Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

CIS Department Talk - Friday April 8, 2005

The Department of Computer and Information Science & The Society of Computer Science Present

Speaker:  Dr. Xingde Jia
Topic:On a Traffic Sensing Problem
Date:Friday April 8, 2005 at 11:30 am
Place:Keating Hall, Room 120


Every year, many miles of new roads and highways are built in almost every urban area. However, more travel by more vehicles aggravates traffic congestion. The number of cars on our roads and highways is estimated to increase by another 50 percent in the next 10 years according to U.S. Department of Transportation (see its 1999 report), stressing already high demand. Traffic congestion becomes one of the major obstacles for the further development of many urban areas worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people.s everyday life.

To solve the traffic congestion problem is not easy. However, more efficient use of current traffic network will ease the traffic congestion. Accurate live traffic flow data is key in improving the efficiency of the traffic network. In this talk, we shall discuss the optimal locations within the traffic network to place traffic sensing devices for the collection of live traffic flow information.

For more information or directions, contact:
Ms. Diane Roche (718) 817-4480; (

A lunch with the speaker will be organized after the talk.


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