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Large-scale perimeter control and monitoring for heterogeneously congested transport networks

Distinguished Research Seminar Series

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  • Date

    11 Nov 2022

  • Organiser

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU; Research Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (RIAM)

  • Time

    15:30 - 17:00

  • Venue

    Online via ZOOM  


Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis


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Human mobility in congested city centers is a complex dynamical system with high density of population, many transport modes to compete for limited available space and many operators that try to efficiently manage different parts of this system. New emerging modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing and on-demand services, and new technologies, create additional opportunities, but also more complexity. The new era of sharing information and ‘big data world’ has raised our expectation to make mobility more predictable and controllable through a better utilization of existing resources and capacity. The primary motivation of this talk is to study the spatiotemporal relation of congested links in large networks, develop new advancements in the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram, observe congestion propagation from a macroscopic perspective, identify the effect of multimodal interactions in network capacity and finally design hierarchical network-level control strategies to improve multimodal mobility. Different control strategies are developed based on the principles of optimization control theory.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis

Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis

Head of the Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 

Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis is a Full Professor at EPFL and the head of the Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS). Before joining EPFL he was an Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He has a diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a MSc and Ph.D. in civil engineering from University of California, Berkeley. His research interests focus primarily on urban transportation systems, traffic flow theory and control, public transportation and on-demand transport, car sharing, Optimization and Large Scale Networks. He is a recipient of the ERC Starting Grant METAFERW: Modeling and controlling traffic congestion and propagation in large-scale urban multimodal networks. Among his recent initiatives is the creation of an open-science large-scale dataset of naturalistic urban trajectories of half a million vehicles that have been collected by one-of-a-kind experiment by a swarm of drones ( Among other editorial responsibilities, he is currently the Editor-In-Chief of Transportation Research part C: Emerging Technologies.

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