Mathematical modeling of behavior


Date Topic Type Assignment Files
Sep 19 Choice data and datasets Computer lab (CO021) None Presentation 1
Instructions 1
Netherlands data file
Homework 1
Sep 26 Choice theory Exercices (CE1104) None Instructions 2
Homework 2
Oct 3 Introduction to Biogeme Computer lab (CO021) None
Presentation 3
Instructions 3
Biogeme syntax
Homework 3
Oct 10 Specification and estimation Exercices (CE1104) Receive the project assignment. Instructions 4
Homework 4
Oct 17 Multiple alternatives Computer lab (CO021) None Instructions 5
MNL Airline
Oct 24 Segmentation and tests Computer lab (CO021) None Instructions 6
MNL Airline Specifications
Oct. 31 Calculating indicators Exercices (CE1104) None Instructions 7
Nov 7 Validation and forecasting (1) Computer lab (CO021) None Simulation file
Instructions 8
Case study
Nov 14 Validation and forecasting (2) Computer lab (CO021) Submit the project assignment by noon on Nov. 24th. Updated case study
Nov 21 Estimation of NL and CNL models Computer lab (CO021) None Instructions 10
Telephone Services
Homework 10
Nov 28 Incremental logit and sampling Exercices (CE1104) None Instructions 11
Homework 11
Dec 5 Estimation of mixture models Computer lab (CO021) None Instructions 12
Dec 12 Modeling with latent variables Exercices (CE1104) None Instructions 13
Latent variables
Dec 19 Q & A Review of last year's exam None

Datasets descriptions

Name Description
Transportation Mode Choice in the Netherlands [pdf]
Residential Telephone Services [pdf]
Swissmetro [pdf]
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing) [pdf]
Mode choice in Switzerland (Optima) [pdf]


Biogeme official homepage

Graded assignment

Students must hand in one project assignment during the semester.

The project assignement is organized in groups of 4 people. The groups will be determined by yourselves. Please send one email per group including the names of the group members to Meritxell Pacheco before October 3th.

Find here the final group assignment.

Download the project description (common for all groups) and the data file corresponding to your group number optimaDataset_XX.dat.
Project files Files
Optima project description [project_description.pdf]
Data files [optimaDataset_01.dat]
The following documents must be submitted below as a single file before November 24th:

  • Report of maximum 4 (2 double-sided) pages in .pdf format
  • Model specification .py files
  • The .html output files

  • Project submission

    Submit your project assignment as a .zip file here by Nov. 24 at noon.
    Select file to upload:


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