Staff Seminar Series (SSS) by Prof Ochieng

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  • 20 February 2020
  • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
  • SKEM 207

Prof Washington Ochieng is giving a talk on:

Sustainable Smart Cities – The Need for a Parametric Platform

Cities around the world are under immense pressure from various economic, social and environmental challenges. In many cities, the population is predicted to grow significantly over the next decades. This will not only intensify the struggle to find space for residential, commercial and public use but also put additional strain on already congested and ageing infrastructure systems. At the same time, new technological innovations are emerging on the horizon, for example, connected and autonomous vehicles. In order to address these challenges, Professor Ochieng will explore the need for a parametric platform for integrated planning, design and visualisaton of  sustainable smart cities.

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About the Speaker

Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng is the Head of the Centre for Transport Studies and Chair of Positioning and Navigation Systems in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He is also the Director of the Imperial College Engineering Geomatics Group (ICEGG).

After gaining a PhD in Space Geodesy at the University of Nottingham, Prof. Ochieng worked there as a Research Associate before moving to Racal Electronics (Thales) as Principal Engineer (Navigation specialist) where he participated in various international industrial consortia developing satellite navigation systems and products. He moved to Imperial College London in 1997.

Professor Ochieng's research interests are in the design of positioning and navigation systems for land, sea and air applications; Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has made significant contributions to major international projects including the design of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and GALILEO, GNSS measurement error modelling, specification of aircraft trajectory mangement tools for the Single European Sky's ATM Research (SESAR) programme, and integrated positioning and navigation systems for for many applications including ITS. In 2013, Prof. Ochieng was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in recognition of his exceptional contribution to engineering.

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