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Nicholas Molyneaux

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Nicholas Molyneaux

International journals


Total: 1

International journals


Total: 1

    Book chapters

    • Bierlaire, M., Scarinci, R., Nikolic, M., Oyama, Y., Molyneaux, N., and Wang, Z. (2020). Methodologies for understanding and improving pedestrian mobility. In Ole B. Jensen, Claus Lassen, Vincent Kaufmann, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange (ed) <em>Handbook of Urban Mobilities</em> (ISBN: 9781138482197). Routledge.

    Papers in conference proceedings

    • Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2019). The impact of counter-flow on pedestrian walking times. Proceedings of the 19th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 15-17 May, 2019.
    • Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2019). Improving pedestrian dynamics by preventing counter-flow. Proceedings of the Tenth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN X) 17-21 June, 2019.
    • Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2018). Controlling Pedestrian Flows Using a Dynamic Traffic Management System. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment: Smart Transportation (DTA) 6-8 June, 2018.
    • Jeanbart, C., Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2018). Network design of moving walkways in transportation hubs. Proceedings of the 18th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 16-18 May, 2018.
    • Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2018). Two management strategies for improving passenger transfer experience in train stations . Proceedings of the 18th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 16-18 May, 2018.
    • 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.
    • H&auml;nseler, F.S., Molyneaux, N., Bierlaire, M., and Stathopoulos, A. (2014). Schedule-based estimation of pedestrian demand within a railway station. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 14-16 May, 2014.
    • Molyneaux, N., H&auml;nseler, F.S., and Bierlaire, M. (2014). Modelling of train-induced pedestrian flows in railway stations. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 14-16 May, 2014.

    Technical reports


    Research projects

    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), Yuki Oyama (PM), Nicholas Molyneaux, Nikola Obrenovic
    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.

    Regular teaching

    Mathematical modeling of behavior
    Year: Fall 2018
    Section(s): Mathematics, Master in Financial Engineering
    Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
    Teaching assistant: Meritxell Pacheco, Yuki Oyama, Nicholas Molyneaux
    Enjeux mondiaux : Mobilité A
    Year: Spring 2017
    Section(s): All sections
    Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
    Teaching assistant: Nicholas Molyneaux, Stefan Binder

    Project supervision

    Masters theses

    Adrien Nicolet
    Section: Civil Engineering
    Risk assessment of pedestrian crossings
    Supervision:Nicholas Molyneaux, Gael Lederrey, Michel Bierlaire
    Charles Jeanbart
    Section: Civil Engineering
    Moving walkways in train stations
    Supervision:Nicholas Molyneaux, Riccardo Scarinci, Michel Bierlaire
    Expert: TBD

    Semester projects

    • Risk assessment of pedestrian crossings, Adrien Nicolet (IC), January 31, 2020
    • Calibrating pedestrian control strategies., Léopold Bouraux (IC), June 30, 2019
    • Development of a heuristic algorithm for a hub location problem, Thibaut Guillaume Marie Richard, June 19, 2018
    • Building offline and online optimization algorithms for dispatchment of teams at Nez Rouge., Colin Ducommun, June 08, 2018
    • From public transport vehicles to pedestrian flows., Rodolphe Farrando, January 12, 2018
    • Modeling public transport transfers in the new Lausanne train station, José Ramón Rodriguez, June 02, 2017
    • Building an integrated model for modelling pedestrian movements inside hubs, Charles Jeanbart, June 02, 2017
    • Measure of user-oriented service variability in hubs, Anouk Allenspach and Dieynaba Dia (GC), December 23, 2016