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  • What’s the Commotion? ITMO Scientists Discover How Obstacles Change Crowd Dynamics

    An international group of scientists from ITMO University, University of Amsterdam, and Indian Institute of Science continue their pioneering research on crowd behavior. Based on data collected in the aftermath of the 2016 Indian religious festival Kumbh Mela, which lasted for two months and gathered more than 65 millions of pilgrims, the scientists have conducted a comprehensive analysis of how different types of obstacles impacted the flow of human crowds. The festival’s main venue attracting the largest number of pilgrims, the Mahakal Temple was chosen as a case example. Research findings were published in the Journal of Computational Science. The project was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as part of ‘Strategic research areas for Russia’s science and technology sector’ 2014-2020 federal target program. 


  • Expert Opinion: How to Predict the Behavior of a 75 Million- Crowd

    Scientists from different countries have analyzed behavior of the mass gathering at the Kumbh Mela, one of the largest festivals in the world. The KumbhMela Experiment was conducted by specialists from the University of Amsterdam, the Indian Institute of Science and ITMO University. Dr. Ashish Verma, one of stakeholders of this project, came to ITMO and shared the details oftheir research activities.