Predicting for the Adaptive Transport System
SPEAKER: PROFESSOR FRANCISCO CAMARA PEREIRA
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
09 APRIL 2019 (TUE)
14:00 - 15:00
VENUE: ROOM 612B, 6/F HAKING WONG BUILDING, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong
It is not uncommon that traffic prediction tools and research report very high accuracy. However, the very few such tools that exist in the market seem not to be performing as well as people would like, even though their accuracy may in fact correspond to the announced. There is a paradox in the field: traffic prediction is not difficult most of the time (the routine conditions), but sometimes it becomes extremely hard (the non-recurrent events), which is often when it is needed! In fact, our transport system, and in fact, the Smart City as a whole, is moving to a paradigm where supply can adapt much faster to demand than before, and this brings new challenges to predictability. It becomes less acceptable to fail!
This presentation will focus on ongoing and past work from DTU, MIT, CISUC and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) related to treatment of non-recurrent events in traffic, and its interaction with system optimization.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Francisco Camara Pereira is a Professor in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he leads the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility group (MLSM). His research is about the methodological combination of Machine Learning and Transport Research, and some applications include demand modeling, traffic prediction, data collection, or anomaly detection. He is Marie Curie fellow, and has published over 50 articles in both Machine Learning and Transport Research fields. Before joining DTU, he was Senior Research Scientist with SMART/MIT (2011-2015) and assistant professor in university of Coimbra (2005-2015).