November 8, 2018

AI in Transportation

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Date: November 22, 2018

Location: Auditorium, Minaretein Building, HBKU College of Islamic Studies, Education City

Objective: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Transportation

Introduction: The TASMU-QCAI Artificial Intelligence in Transportation workshop is being hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Communication’s Smart Qatar TASMU program and Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI) of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) - a research institute at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and a Qatar Foundation entity.

HE Ms. Reem Al-Mansoori, a Member of the Qatar Shura Council and Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Sector Development at the MoTC, will be delivering a keynote speech at the event. Additionally, Urban computing experts from Europe, the US and Qatar will be attending the workshop to discuss state-of-the-art advances in artificial intelligence for transportation with local stakeholders in Doha on November 22, 2018.

The international experts will include the University of Minnesota’s Shashi Shekhar, who developed technologies behind in-vehicle navigation devices in the 1990s. Dr. Shekhar has more recently developed disaster evacuation route planning that has been put in place by US homeland security.

Christian Jensen, a traffic analytics expert from Aalborg University in Copenhagen, who has devised large-scale algorithms to compute taxi fares in Denmark, will also attend. Archan Misra, of Singapore Management University and Director of the Centre for Applied Smart-Nation Analytics, will present his work on using public transport trip data to predict the number of commuters disembarking along bus and train routes. He has also used smart phone and wearable sensor data to predict effects on urban spaces such as queueing delays.

From Qatar, QCRI’s Sofiane Abbar, an urban mobility and transportation expert who is an organizer of the workshop, said the event will highlight some of QCRI’s technology being developed for local stakeholders including the MoTC, Mowasalat Karwa, Qatar Airways and the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center. The technology includes generating maps from real-time GPS trajectories and satellite images, and predicting congestion in different neighborhoods using taxi data.

Additionally, local stakeholders in Qatar are being represented by the (i) Raimund Hanauer, Director of Transportation Planning at Qatar Rail - he will talk about how AI an Big Data are disrupting Public Transport; (ii) Fethi Filali, CTO of QMIC will cover some of the latest local-developed technologies for transportation; and (iii) Dr. Ramiz Al Assar, Land Transport Affairs Consultant, Ministry of Transport and Communication will outline Ministry's perspective on the topic.

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EVENT AGENDA

08:00: Registration & Coffee


08:30 - 10:15: Session 1

  • 08:30 - 08:35: Dr. Richard O’Kennedy, VP QF-RDI (5mins)
  • 08:35 - 08:40: Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, ED - QCRI (5mins)
  • 08:45 - 09:30: Opening Keynote: TASMU the Journey towards Smart Mobility
    • Ms. Reem Al-Mansoori | Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development Sector at the Ministry of Transport and Communications,  and Al-Shura Council member.
  • 09:30- 10:00: Transforming Smart Cities with Spatial Computing
    • Shashi Shekhar | Professor at University of Minnesota, USA
  • 10:00 - 10:30: AI, Big Data – are they disrupting Public Transport?
    • Raimund Hanauer | Director of Transport Planning at Qatar Rail

10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break



10:45 - 12:00: Session 2

  • 10:45 - 11:15: Trajectory-based Computational Services for Transportation – the Case of Data-Intensive Vehicle Routing
    • Christian S. Jensen | Professor at University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • 11:15 - 12:15: QCRI’s Perspective on AI in Transportation (60mins)
    • Moderator: Sofiane Abbar | QCRI
    • Q&A session. 15mins

12:15 - 13:15: Lunch Break and Prayer


13:15 - 14:45: Session 3

  • 13:15 - 13:45: Leveraging Individual & Aggregated Mobility for Smart City Services
    • Archan Misra | Professor, Associate Dean of Research at SMU, Singapore
  • 13:45 - 14:15: Qatar in Motion: Insights on Traffic and Mobility from the AI-Powered Masarak™ Platform
    • Fethi Filali | Head of Technology Development & Applied Research, QMIC
  • 14:15 - 14:30: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transportation
    • Ahid Eleimat | Geographic Information Systems Expert, LDPT-MoTC
  • 14:30 - 14:45: A journey into Karwa Technologies: Challenges and Future Direction
    • Syed Shadab Mustafa | Technology Services Manager, Karwa - Mowasalat
  • 14:45 - 14:50: Lightning talks: Startups and Companies
    • Meshwar | Airlift 

14:50 - 15:00: Coffee Break


15:00 - 16:00: Panel Discussion

  • AI in transportation: Deployments, implications and trends.
    • Moderator: Mohamed Mokbel | QCRI
    • Shashi Shakher | Professor at University of Minnesota, USA
    • Christian Jensen | Professor at University of Aalborg, Denmark
    • Archan Misra | Professor, Associate Dean of Research at SMU, Singapore
    • Sanjay Chawla | QCRI and Qatar Center for AI
    • Raimund Hanauer | Director of Transport Planning at Qatar Rail
    • Ramiz Mahmoud Al Assar | Land Transport Affairs Consultant. MoTC

EVENT SPEAKERS

Reem Al Mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society at the Ministry of Transport and Communications

Christian S. Jensen

Obel Professor of Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark

Shashi Shekhar

McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota and an U.C. Berkeley alumnus

Archan Misra

Professor, and the Associate Dean of Research, in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University (SMU)

Raimund Hanauer

Director of Transport Planning at Qatar Rail

Dr. Fethi Filali

Head of Technology Development & Applied Research at Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC)

Ahid Eleimat

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Expert, Ministry of Transport & Communications

EVENT ORGANIZERS

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