MBDH logoJune 22-23, 2017
Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI


The “Big Data for Transportation and Mobility” symposium, sponsored by the NSF-supported Midwest Big Data Hub, will focus on the current and future challenges of using data to address society’s evolving transportation capabilities and needs.

The symposium will feature presentations from researchers from institutions associated with MBDH; tours of research facilities on the U-M campus; breakout sessions; and a poster session.


Brian Athey
Michigan Institute for Data Science

Carol Flannagan
U-M Transportation Research Institute

Erman Osman Gungor
Illinois Center for Transportation

Shauna Hallmark
Iowa State University Institute for Transportation

Sam Orth
City of Columbus

4/26/06 Engineering Faculty headshots.
Huei Peng
Mcity, University of Michigan

New Faculty Portrait of Anuj Sharma from Civil Engineering. 081002, Photo by Greg Nathan, University Communications Photographer.
Anuj Sharma
Iowa State University Institute for Transportation

Christopher Stewart
Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

Pascal Van Hentenryck
Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

Fen Zhao
National Science Foundation

Breakout Sessions

  • New sources of transportation data from mobile devices and other resources
  • New analytic tools for designing and managing transportation systems
  • Data for improving transportation safety
  • New mobility options for small and midsize cities in the Midwest
  • Automated and connected vehicles

If you have ideas for other topics, please send them to midas-contact@umich.edu.

Poster Session

The poster session will highlight outstanding transportation research that focuses on Big Data. More information can be found on the registration form.

Hosting & Travel Support

The Hampton Inn Ann Arbor – North has a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees. Please call reservations at (734) 996-4444 and mention the 2017 UM Midwest Big Data Hub Conference. The hotel provides breakfast and local shuttle transport.

Limited travel support is available for students. More information can be found on the registration form. Students receiving support must fill out this form. The rules for booking travel, etc., can be found here.


Schedule, titles and abstracts