May 6th, 2016: Dr Carolina Osorio, Noon, 14 Knox Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus

Professor Linda Boyle.

Dr. Carolina Osorio, MIT

Large-scale simulation-based transportation optimization in the era of autonomous and real-time responsive vehicles and travelers

In this talk we present a family of optimization methods that enable the use of high-resolution stochastic traffic simulators for optimization. These methods are known as simulation-based optimization algorithms. We present algorithms for large-scale dynamic problems, as well as ongoing work for real-time problems. We use these algorithms to address urban traffic management, as well as calibration, problems, and present the results of collaborations with various transportation agencies. We discuss recent results on the design of urban traffic management algorithms that account for the presence of (semi-)autonomous vehicles.