Are integral components of the global mobility ecosystem, facilitating the sustainable movement of people and goods across vast distances. Transportation encompasses a spectrum of modes, including road, rail, maritime, and aviation, working in concert to connect regions and drive economic activities.


Francisco Benita

PhD, Monterrey Tech

Lynette Cheah

Adjunct Associate Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lingjie Duan

Associate Professor and Associate Head of Pillar (Research)
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Peter Jackson

Professor and Director of Aviation Studies Institute (ASI), SUTD
PhD, Stanford University

Lin Meixia

Meixia Lin

Assistant Professor
PhD, National University of Singapore

Karthyek Murthy

Assistant Professor
PhD, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Rakesh Nagi

Rakesh Nagi

Professor and Head of Pillar
PhD, University of Maryland

Karthik Natarajan

PhD, National University of Singapore

Nuno Antunes Ribeiro

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Coimbra

Ying Xu

Senior Lecturer
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Fang Zhao

Fang Zhao

Senior Lecturer
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Winner Best Student Presentation Award by the Aviation Applications Section (AAS) of INFORMS2023, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, INFORMS

Highly cited paper (top 1% in Engineering). Web of Science. “Human Mobility Behavior in COVID-19: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis” (Oct 2022)2022, Francisco Benita, Clarivate Web of Science

SNI Level II Scholar (National Researchers System, Mexico)2022, Francisco Benita, National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt), Mexico

IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award2022, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

The First Place Winner of the Best Service Science Student Paper Competition in 2021 INFORMS Conference on Service Science2021, Ying Xu, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Society (INFORMS)

INFORMS Koopman Award from Military Application Society2021, Rakesh Nagi, INFORMS

Runner-Up Best Paper Award by the Air Transport Research Society2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Air Transport Research Society

Winner of the Cross-region Collaborative Grant by the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society of INFORMS2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, INFORMS

Winner Best Paper Award by the Aviation Applications Section (AAS) of INFORMS2020, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, INFORMS

INFORMS Koopman Award from Military Application Society2018, Rakesh Nagi, INFORMS

Pyke Johnson Award (For Best Paper in the Area of Environment and Planning)2015, Fang Zhao, US Transportation Research Board (TRB)

IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Best Paper Award2012, Rakesh Nagi, IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing

IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Best Paper Award2011, Rakesh Nagi, IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing

IIE Fellow Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers2010, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

University at Buffalo’s Sustained Achievement Award2009, Rakesh Nagi, University at Buffalo

Promising Inventor Award, SUNY/RF2004, Rakesh Nagi, The State University of New York

Buffalo Business First’s 40 under 40 award2004, Rakesh Nagi, Buffalo Business First

IIE’s Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award in Academia1999, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers


The Impacts of On-demand Platforms under Individual Choice EndogeneityJan 2023, Ying Xu, (PI), MOE Tier 2 Grant, 3 years, $0.38M

Mitigating the Harm of Fentanyl through Holistic Demand/Supply-Chain Interventions and Equitable Resource Allocations,” National Science Foundation (USA)Jan 2023, Rakesh Nagi, National Science Foundation

Towards Co-clustering in Big Data: An Optimization PerspectiveSep 2022, Meixia Lin, (PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.47M

ASEAN Network Collaboration Using FF-ICEApr 2022, Peter Jackson, CAAS, 2 years,  $0.56M

Translational ResearchApr 2022, Peter Jackson, CAAS, 2 years, $0.98M

Airfield and Airspace ManagementApr 2022, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, (PI), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, 2 years, $0.6M

To Motivate Human-in-the-loop Learning of Complex Traffic NetworksMar 2022, Lingjie Duan, (PI), MOE AcRF Tier 2 Grant, 3 years, $0.7M

Rapid Evaluation Tools within the Intelligent Optimization Platform (IOP)Oct 2021, Peter Jackson, NRF (Aviation Transformation Programme), 2 years (extended 6 months), $0.48M

Rapid Evaluation Tools Within the Intelligent Optimisation PlatformOct 2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, (co-PI), NRF (Aviation Transformation Programme), 2 years, $0.5M

Data Driven Design Solutions for Cities Urban ScienceApr 2021, Francisco Benita, (co-PI), MOE-SGP Growth Plan Grant for Cities, 3 years, $0.5M

Resilient Airspace Operations for SingaporeMar 2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, (PI), NRF (Aviation Transformation Programme), 2 years, $0.4M

Information Sharing and Collaborative Decision MakingSep 2019, Karthyek Murthy, (PI), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, 2.5 years, $0.6M

Airfield Management and EconomicsSep 2019, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, (PI), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, 2 years, $0.5M


GPU-accelerated transportation simplex algorithm2024, Rakesh Nagi, Journal of Parallel and Distributed ComputingM Mahajan, R NagiVolume 184, Pages 104790 [Publication Link]

Determining Optimal Channel Partition for 2: 4 Fine Grained Structured Sparsity2024, Rakesh Nagi, Optimization LettersM Mahajan, WM Hwu, R Nagi Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 1-12 [Publication Link]

Optimal Placement of Multiple Finite-size Rectangular Facilities in an Existing Layout2024, Rakesh Nagi, International Journal of Production ResearchR NagiVolume 62, Issue 1-2, Pages 7-23 [Publication Link]

HyLAC: Hybrid Linear Assignment solver in CUDA2024, Rakesh Nagi, Journal of Parallel and Distributed ComputingS Kawtikwar, R NagiVolume 187, Pages 104838 [Publication Link]

A Review of Research in the Li-ion Battery Production and Reverse Supply Chains2023, Rakesh Nagi, Journal of Energy StorageN Sharmili, R Nagi, P WangVolume 68, Pages 107622 [Publication Link]

Multi-Target Tracking with GPU-Accelerated Data Association Engine2023, Rakesh Nagi, 2023 26th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)S Kawtikwar, R NagiPages 1-8 [Publication Link]

Understanding Short-distance Travel to School in Singapore: A Data-driven Approach2023, Francisco Benita, Travel Behaviour and SocietyF. Benita, G. Bansal, G. Piliouras, B. Tunçer31, 349-362 [Publication Link]

A Federated Platform Enabling a Systematic Collaboration among Devices, Data and Functions for Smart Mobility2023, Fang Zhao, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation SystemsL. You,, M. Danaf, J. Guan, F. Zhao, C. Azevedo, B. Atasoy, M. Ben-Akiva vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 4060-4074 [Publication Link]

Chase or Wait: Dynamic UAV Deployment to Learn and Catch Time-Varying User Activities2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingZ. Wang and L. Duan vol. 22(3), pp. 1369 - 1383 [Publication Link]

When Congestion Games Meet Mobile Crowdsourcing: Selective Information Disclosure2023, Lingjie Duan, The 37th AAAI Conference on Artificial IntelligenceH. Li and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Online Pricing Incentive to Sample Fresh Information2023, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringH. Li and L. Duanvol. 10(1), pp. 514 - 526 [Publication Link]

Multi-UAV Cooperative Trajectory for Servicing Dynamic Demands and Charging Battery2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingK. Wang, X. Zhang, L. Duan, J. Tievol. 22(3), pp. 1599 - 1614 [Publication Link]

Multi-objective Optimization for UAV Swarm-assisted IoT with Virtual Antenna Arrays2023, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingJ. Li, G. Sun, L. Duan, and Q. Wu [Publication Link]

Passenger-Centric Slot Allocation at Schedule-Coordinated Airports2023, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Transportation ScienceS Birolini, A Jacquillat, P Schmedeman, N Ribeirovol. 57 (1), pp. 4-26 [Publication Link]

How do airlines react to slot displacements? Evidence from a major airport2023, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Journal of Air Transport ManagementL Pouget, NA Ribeiro, AR Odoni, AP Antunesvol. 106, pp 102300 [Publication Link]

A GPU Accelerated Dual-Ascent Algorithm for the Multidimensional Assignment Problem in a Multitarget Tracking Application2022, Rakesh Nagi, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and EngineeringS Vadrevu, R NagiVolume 20, No. 3, Pages 1706-1720 [Publication Link]

Effects of Urban Park Spatial Characteristics on Visitor Density and Diversity: A Geolocated Social Media Approach2022, Francisco Benita, Landscape and Urban PlanningIT. Chuang, F. Benita, B. Tunçer226, 104514 [Publication Link]

Comparing COVID-19 in the Antipodes: Insights from Pandemic Containment Strategies on Both Sides of the Pacific2022, Francisco Benita, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary PerspectivesF. Benita, L. Fuentes, L. A Guzmán, R. Martínez, J. C.arlos Muñoz, H. Neo, S. Rodríguez-Leiva, J. Soza-Parra15, 100660 [Publication Link]

Routing Games in the Wild: Efficiency, Equilibration, Regret, and a Price of Anarchy Bound via Long Division2022, Francisco Benita, ACM Transactions on Economics and ComputationB. Monnot, F. Benita, G. Piliouras10 (1), 1-26 [Publication Link]

Associations Between Street Connectivity and Poverty2022, Francisco Benita, Networks and Spatial EconomicsF.Benita22 (1), 181-201 

Admission Control In the Presence of Arrival Forecasts with Blocking-based Policy Optimization2022, Karthyek Murthy, Winter Simulation ConferenceK. Murthy, D. Padmanabhan, S. Bhatpp. 2270 - 2281 [Publication Link]

Online and In-person Activity Logging using a Smartphone-based Travel, Activity, and Time-use Survey2022, Fang Zhao, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary PerspectivesA. Alho, C. Cheng, D. T. Hieu, T. Sakai, F. Zhao, M. Ben-Akiva, L. CheahVolume 13 [Publication Link]

Support Vector Machines as Bayes’ Classifiers2022, Peter Jackson, Operations Research LettersP. Jackson 50, No. 5, Sept. 2022, pp. 423-429 

Efficient Algorithms for Ride-hitching in UAV Travelling2022, Lingjie Duan, Theoretical Computer ScienceS. Li, M. Li,  L. Duan, V. C.S. LeeVol. 929, pp. 140-156 [Publication Link]

Machine Learning for Soil Moisture Prediction Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Data2021, Rakesh Nagi, IEEE 24th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)M. Lobato, W. R. Norris, R. Nagi, A. Soylemezoglu and D. NottagePages 1-7 [Publication Link]

Trip Chaining and Community Burden in Service Facility Location Decisions.2021, Rakesh Nagi, Sandia National Lab.(SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)E Moog, R Nagi, R JeffersIssue SAND2021-11181C [Publication Link]

Integrating Empirical Analysis into Analytical Framework: An Integrated Model Structure for On-Demand Transportation2021, Ying Xu, The Proceedings of the 2021 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science Yuliu Su, Ying Xu, Costas Courcoubetis, and Shih-Fen ChengICSS 2021: AI and Analytics for Smart Cities and Service Systems pp 300–315 [Publication Link]

Data-driven Thinking for Measuring the Human Experience in the Built Environment2021, Francisco Benita, International Journal of Architectural ComputingB. Tunçer, F. Benita20 (2), 316-333 [Publication Link]

Human Mobility Behavior in COVID-19: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis2021, Francisco Benita, Sustainable Cities and SocietyF.Benita70, 102916 [Publication Link]

Insights on Data Quality from a Large-scale Application of Smartphone-based Travel Survey Technology in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Arizona, USA2021, Fang Zhao, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and PracticeS. Hong, F. Zhao, V. Livshitsa, S. Gershenfeld, J. Santos, and M. Ben-Akivavol 154, pg. 413-429 [Publication Link]

Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of ICT Impacts on Activity-Travel Behavior: Preliminary Results from a Two-week Smartphone-based Survey in Jakarta, Indonesia2021, Fang Zhao, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation StudiesM. Safira, V. Varghese, M. Chikaraishi, S. Gershenfeld, F. ZhaoVolume 14 Pages 284-303 [Publication Link]

Economic Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Provided Mobile Services2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingX. Wang and L. Duan vol. 20(5), pp. 1804 - 1816 [Publication Link]

Towards Reliable UAV Swarm Communication in D2D-enhanced Cellular Network2021, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsY. Han, L. Liu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang vol. 20(3), pp. 1567 - 1581 [Publication Link]

UAV-aided Information and Energy Transmissions for Cognitive and Sustainable 5G Networks2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsY. Che, Y. Lai, S. Luo, K. Wu, and L. Duan vol. 10(1), pp. 514 - 526 

Towards a decision-support tool for airport slot allocation: Application to Guarulhos (Sao Paulo, Brazil)2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Journal of Air Transport ManagementD Jorge, NA Ribeiro, AP Antunesvol. 93, pp. 102048 [Publication Link]