Transportation systems in mega cities in the United States occupy a unique position from which to showcase for the world what a safe, sustainable, and environmentally sound integrated multi-modal 21st Century urban transportation system looks like. To make this showcase a reality, i2dEAS LAB's vision would be to create, test, and validate state-of-the-art methods and analytical tools to optimize the efficiency of the U.S. transportation system through research and synergetic collaboration with transportation providers, communities, and researchers in other disciplines. 

The i2dEAS LAB collaborately works to pursue this vision of developing innovative and generalizable theories and computational algorithms through big sensory data analytics, simulations, and artificial intelligence. We target major federally funded centers to further advance this vision, facilitate effective technology transfer, develop transformative toolsets, and create new interdisciplinary project-based training and mentoring programs for students. 

i2dEAS LAB has achieved this vision by supporting the four (4) core pillars of lab’s strategic research:

Pillar 1: Artificial Intelligence Mobility-Safety (AIMs)
big-data informatics; smart transportation digital twins; mobilty and safety predictions under what-if CM strategies

Pillar 2: Alternative Contracting Methods (ACMs)
cost-schedule-change-risk-productivity tradeoff analysis of projects built under DBB, DB, CM/GC, PPP, A+B, I/D, etc

Pillar 3: Infrastructure Sustainability (IS)
life-cycle assessment (LCA), life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), energy modeling through stochastic simulations

Pillar 4: Civil Integrated Planning & Management (CIPM)
stochastic schedule/cost/traffic integration analysis; contingency analysis; phasing/staging for optimal work zone length determination 

i2dEAS LAB's goal is the pursuit of excellence in transportation research by developing a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research program, and by fostering collaboration in a vibrant network among academia, government, and industry. The lab’s efforts in pursuit of these goals would address the nation’s specific transportation challenges while also deepening the knowledge base for transportation theorists and practitioners.

"Most of the basic methods and tools for transporting goods and passengers have been around for centuries. Therefore, dramatic progress may be possible by developing groundbreaking decision-support tools or smart systems. For example, advances in computer-aided transportation informatics that make increased automation possible can result in significant savings of millions of taxpayers' dollars and in the implementation of automated models and tools that would be much smarter and greener than any in existence today." -Dr. Kunhee Choi-

Contact: Should you have any questions about i2dEAS LAB, Please contact Kunhee (KC) Choi.

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