Smartcities

ISCI’s Smartcities group has set itself the challenge of using technological tools and the available information to generate developments that can make a real contribution to improving the quality of life in Chile’s cities. Among these developments are: using real-time data as a basis for recommendations that help people make better urban travel decisions; using communication technologies to support sustainable transport; using sensors to study transport user behavior; and studying telemanaged smart light networks and the impacts of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Interdisciplinary work by the group has led to a number of significant achievements. Developments already available as applications include Transapp (for Android and IOS), which enables users to receive and send information on the state of public transport systems; the ADATRAP software, which allows authorities to use historical information in monitoring transport systems and make informed planning decisions; and the COMMANDER software, created for emergency vehicle dispatching.

 

Smartcities Researchers

Cristián Cortés

Grade: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Network optimization and equilibrium, traffic simulation in a microscopic level, transport logistics and transport economics and public transport.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Francisco Martínez

Grade: Ph.D. University of Leeds.
Areas: Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Localization and Transport; Equity and Equilibrium.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department (Transport Engineering Division), Universidad de Chile.

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Fernando Ordóñez

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location.
Lines: Optimization theory, modeling and its use in engineering and management science applications. Including, the efficiency of interior point algorithms and computation, sensitivity analysis of convex optimization, condition number theory, and robust optimization. Application of optimization to logistics and transportation systems, homeland security, and artificial intelligence.

Academic Hierarchy: Associated Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Luis Vargas

Grade: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Areas: Energy, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Modeling and simulation of founts of renewable energy; Long and short time tendencies of energy systems; Analysis of the operation and planification of the expansion of competitive electrical markets.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Marcela Munizaga

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Mathematical demand modeling, predictive models and microeconomical analysis applied to public and private transport systems.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Ricardo Hurtubia

Grade: PhD in Mathematics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Microsimulation of transport and land use systems, discrete choice models, urban economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Ángel Jiménez

Grade: Ph. D. in Computer Science.
Areas: Production Management, Business Intelligence.
Lines: Ubiquitous Business Processes Management, Ubiquitous Computing, Human Factors in Service Oriented Computing, Internet of Things, Information Systems.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Engineering Industrial, Universidad de Chile.

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Sebastián Ríos

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering information, University of Tokyo.
Areas: Production Management, Business Intelligence.
Lines: Studying the behavior of users websites. Development automated methods for imporving the content and structure. Creation of new algorithms and data mining tools.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Jorge Rivera

Grade: Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics, Université Paris I.
Areas: User Behavior, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Transport.
Lines: Mathematical economy, Microeconomics and Optimization.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Economics Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Luis Rizzi

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Intangible assets valorization, discrete election models, tariff of transport externalities.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Engineering School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Alejandro Tirachini

Grade: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia.
Areas: Transport.
Lines: Public transport, pricing, non-motorized transport, traffic engineering.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor Transportation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Andrea Rodríguez

Grade: PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, USA.

ISCI Research Group (s): SmartCities.

Lines of research: Spatial and spatio-temporal databases and information retrieval.

Academic Hierarchy: Full professor. Universidad de Concepción.

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Sandra Céspedes

Grade: Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Area: Smartities
Lines: Design of protocols for mobile environments, routing and dissemination of information, bidirectional simulation in transport systems, Internet of things, protocol optimization in restricted environments, mobile network modeling.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Department of Electrical Engineering. Universidad de Chile.

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