TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event


Raja Sengupta


Professor, CEE:Systems - UC Berkeley


September 3, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Adapting the Citizen to the City: Next Gen Intelligent Transportation

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are infusing the urban fabric to smarten the cities of the future. The field of Intelligent Transportation Systems, now well established in standards, trade associations, and academia; represent 30 years of ICT impact on thesupply-side. Examples include ramp metering, integrated corridor management, smart buses, or collision warning systems; all ICT squeezing more out of the smart city's endowment of physical infrastructure. Can ICT have an equally revolutionary impact on the demand side? After all, urban competitiveness is just as dependent on a city's stock of human capital, as on its physical capital. Can ICT smarten citizens - the human capital of the smart city? Can ICT help adapt citizen behavior to city transportation services for the benefit of city and citizen? I will discuss the new field of Behavior Change Technology founded on the control sciences and ICT. We will explore the influence of ICT on citizen behavior through the lens of our work on real-time transit information, the quantified at the venture, and smart parking.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Raja Sengupta is currently a Professor in the CEE:Systems program at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the EECS department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His current research interests are in mobile computing, cloud computing, human behavior change technology, behavioral economics, transportation demand, robotics, drones, and control theory. He was Program Chair of the IEEE Conference on Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems 2003 and Co-General Chair of the first ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks held in 2004, Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the second ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks held in 2005, Program Chair for the First International Symposium on Vehicular Computing Systems 2008, and Co-General Chair of IEEE WIVEC 2011.