Date/Time

Date(s) - 03/04/2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please use this zoom link for the event.

Please join us for a UW Data Science Seminar event on Thursday, March 4th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The seminar will feature Chase Dowling, Applied Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

“Fusing Confusing Data Streams: Insight into Seattle’s Transportation System”

Abstract: Our shared mobility landscape is rapidly evolving, and transportation engineers are being forced back to the drawing board to adapt our roadways and transit networks to increasingly frequent shifts in system use. With numerous data streams from GPS to traffic cameras, more intelligent system design is possible yet daunting. To do so requires threading completely different data sources into a coherent picture. In this talk, I’ll discuss how multiple mobility data streams collected in Seattle were pieced together to create a more holistic picture of land and energy use—specifically on downtown roadways and curb zoning—to gain both practical and theoretical insight in this Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Washington collaboration. We will discuss the challenges and lessons learned in fusing data streams, and show unique insights we’ve gained into practical urban planning questions, as well as a basis for the application of the economic theory of bid-rent for land use. 

The UW Data Science Seminar is an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the sciences, engineering, humanities and arts along with methodological areas in data science, such as computer science, applied math and statistics. Our presenters come from all domain fields and include occasional external speakers from regional partners, governmental agencies and industry.

All seminars will be hosted virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are free and open to the public.