Visiting Guest Speaker

Dr Francesco Viti

Associate Professor, Head of MobiLab Transport Research
Group, Institute for Computational Engineering,
Department of Engineering (DoE),
Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)
University of Luxembourg

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2023


Francesco Viti is head of the MobiLab Transport Research Group at the University of Luxembourg and currently also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney. His research activities range from mobility and travel behavior analysis and modelling, development of decision support systems, network modelling and control, optimization and data science. He is author of over 250 journal and conference papers, associate editor of the Journal of ITS, Transportation Research Part C, and the Journal of Data Science in Transportation. He acts as expert for the European Commission and for the Luxembourgish Ministries of Mobility and Public Works and of Economy, the Italian Ministry of Research and many international funding agencies. 


Digitalisation has enabled the introduction of many new services and research opportunities in the transport and mobility sector. Today we collect and process an enormous amount of information around daily human mobility and their activities, and exploit this information not only for transportation planning and management applications. This talk is intended to provide an overview of the unprecedented opportunities offered by new mobility data sources, big and open datasets especially for transport applications, and discuss the challenges to understand how to best leverage this data. The talk will particularly focus on different data currently being collected and analysed at the Mobilab transport research group and how they have been used in demand estimation and other applications.

For more information contact:

Dr Elnaz Irannezhad