Seminar - Benjamin Seibold

05/24/2018 2:00 pm
05/24/2018 3:00 pm

While real traffic flow evolves on a network of roads, in many situations the complexity of a fully resolved road network is not required, desirable, or computationally feasible. 2D traffic models aim at capturing the key trends of traffic flow patterns in large urban areas without resolving a network structure. In this talk, we discuss models for 2D vehicular traffic flow that are based on kinetic equations.

Benjamin Seibold works in Applied and Computational Mathematics, with a specific focus on high-order methods for fluid flows and interface evolution, radiative transfer and kinetic problems, and traffic flow modeling, simulation, and control. He received his Dr.rer.nat. from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and he was an Instructor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Temple University in 2009. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation via DMS Applied Mathematics, DMS Computational Mathematics, and CNS Cyber-Physical Systems, and he is the recipient of the 2013 Greenshields Prize, awarded by the Transportation Research Board. His research publications appear in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering journals. Media coverage of his research, as well as contributed media articles, include The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.