"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein

Current Research Direction

Vehicle Routing

Traffic congestion is a menace in the society with serious economic implications. Pressure based routing systems are known to be effective in wireless sensor networks, however rarely applied to transportation systems due to the specific domain knowledge.

The current research direction is aimed at alleviating the traffic congestion by adapting the node pressure concept into the traffic management. In particular, the study is aimed at developing Multi-agent Vehicle Routing Systems which communicate and coordinate with each other deciding the best routes collectively, thereby reducing traffic in the network and improving the duration of time spent by the drivers on the road.

Talks & Presentations

URECA Poster Competition

  1. URECA Poster Presentation Competition, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Presented in March 2017.
  2. HPXCL: Asynchronous integration of GPU computing with HPX many task processing, FOSSASIA Summit, Singapore. Will be presenting in March 2018.

List of Publications


  1. Madhavan Seshadri, Zhiguang Cao, Hongliang Guo, Jie Zhang, Ulrich Fastenrath; Multiagent-based Cooperative Vehicle Routing Using Node Pressure and Auctions, IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2017 (Link to Paper)
  2. Madhavan Seshadri, Patrick Diehl, Thomas Heller, Hartmut Kaiser; Integration of CUDA Processing within the asynchronous many task system HPX, International Supercomputing Conference High Performance (ISC HPC), Frankfurt, Germany, 2018. (Submitted - Under Review)


  1. Hongliang Guo, Zhiguang Cao, Jie Zhang, Dusit Niyato, Madhavan Seshadri and Ulrich Fastenrath. Routing Multiple Vehicles in Large Scale Networks: Minimizing Road Network Breakdown Probability. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (TETCI), 2017. (Link to Paper)


  1. Madhavan Seshadri, Hongliang Guo, Jie Zhang, Dusit Niyato, Ulrich Fastenrath. Multiagent Cooperative Routing: Aligning both Infrastructure and Vehicle Agents. Presented in TRANSportation applications of Equilibrium, incentives and game Theory (TRANSET), 2016. Workshop was co-located with the AAMAS-2016 Conference in the AAMAS Workshop Series. (Link to Paper)

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