018
Modern smartphones are more than just calling devices. They harbor a wealth of information that provides the transportation field with a new potential. In this project, researchers will create a transportation mode detection model based on telecommunication data from smartphone users combined with public transport-related data sources. The researchers are provided with anonymized telecommunication traces. As those data remain scarce, additional data will be identified from external sources including network infrastructure, route maps, time schedules in static or real-time form, microcensus, weather, etc. A probabilistic model will be developed to infer the transportation modes from those various data sources. The project lasts one year, and will be carried out by the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, directed by Prof. Michel Bierlaire. It is sponsored by Swisscom.
Network Design for SBB Cargo
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Nikola Obrenovic (PM), Virginie Lurkin (PM)
Period: September 01, 2017-August 31, 2018
This project aims at developing an algorithm for the overall design of SBB cargo’s network of bundling points. SBB Cargo operates a network of 2 marshaling yards, 65 shunting yards and about 350 of small bundling points. The operation as such is costly and the network might contain redundant bundling points. The overall interest of SBB Cargo is to minimize the operating cost of their network and to compare its performance to a better network, completely designed from scratch. The resulting framework is then planned to be used to improve the current network of SBB cargo and its future development. The main research challenge of this project is to incorporate the SBB Cargo needs into one model while taking into account the specifics of the railway network and its operation. The researchers from the Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR) will develop a heuristic algorithm that gives as an output a complete network design based on the inputs (cargo demand, capacity, types and costs of different bundling points). The algorithm can be further adjusted by entering the already existing bundling points. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm will be tested thorough comparison with existing solutions. TRANSP-OR, led by prof. Michel Bierlaire, has a track record of successful projects of solving highly complex problems arising in industrial sector. This one-year project is sponsored by SBB-CFF-FFS.
Cost reduction using passenger centric timetabling
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Virginie Lurkin (PM)
Period: September 01, 2017-August 31, 2018
To design their timetables, train-operating companies mostly focus on operational aspects and cost. In Switzerland, a paradigm of transportation planning is to create regular-interval timetables (a.k.a. cyclic timetables) which aim for maximal transfer connections, simplicity and hence user friendlyness. SBB uses travel simulation models to predict the impact of timetable changes on travel demand and revenue. Mathematical timetable optimization methods are not yet used by SBB. But a recent EPFL thesis (2016) shows that the timetable itself has a significant impact on the performance of the operator in terms of the number of transported passengers: a timetable design that considers the behavior of passengers leads to higher revenue(s), market share(s), higher value of passenger-km etc. In this project, the aim is to use the optimization methods developed by the TRANSP-OR Lab consisting in combining cyclic and non-cyclic timetables and apply it to the Swiss Federal Railways’ timetable design. The goal is to evaluate the performance of the current Swiss interval timetable and to compare it to the optimal one. Suitability of hybrid timetables for the Swiss railway network will be investigated. This one-year project is carried out by the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, led by prof. Michel Bierlaire. TRANSP-OR has vast competence in modeling, optimization and simulation of transportation systems. The project is sponsored by SBB CFF FFS.
Capacity building program in urban mobility and transportation
Sponsor: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Yousef Maknoon (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM)
Period: September 01, 2016-September 01, 2019
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.
Incorporating advanced behavioral models in mixed integer linear optimization
Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Meritxell Pacheco
Period: April 01, 2016-March 31, 2019
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.
TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamics
Sponsor: The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Nicholas Molyneaux
Period: March 03, 2016-March 03, 2019
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.
myTOSA 2.0 - Enhanced simulation and optimization tool for cost-optimal deployment of TOSA electric buses
Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Virginie Lurkin (PM), Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
Period: September 30, 2015-November 16, 2017
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.
Drive For You: a driving assistant tool to detecting pedestrians
Sponsor: MINES ParisTech
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Riccardo Scarinci (PM)
Period: December 01, 2014-November 30, 2018
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.
Electric vehicle adoption dynamics: exploring market potentials
Sponsor: Nissan
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Matthieu de Lapparent (PM), Anna Fernandez Antolin
Period: April 01, 2014-March 31, 2017
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.

Miscellaneous responsibilitiesTop

Ongoing

    Bierlaire

  1. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation Research Part B (since January 01, 1995)
  2. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, European Transport, Quarterly Journal of Transport Law, Economics and Engineering (since February 01, 2005)
  3. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Transportation Research Part C (since January 01, 2006)
  4. Director of the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (since July 01, 2006)
  5. Director, Transportation Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (since May 06, 2009)
  6. Editor-in-Chief, EURO Journal on Transport and Logistics (since February 01, 2011)
  7. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (since November 08, 2011)
  8. Associate Editor, Operations Research (since January 01, 2012)
  9. Member of the research council, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Bern, Switzerland (since January 01, 2015)
  10. Member of the Academic Promotion Committee, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (since April 01, 2015)
  11. Member of the scientific advisory board, CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation, Québec, Canada (since January 01, 2016)
  12. Scientific advisor, BestMile SA (since May 12, 2016)

Finished in 2017

    Bierlaire

  1. Associate Editor, Journal of Choice Modelling (June 01, 2007-August 31, 2017)
  2. Director of the Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (January 01, 2010-June 30, 2017)

    Scarinci

  1. Mobility systems coach expert for the Solar Decathlon 2017 project, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (September 01, 2015-September 01, 2017)

Expertise

  • Transportation Research
  • Operations Research
  • Discrete Choice Models

Methods

Modeling, optimization, simulation

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