Mechanism Design for Fair Transport Systems

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The design and efficient utilisation of transport infrastrastructure and resources is one of the central problems facing modern societies. Recently, fair allocation of these resources have also become increasingly important. These problems include how to incentivise cooperative and efficient utilisation of transport facilities including self-driving cars and how to fairly allocate the costs incurred. Designing incentives, protocols, and systems for this problem requires a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer science, operations research, and transport sciences.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be mathematically advanced and ideally have a background in one or more of the following areas: algorithm design, transport engineering, operations research, or/and game theory. They will be natural at problem-solving. Prior experience in mathematical programming or optimisation will be an advantage.
Supervisory team
Vinayak
Dixit

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Haris
Aziz

Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
David
Parkes

Harvard University
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
haris.aziz@unsw.edu.au