Analyzing the Role of Air‐Transportation in COVID‐19 Pandemic Disaster

COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide lockdown and a complete stoppage of all non-essential activities. In particular, it has affected air-travel, which is a significant driver of the global economy through the movement of people and goods. In this proposal, the research team will address the impact of air travel on the pandemic both at the scale of the entire country and at the level of airports. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic data can be considered as spatiotemporal point data scattered all over the world. The team will utilize Hawkes point process model to decluster this point data in terms of air-travel related cases or background events and the local spread cases which are off-springs of these background cases. This understanding can play a crucial role in devising strategies to micro-target and mitigate emergency transportation disruptions. The team will also utilize their past work to develop agent based models for COVID-19 spread to devise transportation policies regarding crowd management that will mitigate the second wave of COVID -19 as travel returns to normal levels.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

      North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
      Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Liu, Dahai

      Namilae, Sirish

    • Performing Organizations:

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114
    • Principal Investigators:

      Namilae, Sirish

      Liu, Dahai

    • Start Date: 20201001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01784516
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747125
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 11 2021 11:27PM