Seminar – Incorporating Congestion Phenomena into large Scale strategic Transport Model Systems

October 27, 2023 09.00 - 11.00h

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On 27 October 2023, TRAIL PhD researcher Luuk Brederode will defend his PhD thesis “Incorporating Congestion Phenomena into large Scale strategic Transport Model Systems” at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on large scale transport modelling, introduced below.

The ongoing digitization in the mobility domain gives travelers more ways to satisfy their needs (e.g. teleworking, Mobility-As-A-Service, autonomous vehicles). Simultaneously, the trend from owning to using commodities (e.g. shared car, scooter and bike services) and disruptions such as Covid and the climate and energy crises trigger changes in travelers’ behavior. Combined, these trends and disruptions lead to more complex mobility patterns across ever more integrated mobility systems in cities, regions and nations.

To maintain their value as decision support systems for e.g. policy makers and mobility service suppliers, transport models need to include these more complex patterns, whereas the globalization and system integration requires larger scale models. This need for more complex and larger transport models forms a paradoxical challenge faced by transportation researchers and practitioners.

In this seminar some of the cutting edge scientific innovations to overcome this paradox are highlighted, along with an outlook on the future of transport modelling.

Seminar programme
Chairman: Dr. ir. Adam Pel

09.00 – 09.05    Opening and welcome
09.05 – 09.30    Prof.dr. M.C.J. Bliemer – a General solution scheme for the static link transmission model
09.30 – 09.55 C.M.J. Tampère – How to scale up simultaneous-swap algorithms for departure time equilibration of single bottlenecks to multi-bottleneck networks?
09.55 – 10.10    Coffee break
10.10 – 10.35    Prof.dr. C. Osorio  – Physics-informed Bayesian optimization for high-dimensional continuous transportation problems
10.35 – 11.00 T. van Vuren – The future of transport modelling – thoughts from a British perspective

Participation is free, registration is required: click here.

TU Delft
Faculty of Civil engineering and Geosciences
Room HG 2.62

Public defence Luuk Brederode
At 12:30 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.
At 12:00 h Luuk Brederode will give a brief presentation about his research in the same room.

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