Smart Mobility and Logistics Lab
SML Lab aims at facilitating and stimulating collaboration among faculty, students, and practitioners to foster continuous learning and translating knowledge into innovative solutions for making transport and logistics more efficient, smarter, greener, and safer.
Transport and logistics planning is extremely important in particular for Turkey. Current development plans highlight the need for modern and reliable transportation systems, and aim at transforming Turkey to a global logistic hub, both for materials and energy flows, at the crossroads of three continents. Moreover, the traffic volume in all sorts of transport modes has increased rapidly, particularly in metropolitan areas like Istanbul. There have been a lot of investments to improve the infrastructure. Thus, the efficient use and planning of the resources is an important and challenging task. Moreover, developing effective plans is essentially a national priority due to the high likelihood of serious natural disasters.
Smart Mobility and Logistics Lab (SML) in Sabancı University focuses on transport logistics and mobility planning including urban transport, first-mile, long-distance and last-mile pickup/delivery operations, humanitarian logistics, electro-mobility, and sustainable logistics chains. SML team is equipped with extensive domain knowledge in logistics and transportation research and experienced in addressing multifaceted problems through systematic modeling approaches and effective solution methods using operations research tools and techniques. The Lab conducts research projects particularly on urban mobility, humanitarian logistics, and sustainable transport planning with a special emphasis on route optimization, electrification of logistics vehicles, battery performance analysis.