Bilal Farooq research projects

This page reports only the academic work registered in the databases of the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, and is not necessarily a comprehensive list of the work by Bilal Farooq.

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Pedestrian dynamics: flows and behavior
Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilal Farooq (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Antonin Danalet, Flurin Hänseler, Marija Nikolic
Period: April 01, 2012-March 31, 2015
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.
Léman 2030: Flux piétons Gare de Lausanne
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Michaël Thémans (PM), Bilal Farooq (PM), Flurin Hänseler, Antonin Danalet, Sohrab Sahaleh
Period: October 01, 2011-July 15, 2012
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.
NRP 65: Sustainable Urban Patterns (SUPat)
Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilal Farooq (PM), Ricardo Hurtubia (PM), Dimitrios Efthymiou
Period: October 01, 2010-September 30, 2013
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.
SustainCity: Micro-simulation for the prospective of sustainable cities in Europe
Sponsor: European Commission
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Ricardo Hurtubia (PM), Bilal Farooq (PM), Dimitrios Efthymiou
Period: January 01, 2010-December 31, 2012
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.
Methods and tools for supporting the use, calibration and validation of traffic simulation models
Sponsor: European Commission
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilal Farooq (PM)
Period: May 26, 2009-May 25, 2013
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.
Sponsor: European Commission
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilal Farooq (PM)
Period: July 01, 2008-June 30, 2012
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.
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