Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

Mining social media data to deduce useful information about present or future travelers’ behavior, with a special emphasis under events, including both planned and unplanned.
Developing a predictive statistical framework to efficiently estimate the ability of a bike-sharing system to serve incoming bike requests.
The project investigates how real-time conditions interact to affect driver safety performance changes. From that understanding, practitioners and drivers can make more informed decisions to reduce the likelihood of a crash.
Incorporating data analytics into paratransit planning and operations is a promising approach for increasing their cost-effectiveness.
Integrating machine learning, big data, sensor networks, and agent-based transportation modeling to prototype an algorithm that combines the power of a model-driven approach with the power of big data.
This project develops novel data mining methodologies that integrate heterogeneous urban data for the estimation of city-wide transportation information.
The project suggests a bottom-up travel behavior driven approach which obtains trends in individual travel behavior first and use such information to enhance longitudinal origin-destination demand monitoring.
Designing a transportation data-warehouse prototype for the Buffalo-Niagara region and demonstrating its usefulness through a specific application.

The customized Lincoln MKZ will help boost the university’s research enterprise in connected and autonomous vehicles.

We mine a wealth of data by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including those from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, statistics, and database systems.  

When these methods are applied to large datasets that have been appropriately compiled and fused together, the result is invaluable and actionable information that can help improve the efficiency, safety, sustainability and resiliency of transportation systems. Our results inform and guide transportation planning, investment decisions, and transportation policies.

Changing The Way The World Works

SSISTL's Benefactor and Professor of Practice, Stephen Still, is featured in UB's We Are Boldy Buffalo Campaign. Stephen gave $4 million to support the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. His gift–and many other gifts–are being immediately invested in opportunities for faculty and students to address society’s biggest transportation challenges.

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