Monthly Archives: June 2013

News articles on Mathematics of Transportation Networks keynote

Ahead of his keynote at the Mathematics of Transportation Networks workshop in mid-June, several articles featuring Prof Mark Wallace talking about solutions to Melbourne’s transport problems (including demand-responsive transport) appeared in the media.

Monash News, Peak-hour problems? Just do the maths, 13 June 2013:

“Public transport take-up in Melbourne is limited because buses are too few and far between,” Professor Wallace said.

“However, the development of an adaptable bus scheme that uses communication devices and scheduling algorithms would make sure there’s a bus where and when you need it.”

The Age, Mathematics ‘the key’ to solving transport woes, 15 June 2013:

Imagine buses turning up every five minutes, and schedules that could deliver passengers to just about anywhere across the city. Impossible? Laughably expensive?

Professor Mark Wallace from the Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology says it’s a goer. Mathematics, not massive infrastructure spending, is the key.

Prof Wallace also spoke to Red Symons on 774 ABC Melbourne Breakfast: ‘Cheap mathematics’ key to a quick commute, 18 June 2013.

Prof Wallace’s keynote, “Cheap solutions to the transport problem”, will be held on Tuesday 18 June from 5:30-7pm in Theatre S3, Building 25, at Monash University’s Clayton campus. The audio and slides are now available.