Researchers in Intelligent Mobility – Collaborative Seminar
TICS first collaborative event with Universities across the northern region took place on the 14th of April 2016. TICS hosted a series of talks in a seminar aimed at academic researchers focused on challenges and opportunities within the Intelligent Mobility field. Attendees heard from leading industry and research experts on how transfer their research expertise to deliver impact in the Intelligent Mobility sector.
Delegates attended from The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and The University of Manchester.
Prof Dr Fabio Ciravegna – The University of Sheffield
Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies and Head of OAK Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. From 2016 he will lead the EU Horizon 2020 European Project Seta (13 partners, €5.3m) that will create an open, sustainable, ubiquitous data and service ecosystem for efficient, effective, safe, resilient mobility in metropolitan areas.
Dr Sam Chapman – Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, The Floow
The Floow is an University of Sheffield spin-out company, delivering the highest quality telematics e.g. for the insurance industry. The Floow is an exemplar of the practical applications of vehicle connectivity. Their team is comprises world class specialists in key disciplines across computer science, analytics Big Data and statistical analysis, driver psychology and actuarial science. TUOS is a significant minority shareholder and a source of human capital.
Richard Bradley – Atkins Intelligent Mobility Technical Director – Disruption through Interoperability, Emerging Data & Technology
Richard Bradley is part of Atkins’ Intelligent Mobility team, connecting people, places and goods across all transport modes. His primary focus is around data and the holistic simulation of multi-sector systems. This includes understanding the interaction of a wide spectrum of industries, focused around transport, and how personal and corporate behaviour can be influenced to optimise overall effects to society, the economy and the environment.
Karla Jakeman, Portfolio Manager, Transport Systems Portfolio Manager, Innovate UK
Karla gave an overview of Innovate UK’s IM research priorities. Reflecting the government’s commitment to the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), Innovate UK is currently funding major trial programmes for autonomous vehicles.
Dr Ron Oren, Transport Systems Catapult
Representative of Chief Technology Officer at Transport Systems Catapult specialising in Intelligent Mobility and Advising Researchers on support available from the Transport Systems Catapult. The Transport Systems Catapult is the UK’s translational research centre for IM, with Business Units covering Modelling and Visualisation, Autonomous Vehicles (such as the “Lutz pods”) , Information Exploitation, and Customer Experience.
Dr. Paul Richmond – Research Software Engineer, Deparment of Computer Science – The University of Sheffield
Recently awarded an EPSCR Research Software Engineering Fellowship, Paul’s research covers modelling and visualisation using FLAME GPU acceleration. Application to IM has seen Paul’s pedestrian flow simulations receive national attention.
Presentations which have been approved for publication by TICS are available via the link below:
For Dr Sam Chapman’s presentation please contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org