Transportation Research

MIDAS Data Science for Transportation Research Challenge Symposium

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Data Science for Transportation is one of the research focus areas that MIDAS supports with its Challenge Awards.  Our long-term goal is to support this research area more broadly, using the Challenge Award projects as the starting point to build a critical mass.  This symposium offers a platform for all participants to explore collaboration opportunities and aims to attract more researchers to our hub.  It will feature in-depth presentations from two Challenge Award teams, and all participants are encouraged to submit posters on research related to Data Science for Transportation.


10:30 am to 10:45 am: Welcome and Introductions, MIDAS Co-Director Al Hero

10:45 am to 12:00 pm: Building a Transportation Data Ecosystem, Carol Flannagan and team

12:00 to 1 pm: Lunch, Poster Session, Networking

1 to 2:00 pm: Reinventing Public Urban Transportation and Mobility, Pascal Van Hentenryck

2 to 3 pm: Panel discussion: The Future of Data Science for Transportation at U-M.


  • Clive D’Souza, Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Carol Flannagan, U-M Transportation Research Institute
  • Al Hero (Moderator), MIDAS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dave LeBlanc, U-M Transportation Research Institute
  • Pascal Van Hentenryck, Industrial and Operations Engineering


Please register online.  Please submit poster abstracts (< 300 words).  Submission Deadline: April 30.

For questions: midas-research@umich.edu.

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