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PhD student Tim Hillel to speak about his research on Transportation at Pint of Science Festival

last modified May 11, 2017 11:46 AM

2nd-year PhD student Tim Hillel, will be joining other academics at The Architect pub for the Pint of Science Festival event on "Moving Fast: The Future of Transportation".

Tim whose research interests lie in transport modelling, machine learning and big data says "My talk for the Pint of Science festival, titled “What your commute says about you” presents the novel approach we are using to model passenger transport behaviour. By combining data sources such as recorded trip trajectories, online journey planners and live transport feeds, we can recreate the choices faced by passengers when travelling on a multi-modal transport network. These choice sets can then be used to train various machine learning models which provide us with new insights into the causal factors driving mode and route choice.

 It is an honour to have been invited to present at the festival, and I am very excited at the opportunity to present some of the research being conducted within the CDT to a wider audience."

You may just be surprised how much your journey reveals about you and how researchers can utilise this data to improve your daily commute around the city you live in and across the country.

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