The spread of the virus is facilitated by mobility and mobility is affected by the circumstances related to combating the pandemic. This project will thus develop theories, methods and models to better understand the underlying relations between the social and economic dimensions of mobility and logistics on one hand and the spread of the virus on the other hand. Such advancement contributes to the development of more resilient mobility and logistics systems.
Prof. Simon Hu from ZJUI and Prof. Michael GH Bell from USYD are the charge people of this project. Prof. Shenglin Ben, dean of ZJU International Business School, will cover economics and societal impact analysis for the innovative mobility and logistic solutions. Prof. Dianhai Wang, and Prof. Xiqun Chen from Institute of Intelligent Transportation Systems, ZJU are joint participation. Moreover, while Miss Ye will work on the modelling and simulation of AVs and Miss Hu will input on a case study of implementation of proposed algorithms in Hangzhou. In the University of Sydney, Prof. Ensafian and Prof. Geers and Prof. Shengda Zhu are joint participation.
An instance of a VRP (left) and its solution (right)
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