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Siqian Shen and Ruiwei Jiang receive NSF funding

IOE Professors Siqian Shen and Ruiwei Jiang receive NSF funding for their project entitled "Collaborative Research: Emerging Optimization Methods for Planning and Operating Shared Mobility Systems under Uncertain Budget and Market Demand"| Short Read

As the government and private companies start launching new mobility sharing programs with diverse objective criteria and practical restrictions, they are often constrained to unknown budget for launching new services versus expanding existing ones and also face uncertain customer demands responding to different mobility-sharing forms. The objective of this project is to develop mathematical models and efficient algorithms for shared mobility system design and optimization. The research will: (i) push both theoretical and computational frontiers of optimization methods in new transportation problems; (ii) impact applications of shared mobility that relate to critical civil infrastructures, supply chain & logistics, and other service industries. This is a collaborative research project co-investigated by Prof. Siqian Shen, Prof. Ruiwei Jiang, and Prof. Mengshi Lu (Purdue University).

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Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing aims to reduce guesswork

As the Mars 2020 launch approaches, a separate effort is using simulations to understand landing dynamics for tomorrow's missions. | Medium Read