Rafał Kucharski

I research complex social systems: urban mobility. Congested, urban multimodal networks used by millions of agents to reach their destinations and leaving huge sets of mobility traces ready to be applied for modelling, optimization, understanding and control. Full CV.

Currently, I run the ERC Starting Grant COeXISTENCE where I bridge between ML and transportation - we simulate how intelligent machines compete with humans for limited urban resources (space) and what can we expect. See details here. I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland) with the Group of Machine Learning Research GMUM. I run the NCN Opus Grant on Shared Mobility in the pandemic times, ERC StG and Horizon Europe projects.

Before, I worked (2019-2021) with prof. Oded Cats at TU Delft in his ERC Starting Grant Critical MaaS. I modelled two-sided mobility platforms, specifcally focusing on ride-pooling (ExMAS) and agent-based simulator for Uber-like systems (MaaSSim). I did PhD at Cracow University of Technology with an excellent group of prof. Andrzej Szarata and working closely with Guido Gentile from La Sapienza on non-equilibrium dynamic traffic assignment. In the interdisciplinary field of urban mobility I did research which can be classified as:

  • model estimation, optimization, system control, network design;
  • agent-based simulation, game-theory, network science, stochastic simulation, epidemic modelling;
  • machine learning, spatial analysis, big data analysis, pattern recognition, unsupervised learning;
  • behavioural modelling, economic discrete choice models, policy, sustainability.

Teaching materials

I run the seminar on Complex Social Systems (transport is one of them) at Jagiellonian University - materials and papers are on my github

List of main publications and preprints

  1. Tmertica:A
    Hyper-pool: pooling private trips into high-occupancy transit-like attractive shared rides
    Kucharski, Rafal, and Cats, Oded
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2206.05940 2022
  2. PLOS
    Simulating two-sided mobility platforms with MaaSSim
    Kucharski, Rafał, and Cats, Oded
    PLoS ONE 2022
  3. SciRep
    Modelling virus spreading in ride-pooling networks
    Kucharski, Rafał, Cats, Oded, and Sienkiewicz, Julian
    Scientific Reports 2021
  4. TR:B
    Exact matching of attractive shared rides (ExMAS) for system-wide strategic evaluations
    Kucharski, Rafał, and Cats, Oded
    Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 2020
  5. Tmetrica:A
    If you are late, everyone is late: late passenger arrival and ride-pooling systemsÔÇÖ performance
    Kucharski, Rafał, Fielbaum, Andres, Alonso-Mora, Javier, and Cats, Oded
    Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 2021
  6. TR:B
    Simulation of rerouting phenomena in Dynamic Traffic Assignment with the Information Comply Model
    Kucharski, Rafał, and Gentile, Guido
    Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 2019
  7. JAT
    Lewis-Mogridge Points: A Nonarbitrary Method to Include Induced Traffic in Cost-Benefit Analyses
    Kucharski, Arkadiusz, Paszkowski, Jan, and Szarata, Andrzej
    Journal of Advanced Transportation 2020
  8. EJTIR
    Multichannel queueing behaviour in urban bicycle traffic
    Kucharski, Rafał, Drabicki, Arkadiusz, Żyłka, Klaudia, and Szarata, Andrzej
    European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research 2019
  9. JAT
    Estimating Macroscopic Volume Delay Functions with the Traffic Density Derived from Measured Speeds and Flows
    Kucharski, Arkadiusz
    Journal of Advanced Transportation 2017
  10. Modeling information spread processes in dynamic traffic networks
    Kucharski, R., and Gentile, G.
    Communications in Computer and Information Science 2016
  11. Observing rerouting phenomena in dynamic traffic networks
    Kucharski, R., and Gentile, G.
    2015
  12. Indirect observation of rerouting phenomena in traffic networks - Case study of warsaw bridges
    Kucharski, R., and Gentile, G.
    Archives of Transport 2014
  13. Direct observation of rerouting phenomena in traffic networks
    Kucharski, R., and Gentile, G.
    Archives of Transport 2014
  14. Method to decompose regional travel demand model -case study of Krakow region
    Kucharski, R., Kulpa, T., Mielczarek, J., and Drabicki, A.
    Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems 2019
  15. Real-time traffic forecasting with recent DTA methods
    Kucharski, R., Kostic, B., and Gentile, G.
    2017
  16. Modelowanie oporu skrzyżowań w modelach makroskopowych
    Kucharski, Rafał, Drabicki, Arkadiusz, and Szarata, Andrzej
    Transport Miejski i Regionalny 2016
  17. Model wyboru ┼Ťrodka transportu w dojazdach do i z pracy w Warszawie
    Kucharski, Rafał, Kulpa, Tomasz, and Szarata, Andrzej
    Transport Miejski i Regionalny 2016
  18. Gromadzenie danych do budowy modeli ruchu-przegl─ůd mo┼╝liwo┼Ťci
    Kucharski, R
    Transport Miejski i Regionalny 2013
  19. Optymalizacja kształtu monocentrycznej sieci komunikacyjnej z zastosowaniem optymalizacji wielokryterialnej
    Kucharski, Rafał
    Przegl─ůd Komunikacyjny 2011
  20. Trip volume seasonal variations at regional level ÔÇô case study of Ma┼éopolska GSM OD matrices
    Kucharski, R., Szarata, A., Mielczarek, J., and Drabicki, A.
    Archives of Transport System Telematics 2018
  21. Metoda aktualizacji modelu podróży z wykorzystaniem macierzy przemieszczeń telefonów komórkowych
    Kucharski, Rafał, Mielczarek, Justyna, Drabicki, Arkadiusz, and Szarata, Andrzej
    Transport Miejski i Regionalny 2018
  22. Information Comply ModelÔÇônew model to represent rerouting phenomena in Dynamic Traffic Assignment
    Kucharski, Rafał, Gentile, G, and Meschini, L
    In 5th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment 2014
  23. Metoda detekcji cellular floating dataÔÇömo┼╝liwo┼Ťci i perspektywy
    Kucharski, Rafał
    In Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Krakowskiej, zeszyt 2009
  24. Multichannel Cyclist Queuing Behaviour at Signalised Cycle Crossings
    Kucharski, Rafał, Drabicki, Arkadiusz, Kulpa, Tomasz, and Szarata, Andrzej
    In hEART 2016 - 5th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation
  25. Makroskopowy model przep┼éywu ruchu w sieci drugiego rz─ÖduÔÇôalternatywny opis stanu sieci
    Kucharski, Rafał
    In Wydajno┼Ť─ç system├│w transportowych, Materia┼éy IX Konferencji naukowo-technicznej 2013
  26. T┼éo teoretyczne dla adaptacyjnego, dynamicznego modelu wyboru ┼Ťcie┼╝ki w modelu ruchu
    Kucharski, Rafał
    In Zeszyty Naukowo-Techniczne Stowarzyszenia Inżynierów i Techników Komunikacji w Krakowie. Seria: Materiały Konferencyjne 2012
  27. Otwieranie oprogramowaniaÔÇôskrypty i programy w programie Visum
    Kucharski, Rafał
    In Og├│lnopolska Konferencja Naukowo-Techniczna ÔÇ×Modelowanie podr├│┼╝y i prognozowanie ruchuÔÇŁ, Krak├│w 2010
  28. Modelowanie wyboru ┼Ťrodka transportuÔÇôpor├│wnanie regresji logistycznej i logitowego modelu wyboru dyskretnego
    Kucharski, Rafał, Szarata, A, Bauer, M, and Kulpa, T
    In X Poznańska Konferencja Naukowo-Techniczna, Poznań-Rosnówko 2015
  29. Modelowanie zjawiska zmiany trasy przejazdu w dynamicznym rozkładzie ruchu w sieci drogowej
    Kucharski, Rafał, and Gentile, Guido
    In Zeszyty Naukowo-Techniczne Stowarzyszenia Inżynierów i Techników Komunikacji w Krakowie. Seria: Materiały Konferencyjne 2014
  30. Makroskopowy Model Przeplywu Ruchu W Sieci Drugiego Rzedu ÔÇô Alternatywny Opis
    Kucharski, Rafał
    In PROBLEMY KOMUNIKACYJNE MIAST W WARUNKACH ZATLOCZENIA MOTORYZACYJNEGO IX Konferencja Naukowo-Techniczna 2013
  31. Lewis-Mogridge Points - A Non-Arbitrary Method of Including Induced Traffic in Cost-Benefit Analyses
    Kucharski, Rafał, Drabicki, Arkadiusz, Paszkowski, Jan, and Szarata, Andrzej
    In TRB Conference 2018
  32. MoMaS: Two-sided Mobility Market Simulation Framework for Modeling Platform Growth Trajectories
    Kucharski, Rafal, and Ghasemi, Farnoud
    2024