CSH Webtalk by Dániel Kondor: “Research perspectives in modeling and simulations of human mobility”

May 27, 2021 | 15:0016:00

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Our new Hub member Dániel Kondor will give a virtual talk on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3–4 pm (CET).


If you want to join the talk, please send an e-mail to office@csh.ac.at





In this talk, I will present an overview of two research directions that I’ve worked in the past years, together with a summary of work I’ll be doing at the Hub.


Recently, I have been involved in multiple projects where I took a simulation-based approach to model important aspects of urban human mobility and estimate the effect of new technologies. Specifically, I have been involved with modeling how autonomous vehicles of different form factor can affect urban mobility, with a specific focus on parking, that contributes to a significant amount of land use today. We have shown that an adoption of shared and autonomous vehicles could lead to a significant reduction in the number of this, contributing to a transformation of urban space use. I will discuss further aspects of (semi-)autonomous mobility, including the potential of small form-factor vehicles to serve as an efficient mobility solution for short trips.


I will also present a short overview of a separate research project, where we aim to characterize the potential for virus spreading among museum visitors based on real-world trajectory data. Comparing these with simulations of random walks, we were able to show that overall epidemic risk in real visitor trajectories is lower than in randomized cases. We envision that our methodology can be adapted and used in planning of public space use beside museums to help minimize risks.


Finally, I will present a summary of research questions and goals of my upcoming work at CSH.



May 27, 2021