MIT Mobility Forum

The MIT Mobility Forum showcases the groundbreaking transportation research occurring across the Institute. Faculty members and researchers present their latest findings, ideas, and innovations, followed by a lively discussion. The Forum is online and open to all. Please register at Zoom beforehand.  

FALL 2022

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Shifting Gears

Susan Handy

Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis

September 16, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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Public Transit in the US : Challenges & Opportunities

Jim Aloisi & Fred Salvucci

Lecturer of Transportation Policy and Planning & Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Associate

September 23, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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Tough To Decarbonize Transportation : MIT Climate Grand Challenge

Steven Barrett & Bill Green

Director, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment & Hoyt C. Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering

September 30, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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The Future Of Working From Home

Prof. Nicholas Bloom

William D. Eberle Professor of Economics , Stanford

October 7, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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Roads, Transit, and the Denseness of São Paulo's Urban Development

Chris Zegras, Adriano Borges Costa, Siqi Zheng

Professor of Mobility and Urban Planning, Department Head DUSP & Post-doctoral Researcher & STL Champion Professor of Urban and Real Estate Sustainability

October 14, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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Credit-based Congestion Pricing for Win-Win Traffic Solutions

Kara Kockelman

Dewitt Greer Centennial Professor of Transportation Engineering at UT, Austin

October 21, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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VISTA 2.0: An Open, Data-driven Simulator for Multimodal Sensing and Policy Learning for Autonomous Vehicles

Daniela Rus & Alexander Amini

Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT & Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

October 28, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

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New paths for solving emergent problems of the EV sector

John Paul MacDuffie


Professor of Management, Wharton

November 11, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

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Flexibility and coordination in on-demand transportation: from ride-sharing to micromobility

Alex Jacquillat

Assistant Professor, Operations Research and Statistics

November 18, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

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Entry and Coordination in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Industry

Jing Li

William Barton Rogers Career Development Professor of Energy Economics

December 2, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

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Electric Vehicle Policies and Pitfalls

Dan Sperling

Founding Director, ITS-Davis;Distinguished Blue Planet Prize Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Science

December 9, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

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The Supply of AVs in Open Platforms

Daniel Freund

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

December 16, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

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POSTPONED TO SPRING 2023 - Telemobility, hybrid work and the next normal

Hani Mahmassani

William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation

February 10, 2023, 5:00:00 PM

SPRING 2022

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Efficient Deep Learning for Automotive Applications

Song Han

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

February 11, 2022

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Regional Air Mobility: Initial Thoughts

David Mindell

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing

February 18, 2022

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Bumps along the Road to Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Donald Sadoway

John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry

February 25, 2022

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Transit Oriented Development in Disruptive Time

Robert Cervero

Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

March 4, 2022

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The Impact of Data Science on Freight Transportation Procurement

Chris Caplice

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics

March 11, 2022

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Making Roads Safer by Making Drivers Better

Hari Balakrishnan

Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

March 18, 2022

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Shared Mobility and Automated Vehicles: Responding to Socio-Technical Changes and Pandemics

Susan Shaheen

Professor In-Residence, Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate, Transportation Engineering, UC Berkeley

March 25, 2022

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Highway construction and displacement in African American neighborhoods: 1940-2000

Brent Ryan

Head of the City Design and Development Group and Associate Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

April 1, 2022

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Human-Centered Driving Research at Toyota Research Institute

John Leonard

Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

April 8, 2022

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Future of Work and Urban Mobility

Jinhua Zhao

Director, MIT Mobility Initiative and Associate Professor of City and Transportation Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

April 15, 2022

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Certifiable Perception Algorithms and High-level Scene Understanding for Autonomous Vehicles

Luca Carlone

Leonardo Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

April 22, 2022

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Transportation from Earth to Space and back - latest developments

Olivier de Weck

Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems

April 29, 2022

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Economic Perspectives on Infrastructure Investment

James Poterba and Edward Glaeser

Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard

May 6, 2022

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Building Climate Resilience in Transportation System

Andrew Whittle

Edmund K. Turner Professor in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

May 13, 2022

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Building the Future of Transportation

Gill Pratt

Chief Scientist and Executive Fellow for Research of Toyota Motor Corporation

May 20, 2022

FALL 2021

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Towards zero environmental impact aviation

Steven Barrett

Associate Department Head of the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department and Director of the MIT Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Rethinking Traffic Flow with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Ennio Cascetta, Hani Mahmassani, Kaan Ozbay, Markos Papageorgiou, Steve Shladover and Moshe Ben-Akiva

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Pedestrian Impact Assessments for Urban Development Projects

Andres Sevtsuk

Charles and Ann Spaulding Career Development Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Friday, September 24, 2021

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Value-Sensitive Design in Mobility: A Conversation on Mobility Equity

Stephen Zoepf & Sarah Thornton

Friday, October 1, 2021

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High-Speed Rail, Subway Network and Urban Vibrancy

Siqi Zheng

Samuel Tak Lee Professor of Urban and Real Estate Sustainability at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Center for Real Estate

Friday, October 8, 2021

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Learning Risk and Social Behavior in Mixed Human-Autonomous Vehicles Systems

Daniela Rus

Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Friday, October 15, 2021

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Optimization under uncertainty for various transportation problems

Patrick Jaillet

Dugald C. Jackson Professor. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Friday, October 22, 2021

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"Deep Neural Networks for Choice Analysis" Dan and Eva Roos Transportation Thesis Award Presentation

Shenhao Wang

Friday, October 29, 2021

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Applications of Machine Learning for Aviation Collision Avoidance

James Kuchar

Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Friday, November 5, 2021

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Towards Zero-Carbon Cities (Kendall Square as a Case Study)

Kent Larson

Director of the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab

Friday, November 19, 2021

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Urban mobility: using mathematical models to predict where and how often we go

Carlo Ratti and Paolo Santi

Friday, December 3, 2021

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Understanding and Improving Transportation Systems

Thomas Magnanti

Institute Professor and a Professor of Operations Research

Friday, December 10, 2021



Spring 2021

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Part I: Large-scale monitoring and control of multi-modal urban networks

Part II: 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

May 28, 2021

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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

May 21, 2021

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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

May 14, 2021

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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

May 7, 2021

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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)

April 30, 2021

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Calculating the value of car ownership

David Keith

Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management

April 23, 2021

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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

April 16, 2021

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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

April 9, 2021

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Online-retailing and transportation systems

Steve Graves

Abraham J. Siegal Professor of Management

April 2, 2021

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Supply Chain management beyond Covid-19

Yossi Sheffi

Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems

March 19, 2021

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Transit-centric multimodal system design

Jinhua Zhao

Director, MIT Transit Lab; Director, MIT Mobility Initiative; Associate Professor of City and Transportation Planning

March 12, 2021

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Crowdsourcing the Missing Crash Data

Sarah Williams

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

March 5, 2021

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Navigating The New Transportation Demands Of An Aging Society

Joe Coughlin

Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab

February 26, 2021

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Mixed Autonomy Traffic: A Reinforcement Learning Perspective

Cathy Wu

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

February 19, 2021

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Incentivize safe driving: a RCT with behavioral information

Chris Knittel

George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics

February 12, 2021


Fall 2020

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The Value of Time: Evidence From Auctioned Cab Rides

Tobias Salz

Castle Krob Career Development Assistant Professor

Friday, December 11, 2020

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On demand urban aerial mobility planning: an adaptive discretization approach

Alexandre Jacquillat

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

Friday, December 4, 2020

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The Global Rise of Platform Firms in Urban Mobility Markets

Jason Jackson

Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning

Friday, November 20, 2020

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Transportation Systems Resilience

Saurabh Amin

Robert Noyce Associate Professor

Friday, November 13, 2020

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Mobility services without carbon emissions

Jessika Trancik

Associate Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Friday, November 6, 2020

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The Inefficiency of Dynamic Pricing in Ridehailing Systems

Daniel Freund

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Friday, October 23, 2020

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

Bill Green

Hoyt C. Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering

Friday, October 16, 2020

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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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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The Edge of Optimization: Large Scale Transportation Systems

Dimitris Bertsimas

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Friday, October 9, 2020

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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.

Friday, October 2, 2020

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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

Friday, September 25, 2020

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The Social Consequences Of Mobility Systems

Sandy Pentland

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

Friday, September 18, 2020

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Introducing the MIT Mobility Initiative

Jinhua Zhao

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

Friday, September 11, 2020