Research Areas

C2SMART’s main research priority is improving mobility of people and goods, with a focus on smart cities. The center's research activities are divided into three areas, which together embody 9 of the 12 vision elements identified by USDOT as the major defining features of a smart city.

Current Projects By Research Area

Projects in this research area are designed to break new ground in our understanding of urban mobility systems.

Current Projects:

An Artificial Intelligence Platform for Network-wide Congestion Detection and Prediction Using Multi-source Data

Automated Truck Lanes in Urban Area for Through and Cross Border Traffic

City-scalable Destination Recommender System for On-demand Senior Mobility

Development of a Mobile Navigation Smartphone Application for Seniors in Urban Areas

Dual Rebalancing Strategies for Electric Vehicle Carsharing Operations

Integrative Vehicle Infrastructure Traffic System (iVITS) Control in Connected Cities

Integrative Vehicle-Traffic Control in Connected/Automated Cities

Traffic Signal Optimization and Coordination in Connected Cities

This research area focuses on using sensors, apps and other data collection tools to study urban mobility patterns and develop smart solutions.

Current Projects:

A Trusted Data Platform for Transportation Data Sharing

Development of an Open Source Multi-Agent Virtual Simulation Test Bed for Evaluating Emerging Transportation Technologies and Policies

Integrated Analytics and Visualization for Multi-Modality Transportation Data

Sustainability of Urban Consumption Practices

Understanding mobility patterns and decision-making using an integrated, multi-modal sensing platform in a quantified community

Projects in this research area focus on examining and reinforcing the resiliency and security of urban infrastructure systems.

Current Projects:

A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Developing Effective Policies to Reduce the Impact Costs of Overweight Vehicles on Roads and Bridges

CIDNY Task 2 – Develop a Multi-agency/multi-modal Construction Management Software Tool to Enhance Coordination of Construction Projects City-wide during Planning and Operation Phases

Designing and Managing Infrastructure for Shared Connected Electric Vehicles

Development of Advanced Weigh-In-Motion (A-WIM) System for Effective Enforcement of Overweight Trucks to Reduce their Socioeconomic Impact on Major Highways

Monitoring and Control of Overweight Trucks for Smart Mobility and Safety of Freight Operations

Quantifying Uncertainty and Distributed Adaptive Control for Unanticipated Traffic Patterns as a Result of Major Natural and Man-made Disruptions