Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems

November 30, 2018

Jeff BanUniversity of Washington's Xuegang (Jeff) Ban  presented Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems on November 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.


We introduce a mathematical paradigm, the Differential Variational Inequality (DVI) and Differential Complementarity Systems (DCS), for modeling and solving equilibrium and similar problems on dynamic transportation networks. We show how DCS may be used to model and solve some specialized dynamic user equilibrium (DUE) problems. We also discuss current challenges and future research directions related to using the DCS modeling framework to study dynamic transportation networks, especially with respect to multimodal transportation networks and emerging technologies and systems.


Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban is an Associate Professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Washington. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. in Computer Sciences and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests are in Transportation Network Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation, Urban Traffic Modeling and Operations, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His recent research focuses on applying system analysis tools and data analytics methods to understand the impact of emerging technologies to transportation network systems. He is an Editor / Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part C, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part B, Networks and Spatial Economics, and Transportmetrica B. He is a member of the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and a member of the Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He received the 2011 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the New Faculty Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in 2012.