Posts Tagged ‘Nitin Shantharam’

Interchange: Bidding for Green Lights - January 8th, 2013

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Congratulations to former Informatics grad student, Nitin Shantharam, and Informatics faculty Donald Patterson (and DLR colleague Thomas Strang) on having their paper, “Interchange: Bidding for Green Lights” accepted to PerCom 2013.

“In urban environments great effort is directed toward alleviating traffic including the design and implementation of complex software and hardware infrastructure. We introduce the idea of an auction-based mechanism for resolving vehicle intersections using a multi-way group auction mechanism. We propose a supporting infrastructure that has promise for increasing performance and responsiveness to dynamic traffic conditions. We propose new metrics to evaluate intersections that attempt to capture a more human aspect of vehicular transportation. We demonstrate that Interchange intersections perform well in single and multi-grid configurations, are self-adapting and can perform better under a variety of traffic loads.”

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Posted: 1/8/13 3:00 pm UTC by Make the First Comment
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Interchange: An Analysis of Auction Mechanics for Intersections - June 18th, 2012

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Congratulations to Nitin Shantharam who passed his M.S. advancement to candidacy exam with the paper:

“Interchange: An Analysis of Auction Mechanics for Intersections”

Abstract: In urban environments a large amount of effort is directed toward alleviating mo- tor vehicle congestion including the design and implementation of complex software and hardware infrastructure. We propose a conceptually simple infrastructure that has promise for increasing performance and responsiveness of intersections to dynamic traffic conditions. The proposed system uses an auction-based mechanism at intersections to alleviate traffic congestion. We discuss the reasoning and goals of implementing auction mechanics into intersections and set empirical expectations as to how such intersections should perform. Second, we compare our simulation of a traditional intersection and an auction-based intersection and propose metrics to track and evaluate such intersections. We demonstrate that auction-based intersections perform well in single and multi-grid configurations. Finally, we present our mesoscopic simulator capable of simulating real-world topographies and show that auction-based intersections show promise in more realistic systems as well.

Committee:

  1. Prof. Donald Patterson (chair)
  2. Prof. Bill Tomlinson
  3. Prof. Ramesh Jain

Get the full text of his thesis in our tech reports section.

Great Job Nitin!

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Posted: 6/18/12 10:38 pm UTC by Make the First Comment
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Collaborative Filtering and Carbon Footprint Calculation - January 18th, 2010

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Congratulations to Informatics graduate student Joel Ross, Computer Science undergraduate student Nitin Shantharam, and Informatics faculty Bill Tomlinson on having their paper,
‘Collaborative Filtering and Carbon Footprint Calculation’ accepted to ISSST 2010.

This paper describes the design of the Better Carbon calculator, a carbon footprint calculator which uses collaborative filtering and location-based calculation to provide an individual footprint estimate while simultaneously affecting and improving the estimates for other people in a user’s community.

Congratulations Joel, Nitin, and Bill!

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Posted: 1/18/10 11:19 am UTC by Make the First Comment
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