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Welcome to Smart, Equitable, Resilient Mobility Systems (SERMOS) Lab!

SERMOS Lab is led by Dr. Xilei Zhao, Assistant Professor in Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. We aim at applying and inventing data and computational science methods to create smart, equitable, resilient mobility systems for future cities. We specialize in big data analytics and travel behavior modeling for emerging travel modes (e.g., ridesourcing and micromobility), modeling and planning evacuation, and quantifying resilience for critical infrastructure systems, societal systems, and community. 

 

 

 

Recent News!

  • October 2020: Our lab has five papers accepted for presentation in TRB 2021 and one abstract accepted for presentation in 2021 TRB workshop sponsored by AED50 (TRB Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications)! More details to come soon.
  • September 2020: Our lab’s news coverage: https://www.transportation.institute.ufl.edu/2020/09/using-smart-phone-location-data-to-analyze-wildfire-evacuation-behavior.
  • September 2020: Dr. Xilei Zhao (PI) won a NIST Project, titled “Analyzing wildfire evacuation behavior with GPS data,” with D. Nilsson (co-PI), R. Lovreglio (co-PI), K. Nguyen (co-PI), and E. Kuligowski (senior personnel). 
  • September 2020: Dr. Xilei Zhao (PI) won a USDOT STRIDE Project, titled “Mobility-on-Demand transit for smart and sustainable cities,” with N. Kaza (co-PI), N. Kittner (co-PI), N. McDonald (co-PI), V. Sisiopiku (co-PI), X. Jin (co-PI), J. LaMondia (co-PI), X. Yan (co-PI), and A. Broaddus (co-PI).
  • August 2020: Dr. Xilei Zhao co-presented “Can micromobility reduce urban traffic congestion?” with Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku in the 2020 ITE Annual Meeting.
  • August 2020: Dr. Xilei Zhao presented “Stakeholder engagement: Experience with industry partners” in the STRIDE webinar on Stakeholder Engagement.