Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research
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Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research

Davy Janssens (Hasselt University, Belgium), Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar (Hasselt University, Belgium) and Luk Knapen (Hasselt University, Belgium)
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Release Date: December, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 350
ISBN13: 9781466649200|ISBN10: 1466649208|EISBN13: 9781466649217|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4920-0


Given its effective techniques and theories from various sources and fields, data science is playing a vital role in transportation research and the consequences of the inevitable switch to electronic vehicles. This fundamental insight provides a step towards the solution of this important challenge.

Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research highlights entirely new and detailed spatial-temporal micro-simulation methodologies for human mobility and the emerging dynamics of our society. Bringing together novel ideas grounded in big data from various data mining and transportation science sources, this book is an essential tool for professionals, students, and researchers in the fields of transportation research and data mining.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent-Based Techniques
  • Big Data and Modeling Techniques
  • Complex Systems
  • Information Extraction
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Smart Grid
  • Transportation Models

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Davy Janssens graduated in 2001 as Commercial Engineer in Management Informatics at Limburg University. After his graduation, he worked as PhD candidate and teaching assistant at Hasselt University within the faculty of Applied Economic Sciences. In 2005 he got his PhD at Hasselt University, where he is now working as a professor. He is teaching different courses in the domain of transportation sciences. At the level of scientific research, he is a member of the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University, where he is programme leader in the domain of travel behaviour research. His area of interest is also situated within the application domain of advanced quantitative modelling (e.g. data mining), such as Bayesian networks and research about Reinforcement Learning and in activity-based transportation modelling.
Prof. dr. ir. Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar (EUR ING) was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He finished his Bachelors of Computer Software Engineering degree from Foundation University Islamabad in 2005. Afterwards, he joined Linkoping University Sweden and finished his Masters in Computer Science and Engineering degree (specializing in Communication and Interactivity) in 2007. In November 2007, he joined the DistriNet research group at the Department of Computer Science of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and started his PhD research on context-based communication in large scale vehicular networks under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Yolande Berbers. During the course of his PhD studies, Dr. Yasar was involved in the Context-Aware Local Service Fabrics in Large Scale Ubicomp Environments (CoLaSUE) project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). After finishing his PhD in Engineering in August 2011, he has worked as a postdoc researcher and a (part-time) professor at the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium since October 2011. At IMOB, he is working on the European FP7 project DATA SIM (2011 - 2014). Furthermore, a part of his current job includes international collaborations, projects, and business development at IMOB. He is also responsible for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) course for the masters of transportation sciences students at UHasselt. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, context-aware communication, VANETs, intelligent transport systems, and mobility management. He has (co -) authored several research articles in renowned international journals, conferences, books, and workshops. Furthermore, he has been involved in organization of many international peer-reviewed conferences, summer schools, and other scientific events. Dr. Yasar is also a Technical Expert to evaluate project proposals submitted to the EUREKA - EuroStars framework. Dr. Yasar is multi-lingual with Urdu & Punjabi as native languages, has working proficiency of English, basic knowledge of Dutch (Flemish), and basic knowledge of Swedish.
Luk Knapen graduated in 1974 as a civil engineer in Construction Engineering and finished the Applied Mathematics Engineering program in 1979 both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven). He worked in software industry developing distributed realtime monitoring systems and engineering applications in the fields of construction engineering and transportation. Currently he is a Ph.D. student at IMOB (Hasselt University, Belgium). His current research focuses on algorithms to handle schedule adaptation and cooperation in activity based models.