Keynotes and Presentations

Recent (since 2010) presentations including keynotes, colloquia, panels and invited presentations 

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia. Invited speaker on Urban Informatics: Examples, Prospects and Challenges in Planning Future Lecture Series, Oct 20, 2017.

Statistics Netherlands, Heerlen, Netherlands. Invited speaker on Transport Planning and Operations with Big Data in Big Data Matters Towards Smart Statistics workshop. Sept 27, 2017.

Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, Brussels, Belgium. Panelist and Speaker on Big Data and Urban Informatics, May 10, 2017.

Chinese University of Hong Kong. Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics: Examples, Prospects and Challenges. Keynote in Advanced Workshop of Urban Studies and Smart Cities, April 28, 2017.

U.S. National Science Foundation Workshop on Acquiring and Sharing Data Within the CMMI Research Community. Invited speaker on Urban Data Infrastructure and Urban Informatics. Also Member of Steering Committee. Feb 5-6, 2017.

Helsinki City Hall, Reboot Helsinki, Tampere and Finland with Big Data. Keynote Speaker. An Overview of the Urban Big Data Center, January 26, 2017.

Big Data Analysis for Transportation Engineering Systems, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. Indo-US Workshop. Dec 5-6, 2016. Program Committee Member.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. September 16, 2016. Big Data, Urban Informatics and the City. Invited Lecture, Erasmus Paviljoen, Campus Woudestein of Erasmus University.

University of Manchester DACAS Summer School, September 12, 2016. Seeing Cities with Big Data: Emerging Topics in Urban Informatics. Keynote Speaker.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Sept 6, 2016. Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics: Examples, Prospects and Challenges. Invited speaker, Heinz College of Business.

First International Workshop on Big Data Smart Transportation Analytics in Shanghai, China, jointly organized by Purdue University and Tongji University, Shanghai, China, July 16-17, 2016. Unstructured Data for Urban Informatics. Invited speaker and International Advisory Committee member.

U.S. National Academy of Sciences Mapping Science Committee, Washington D.C. Grand Challenges in Smart Cities. April 14, 2016. Keynote Speaker.

European Commission Joint Research Center, Seville, Spain. Invited presentation on Urban Informatics and Transportation Research. NECTAR Cluster 8 Meeting on Big data: a new opportunity for urban transport and mobility policies.

Leibnitz Center for Informatics, Saarland, Germany, Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Challenges in Cooperative Intelligent Urban Transport, Feb 28-March 4, 2016. Keynote speaker.

U.S. Comptroller General Forum on 21st Century Data Analytics, jointly organized by U.S. GAO and the National Academies Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications. Future Promises and Benefits of Big Data Economy. Jan 27-28, 2016. Washington DC, Invited attendee and speaker.

Alan Turing Institute. Urban Big Data– Examples, Prospects and Challenges. Invited presentation at the ATI Scoping Workshop, University of Edinburgh, November 30, 2015.

Edinburgh Napier University. Unstructured Data Use in Transportation Research – Examples, Prospects and Challenges. Keynote Lecture in Workshop on Smart Urban Mobility, Nov 27, 2015.

12th PASCAL Observatory Conference Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers, Catania, Sicily. The Future of Cities: Big Data and the Urban Economy. Keynote Speaker, Oct 7, 2015,

Research Data Alliance Sixth Plenary Meeting Paris, France. Data Systems in Urban Big Data Centre. Plenary presentation, Urban Working Group, Sept 24, 2015.

Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle. Unstructured Social Media Data for Transportation Applications: Benefits and Challenges. Invited presentation in JSM Transportation Special Interest Group’s Session on New Tools for Transportation Statistics, Seattle, Aug. 8-13, 2015.

University of Leeds. Emerging Data Sources and Urban Informatics. Keynote Speaker, Opening Event of Leeds Institute of Data Analytics. July 10, 2015.

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Smart Transportation Planning and Operations. Colloquium Speaker, Department of Civil Engineering. April 27, 2015.

Association of American Geographers.  Frontiers of Research on Urban Informatics. Chair of panel organized by AAG 2015 Symposium on CyberGIS for Fostering New Frontiers of Geographic Research and Education, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Edinburgh Science Festival. Urban Informatics. Chair of panel and speaker, Edinburgh, April 16, 2015.

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Big Data for Urban Informatics: Examples from the Glasgow Urban Big Data Centre. Colloquium Speaker, University College Dublin, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, March 26, 2015.

European Commission Joint Program Initiative Urban Governing Board. Urban Big Data and Smart Cities. Plenary presentation to the full governing board of the EC JPI Urban, London, UK, on March 9, 2015.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, San Jose. Transport Informatics. Invited panelist and speaker in US Government Accountability Office and UK Parliament Office for Science and Technology joint special session on Social Implications of Big Data in AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, Feb. 13, 2015.

High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference (UKHPC), London. Urban Big Data: Addressing the Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges Facing Cities. Plenary Speaker, Annual HPC and Big Data Conference, London, Feb 3, 2015.

Ohio State University, Columbus. Data-driven Modeling for Transportation: Prospects and Challenges. Colloquium Speaker, Ohio State University’s Department of Geography, Columbus, Jan. 16, 2015.

Imperial College, London. Urban Informatics and ICT Entrepreneurship for Data-Driven Public Transport Planning and Operations. Imperial College Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) Seminar Series, London, Nov. 19, 2014.

Holyrood, Parliament of the Government of Scotland. The Science of Running Smart Cities. Keynote speaker, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Nov 12, 2014.

Economic and Social Research Council. Urban Big Data Centre – Research, Data Service and Data Products. Speaker and Panelist in ESRC’s Urban Big Data Network Launch. Westminster Annex, London, October 15, 2014.

University of Edinburgh. Transportation Policy Applications using Confidential Data Linkage. Invited Presentation in University of Edinburgh’s Administrative Data Research Centre Annual Retreat, October 2, 2014.

National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, University of Illinois at Chicago. Big Data and Urban Informatics. Opening Plenary Presentation. August 11, 2014.

Royal Academy of Engineering, London. Urban Informatics: Social and Behavioral Modeling of Transportation. Invited Presentation in IBM Big Data Analytics Workshop, March 12, 2014.

Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Urban Digital Infomediaries in an Era of Big Data and Open Data Initiatives. Opening presentation in Workshop on Big Data and Open Data, January 12, 2014.

King’s College, London. Does Better Data Help Solve Problems? Invited presentation in New Limits of Growth Series, October 4, 2013.

National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, University of Illinois at Chicago. Big Data and Urban Informatics: e-Infrastructure for Urban Social Science Research. Opening presentation, March 28, 2013.

Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington DC. Big Data Informatics: Innovations in Mining Structured and Unstructured Information for Mobility Decision-Making. Opening presentation in Workshop on Big Data Informatics, January 2013.

National Institute of Informatics, Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan. Transportation in a Connected and Ubiquitous Sensing Environment: Challenges and Opportunities. Invited presentation in Social Issues in Computing for Transportation workshop, Dec 20, 2012.

Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Sensors and Analytics: Mobility Technologies and Locational Privacy Implications. Invited speaker and panel discussant in Under Watchful Eyes: The Technologies that Track on Oct. 5 2012.

University of Glasgow, UK. Smart and Sustainable Transportation Systems. Invited colloquium on March 14, 2012.

National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberGIS Workshop. Geospatial Interoperability, Semantics, and Representation. Panel co-chair, Oak Ridge National Labs, Oak Ridge, TN on Sept. 29, 2011.

Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Workshop on Pervasive Data in Transportation. Panel co-chair on January 23, 2011.

Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Cooperative Data Sharing: Issues and Challenges. Invited presentation in Workshop on the IntelliDriveSM Program on April 28, 2010.

Leibniz Center for Informatics, Dagstuhl, Germany. Humans, Society and the Economy in the Context of Computational Transportation Science. Invited attendance and presentation in Workshop on Computational Transportation Science on March 25, 2010.

Panel on Technology and Innovations held by U.S. House of Representatives Chair Jim Oberstar and Congressman Daniel Lipinski, Chicago. Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Needs. Invited presentation on March 5, 2010.


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