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September 1, 2020

Project “Machine Learning to Help Families in Need” has been named as MetroLab Network’s Innovation of the Month for September 2020.  The startup funding for this project was provided by Traffic21 Institute and its ongoing coordination is provided by Metro21 .

Through a collaborative partnership spanning government, nonprofit, and local business, Mobility21 UTC researcher Prof. Stephen Smith created a machine-learning algorithm that optimizes bus stops and food delivery routes to ensure children, families, and seniors throughout the Penn Hills area can receive meals at convenient locations during this difficult and uncertain time.

You can watch the full video of all of those involved in this project here.