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Big Data for Transportation and Mobility Symposium

June 22, 2017 - 9:00am to June 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Please join us at the “Big Data for Transportation and Mobility” symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on June 22 and 23.

Sponsored by the NSF-supported Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH), the symposium will feature a keynote address from the Smart Cities team from Columbus, Ohio; presentations from research groups at MBDH partner institutions; a panel with representatives of Midwest transportation industries; tutorials; focused breakout-sessions; a tour of Mcity; and a poster session. To register, please fill out this form.

Confirmed speakers at the symposium include:

●      Sam Orth, CIO, City of Columbus, and Christopher Stewart, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University, who are working together on the Smart Columbus initiative

●      Fen Zhao, NSF Program Lead for the Big Data Hubs and Spokes Program

●      Shauna Hallmark, Director, Iowa State University Institute for Transportation

●      Huei Peng, Director, Mcity, University of Michigan

●      Brian Athey, Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science

●      Anuj Sharma, Research Scientist, Iowa State University Institute for Transportation

●      Pascal Van Hentenryck, Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

●      Carol Flannagan, Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

●      Erman Gungor, Ph.D Candidate, Illinois Transportation Center

General topics for breakout sessions include:

●      New sources of transportation data from mobile devices and other resources

●      New analytic tools for designing and managing transportation systems

●      Data for improving transportation safety

●      New mobility options for small and midsize cities in the Midwest

●      Automated and connected vehicles

If you have ideas for other topics, please send them to

The goal of the MBDH is to bring together experts in the increasingly powerful tools of Big Data (including visualization, machine learning, statistical models, integration of heterogeneous data, data scrubbing, privacy and security) with domain experts. The Midwest has been a center of innovation in transportation for generations and data-related research has become a major focus of interest.

If you are interested, please register. Detailed agendas will be available on the conference webpage.

Some travel support is available for students, fellows, and postdocs; more information is on the registration form and on the conference website.

We’re looking forward to an exciting and informative workshop and hope that you can join the conversation. Please share this information broadly with your colleagues and students who may be interested.