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TRANSP-OR: Shadi Sharif Azadeh

Shadi Sharif Azadeh

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Shadi Sharif Azadeh

International journals

Published

Total: 8

      Papers in conference proceedings

      • Pacheco, M., Gendron, B., Lurkin, V., Sharif Azadeh, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2018). A Lagrangian relaxation technique for the demand-based benefit maximization problem. Proceedings of the 18th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 16-18 May, 2018.
      • Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., Bierlaire, M., and Gendron, B. (2017). Integrating advanced demand models within the framework of mixed integer linear problems: A Lagrangian relaxation method for the uncapacitated case. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 17-19 May, 2017.
      • Pacheco, M., Sharif Azadeh, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2016). A new mathematical representation of demand using choice-based optimization method. Proceedings of the 16th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 18-20 May, 2016.
      • Wehres, U., Sharif Azadeh, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2016). Modeling Uncertainty for a Catenary-free Electrical Bus. Proceedings of the 16th Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) May 19-20, 2016, 2016.
      • Robenek, T., Sharif Azadeh, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Evaluating the Quality of Railway Timetables from Passenger Point of View. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT2015) July 19 - 23, 2015.
      • Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., Sharif Azadeh, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Generation and evaluation of passenger-oriented railway disposition timetables in case of severe disruptions. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailTokyo2015) March 23 26, 2015.
      • Robenek, T., Sharif Azadeh, S., Chen, J., Bierlaire, M., and Maknoon, Y. (2015). The Ideal Train Timetabling Problem. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailTokyo2015) March 23 26, 2015.

      Technical reports

      Seminars

      Awards

      Reviewing

    • International Journal of Production Research (4)
    • Computers & Operations Research (1)
    • EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (1)
    • Operations Research (1)
    • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (1)
    • Total: 8 reviews for 5 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2016: 3, 2015: 3, 2014: 2.

      Research projects

      Incorporating advanced behavioral models in mixed integer linear optimization
      Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Meritxell Pacheco
      Period: April 01, 2016-March 31, 2019
      Discrete choice models are used for detailed representation of the "demand". However, their complexity makes mathematical formulations highly non convex in the explanatory variables. On the other hand, Mixed Integer Linear Programs (MILP) are optimization problems with discrete variables that are used in many applications to design and configure the "supply". In this project, we propose a new modeling framework that allows to include any random utility model in a mixed integer optimization formulation. The heterogeneity of demand is captured within the general choice model framework and the offers are tailored in a way that is beneficial for users as wells as providers. The main objective of the project is to obtain a framework that is both general, so that it can be applied in many applications, and operational, so that it can be used in practice.
      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.
      Demand-based facility location problem
      Sponsor: EDF
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM)
      Period: August 01, 2015-December 31, 2015
      The project aims at integrating demand models in a state-of-the-art mathematical model for Location-Routing Problem (LRP) in the context of energy. We are investigating different assumptions about the representation of the demand in the context of facility location and routing problem.
      Air navigation platform: flights planning by using real-time weather data
      Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Yousef Maknoon (PM), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM)
      Period: March 02, 2014-September 02, 2015
      Flying safer, cheaper, faster are keywords of this new service. This project aims at integrating an automatic route planning system, tightly coupled with the real-time meteorological data, taking into account energy consumption of the mobile device hosting the application. The route will be computed in real time on mobile devices using the information of weather forecast and respecting to the constraints such as airspace/airport restriction and terrain avoidance, etc. The energy efficient implementation of the routing application is crucial, to provide routing information to the pilot during the entire trip. This becomes challenging, as automatic route planning often requires complex algorithms. In this project, we will target at a three-dimensional flight route-planning problem and design an efficient but robust algorithm to solve the problem. The project will last 18 months. It is conducted by TRANSP-OR in collaboration with the Xample Sàrl, ICARE Institut de recherche and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO).
      Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal Networks
      Sponsor: European Commission
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Yousef Maknoon (PM)
      Period: July 01, 2012-June 30, 2015
      The objective is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of intercontinental logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North America partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operations with developed iso-modular logistics units of size adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-moving consumer goods, providing a basis for an interconnected logistics system for 2030.

      Regular teaching

      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2016
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Matthieu de Lapparent, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Teaching assistant: Anna Fernandez Antolin, Tomás Robenek, Yousef Maknoon, Evanthia Kazagli
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2016/index.php
      Enjeux mondiaux : Mobilité A
      Year: Spring 2016
      Section(s): All sections
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Stefan Binder, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Webpage: http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=13982
      Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
      Year: Fall 2015
      Section(s): Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
      Webpage: http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=14491
      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2015
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Matthieu de Lapparent, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Teaching assistant: Evanthia Kazagli, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Iliya Markov, Yousef Maknoon
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2015/index.php
      Introduction à l'optimisation
      Year: Fall 2014
      Section(s): Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/opti2014

      Miscellaneous lectures

      Demand modeling in revenue management
      Program: New Paradigms in Revenue Management: Methods and Applications, May 25, 2016-May 27, 2016
      School: University of Maryland
      Lecturer: Shadi Sharif Azadeh

      Project supervision

      Masters theses

      Guillaume Lopez
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Decision making for human resource training and allocation
      Supervision:Yousef Maknoon, Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert:
      15/09/2015-01/02/2016
      Ulrich Wehres
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Robust Design of a Single Line Electrical Bus
      Supervision:Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert:
      15/09/2015-01/02/2016
      Guilhem Pujol
      Optimization of arrivals and departure ow management at congested airports
      Supervision:Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Michel Bierlaire, Tomás Robenek
      Expert:
      15/09/2014-31/03/2015

      Semester projects

      • Analysis of External Effects on Cyclicity in Passenger Railway Service, Lucia Montero (SCS), June 17, 2016
      • Strategic Energy Planning under Uncertainty, Cyprien Say (SGC), June 01, 2016
      • Planning tool for the admission of medical graduates into the Otolaryngology training program in the CHUV, Guillaume Lopez, January 15, 2015
      • 3D routing approach for air navigation planning for small sized planes, Jamal El Rhazi (SGC), December 19, 2014