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Faculty/Staff Crowdsourced Community Program (In Progress)
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iSEE Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) Projects
- Adaptive Aluminum Tensegrity Structure as a Bike Parking Canopy
- Addressing Community Health Disparities from Hazardous Waste
- Agrivoltaics: Crop Production and Solar Panels on the Same Land
- City Traffic as a Reservoir System
- Creating Adaptable Autonomous Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings
- Environment-Enhancing Food, Energy, and Water Systems
- Faculty/Staff Crowdsourced Community Program
- Geothermal: Thermo-Hydraulic Properties of Glacial Tills
- I-PLACES Living Laboratory
- Integrating Groundwater Resources and Geothermal Energy for Water-Energy Security and Resilience
- Student Mobility on and around the Illinois campus
- Testing Geopolymer Performance in a Geothermal Exchange System
- Thermochemical Batteries: Turning Waste Heat into an Energy Source
- Wind Turbine/Pavilion Integration for Electricity Generation
This project, funded in late Fall 2019, targets reducing single-occupancy vehicle usage via a Crowdsourced Commuting (CC) Program, a ridesharing system that provides user-oriented service to travelers — especially commuters — by aggregating similar travel demands through online platforms such as smartphone apps.
CC may help participants substantially reduce travel costs while maintaining a high level of ride experience. But a holistic approach is needed to jointly determine passenger-to-driver matchings, routes, timetables, and trip fares based on relatively restrictive travel requests.
Purpose of the Work: Campus Connection
Using iSEE seed funding, researchers will conduct a survey of campus employees who would be potential CC participants to examine the key factors influencing the faculty/staff’s decision to participate and potential policy recommendations and incentive mechanisms.
After the survey, the PI plans to develop a modeling framework that can support the design and operations of the CC system (such as pricing, service period, frequency), and implement a pilot program to investigate the feasibility of a CC service on campus and collect necessary information for expanding the service to a larger group of users. The CC program, if implemented, can be complementary to the University Car Pool program.