URBAN DECISION & OPTIMIZATION LAB Why Urban Decision & Optimization? THE URBAN CITY PHENOMENON CONGESTION CROWDS QUEUES MORE QUEUES RESOURCE PLANNING AND COORDINATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY What is Urban Decision & Optimization? Understanding, optimizing and coordinating flows & interactions in urban settings URBAN LOGISTICS URBAN MOBILITY URBAN HEALTHCARE URBAN LEISURE & TOURISM URBAN SAFETY & SECURITY URBAN LOGISTICS MULTI-PARTY LAST MILE DELIVERY COORDINATION Funded by A*STAR’s Collaborative Urban Logistics Programme Management of urban freight transport and distribution systems. The last mile - transit of urban freight from the distribution center(s) to the city center (malls, offices and homes) - amounting up to 75% of total logistics costs in Singapore STAKEHOLDERS Government: Congestion and mobility Environmental pollution Safety and livability Businesses: Sustainability (CSR) Service level improvement Mechanism designs and Optimization for getting business stakeholders (shippers, carriers, retailers) to collaborate to improve last mile delivery operations URBAN MOBILITY DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS Funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)’S Future Urban Mobility Programme Optimized matching of taxi supply and passenger demand Taxis and passengers are self-interested Last-mile passenger ride-sharing mechanism design Online demand-aware routing under stochastic demands Agent-based simulator to evaluate new policies and control mechanisms URBAN HEALTH-CARE DYNAMIC QUEUE CONTROL FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS Interactions with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and other hospitals Adaptive matching of patients and resources Dispatch strategies to dynamically prioritise patients in the queue in real-time, taking historical data and real-time demand into consideration URBAN LEISURE & TOURISM CROWD COORDINATION AT THEME PARKS Project with Resorts World Sentosa Singapore (under Living Analytics Research Centre) Dynamic Route Guidance and Multi-agent Orienteering Agent-based simulation of visitor movement in an crowded facility URBAN SAFETY & SECURITY RANDOMIZED PATROL / INSPECTOR SCHEDULING IN PUBLIC PLACES Interactions with Ministry of Home Affairs & National Environment AgencyEnforcement and Surveillance Randomized scheduling of limited resources (e.g. security officers) to patrol the network that maximizes deterrence of crimes / offenses Randomized rostering of health inspectors to enforce food hygiene and sanitation requirement Last updated on 25 Aug 2017 .