The Metro21 and Traffic21 Speaker Series is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar on Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics by Vonu Thakuriah, founding director and principal investigator of the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow. You won’t want to miss this event!
Title: Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics
Time/Date: Tuesday, September 6, 12:00-1:20PM
Location: Hamburg Hall A301
Piyushimita Thakuriah (Vonu) is the Ch2M Chair of Transport and Professor of Urban Studies and the School of Engineering in the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Urban Big Data Centre, a consortium of 7 universities funded by Research Council UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. Vonu’s research interests lie in smart, socially-just and sustainable transport and in Urban Informatics or the analytics of emerging sources of Big Data to understand complex urban problems.
The specific objective of this talk is to describe emerging sources of urban Big Data and the challenges that arise with their use, with a focus on detection of short-term episodes and events in cities, medium-term changes due to fluctuations in the economy or policy changes (e.g., the economic recession), and longer-term structural changes in the urban environment, and land-use and consumption patterns.