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Bilal Farooq

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Bilal Farooq

International journals

Published

Total: 10

    Book chapters

    • Farooq, B., Hurtubia, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Simulation based generation of a synthetic population for Brussels. In Bierlaire, de Palma, Hurtubia and Waddell (ed) <em>Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities</em> (ISBN: 978-2-940222-72-8) pp.95-112. .
    • Farooq, B., Mueller, K., Bierlaire, M., and Axhausen, K. (2015). Methodologies for synthesizing populations. In Bierlaire, de Palma, Hurtubia and Waddell (ed) <em>Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities</em> (ISBN: 978-2-940222-72-8) pp.77-94. EPFL Press.
    • Danalet, A., Bierlaire, M., and Farooq, B. (2014). Estimating Pedestrian Destinations Using Traces from WiFi Infrastructures. In U. Weidmann, U. Kirsch and M. Schreckenberg (ed) <em>Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012</em> (ISBN: 978-3-319-02446-2) pp.1341-1352. Springer International Publishing.

    Papers in conference proceedings

    • Nikolic, M., Bierlaire, M., and Farooq, B. (2014). Probabilistic speed-density relationship for pedestrians based on data driven space and time representation. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 14 - 16 May, 2014.
    • Danalet, A., Farooq, B., and Bierlaire, M. (2013). Towards an activity-based model for pedestrian facilities. Proceedings of the 13th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) April 24-26, 2013.
    • Efthymiou, D., Farooq, B., Bierlaire, M., and Antoniou, C. (2013). Agent Based Indicators Analysis in the Context of Policy Evaluation. Proceedings of the Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) April 24-26, 2013.
    • H&auml;nseler, F.S., Farooq, B., and Bierlaire, M. (2013). An aggregated dynamic flow model for pedestrian movement in railway stations. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 24-26 April, 2013.
    • Nikolic, M., Farooq, B., and Bierlaire, M. (2013). Exploratory analysis of pedestrian flow characteristics in mobility hubs using trajectory data. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 24-26 April, 2013.
    • Farooq, B., Bierlaire, M., Hurtubia, R., and Fl&ouml;tter&ouml;d, G. (2012). Simulation based Approach for Agents Synthesis in Large-Scale Urban Systems Modelling. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) July 15-20, 2012.
    • H&auml;nseler, F.S., Farooq, B., and Bierlaire, M. (2012). Preliminary ideas for dynamic estimation of pedestrian origin-destination demand within train stations. Proceedings of the Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 02.05.2012-04.05.2012, 2012.
    • Sahaleh, S., Bierlaire, M., Farooq, B., Danalet, A., and H&auml;nseler, F.S. (2012). Scenario Analysis of Pedestrian Flow in Public Spaces. Proceedings of the 12th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) May 2-4, 2012.
    • Breuer, A., and Farooq, B. (2011). Participation? I like it! The Impact of Social Digital Media on Political Participation: Evidence from the Brazilian Case. Proceedings of the 6th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) August 2527, 2011, 2011.
    • Farooq, B. (2011). Towards a unified framework of urban built space evolution: Agents and Processes. Proceedings of the Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) May 11-13, 2011, 2011.
    • Farooq, B., Miller, E. J., and Haider, M. (2011). Multidimensional Decision Modeling Framework for Built Space Supply . Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB) January 23-27, 2011, 2011.
    • Farooq, B., Miller, E. J., Chingcuanco, F., and Giroux-Cook, M. (2011). Microsimulation Framework for Urban Price-Taker Markets. Proceedings of the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) July 28-30, 2011, 2011.

    Technical reports

    Seminars

    Reviewing

  • Transportation Research Record (6)
  • EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (1)
  • Journal of Transport and Land Use (1)
  • Operations Research (1)
  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (1)
  • Transportation Research Part B: Methodological (1)
  • Total: 11 reviews for 6 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2013: 3, 2012: 4, 2011: 4.

    Research projects

    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.
    NEARCTIS
    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.

    Regular teaching

    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2013
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Bilal Farooq, Jianghang Chen
    Teaching assistant: Aurélie Glerum, Antonin Danalet
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2013/
    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2012
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Bilal Farooq, Prem Kumar
    Teaching assistant: Nitish Umang
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2012/

    Project supervision

    Masters theses

    Sohrab Sahaleh
    Section: Civil Engineering
    Pedestrian flow simulation and optimization in transportation hubs (case study)
    Supervision:Michel Bierlaire, Bilal Farooq, Antonin Danalet
    Expert: Prof. Winnie Daamen
    20/09/2011-17/02/2012

    Semester projects

    • Visualization of pedestrian demand in a 3D graph, Javier Lopez-Montenegro Ramil (IN), June 07, 2013
    • Associations generation in synthetic population, Paul Anderson, June 07, 2013
    • Development of a novel pedestrian flow simulator, Thomas Mühlematter, May 31, 2013
    • Population synthesis for large-scale agent based microsimulation, Lovisa Arnesson, January 10, 2013
    • Pedestrian flow simulation in Lausanne train station, Nicolas de Lamberterie, January 10, 2013