Advances in Data Science and AI Seminar | Urban-Regional Planning and Data-intensive technologies: needs, trends and challenges in a developing country
|26 April 2022
|14:00 - 15:00
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|Who is it for:
|University staff, External researchers, Alumni, Current University students
|Dr Augusto dos Santos Pereira
Dr. Augusto dos Santos Pereira is a Brazilian Geographer at the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (Brazilian census bureau). He also works as a consultant in Urban Geography, having participated in several projects of urban and regional planning. Among his latest projects, there can be found metropolitan integrated plans and studies of urban networks funded by the United Nations and by the Inter-American Development Bank. In opportunities like these he applies modern Data Science tools throughout the entire analytical workflow.
Dr. Pereira has recently completed an Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowship at the London School of Economics, working with Professor Michael Storper, doing research on the conditions for the production of knowledge and Innovation in Brazilian metropolitan areas under the current economic and technological paradigm.
His talk is titled 'Urban-Regional Planning and Data-intensive technologies: needs, trends and challenges in a developing country'.
Given that the recent wave of data-intensive technologies spawned new sets of techniques for problem-solving in many fields, the talk aims to present the current demands, opportunities, and bottlenecks for the application of such data-centric tools to urban and regional planning in developing countries. Thus, attendants will be presented with contemporary conditions of territorial planning in Brazil and the challenges for the application of Big Data and Data Science tools in the workflow of real projects.
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Dr Augusto dos Santos Pereira
Organisation: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
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