Behavior and Demand Modeling
Every day we make decisions about how, when and where to travel. MIT research is aimed at understanding those decisions and operationalizing them to predict travel patterns at the metropolitan scale. By conducting surveys and developing new econometric techniques, MIT is pushing the boundaries of choice theory to model these complex and interconnected decisions. From these foundations, MIT faculty and students have built complete travel demand and land use models that are used by practitioners today.
The research labs and faculty working in this area are shown below. You can see a full listing of the people and labs involved with the MIT Mobility Initiative by navigating to the people page and the labs page.