STaR: Smart Transport and Roads
Date: 2:30 – 3:30PM, Thursday Oct 19, 2006
Location: TL top floor seminar room
Speaker: Dr Gleen Geers, National ICT Australia
The impact of traffic management on modern society is enormous.
Good traffic management policy and practice leads to environmental,
economic and societal benefits that far out way the time taken to
develop, test and deploy new and novel traffic network management
systems. NICTA is contributing its fundamental understanding of
technologies such as video analysis, speech processing, machine
learning, constraint programming, wireless communication systems
and visualisation to develop new methods for monitoring, measuring
and controlling traffic flow. In this talk an overview of the current
status and possible future directions of our research will be presented.
Dr Glenn Geers has a B.E. (Elec. Eng.), B.Sc. and Ph.D. in theoretical
physics all from the University of Sydney. He worked at CSIRO in the
biometrics and image processing fields for seven years before taking a
position designing novel optical fibres at JDS Uniphase. He then worked
for a small privately held company developing novel sensing and video
systems for the security industry. Currently, he is Systems Engineering
Manager for the Smart Transport and Roads Project at NICTA. He has published
in the fields of optical fibres, wavelets, image processing and biometrics.
He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.