A weekly seminar series, the MIT Mobility Forum offers an opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking transportation research occurring across the Institute. Faculty members and researchers present their latest findings, ideas, and innovations, followed by a lively discussion. More details can be found at


A series of dialogues between entrepreneurs and faculty members to offer insights into the diverse frameworks and opportunities for innovation within the field of mobility. More details can be found at

Mobility Equity Symposium

For communities both within and outside of the urban core, transportation plans and investments have often reinforced unequal land-use patterns and resulted in unequal access to economic and social opportunities. The MIT Mobility Initiative will be holding a Mobility Equity Symposium in June 2021 to help drive the dialogue around this and other key mobility equity issues and to establish a shared research agenda.

MIT Mobility Summit

MIT's annual Summit showcases the latest research and innovation in the realm of transportation. The Summit convenes leaders and thinkers from across the globe representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors to encourage cross-sector collaboration in setting a research agenda driving innovation that creates a transportation system that is more sustainable, equitable, and efficient. 

Navigating The New Transportation Demands Of An Aging Society

Joe Coughlin

Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab

Mobility Forum

Crowdsourcing the Missing Crash Data

Sarah Williams

Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning; Chair, Urban Science & Computer Science Program

Mobility Forum

Supply Chain management beyond Covid-19

Yossi Sheffi

Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems

Mobility Forum

Online-retailing and transportation systems

Steve Graves

Abraham J. Siegal Professor of Management

Mobility Forum

Tri-POP, an online Prediction, Optimization and Personalization platform for on-demand mobility and e-commerce deliveries

Moshe Ben-Akiva

Edmund K. Turner Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mobility Forum

Cybersecurity and the Future of Transportation

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning and Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mobility Forum

New statistical paradigms for optimizing transportation

Patrick Jaillet

Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mobility Forum

Research trends in transportation: A conversation with the editor of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

Chandra Bhat

Editor, Transportation Research Part B; Director, US DOT Center on Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP)

Mobility Forum

A New Approach for Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Demand: Combining Route Assignment with Process Flexibility

David Simchi-Levi

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, MIT Data Science Lab

Mobility Forum

Research trends in transportation: A conversation with the editors of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Elisabetta Cherchi

Co-Editor in Chief Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice; Professor of Transport, Newcastle University, UK

Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Co-Editor in Chief Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice; Emeritus Professor, Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Mobility Forum

Rhythmic Traffic Management and Control in a Fully Automated Vehicle Environment

Yafeng Yin

Professor and Associate Department Chair of Graduate Programs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Mobility Forum

Large-scale monitoring and control of multi-modal urban networks and Research trends in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technology

Nikolas Geroliminis

Editor in Chief, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies; Associate Professor, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Mobility Forum


Mixed Autonomy Traffic: A Reinforcement Learning Perspective

Cathy Wu

Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Enginerring

Mobility Forum

Transportation Systems Resilience

Saurabh Amin

Robert Noyce Associate Professor

Mobility Forum

Michael Ableson, CEO Arrival Automotive

Peter Kunsch, Head of Audi Tech Intelligence Boston

Thomas Andrae, Mobility Investor

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

The Edge of Optimization: Large Scale Transportation Systems

Dimitris Bertsimas

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Mobility Forum

Transportation Inequities: Whose Data Counts?

Tamika Butler

Transportation Consultant; former Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust; former Director of Planning for California and the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Toole Design

Mobility Forum

Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, and Employment Policy: The Roads Ahead

John Leonard

Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mobility Forum

Introducing the MIT Mobility Initiative

Jinhua Zhao

Edward H. and Joyce Linde Associate Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Mobility Forum

Community Discussion: Addressing Transportation Conundrums

Mobility Forum

RJ Scaringe, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Rivian

James Womack, Founder and Senior Advisor of Lean Enterprise Institute

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation: Technical Options and Societal Choices

Bill Green

Hoyt C. Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering

Mobility Forum

Reilly Brennan, Founding General Partner at Trucks & Lecturer at Stanford

Mary Chan, Managing Partner at VectoIQ

Regina Savage, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

Anna Dietrich, Co Executive Director of the Community Air Mobility Initiative

Assaf Biderman, Founder and CEO of Superpedestrian

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

Karl Iagnemma, President and CEO at Motional

Julia Steyn, Chief Executive Officer at Bolt Mobility

Jay Walder, CEO at Virgin Hyperloop

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

Incentivize safe driving: a RCT with behavioral information

Chris Knittel

George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics

Mobility Forum

The Social Consequences Of Mobility Systems

Sandy Pentland

Director, MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory and MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program

Mobility Forum

Microlocation in Transit: The New York City Subway System

David Mindell

Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing (STS) Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Mobility Forum

Mobility services without carbon emissions

Jessika Trancik

Associate Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Mobility Forum

Mark Dowd, Chief Innovation Officer at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Kate Fichter, Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination at Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Tiffany Chu, CEO and Co-founder at Remix

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

Clara Fain, Chief Financial Officer at Via

Rasheq Zarif, Managing Director & Future of Mobility Tech Leader at Deloitte

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

The Value of Time: Evidence From Auctioned Cab Rides

Tobias Salz

Castle Krob Career Development Assistant Professor

Mobility Forum

On demand urban aerial mobility planning: an adaptive discretization approach

Alexandre Jacquillat

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

Mobility Forum

Seleta Reynolds, General Manager at LADOT

Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

The Global Rise of Platform Firms in Urban Mobility Markets

Jason Jackson

Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning

Mobility Forum

The Inefficiency of Dynamic Pricing in Ridehailing Systems

Daniel Freund

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Mobility Forum

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Executive Director at Open Mobility Foundation

Regina Clewlow, CEO & Co-founder at Populus

Stephen Smyth, Co-founder and CEO at Coord

Entrepreneurship Dialogue

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