U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) professor Pascal Van Hentenryck is the lead researcher for a MIDAS (Michigan Institute for Data Science Challenge Initiatives) project that was recently awarded funding of $1.25 million dollars. The goal of the multiyear MIDAS Challenge Initiatives program is to foster data science projects that have the potential to prompt new partnerships between U-M, federal research agencies and industry.
Project Title: Reinventing Public Urban Transportation and Mobility
Description: The project will help design and operate an on-demand, public transportation system for urban areas in which a fleet of connected and automated vehicles are synchronized with buses and light rail, using predictive models based on high volumes of diverse transportation data. The goal is to begin testing on the U-M campus within a year, and then expand the experiment to Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Lead researcher: Pascal Van Hentenryck, Industrial Operations and Engineering
Research team: Ceren Budak and Tawanna Dillahunt, School of Information; Amy Cohn, Industrial and Operations Engineering; Rebecca Cunningham, Emergency Medicine; Robert Hampshire and Jim Sayer, U-M Transportation Research Institute; Jerome Lynch, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Jonathan Levine and Louis Merlin, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Luis Ortiz, Computer and Information Science, UM-Dearborn; and Michael Wellman, Computer Science and Engineering.
Read more at: http://record.umich.edu/articles/transportation-learning-analytics-projects-get-data-science-funding