Seminar – Modelling Passenger Behaviour and Managing Public Transport Operations under Disturbances

February 26, 2020 13.00 - 14.40 h

On 26 February 2020, TRAIL PhD researcher Menno Yap will defend his PhD thesis “Measuring, Predicting and Controlling Disruption Impacts for Urban Public Transport” at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are cordially invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on “Modelling passenger behaviour and managing public transport operations under disruptions”. Public transport services are subject to recurrent disturbances. Public transport system’s ability to prepare, withstand, recover and adapt in response to such disturbances is of great importance for passenger satisfaction, customer retention, level-of-service and system performance. The availability of sensors and passively collected data, fleet management techniques and real-time travel information provision enables both service users and service providers to become more adaptive in the event of service disturbances. Notwithstanding, their ability to minimize and avoid related ramifications rely on the development of control and prediction schemes and the understanding of the underlying passenger behaviour. In this seminar, experts will share methodological and advanced applications related to modelling passenger behaviour and managing public transport operations under disturbances.

Participation is free, registration is required: click here.

Programme seminar
Chairman: Oded Cats

13.00 – 13.10    Opening and welcome
13.10 – 13.40    Marcela Munizaga (Universidad de Chile) – Modelling strategy heterogeneity and passengers’ preferences from smart card data in Santiago
13.40 – 14.10    Johanna Törnquist Krasemann (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola) – Parallel computing in algorithms for real-time railway disturbance management: Opportunities and challenges
14.10 – 14.40    Francesco Corman (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) – Passenger behavior in public transport disruptions: agent based modelling and observed behavior

Location: TU Delft Aula, Mekelweg 5

Room: Commissiekamer 3

Public defence Menno Yap
At 09:30 h Menno will give a brief presentation about his research in the same room.
At 10:00 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.

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