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MIE Lab involved in Future Resilient Systems II programme

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The second phase of the FRS programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre officially started on April 1st with an online research kick-off meeting. It was launched in the midst of a global crisis – COVID-19, highlighting the need to better understand and foster resilience. Within FRS-II there is a particular emphasis on social resilience to enhance the understanding of how socio-technical systems perform before, during and after disruptions. MIE Lab researchers will contribute within a research cluster focusing on distributed cognition (led by Martin Raubal). More specifically, we will develop a methodology and prototype for detecting weak signals in mobility data to identify potential disruptions.


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Interview with Former Lab Member David Jonietz

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Our former lab member Dr. David Jonietz recently gave an interview regarding how geospatial data and a digital map of the world can help transform mobility. Currently a research group leader at HERE Technologies, David Jonietz points out how we can step beyond simple maps to create more comprehensive digital representations of reality, which in turn can be used for traffic prediction and management, optimization of mobility systems, and more.

Read the full interview on the SCCER Mobility homepage.


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We are hiring!

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We are exited to announce that we have an open position in our lab. We are looking for a new post-doc to take over the team lead at the MIE-Lab as soon as possible. If you are interested, please check the description at the ETH jobpage:
https://jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_7R9Rl0z6QH6GC0M9Cv


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Jannik Hamper joins MIE Lab

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We welcome Jannik as our new team member! He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from FAU Erlangen and a M.Sc. in Statistics from ETH Zurich. His work will focus on applying machine learning and data analysis methods to problems in mobility and energy science.

Read more here!


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Team MIE-Lab wins second place at IARAI Traffic4cast core competition.

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We are happy to announce, that our team scored the second place at the IARAI Traffic4cast competition! The goal of the competition was to predict the traffic in 3 different major cities (Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow) based on high resolution traffic map movies.

Over 40 teams participated and submitted a total of over 4000 submissions in the competition. You can check out our code and the documentation!

As the second place we won 5000$ and an invitation to present at NeurIPS 2019.

Not all members of our competition team are officially affiliated with the MIE-Lab, so special thanks to Ye Hong, Christian Rupprecht and René Buffat!


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Energy Saving Potential of a Wide Deployment of e-Bikes in Switzerland

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With the Energy Strategy 2050, Switzerland committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% until 2035. Currently, the transport sector is the only sector without a decrease in energy consumption.

In our recent publication (also presented at Scientifica 2019), we analyzed the energy and greenhouse gas reduction potentials when e-bikes are used instead of internal combustion engine cars for commuting. Our analysis includes different scenarios for the minimal temperature, maximal precipitation as well as trip duration acceptable to take the e-bike. The results show that energy reductions between 10% and 17.5% are possible.

If you are interested in the saving potentials in your municipality, please click the following link: https://mie-lab.github.io/commuter-ebikes-ch.

You can find the paper under https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335118713_Energy_and_greenhouse_gas_emission_reduction_potentials_resulting_from_different_commuter_electric_bicycle_adoption_scenarios_in_Switzerland.


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Interview with Prof. Martin Raubal in “Basel Unterwegs”

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In an interview with Basel Unterwegs (in German), Prof. Martin Raubal talks about trends in mobility, such as combined or shared mobility, mobility as a service, app-based tracking and billing, or how electric cars replace conventional ones. The rising number of bicycles on our roads, the fact that train stations increasingly have the character of shopping malls, or the large number of bike- and scooter-sharing companies further hint at changes in how we perceive and use mobility.


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Open Position

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Hey Everybody,

we are looking for a new PhD student. We are looking forward for your application!

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/7060/pub/1/index.html

 

 


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Analysis of GPS-tracking for the evaluation of sports activities – Luca Gaia starts his Bachelor thesis

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Orienteering as a competitive sport is shaped by local strategies and decisions. Since the beginning of the availability of GPS, movement data of professional orienteering events have been recorded and mostly visually analyzed.
However, there is still few work that focuses on the quantitative analysis of the influence of context data such as terrain type, weather conditions, or elevation, on a runner’s performance in a professional setting. Apart from the influence of context data on the runner’s performance Luca will also quantitatively investigate the effect of the environment (e.g. the terrain, especially vegetation and landmarks) on orientation mistakes.

The bachelor thesis will last until the end of the spring semester 2019.

 


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OMLETH’s publications from ETH’s first Learning and Teaching Fair are online

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Several outcomes have been published at ETH’s first Learning and Teaching Fair in November 2018.

Figure: Christian Sailer explains teaching scenarios with OMLETH © Heidi Hostettler, ETH Zürich

The project itself is presented to a broader public on the ETH Newspage to promote the fair. The event is illustrated with text and photos on the L&T eventpage.