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METRANS Webinar: Congestion Reduction via Personalized Incentives, Thursday, March 11, Noon (Pacific Time)

The webinar is organised by our partner METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California and is a part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series.

Incentives and alternative routes should be chosen smartly in order to maximize the probability of acceptance by the driver, and to avoid the creation of new congestion in other areas of the network.

This webinar will discuss research on developing real-time algorithms to reduce traffic congestion and improve routing efficiency by offering personalized incentives to drivers. The research exploits the wide accessibility of smart communication devices and develops a real-time look-ahead incentive mechanism using individuals' routing and aggregate traffic information, verified by real data.


  • Meisam Razaviyayn, assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with courtesy appointments at the Electrical and Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department at USC. Prior to joining USC, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. He obtained his MS degree in Mathematics.
  • Ali Ghafelebashi, third-year PhD student at USC. He obtained his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology in 2018 (overall GPA: 4.0/4.0). He was granted the FOE (Faculty of Engineering) prize for the 1st GPA at the Department of Industrial Engineering for a three-year sequence at the Amirkabir University of Technology. He was awarded the membership of the National Elites Foundation in 2017.


Webinar: Congestion Reduction via Personalized Incentives

When: Thursday, March11, Noon, Pacific time.

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