Presented our work on data-driven smart mobility at the Workshop on Smart Cities & Connected Communities

Presented our work on data-driven smart mobility at the Workshop on Smart Cities & Connected Communities

We presented our work on data-driven smart mobility at the Workshop on Smart Cities & Connected Communities. This Workshop aims to bring together leaders in community and economic development, government, science, and technology to chart a course for future R&D investment and build collaborative private, non-profit, and public sector partnerships that address sustainability challenges for livable communities. Our work combined social medi

Presented our work on optimized particle-based computational simulation at Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer

Presented our work on optimized particle-based computational simulation at Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer

We presented our work on optimized particle-based computational simulation at the ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer (CHT), Piscataway, NJ. We present an optimized particle-based computational method for studying kinetics, computing nucleation rate, and analyzing mechanism of both homogeneous and heterogeneous bubble nucleation. As a rare event, bubble nucleation is difficult to study with traditional computa

Presented work on Smart Urban Traffic Control at TFHRC

Presented work on Smart Urban Traffic Control at TFHRC

As the lead inventor of smart and scalable urban traffic control, Dr. Xie presented his work at FHWA Turner-Fairbank Research Center. Scalable urban traffic control system has been developed to address current challenges and offers a new approach to real-time, adaptive control of traffic signal networks. The system exploits a novel conceptualization of the signal network control problem as a decentralized process, where each intersection in the n

Presented our work on improving urban mobility at TRB 94th Annual Meeting

Presented our work on improving urban mobility at TRB 94th Annual Meeting

During January 11-14, we presented our work on understanding and improving urban mobility at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. An empirical study of combining participatory and physical sensing to better understand and improve urban mobility networks. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 2015. An unsupervised learning appro

Presented work on Multimodal Traffic Control at IEEE ITS Conference, Qingdao, China

Presented work on Multimodal Traffic Control at IEEE ITS Conference, Qingdao, China

On October 10, Dr. Xie presented the work on multimodal urban traffic control at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao, China. This work extends our decentralized, schedule-driven approach to traffic network control in the direction of a broader mobility objective to optimize all modes of traffic that are central to sustainable urban living. We focus specifically on accommodating pedestrians and opt

Presented work at Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics

Presented work at Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics

On Aug 11-12, we attended Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, with support from the National Science Foundation, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). “The workshop brought together researchers from diverse disciplines motivated by sustainability and social equity concerns, the need for efficient resource management, and a desire to leverage technological developments that have the potential to provide solutions to th

Presented work on Urban Traffic Control at TRB 92nd Annual Meeting

Presented work on Urban Traffic Control at TRB 92nd Annual Meeting

We presented our poster on the initial smart and scalable urban traffic control (SURTRAC) system at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. SURTRAC is a packing box encapsulating the core control engine, including schedule-driven intersection control (SchIC) and decentralized coordination mechanisms, with some strengthening strategies to enable its real-world operations.

Presented work on Smart and Scalable Urban Traffic Control at AAMAS Conference

Presented work on Smart and Scalable Urban Traffic Control at AAMAS Conference

We presented the work on coordinated look-ahead scheduling for smart and scalable urban traffic control in the 2012 International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. The work is a real-time, smart and scalable, adaptive traffic signal control system that optimizes the highly dynamic traffic flow in complex (grid-like) urban road networks. Its core control engine i