Alain L. Kornhauser*71

Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering

Director, Transportation Program
Faculty Advisor, PAVE (Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering)
Departmental Representative (Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering
229 Sherrerd Hall (ORFE Building).
Princeton University
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Spring 2016

Orf 401: eCommerce Syllabus Monday & Wednesdays 11am- 12:20pm 101 ORFE (Sherrerd Hall) + 50 Minute Precept Monday or Tuesday 7:30-8:20pm.

Course Overview: Electronic commerce, commonly called eCommerce, is traditionally defined as the buying and selling of goods using electronic transaction processing technologies. Over the past twenty (20) years these approaches have gone through a cycle that has extolled great promise, then bitter disappointments only to be followed lately by a substantial rebound and growth to respectability and now dominance.

 

With the world having rebound from the 2008 economic downturn and now possibly facing a plateau / inflection point, (Apple iPhone Sales Grow at Slowest Rate Ever), the efficiency, scope and reach of eCommerce continues to hang in there.

 

Moreover, eCommerce continues to evolve both technologically and in the scope of its market reach. Technologically, desktop and laptop/notebook computers have been the dominant client/user-side technology with the server-side being either dedicated boxes owned/managed by the eCommerce entity

(e.g. the entity providing the goods/services) or an intermediate entity providing "cloud computing" resources shared by many eCommerce companies.

 

More recently, Apple, Samsun, Amazon and a host of others have evolved this paradigm by creating an environment by which mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Android-based smartPhones, a host of Tablets (that cost as little as $40.), and (Heaven Forbid!) Wareables, glasses and HoloLens have emerged as the everywhere/everytime client-side technologies.

 

The extreme portability, mobility and place-aware nature of these devices is transforming and exploding the fundamental character of the eCommerce environment. Enabled is on-the-go eCommerce that is place- and time-aware now, has remembered the past and continually makes intelligent expectations about the future.

 

The scope of the eCommerce market has also evolved beyond the narrow buying and selling of goods to include services of all kinds including entertainment, communications and transportation/mobility that is making eCommerce an integral part of everyone's daily life. It is these fundamental daily personal services provided by the extended scope of eCommerce that have the opportunity to substantially enhance the quality-of-daily life of "all" "consumers" and "all" quality-of -life "providers".

 

Interestingly, eCommerce and its fundamental ability to correlate information at essentially zero cost so that the provider enables the consumer to not only find the "needle"

in the hay stack but also the "thread" and assembles them in an environment so that it is trivial and inexpensive for the "button to be sowed". It is this mobile eCommerce space, that is the creation of an enhanced environment while on-the-go, that is of greatest interest to me.

 

One travels to enhance one's time and place utility. Today, the world spends roughly $10T for that utility enhancement.

 

Technology and eCommerce are evolving to completely disrupt how and the extent to which that utility enhancement is going to be delivered to society.

 

Traditionally mobility services have required the expenditures of money, displeasure and wasted time all while wreaking havoc on the environment.

 

Automated technology and mobile eCommerce can substantially enhance all elements by enabling a better use of the time, bringing enhanced entertainment and information to alleviate displeasure, allowing the mode of transport to operate more efficiently, thus saving money while being more environmentally responsible. These combine to make it "affordable" in terms of money, pleasure, time and negative externalities to experience a broader array of destinations that otherwise would not have a place and time utility enhancement that would justify the traditional investment in money, displeasure and time. Such improvements open up vast new markets.

 

In this course we will study </p>

 

1. the basics fundamentals of the business and economic motivations for eCommerce as well as the needs and desires of individuals, </p>

2. the underlying computation, information and communication environments that encompass and enable eCommerce transactions, and </p>

3. the evolving role of new highly portable, place-aware, always-with-you personal devices in eCommerce.

 

We will focus exclusively on those electronic and process technologies that allow for transactions to be conducted with little or no human intervention on the part of the buyer/consumer or the seller/provider. We will characterize the value proposition afforded by such transactions. Initially we will focus on traditional stationary transactions using "wired" connections; however, we will quickly evolve to focus on transactions that are made while on-the-go that, out of necessity, use 2-way wireless communication. This leads us to look into Navigation-based Commerce (nCommerce) and Navigation-based Entertainment (nTertainment or TravelTainment) and even delve into Smart Driving Cars that may allow everyone to more fully enjoy the process of getting there. And there might even be a business case associated with focusing on this sector. Hyundai seems to thinks so since they focused their 2015 Super Bowl 30 seconds on one aspect as does Chunka Mui and MB with two full-page ads in the NYT.

 

We will look at the role and opportunity of extremely mobile, place aware, communications and computing enabled devices such as smartPhones (iPhone, Android,WinMobile (?), RIM (??)etc.), and smartPads (iPads, and the plethora of Android tablets), wearables (watches and glasses (or are they simply too goofy??)) and Android, the open handset alliance.

 

A central element that has fueled this nCommerce and nTertainment revolution is a substantially new intermediaries in the eCommerce equation, "App Stores" and "Ubers". While seemingly very different they are really fundamentally the same basic paradigm that is very much in its infancy. They both have fundamentally created an eCommerce environment by which those that are capable and intrinsically motivated to provide a service are empowered to focus all of their attention on the provision of that service while all of the "overhead" necessary to efficiently and effectively manage, market, sell and deliver that service is done efficiently and effectively by these new eCommerce enterprises.

Think about it! "Coders" develop Apps, "AppStores" do everything else and "Cash" appears in the "Coder's account. "Drivers" drive and "Ubers" do everything else and "Cash" appears in the Driver's account. Everybody's a "Happy Camper". (Even though both coders and drivers may

"on average" be making "less than minimum wage". Who cares...coders and drivers are getting to do what they want to do when they want to do it. What a great country!

 

We will attempt to characterize this "App-fication" (aka "Uber-fication") , analyze it and try to understand how these technologies can enhance everyone's daily life as well as create opportunities for those that wish to focus on "doing their own thing (or doing what they do best, or ...).

 

The last third and most important part of the course focuses on the design and construction of eCommerce and nCommerce applications in the following areas:

 

Navigation-based Commerce and Entertainment (nCommerce and nTertainment)

 

With the transformation of cell phones into powerful mobile computing devices sporting wireless data communications, sizeable memory and a sense of "where am I" they have given rise to a market segment widely known as Location-based Services (LBS). However, when coupled with a knowledge of "where am I going", and a route planned by a navigation system, one not only has current knowledge of place and time but leading indicators of future locations and times. These leading indicators transform LBS into Navigation-based Services (NBS) or what I prefer to call Navigation-based Commerce, nCommerce, which can better target valuable services to the mobile consumer thus transforming the underlying economic proposition. Advertisers can expect better results and can be expected to pay more for navigation-based placements, thus transforming the underlying economics of nCommerce. The anticipation of where you will be when can also enhance games and entertainment, thus nTertainment.

One area that may well be in need of a valuable plug-in is that of events. By their very nature, events seek to attract participants/attendees from many places to a single place for a short time period. As such their clientele exhibit a many2one then a one2many travel patterns before and after the event. Because of the event timing there exists some concentration of travel demand both spatially and temporally giving rise to opportunities for casual ride-sharing (defined as ride-sharing among unrelated persons). The interesting aspect about those traveling to an event is that they really are correlated and that correlation, if exposed (made known to each other) could lead to the casual sharing of rides among the event goers. More importantly those travelling from about the same place at about the same time in these situations may well welcome the idea of traveling together because they share a common "bond"… interest in attending/participating in the event. To my knowledge, there exists no plug-in or app that attempt to bring together these folks that may well appreciate being brought together to share a ride. We should develop such an app/plug-in.

We will explore these opportunities, although I'd really like us to focus on the mobility delivery sector. We'll discuss.

More traditional ones follow:

Real-time Management &amp; Control of Mobile Assets

This is the traditional application which has already delivered substantial improvements in world-wide logistics but continues to need innovation, especially with respect to its ability to respond in real-time, the data systems needed to support such activities and the ready availability of "apps" that can allow the literally millions of small players to also optimize the management of their mobile assets.

Leveraging Google Maps

The ready availability of high-resolution satellite imagery over the past couple of years has provided a very valuable source of data to a large array of spatially-oriented activities to such an extent that companies are even painting their email address on the roofs of their buildings. We've used them in Orf 467 to investigate how PRT and aTaxi networks might better serve New Jersey. A vast array of other opportunities exist. We'll focus on applications and services that can be enhanced by the ready availability of these images.

One application done in Orf 401 was the original real time visualization of the location of the Campus Shuttles. Also look at this Spatial Dot Maps (The key to this is that they have pixelated the data and chosen to fill the pixel with a color correlated to the data value. Someone in the class should implement something similar.

Bringing it together on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices

At one point there was Microsoft, with WindowsCE and Windows Mobile, Nokia, with Symbian, Qualcomm with BREW, RIM with Blackberry and Palm with the PalmOS that pioneered the development of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and smartPhones. Then Google entered with Android, an open and free operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology companies. Now with Apple’s proprietary iOS they are now the clear leaders in the booming smartPhone and ultra-portable multifunctional personal devices. They compute; communicate; geolocate; capture and display images; receive, record and play audio; sense acceleration; and sense touch and motion on its screen. While these devices have literally hundreds of thousands of applications what else should they be able to do? What are the emerging and untapped uses for these devices?

Augmented Reality

We are all familiar with the first down lines that are drawn on the field and the extent that they improve "reality". Now golf is showing us Ball Flight Tracker. These processes of superimposing virtual images on real images present an opportunity to substantially leverage the value of cameras available on GPS-enabled SmartPhones. Google's Glass has morphed into Microsoft's (and other similar) HoloLens. Explored will be this continuing to be emerging opportunity.

Using "SETI" and "Wiki" principles to assemble, maintain and distributed human knowledge: Alain's Streets

For almost 20 years I worked to assemble and maintain a reasonable network (arc and node attributes) database of the North American street system. Before the downturn in the economy, the two major digital map companies were sold for $8.1B (NavTeQ) and $3.3B (TeleAtlas). Trimble bought ALK in December 2012 and Apple may have avoided some substantial embarrassment with its map application had it made an appropriate acquisition Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps. Waze is out there trying to do it completely with current users. So is OpenStreetMap. MobilEye is seeing detailed maps as a substantial part of their future.

Google and several "share -ware" sites continue to try to build competitive world-wide digital map databases by assembling local knowledge from volunteers.

What about other geographical data elements that are more dynamic such as travel times, (Inrix), and "who wants to go from where, to where, when?". How can we use the concepts of the "SETI screensaver" and Wiki to design and build eCommerce sites to effectively assemble, maintain and distribute valuable services associated with spatial-temporal information?

Apps enhancing traditional goods and services

Parrot's AR.Drone. The Flying Video Game, requires an accompanying App to be useable.

Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme - YouTube,

A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors - YouTube,

Music is also beginning to be integrated with Apps. For example, Bjork: "Cosmogony".

One of my all-time favorites websites is Map of the Market. Another one of my all-time best is: J-Track 3D Satellite Tracking.

Simple and effective is: Drive-Time New Jersey: Your Daily Commute . The 1st app that I've found enhancing the driving function (besides all of the turn-by-turn nav apps iOnRoad.

What other products or services could be better delivered to the end user when combined with an App?

 

Nominal homework assignments revolve around the design, construction and evaluation of a traditional eCommerce site. Through a series of assignments, the first part of the course will focus on a generic example.

In the past we have we focused on the rental of DVDs for viewing on airplanes (now a very old concept, but one that became NetFlix.) What a shame we didn't pursue it seriously because we could have become "NetFlix" before "NetFlix".

 

Last year we switch to creating a ride-sharing site called HandyRides for which we have the URL HandyRides.com . The focus is the creation of a plug-in that would be really used by anyone who is putting together an event. Since any event involves folks coming from many place to one place at about the same time and the reverse, there is an enormous opportunity to share rides, if only there was a "plug-in" that would "make it happen". That's what we'll all be doing in the first part.

 

The second part of the course will be team project-oriented. It will focus on developing a more substantive student-motivated eCommerce initiative. In place of a final exam, the team Projects will be presented, at a course symposium to be held at the end of reading period.

Popular Background readings are:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups by Peter Thiel

Killer Apps</a> by Chunka Mui and Paul Carrol

Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman

 

PUshieldor Teaching

Fall 2015/16
Orf 467:  Transportation Systems Planning & Analysis

Syllabus
Class: Mon. & Wed. 1:30-2:50pm; 101 Sherrerd Hall (ORFE Building) +
Precepts: Tuesdays 7:30-8:20pm & 8:30-9:20pm; 001 Sherrerd Hall

Course Overview:  Studied is the transportation sector of the economy from a systems technology and planning perspective.  The focus is on fundamental modeling and analytical methodologies that support

The transportation sector of the economy is one in which a continuing tug-of-war exists between the private sector and the public sector that seeks a balance between private sector market forces and broad oversight and infrastructure investments by the public sector.  Shifting priorities focused on stimulating broad economic recovery and job creation provide an opportunity for enhancing mobility through synergistic investments in transportation by both the public and private sectors of the economy.  The development of successful innovative investments requires a fundamental, thorough and deep understanding of the demand for mobility by both people and goods as well the physical and operational characteristics of the supply-side technologies.

In the recent past the major issues have been associated with

New and exciting are systems look to deliver improved mobility through vehicle sharing that augments traditional vehicle ownership and conventional mass transit.  This includes the recent surge of bike sharing, car sharing (including personal cars) and mobile app based ride finding systems.

What is HOT is what I have dubbed as "SmartDrivingCars".  This term includes partially automated vehicles that simply have Automated Collision Avoidance and Lane Centering Driver Assistance Systems, through Self-Driving to Driverless that can operate completely empty with no human on-board.  The vehicles can be cars, buses or trucks; anything that operates on existing streets and highways.  The simple collision-avoidance version holds the promise of substantially improving safety and saving money.  The driverless version holds the promise of substantially reducing (>50%) energy consumption and  pollution, eliminating congestion, providing high-quality demand-responsive mobility to essentially everyone at a very affordable cost without public subsidy. Seems like a winner!!

Complete course description and syllabus

 

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Spring 2015

Orf 401: eCommerceSyllabus Monday & Wednesdays 11am- 12:20pm 101 ORFE (Sherrerd Hall) + 50 Minute Precept Monday or Tuesday 7:30-8:20pm.

 

Course Overview:  Electronic commerce, commonly called eCommerce, is broadly defined as the buying and selling of goods using electronic transaction processing technologies. Over the past fifteen years these approached have gone through a cycle that has extolled both great promise and bitter disappointments only to be followed lately by a substantial rebound, growth to respectability and dominance. With the current world-wide efforts to emerge from the recent economic downturn, the efficiency, scope and reach of eCommerce continues to be strong. USA Today Internet 50

Moreover, eCommerce continues to evolve in both technologically and in the scope of its market reach.  Technologically, desktop and laptop/notebook computers have been the dominant client/user-side technology with the server-side being either dedicated servers owned/managed by the eCommerce entity(e.g. the entity providing the goods/services) or an intermediate entity providing what is termed "cloud computing" resources shared by many eCommerce companies. More recently, Apple, Samsun, Amazon and a host of others have evolved this paradigm by creating an environment by which other devices such as an iPhone, iPad and Android-based smartPhones, a host of Tablets (that cost as little as $40.), wrist computers , glasses and HoloLens  are emerging as serious client-side technologies.  The extreme portability, mobility and place-aware nature of these devices is expanding the fundamental character of the eCommerce environment.  Enabled is on-the-go eCommerce that is place- and time-aware now, has remembered the past and continually makes intelligent expectations about the future. Most importantly, it does this everywhere, both in-place and on the move.

The scope of the eCommerce market has also evolved beyond the narrow buying and selling of goods to include services of all kinds including entertainment and communications that is making eCommerce an integral part of everyone's daily life. It is these fundamental daily personal services provided by the extended scope of eCommerce that have the opportunity to substantially enhance the daily lives of all individuals.

In this course we will study

1. the basics fundamentals of both the business and economic motivations for eCommerce,

2. the underlying computation, information and communication environments that encompass and enable eCommerce transactions, and

3. the evolving role of new highly portable, place-aware, always-with-you devices in eCommerce.

We will focus exclusively on those electronic and process technologies that allow for transactions to be conducted with little or no human intervention on the part of the buyer or the seller. We will characterize the value proposition afforded by such transactions. Initially we will focus on traditional stationary transactions using "wired" connections; however, we will quickly evolve to focus on transactions that are made while on the go that, out of necessity, use 2-way wireless communication. This leads us to look into Navigation-based Commerce (nCommerce) and Navigation-based Entertainment (nTertainment or TravelTainment). We will look at the role and opportunity of extremely mobile, place aware, communications and computing enabled devices such as smartPhones (iPhone, Android, WinMobile (?), etc.), and smartPads (iPads, and the plethora of Android tablets) and Android - the open handset alliance. A central element that has fueled this nCommerce and nTertainment revolution is a substantially new intermediary in the eCommerce equation, App Stores. They are a substantially different paradigm that is just in its infancy. We will attempt to characterize it, analyze it and try to understand how to best use it.

The last third and most important part of the course focuses on the design and construction of eCommerce and nCommerce applications.

 

Fall 2014/15
Orf 467:  Transportation Systems Planning & Analysis

Syllabus

Class: Mon. & Wed. 1:30-2:50pm; 101 Sherrerd Hall (ORFE Building) +

Precepts: Tuesdays 7:30-8:20pm & 8:30-9:20pm; 001 Sherrerd Hall

Course Overview:  Studied is the transportation sector of the economy from a systems technology and planning perspective.  The focus is on fundamental modeling and analytical methodologies that support


The transportation sector of the economy is one in which a continuing “tug-of-war’ exists between the private sector and the public sector that seeks a balance between private sector market forces and broad oversight and infrastructure investments by the public sector.  Shifting priorities focused on stimulating broad economic recovery and job creation provide an opportunity for enhancing mobility through synergistic investments in transportation by both the public and private sectors of the economy.  The development of successful innovative investments requires a fundamental, thorough and deep understanding of the demand for mobility by both people and goods as well the physical and operational characteristics of the supply-side technologies. 

 

In the recent past the major issues have been associated with

 et al) have become mainstream and once promising “v2v” and “connected vehicle” initiatives seem to be running out of steam.

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Princeton’s entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

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About Prospect Eleven

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Prospect Eleven
DARPA Grand Challenge Team

May 2004 - November 2005

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"Going Back"
Oct 30-Nov2,'05

After completing 9.4 miles in GCE, Prospect Eleven returns to the desert to "complete" the 2005 and 2004 Grand Challenge courses
GPS Tracks for 3 Days
Overview movie

2004 PGC
Nov 2, '05

GPS Tracks 0.3mb
Run Images 3mb

Crusin' 2.5mb

Return 2 BeerBottle Pass
Nov 1, '05

GPS Tracks 0.3m

Return2BB +04  7mb

2005 PGC
Oct 31, '05

GPS Tracks 0.1mb
Run Images 3mb

Cruisin'05 16mb
Gate'05 3mb
Gate2'05 4mb

Changing "one line" of code
Oct 30, '05

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Fixin' Code 5mb
Calibrating Remotely 4mb

2005 GCE
Oct 8, 2005

DARPA Grand Challenge Event (GCE), 132 mile course in desert around Primm, NV; 23 qualifiers; Prospect Eleven is #10 seed

Run Summary 3mb

Start 11mb
PassBy 29mb

NQE
Sep 27-Oct 5, 05

National Qualifying Event (NQE) @ California Speedway, Fontana, CA
43 qualifiers competing for 23 spots in GCE on
2.2 mile course

NQE Images 3mb

R#1 Champaign 2mb
R#2 CrashOutside 7mb
R#2 CrashInside 4mb
R#5 Perfect 9mb

Run-up to NQE
Aug 16-Sept 15

Modification and testing after receiving Invitation to NQE as one of three Alternates

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Testing @HainsBB

2nd Site Visit
Aug 16, 05

2nd chance to demonstrate capabilities of Prospect Eleven to DARPA officials @ West Windsor Fields after earning Alternate status

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Pre-2ndSiteVisit 6mb

1st Site Visit
May 3, 05

Process used by DARPA to extend 40 invitations to NQE from the 117 bonofied entrants.  Prospect Eleven does not receive one of the 40 invitations, but does earn Alternate status

Automation of Prospect Eleven
Nov '04 - May '05

Conversion of 2005 GMC Canyon to become Prospect Eleven: Automatin of brakes, throttle, steering, gears.  Addition of sendors: GPS, Vision,

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Application & Preparation
May '04- Nov '05

Putting the team together: planning, organization & literature search

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Applications of Knowing “Where Am I”;
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Seminar at UK National Physical Laboratory, Feb. 2, 2006


 
Current Research Projects

NJ Tide (New Jersey Transportation Information & Decision Engineering Center)

He, R, Kornhauser, A and Ran, B “Essentially best routes in dynamic and stochastic transportation networks” Ont. J. Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, Vol 1, Nos 1/2 , 2005, pp 1, 14

Arroyo, S., Kornhauser, A. “Modeling Travel Time Distributions on a Road network” 05 TRB Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Jan 2005

Schrader, C., Kornhauser, A., & Friese, L. “Using Historical Travel Information in Forecasting Travel Times” 04 TRB Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Jan 2004


Student Research

2009

·         Scott Henry Chacon’09 “Analysis, Characterization and Visualization of Freeway Traffic Data and the Effects of Driver Behaviors on traffic Flows”, May 2009

·         Jennifer Peng Lee’09 Paterns of Fuel-Efficient Truck Fleet Driving and Routing:  Analysis of GPS Data from the 2008 Oil Bubble”, May 2009

·         Samuel H Powell’09 “Economics of the Nuclear Renaissance”, May 2009

·         James Tate ’10 “The Golden Age of Securitization and Its Aftermath from 2001 to 2009 in the United States; How the Subprime Mortgage Crisis Evolved into a Credit Contractions”, May 2009

·         Mark W. Ungerer’09 “Endogenous and Exogenous Shocks to a Social System: Tracking Artist Page Views and Album Sales”, May 2009

·         Karen E. Winterhof’09 “Your Oil Highness: The Summer When Crude Was King; An Analysis of the Crude Oil Bubble of 2008”, May 2009

2008

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2007

·         Daniel A. Box’07 “ Transportation Decision Making in New Jersey: The Role of Technical Analysis and local Interests in the Planning for New Jersey Route 92”, May 2007

·         Bryan C. Cattle’07 “A frequency-Scanned Millimeter Wave Radar for Autonomous Navigation”, May 2007

2006

·         Rachel Blair’06 “Improving the Spatial Accuracy of Digital Maps: An Algorithm to Align the Road network to Real GPS Data”, May 2006

·         Lucia de los Angeles Bonilla Castanos’06 “Fueling Change in the United States: An Analysis of Gasoline Price Elasticity”, May 2006

·         Stephen P. Lambe’06 “Can PRT Perform? Surge Management Analysis Applied” , May 1006

·         Mathe Y. Mosny'06 “Path Estimation Using Cellular Handover”  May 2006

·         Gregory E. Redman’06 “The Client Facing Approach to Mass Transit: Modelling Reliability on the Washington Metro”, May 2006

2005

·         Megan L. Bernard’06 “Traffic Congestion: How Predictable? Discovering Volume Trends Across Time and Confirming Fundamental Speed-Flow Density Relationships” Independent Research, May 2005http://orfe.princeton.edu/~alaink/Papers/BernardIndependentResearch.pdf

·         Laura Friese*05 “Updating the Spatial Alignment Attributes of Digital Maps Using GPS Points” MSE Thesis, May 2005

·         Mathe Y. Mosny’06 “Decisions Under Stupidity: a study of trip-Planning under insufficient information” Independent Research, May 2005

2004

·         Santiage Arroyo “Modeling Travel Time Distributions on a Road network”MSE Thesis, May 2004

·         Peter Fabian’04 “The End of Congestion: Developing a Large Scale Floating Car data” System” BSE Thesis, May 2004, Presentation

·         Garrett Weston

·          Ashirul Amin

·         Cyrena Chih’05 “Attracting Exceptional Students Through Financial Methods” Independent Research, May 2004

·         Nicholas Kalmbach

·         Tony Wu*05 “The Optimizing Simulator For the Military Airlift Problem” PhD Dissertation Oct. 2004

2003

·         Arroyo,S. and L. Friese “Travel Time Distributions Using CoPilot GPS Tracks” Orf 467 Final Project, January, 2003

·         Chris Schraeder’03 “Reacting in Real Time: Using Historical & Real-Time Information in Forecasting Link Travel Times” BSE Thesis, May 2003, Presentation

·         John Knorring’03, “Basic Human Decision Making: An Analysis of Route Choice Decisions by Long-Haul Truckers” BSE Thesis, May 2003, Presentation

·         John Cranston’03 “A First Step Toward Map Realignment” BSE Thesis May 2003

·         Ryan Goldenberg’03 “Assimilating Distributed Expert Knowledge: The Updateability of Map Information” BSE Thesis, May 2003, Presentation

·         Kaytlin Parlin

·         Ron Chan

·         Laura Kornhauser’03 “Pop Goes the Market:  An Analysis if the Current Real Estate Industry AS Seen Through the Patterns of past Bubbles” (Rene Carmona, Advisor) BSE Thesis, May 2003, Presentation

2000

·         Iris Lin’00 “Analysis of the Sampling Mechanisms for Providing Travel Time Information” BSE Thesis, May 2000, Presentation


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