“Optimal Transport Systems” laboratory

The scientific-technological laboratory “Optimal Transport Systems” works on the development of innovative methods and tools in transport planning. They are based on the advanced technology of the open source multi-agent simulation software, the use of geo-analytic data on the movement of cellular network subscribers, the use of genetic algorithms to optimize transport systems, and the use of social technologies and crowdsourcing (public participation) to keep models actual.
By applying these methods and technologies, laboratory “Optimal Transport Systems” creates high precision models of transport systems of cities and metropolitan areas. Such models can become part of an integrated decision support system in conjunction with the concept of “smart city”, which will allow to solve problems of strategic planning and optimization, as well as to assess and propose local and operational changes to the road network and public transport.
Problems that the laboratory solves by using transport models:
• Optimization of public transport route networks
• Elaboration of measures for road network development
• Development of high-speed ground transportation (BRT, LRT) implementation projects
• Evaluation of transport accessibility of points of interest and social facilities

The next step in the evolution of transport models is their integration with city urban development models. Having such an integrated model allows to accurately predict the impact of different scenarios of transport system development on the processes of urbanization, the economy, social climate, and the environment. It should be the primary tool for creating master plans of cities.

Team

The team members have professional experience in Russia and abroad, participated in the development of large-scale projects in the field of transport planning, have experience in cooperation with international scientific and commercial partners.

Jaroslav Smirnov
Jaroslav
Smirnov

Laboratory
co-head
Mathematical
simulation

Timofey Volotsky
Timofey
Volotsky

Laboratory
co-head
Transport
planing

Dmitry Baranov
Dmitry
Baranov

Transport planning
and infrastructure
design

Solovyeva
Valentina
Solovyeva

Ecology, transport
planning

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Vladislav
Korchagin

Mathematical simulation, data analysis, machine learning

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Ilia
Levashov

Transport
planing

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Aleksandr
Birichevskiy

Transport
planing