Hi - hope this finds you all doing well!
Please see below for some summer course options offered by MIT.
For more information, please email Moshe Ben-Akiva, cc'd here.
From: Moshe Ben-Akiva <ben-akiva(a)mit.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:56 PM
Subject: MIT Summer Courses
We will be teaching the following one-week courses at MIT this summer. Your
help sharing this information with interested groups would be greatly
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand
June 10 - 14, 2019
Discrete choice models are used in many fields such as economics,
engineering, environmental management, marketing, urban planning, and
transportation. Most applications are performed offline and often involve
stated preferences surveys. This program also covers online applications
where predictions of individual choice behavior are used as inputs for
online optimization and personalization.
The course is designed for academics and professionals interested in
learning new discrete choice techniques and who wish to acquire in-depth
knowledge of the latest developments. One full-tuition scholarship is
awarded to an outstanding doctoral student, and multiple partial (50%)
scholarships are available to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. More
information is also available here
Transportation Networks and Smart Mobility: Methods and Solutions
August 5 - 9, 2019
Radical changes in transportation systems have heightened interest in
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Smart Mobility, and real-time
network management as potential solutions to mitigate congestion issues and
improve network efficiency. Transportation researchers have developed data
analytics, models and simulation tools for use in the planning, design, and
operations of such systems. However, with the advent of new technologies and
services, this program presents the latest developments that are better
leveraged to improve system performance.
This program is intended for individuals interested in theory, research and
practice, including: professionals in the mobility industry, individuals
with experience in transportation consulting, planning and related
government agencies, PhD students in transportation systems, civil
engineering, economics, planning and urban mobility, and individuals with
backgrounds in traffic engineering, systems engineering, operations
management and control systems.
One full-tuition scholarship is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student,
and multiple partial (50%) scholarships are available to faculty, postdocs,
and graduate students. More information is also available here
Good morning – the ABJ30 Travel Time Speed and Reliability subcommittee has launched a student data challenge (to be awarded as part of the TRB 2020 annual meeting).
Please see details below and in the attached flyer. If any questions, you can reach the coordinators at <mailto:TTSRstudentdatachallenge@gmail.com> TTSRstudentdatachallenge(a)gmail.com
Look forward to seeing the results-
Student Data Challenge on Urban Travel Time, Speed, and Reliability
The TRB Joint Subcommittee on Travel Time, Speed, and Reliability (ABJ30(3)) is hosting a student data challenge for students to develop a data driven methodology to improve operational decision making, using the Virginia DOT Smarter Roads platform. The focus should be aligned with the mission and scope of the TRB TTSR subcommittee found here: <https://sites.google.com/site/trbttsr/> https://sites.google.com/site/trbttsr/
1. Register for the contest by July 15, 2019 by emailing <mailto:TTSRstudentdatachallenge@gmail.com> TTSRstudentdatachallenge(a)gmail.com
2. Using the VDOT Smarter Roads Platform ( <https://smarterroads.org/login> https://smarterroads.org/login) develop a methodology or framework to assist VDOT in operational decision making.
3. Compile the results of your methodology or framework into a paper. Use the standard TRB paper format and length requirements.
4. Submit the report to <mailto:TTSRstudentdatachallenge@gmail.com> TTSRstudentdatachallenge(a)gmail.com by October 1, 2019.
RULES & REQUIREMENTS
* The lead author of the paper must be a student (undergraduate or graduate).
* The paper can be submitted to TRB for review by August 1, but for consideration in this contest must also be submitted to the email address above.
* The paper can be submitted by an individual or a team.
* Each student is only allowed to be on a single submission.
SCORING & PRIZES
The entries will be reviewed by members of the ABJ30(3) subcommittee, and the top entries will be selected to present at a poster session at the 2020 TRB conference (January 12-16 in Washington, DC). The winner will receive a $500 prize. The entries will be evaluated using the following criteria: 40% Methodology, 20% Data Visualization, 20% Results and Conclusions, and 20% Impact and Applications.
Sponsored by Iteris, TRB, and the Joint Subcommittee on Travel Time, Speed, and Reliability
For questions, Contact <mailto:TTSRstudentdatachallenge@gmail.com> TTSRstudentdatachallenge(a)gmail.com