Santa Maiti recently joined our group as a visiting Eurotech (Marie Skłodowska-Curie) Postdoctoral Researcher from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Her supervisor is Prof. Constantinos Antoniou from TUM and co-supervisor is Associate Prof. Carlos Lima Azevedo from DTU.
Santa received her PhD in Intelligent Transportation (2020) from the University of Melbourne and her Masters (in Research) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Information Technology (2013). She worked in Tata Consultancy Services Innovation Lab, India, for three years as a researcher. Her main research interests are intelligent transportation systems, machine learning, connected and autonomous vehicles, transportation planning, and shared mobility.
Her current research is on modular, autonomous pods (vehicles) that can physically join while traveling to allow an en-route transfer. She is using model-free Reinforcement Learning based approach to represent the pod’s mobility. The work aims to analyse pods’ mobility service in the simulation environment and compare it with private transport (taxi) service and transfer-free ridesharing (DRT) service.
We wish her a fun and productive time during her stay with us! 😊