Transportation Research Groups

Optimization and Control

  • The Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is making significant contributions to logistics modeling and supply chain management for shippers; technology and policy analysis for government; and management, planning and operations for trucking, railroad, air and ocean carriers. Director: Yossi Sheffi

  •  The Complex Systems Research Laboratory (CSRL) designs system modeling, analysis, and visualization theory and tools to assist in the design and operation of safer systems with greater capability.

  •  CarTel is a distributed, mobile sensor network and telematics system. Applications built on top of this system can collect, analyze, and deliver data from sensors on automobiles and smartphones and provide interesting services to users regarding their commutes. Principal Investigators/Director:  Hari Balakrishnan, Sam Madden, Daniela Rus

  •  The Cooperative Mobility Program (CMP) supports a vision of a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system that will provide the mobility necessary to foster global economic development while remaining compatible with social needs and environmental protection. Director: Daniel Roos

  • The Intelligent Transportation Research Center (ITRC) focuses on key Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to improve the safety, security, efficiency, mobile access, and environment. Director: Ichiro Masaki

  • The Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) is an interdepartmental research laboratory with a fundamental research goal of advancing the field of systems, communications and control. 
    Director: Alan Willsky; Associate Directors: Munther Dahleh, John Tsitsiklis