IBM talks about Challenges and Results in City-Scale Sensing

Olivier Verscheure will talk about the Challenges and Results in City-Scale sensing during the ISN Conference!

E-reading en Tablet EventBy 2050, an estimated 70% of the world’s population will live in cities – up from 13% in 1900. Already, cities consume an estimated 75% of the world’s energy, emit more than 80% of greenhouse gases, and lose as much as 20% of their water supply due to infrastructure leaks.

As their urban populations continue to grow and these metrics increase, civic leaders face an unprecedented series of challenges to scale and optimize their infrastructures. City leaders and service providers are looking to base decisions on data, and to do so, are deploying sensors extensively. However, even the most advanced cities are having difficulties assimilating and analyzing data collected from these sensors.

In this session I will describe research we are conducting into creating analytics, optimizations, and systems for sustainable energy, constrained resources (e.g., municipal water management), transportation, and the underlying city fabric that assimilates and shares data and models for these domains.


About Olivier Verscheure
Dr. Verscheure is currently Senior Manager at IBM Research in Ireland, where he leads the Big Data Analytics & Systems department. Prior to that he managed the Exploratory Stream Analytics group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in NY until 2010. Dr. Verscheure received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), in 1999. His current research interests include stream & data mining, geospatial analysis, and data stream management applied to diverse industrial sectors including Intelligent Transportation, Smarter Energy and Water Management.


About IBM
IBM Research is a research and development organization consisting of twelve laboratories, worldwide


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