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TRANSP-OR: Riccardo Scarinci

Riccardo Scarinci

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Riccardo Scarinci

International journals

Accepted

Total: 1

International journals

Published

Total: 9

    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., Bierlaire, M., Molyneaux, N., Scarinci, R., and Th&eacute;mans, M. (2015). Modeling pedestrian flows in train stations: The example of Lausanne railway station. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) April 15-17, 2015.
    • Scarinci, R., Lopez, G., Chen, J., and Bierlaire, M. (2014). Optimization of the network design of a futuristic transport system based on moving walkways. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 14 - 16 May, 2014.

    Technical reports

    Seminars

    Awards

    Reviewing

  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2)
  • IET Intelligent Transport Systems (2)
  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (2)
  • Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (2)
  • Miscalleneous reviews (4)
  • Total: 12 reviews for 4 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2018: 3, 2017: 2, 2016: 4, 2015: 1, 2014: 2.

    Research projects

    Accessibility based optimization of educational infrastructure networks
    Sponsor: World Bank
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Riccardo Scarinci (PM)
    Period: January 01, 2018-December 31, 2018
    The aim of this project is to propose a methodology to assess and optimize educational infrastructure networks based on accessibility. In 2014, the World Bank launched the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) with a focus on integrating risk reduction considerations into education infrastructure policies and investments. The GPSS aims to boost and facilitate informed, large-scale investments for the safety and resilience of new and existing school infrastructure at risk from natural hazards, contributing to high-quality learning environments. Understanding accessibility of school infrastructure networks is an important element to optimize risk reduction interventions as well as to improve the quality and efficiency of the educational service. To support this goal, the Transportation and Mobility Laboratory proposes a methodology to assess and optimize educational infrastructure networks based on accessibility; and proposes solutions to improve the performance of educational infrastructure networks. In other words, researchers will evaluate the risks based on the school network, including parameters like transportation network, home location of the students, mobility patterns... They will then provide a methodology in order to help direct investments to reduce the risks in case of disaster.
    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.
    Capacity building program in urban mobility and transportation
    Sponsor: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Yousef Maknoon (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Yuki Oyama (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.
    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.
    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.
    PostCarWorld: A Trans-Discplinary Multi-Dimensional Stimulation
    Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Riccardo Scarinci (PM)
    Period: December 01, 2013-November 30, 2016
    <p>The goal of this project is to explore the future of mobility through the role of the car. The main originality of this research is to raise the following problem: What, if the world were a post-car world. The basic idea is to define a hypothetical situation where the place of the car would have been dramatically reduced and to use qualitative and quantitative simulation methods to examine the consequences of this initial hypothesis. The research is based on the idea that by simulating the future through scenarios we can understand the present better. This project is fully interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary. It brings together social sciences, engineering sciences, urban planning and urban design in six different laboratories associated to three different universities.</p> <p>The role of TRANSP-OR in this project is to study and optimize an innovative transport system based on accelerated moving walkways (AMW). Differently from constant moving walkways, AMW can reach speeds up to 15km/h thanks to an acceleration section. The project aims to identify the optimal design of a network of AMW using optimization. A network of accelerated moving walkway in a car-free urban environment may present an innovative solution, and this project could delineate the system feasibility.</p>
    Pedflux: Pedestrian flow modeling in train stations
    Sponsor: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Michaël Thémans (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Flurin Hänseler
    Period: April 01, 2012-March 31, 2015
    The aim of this collaborative research project between the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) and EPFL's transportation center is to analyze, model and optimize pedestrian flows in train stations. In recent years, the growing number of passengers has led to difficulties related to pedestrian flows in major train stations. Congestion of pedestrian walkways is increasingly becoming a problem during peak hours, but also due to clustering of people caused by major events or the beginning or end of holiday season. When capacity limits for pedestrian facilities are reached, normal operation of train schedules can be significantly impaired. Since train stations are important nodes within the multimodal public transportation system, it is of major importance that they are operated as efficiently as possible. In addition to the increase in passenger numbers, train stations have been undergoing a profound transformation from simple transit nodes towards versatile hubs that provide interface to short and long-distance train connections, to other modes including private transport by foot, bike and car, as well as to the city offering public space for shopping, eating and alike. This transformation leads to a further increase in pedestrian numbers and additionally introduces new behavior patterns. A sound understanding of pedestrian flows within a train station can help improve overall level of service, customer experience and safety. The main focus of this study lies on the development of a methodology allowing to estimate pedestrian origin-destination (OD) demand within a train station. Specifically, train time table, customer survey data and flow observations from an exhaustive camera system are used as sources of information in this process. Subsequently, the modeling frame work is applied to several case studies in Switzerland.
    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.

    Regular teaching

    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2018
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Yuki Oyama, Nikola Obrenovic, Riccardo Scarinci
    Teaching assistant: Gael Lederrey, Zhengchao Wang
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2018/
    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2017
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci
    Teaching assistant: Marija Nikolic, Stefan Binder
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2017/
    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2016
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Yousef Maknoon
    Teaching assistant: Iliya Markov, Marija Nikolic
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2016/
    Semaine ENAC "Remix Public Space"
    Year: Spring 2016
    Section(s): Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering
    Lecturer: Riccardo Scarinci
    Webpage: http://enac.epfl.ch/projeter-ensemble/semaine-ENAC
    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2015
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Yousef Maknoon
    Teaching assistant: Tomás Robenek, Marija Nikolic
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2015/
    Optimization and Simulation
    Year: Spring 2014
    Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Jianghang Chen
    Teaching assistant: Tomás Robenek, Marija Nikolic
    Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2014/

    Project supervision

    Masters theses

    Charles Jeanbart
    Section: Civil Engineering
    Moving walkways in train stations
    Supervision:Nicholas Molyneaux, Riccardo Scarinci, Michel Bierlaire
    Expert: TBD
    19/09/2017-03/02/2018
    Demotz Vincent
    Section: Computer science
    Simulator for fleet of autonomous vehicles
    Supervision:Riccardo Scarinci, Yuki Oyama, Michel Bierlaire
    Expert: Bastien Rojanawisut
    21/02/2017-31/07/2017
    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
    Frédéric Rast
    Section: Environmental Sciences and Engineering
    Towards Solar Decathlon: evaluation of different mobility scenarios
    Supervision:Riccardo Scarinci, Michel Bierlaire
    Expert: Philippe Couty
    14/09/2015-15/01/2016
    Bastien Rojanawisut
    Section: Mathematics
    Optimisation of the network design of a futuristic transport system based on accelerated moving walkways
    Supervision:Riccardo Scarinci, Iliya Markov, Michel Bierlaire
    Expert: Sacha Varone
    15/09/2014-16/01/2015

    Semester projects

    • Optimization of school accessibility in developing countries, Yassine El Ouazzani, Oliver Mathias Buschor (GCMA3), December 21, 2018
    • Safer schools thanks to an improved transport access in developing countries, Zora Oswald, June 16, 2018
    • Speed profile of an innovative catenary-free electric bus, Valentin Axel Olivier & Nicolet Adrien (GC), June 16, 2017
    • 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
    • Energy consumption of an innovative catenary-free electric bus, Xiaoran Yu, December 23, 2016
    • Measure of user-oriented service variability in hubs, Anouk Allenspach and Dieynaba Dia (GC), December 23, 2016
    • Traffic simulation model of an innovative catenary-free electric bus, Romain Meyer (SGC), June 17, 2016
    • Solar Decathlon: strategies for a sustainable mobility to achieve the goal of a 2000-Watt society, Charles Albert Jeanbart (SGC), June 17, 2016
    • Accelerating moving walkways as a transport mode of the future: system optimization and management, Alexandre Petit, January 15, 2016
    • Pedestrian movement in train stations: modeling speed-density relationship for different classes of passengers, Laure Emma Rosine, June 19, 2015
    • Implementation of a futuristic transport system based on accelerated moving walkways: optimization on a real case study, Raphaël Luthi (SIE-S), May 29, 2015
    • Optimisation of the network design of a futuristic transport system based on moving walkways, Guillaume Lopez, May 30, 2014

    Past activities (1)

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