September 11, 2018 – How you move says who you are: Evacuation analysis at the time of disaster and GPS trajectory analyzer

Date: September 11, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Yusuke Hara (SMART-FM)

Supervisor: Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT-CEE)


Abstract: This presentation will address two travel behavior analysis. The first one shows how people behaved and traffic congestion expanded immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 using information such as probe vehicle and smartphone GPS data. Understanding evacuation behavior is the key for effective evacuation support plans and operations. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, however, vehicle detectors did not work due to the severe tsunami and electric power failure.


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