AI-enabled smart transportation at city scale

AI-enabled smart transportation at city scale

Thursday, June 21
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Executive Ballroom 210C/G

Traffic congestion has become one of the largest annoyances to countries like the United States and China when it comes to economic competitiveness, livability, safety, and long-term environmental sustainability. Congestion on freeways and roads is a major component of and contributor to delay. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and connected vehicles provide opportunities to mitigate traffic congestion.

As one of the largest technology providers in China, Asiainfo Data is leading a city-scale Smart Transportation project in City of Wuxi, one of the national centers for IoT innovation in China. In this talk, we would like to share our real-world experiences in using AI and big data technologies to implement cutting-edge technologies transformation of Wuxi’s transportation systems. In this project, we collaborate with China Telecom, the Traffic Management Research Institute, smart vehicle makers, and many influential researchers on traffic management worldwide. We will showcase scenarios on public transportation prioritization, car-road coordination, and region-wide traffic signal optimization by utilizing AI modeling and the most advanced IoT technologies.


Jian Chang
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Yu is the CTO of AsiaInfo Data, which provides big data and AI solutions to all three telecom carriers in China. Its distributed big data platform processes over 7PB of data daily. Before joining AsiaInfo, Dr. Yu served as VP Engineering and Chief Architect for Mafengwo, the largest online travel community in China, with over 100 mobile and online users. Previously, he was VP Engineering and Chief Architect at OpenX, responsible for the company's data strategy, mobile product line, and overall architecture, consisting of more than 6000 servers and 15PB of data distributed in 5 global data centers. Dr. Yu is also a serial entrepreneur, co-founded two startups, Portaura in social mobile big data and Martsoft in e-commerce search engine. Early in his career, he spent a number of years in HP(DEC) Systems Research Center, one of the top research labs in the world, where he worked closely with numerous Turing Award recipients in browser technology, search engine, multimedia, and distributed file systems. Dr. Yu holds PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW and BS in Computer Sciences and BA in Mathematics from UT Austin. He has published papers and gave keynote speeches in numerous major international conferences.
Jian Chang
Chief Data Scientist
AsiaInfo Data
Data science expert with expertise in machine learning and big data systems. Leading innovation projects and R&D activities to promote data science best-practice in many business verticals (Telco, Finance, Healthcare, etc.). Pushing the cutting-edge application of AI and Data Science. Published and presented research paper and posters at many top-tier conferences and journals, including: ACM Computing Surveys, ACSAC, CEAS, EuroSec, FGCS, HiCoNS, HSCC, IEEE Systems Journal, MASHUPS, PST, SSS, TRUST, and WiVeC. Served as reviewers for many highly reputable international journals and conferences.