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; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A lunch with the speaker will be organized after the talk.