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Urban Decision & Optimization Lab

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:
    1. Congestion and mobility
    2. Environmental pollution
    3. Safety and livability
    Businesses:
    1. Sustainability (CSR)
    2. 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 Agency

Enforcement 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 .