“Mathematics, Economics, and Artificial Intelligence for On-demand Mobility Services”

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 13:00

Application-based taxi and car service e-hailing systems have revolutionized urban mobility by providing on-demand ride services that are timely and convenient. The integration of mathematics, economics, and artificial intelligence is crucial for the development of efficient and sustainable on-demand mobility services, which ultimately benefit customers. This talk will explore the latest developments and research issues in ride-sourcing markets, including demand forecasting, surge-pricing, matching, pricing, and ride-pooling, optimal resource allocation, and the impact of ride-pooling on traffic congestion. Additionally, we will discuss topics such as competition, third-party platform-integration, Pareto-efficient market regulations, and the analysis of human mobility and network property using big car trajectory data.

Professor Hai Yang

Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology