C2SMART Deputy Director Presents MATSim Research
C2SMART Deputy Director Joseph Chow will be presenting along with graduate student Brian He at a workshop organized by the Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES), and the Center for Smart Growth Research and Education (NCSG) at the University of Maryland, on February 21-22, 2019, in Annapolis Maryland. This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation through the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) of the University of Maryland as part of a research project.
Dr. Chow will contribute his expertise on the MATSim to the workshop, which will investigate the potential for replacing the existing model used in NCSG’s modeling suite with an agent-based model. Dr. Chow is currently leading a C2SMART-funded project that aims to develop a large-scale, open-source, agent-based model of the study are in NYC using MATSim, an activity-based, extendable, multi-agent simulation framework implemented in Java. This data-driven approach to validate and calibrate the proposed agent-based model is one of the first attempts to develop a highly dynamic simulation tool that incorporates big data into microscopic simulation.