The 3rd NYUAD Transportation Symposium


WHEN November 19-20, 2017
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center, Multi-purpose Room 001 WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Demographic forecasts indicate the world population will reach nine billion by 2050, with 70 percent of the world's population living in urban areas. One main challenge is addressing unmet and growing needs for mobility. Examples like electric vehicles and traffic analytics in mobile phones (and vehicle dashboards) have helped reshape transportation engineering as a profession and offer opportunities and challenges that did not exist five years ago. This symposium provides a forum for learning about recent developments in demand modeling, electric vehicles, and cybersecurity related challenges in transportation.


  • Day 1: Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Time Details
    8-8:15am Registration andRefreshments 
    Meeting Room Foyer
    8:15-8:30am Introduction
    Samer Madanat, NYU Abu Dhabi Dean of Engineering 

    Theme 1: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles

    Time Details
    8:30-9:15am Keynote Presentation

    Scott Moura, University of California, Berkeley
    Optimal Control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Leveraging Data from Infrastructure 
    9:15-9:45am Ardalan Vahidi, University of Clemson
    Energy Efficient Driving with Connected and Autonomous Cars 
    9:45-10:15am Jinwoo Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Optimal Design of Electric Vehicle Public Charging System in an Urban Network for Greenhouse Gas Emission and Cost Minimization 
    10:15-10:30am Break and Refreshments
    Meeting Room Foyer 
    10:30-11am Mohamad Jama Mohamad, Arif Mehmood, and Suhaib Al Marzouqi, Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Abu Dhabi
    Development and Implementation of Low Emission Vehicle (LEVs) Strategy in Abu Dhabi 
    11:30-Noon Samitha Samaranayake, Cornell University
    Enhancing Urban Mobility with Large-Scale On-Demand Micro-Transit Systems 
    Noon-12:30pm Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan
    Optimal Parking Provision for Ride-Sourcing Services 
    12:30-1pm Michel Bierlaire, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Advanced Discrete Choice Model: What Do We Do With Them? 
    1-2pm Lunch
    A6 Lobby

    Theme 2: Cyber Security Challenges in Transport

    Time Details
    2-2:45pm Keynote Presentation

    Saurabh Amin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Network Routing Under Strategic Link Disruptions 
    2:45-3:15pm Nikolaos Freris, NYU Abu Dhabi
    Security of Large Networks 
    3:15-3:45pm Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, NYU Tandon
    BadNets: Identifying Vulnerabilities in the Machine Learning Model Supply Chain 
    3:45-4pm Break and Refreshments
    Meeting Room Foyer 
    4-4:30pm Jérôme Thai, University of California, Berkeley
    ZUbers Against ZLyfts Apocalypse: An Analysis Framework for Denial-of-Service Attacks on Mobility-as-a-Service Systems 
    4:30-5pm Jonathan Petit, OnBoard Security, USA
    Research Challenges in Security and Privacy of Connected and Automated Vehicles 
    5-5:30pm Ahmad Javaid, University of Toledo
    Cybersecurity of Smart Vehicles 

Convened by
  • Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering, NYUAD
  • Saif Jabari, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

In Collaboration with

Center for Cyber Security

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