Traffic congestion aggravates the daily life of millions of people around the globe and congestion games from game theory provide a suitable tool to understand its effects and offer insights on how to alleviate it. Classic congestion games assume deterministic edge delays, while in reality delays are uncertain and risk-averse drivers might prefer longer but safer routes, further exacerbating the problem of increased travel times and emissions.
A central question in decision-making under uncertainty is how to mitigate risk.
WNCG welcomes new Assistant Professor Dr. Evdokia Nikolova to its lineup of world renowned faculty researchers.
Prof. Nikolova is the winner of a 2014 NSF CAREER Award and a 2013 Google Research Award. Her research on traffic-aware routing has been adapted in a vehicular cyber-physical system project CarTel at MIT.