The Role of Big Data in Transportation Planning

Date: October 30th, 2015; 1pm - 3pm
Location: 1120 N. Street, Caltrans Boardroom Rm. 0100, Sacramento, CA 95814


In this event, three Big Data experts highlighted research findings and tools, illustrating the role that Big Data plays in transportation planning. Each presentation focused on a different data source. Scott Perley, vice president of performance analytics at Iteris, opened up the event with a presentation on the use of probe data to supplement more traditional traffic data sources. Professor Alexey Pozdnukhov followed up with a presentation highlighting his recent efforts in the use of call detail records to develop precise activity based models, a project developed in direct collaboration with AT&T's research group. Finally, professor Krzysztoff Janowicz talked about the use of social media data to derive a spectrum of semantic signatures and retrieve the pulse of a city. The event was introduced by Katie Benouar, Chief of the Division of Transportation Planning at Caltrans, and moderated by Juan Argote, UCCONNECT's assistant director.


Juan Argote-Cabanero, PhD - UC Berkeley / UCCONNECT


Alexei Pozdnukhov, PhD - UC Berkeley

Krzysztof Janowicz, PhD - UC Santa Barbara

Scott Perley - Iteris

Available Presentations:

Click on the following links to download the workshop presentations.

Delivering Big Data to Planning Practitioners - Scott Perley

Activity Based Travel Demand Modeling with Cellular Data - Alexei Pozdnukhov

Using Semantic Signatures for Social Sensing in Urban Environments - Krzysztof Janowicz