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NTC@Maryland Sponsored Seminar Series: Prof. Amelia Regan

NTC@Maryland Sponsored Seminar Series: Prof. Amelia Regan

ITS Student Chapter Invited Speaker Series, Sponsored by National Transportation Center @ Maryland

On September 27th, 2013, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, Prof. Amelia Regan from Department of Computer Science and Transportation Systems Engineering, University of California, Irvine, gave a research presentation in the Pepco Room (Kim Bldg, Room 1105), University of Maryland, College Park. The topic is “Parallel computing for large-scale transportation network design problems”.

Despite years of attention and important advances in network design formulations and solution techniques for a broad class of problems including toll setting, network improvement planning and network design with environmental and equity considerations, most researchers continue to test the feasibility of their methods on networks such as the well-known Sioux Falls SD network, or even smaller alternative networks. Such approaches do not lead directly to solutions which can be readily implemented by decision makers. Using some of our own earlier work as a starting point, we seek to develop distributed and parallel implementations for a number of network design formulations. Though currently in the beginning stages or our research, this talk will discuss the motivation for and some preliminary results of our analysis.

Dr. Amelia Regan is a Professor of Computer Science and Transportation Engineering in the Bren School of Information and Computers Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her recent research has been focused on parallel metaheuristics for transportation problems, communication in ad hoc vehicular networks, ad allocation for on-line market places and combinatorial auctions for freight transportation contract procurement. She received an MSE and PhD in Civil (Transportation Systems Engineering) at the University of Texas, Austin, an MS in Applied Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University and a BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She was an Operations Research Analyst with the United Parcel Service and a Research Analyst with the Association of American Railroads prior to joining the graduate program at the University of Texas.

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