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[Seminar] CIRCLE Distinguished Lecture Series:Planning, Design, Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation Platform for Sustainable Cities
Date: 06/12/2021 Addr:ZOOM

Time: DEC 6, 2021 at 8AM CDT - 10PM Beijing Time  

ABSTRACT: Cities around the world are under immense pressure from various economic, social and envi-ronmental challenges. In many cities, the population is predicted to grow significantly over the next decades. This will not only intensify the struggle to find space for residential, commercial and public use but also put additional strain on already congested and ageing infrastructure systems. At the same time, new technological innovations are emerging on the horizon, for example, connected and autonomous vehicles. In order to address these challenges, Professor Ochieng will explore the need for a parametric platform for integrated planning, design and visualisation of sustainable smart cities.

BIO: Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng, FREng, is the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmen-tal Engineering at Imperial College London, and Chair in Positioning and Navigation Systems and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). He is also the Senior Security Science Fellow at the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) at Imperial College London. Formerly, he was the Head of the Centre for Transport Studies and Co-Director of the ISST at Imperial. He is the current Vice President of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN). Prof. Ochieng has undertaken award-winning research in critical infrastructure resilience, user-centric mobility and positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems. Examples of his works include the design of positioning and navigation systems (includ-ing Europe's EGNOS and GALILEO systems) for land, sea, air and space applications; Air Traffic Manage-ment (ATM) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In 2019, he received the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal (the highest award from the RIN) in recognition of his ‘extensive valued advice to policy makers and for pioneering research in safety-critical navigation and positioning systems’.
CIRCLE: The Center for Infrastructure Resilience in Cities as Livable Environments is one of three research themes supported by the joint Dynamic Research Enterprise for Multidisciplinary Engineering Sciences (DREMES), established between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Zhejiang University (ZJU). The CIRCLE Distinguished Lecture Series is intended to provide opportunities for faculty and students to meet and interact with internationally renowned experts in the field.