Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Yu Zhang, Ph.D.
Changhyun Kwon, Ph.D.
Tapas Das, Ph.D.
Grisselle Centeno, Ph.D.
Gagaram S. Ladde, Ph.D.
Bike Sharing, Last Mile, Mobility Patterns, Rebalancing, Anomaly Detection
Bike Sharing is a sustainable mode of urban mobility, not only for regular commuters but also for casual users and tourists. Free-floating bike sharing (FFBS) is an innovative bike sharing model, which saves on start-up cost, prevents bike theft, and offers significant opportunities for smart management by tracking bikes in real-time with built-in GPS. Efficient management of a FFBS requires: 1) analyzing its mobility patterns and spatio-temporal imbalance of supply and demand of bikes, 2) developing strategies to mitigate such imbalances, and 3) understanding the causes of a bike getting damaged and developing strategies to minimize them. All of these operational management problems are successfully addressed in this dissertation, using tools from Operations Research, Statistical and Machine Learning and using Share-A-Bull Bike FFBS and Divvy station-based bike sharing system as case studies.
Scholar Commons Citation
Pal, Aritra, "Improving Service Level of Free-Floating Bike Sharing Systems" (2017). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.