Date of Award

Summer 8-23-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Jochen Albrecht

Second Advisor

Doug Williamson

Third Advisor

Carson J.Q. Farmer

Academic Program Adviser

Angela T Haddad


A custom classification algorithm that accounts for the nuances of travel (e.g., underground movements, frequent mode changes, and severe urban canyon effects) in New York City combines a probabilistic random forest classifier with a deterministic GIS-based post-processing procedure to address the challenges of travel mode detection in the city.



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