Improving Transportation Systems in Detroit
The Michigan-Data Informed Cities for Everyone (M-DICE) research team is working with the City of Detroit to provide a unified solution for managing and integrating a large number of transportation data sets, and to use data to inform budget planning, resource allocation, and policy evaluation. MIDAS affiliate faculty member and Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Danai Koutra, and MIDAS data science fellow, Arya Farahi, lead a group of students for this project which was highlighted as one of the World Economic Forum’s key future directions.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the complexity of transportation systems and their effect on society, and through my training in physics I’ve cultivated a set of analytical tools that I felt could allow me to provide a unique perspective on how these systems are organized. The Detroit Transportation project was a great opportunity for me to engage with real world problems and policy makers to directly impact change with these methods.” — Alec Kirkley, student