Tel Aviv University (TAU), located in the country’s economic, technological and cultural center, is the largest, most comprehensive research and teaching institution in Israel. TAU is ranked first in Israel (Times & Taiwan rankings) and listed as a global top 100 innovation university (Reuters). It ranks seventh in the world – and first outside the USA – for producing successful, VC-backed entrepreneurs (PitchBook). The University’s cutting-edge advancements are reinforced through ties with prominent research institutions ranging from NASA and Harvard to Tsinghua University and CERN. Along with these accolades, the university offers a liberal and pluralistic spirit.
The Analytics for Urban Transportation and Operations Laboratory (AUTOlab) is a transportation research group within the Department of Industrial Engineering. The lab conducts application-oriented research aimed at creating decision-support tools for transportation system planning. Our researchers develop and employ data analytics and operations research techniques to solve the complex optimization problems necessitated by emerging technologies and business models, such as innovative public transit, last-mile transportation, vehicle sharing systems and on-demand transportation based on autonomous vehicles.
AUTOlab will participate in the development and integration of methods and tools for the planning and operation of new shared mobility services. In particular, it will lead the task related to shared, on-demand fleet management. In addition, together with the Jerusalem municipality, JTMT and Sigma6, AUTOlab will implement a living lab in Jerusalem dedicated to the examination and analysis of new ride-pooling services.