Transport Data Modelling, Simulation and Big Data

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:30am - 2:00pm (tea and coffee in AM, buffet lunch in PM)
Sir Alwyn Williams Building - Level 5, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK G12 8QN

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invite you to a free seminar on Transport Data Modelling, Simulation and advancements in Big Data. 

This half day seminar will consist of two 1-hour sessions presented by Devrim Kara, Director, PTV Group UK, covering the use of ‘Big Data’ for improving transport networks and research into the implications of autonomous vehicles in cities and the value of transport simulations. Dr Wei Liu, Lecturer in Transportation Engineering at the University of Glasgow will then present two scenarios using a parking simulator to demonstrate possible improvements in efficiency and pricing strategy for city centre parking.

There are no specific pre-requisites for joining the presentations and they are likely to be of most interest to transport professionals from the academic, consultancy and public sectors.

Devrim Kara

Devrim Kara is an experienced transport professional that led the planning and design of transport projects worldwide. He managed and delivered projects that focus on urban areas as well as regional and national transport networks. As the PTV Group Director for UK & Ireland Devrim works closely with clients and professionals that use PTV Group software in developing effective, safe and balanced transport solutions globally. The PTV Group software is state-of-the-art and is used by professionals in more than 100 countries on innovative, intelligent and sustainable solutions that shape the future of transportation.

Dr Wei Liu

Dr. Wei Liu is currently a Lecturer in Transportation Engineering at University of Glasgow. Prior to his position at Glasgow, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2014, and his B.Eng. degree in Civil Engineering and B.A. degree in Law both from Tsinghua University, China, in 2010. He was with University of Florida as a visiting PhD student between 2013 and 2014. Dr. Liu mainly works in transport system modeling, transport economics, traffic modeling and simulation.