C2SMART Project Webinar: A City-Scalable Destination Recommender System for On-Demand Senior Mobility
Dr. Joseph Chow, Deputy Director of C2SMART, presents his team’s work on a recently completed project, A City-Scalable Destination Recommender System for On-Demand Senior Mobility.
In this project, the research team set out to better understand how contextual bandit algorithms can be used to provide destination recommendations for mobility-on-demand services. One of the primary target audiences for this work is the senior population, as many seniors are more limited in their mobility options and could benefit from alternative destination recommendations. The team developed a prototype recommender system, publicly available on GitHub, that is designed to consider user preferences and route optimization to suggest possible destinations to users. Professor Joseph Chow provides an overview of the research process and the resulting destination recommender system.