Best Paper Award for Janody Pougala
Janody Pougala, PhD student at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory has received the Best Paper Award at the 11thSymposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART).
The paper “Modelling the impact of activity duration on utility-based scheduling decisions: a comparative analysis” by Janody Pougala, Tim Hillel and Michel Bierlaire, has received the Best Paper Award at the 11thSymposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), held on 6-8 September 2023, in Zurich. Bentley Systems sponsored the prize.
The paper presents the estimation of parameters of the MATSim schedule scoring function. It compares the corresponding activity scheduling simulation outputs with two other state-of-the-art utility specifications, with a focus on activity duration. This research is part of the OASIS framework, and activity-based model developed at the Transportation and Mobility Laboratory. It was funded by an ENAC Cluster Grant, by ETHZ and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (eBike city project).
The research has been funded by EPFL, a grant from SBB (Swiss Railways) Research Funds and a grant from Innosuisse.