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DSPT#22 - Welcome, smart people, to the smart city
Hey everyone! It's time for another meetup and this time we're back in Aveiro. The portuguese Venice, as they say, is undoubtedly a beautiful city. But is it smart? What even is a smart city? And what role does Data Science play in making a city smarter? We’ll talk about this, and much more, in another inspiring Data Science Portugal event. Come for the answers, stay for the beer :) The meetup #22 of Data Science Portugal ( is going to take place on Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 around 18h30, at IEUA - Incubadora de Empresas da Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Edifício 1, 3810 - 193 Aveiro. === SCHEDULE === The preliminary agenda for the meetup is the following: • 18:30-19:00: Welcome and get together. • 19:00-19:30: Talk 1: "Smart Cities and Data Science" by João Garcia - Ubiwhere. • 19:40-19:45: Group photo. • 19:45-20:15: Networking / Coffee Break. • 20:15-20:45: Talk 2: Rota (RObô Triciclo para condução Autónoma) by Artur Pereira • 20:50: Closing, hanging out and some beers • 21:00: Dinner is optional but it might be an excellent opportunity for networking. You can register on the following list Do you want to be a sponsor in future meetups? Please contact us to See you there! ------------------------------------- Talk 1: "Smart Cities and Data Science at Ubiwhere" Smart Cities is an emerging and exciting area with data at its core. Generated through different means (sensors, crowdsourcing) and from different domains (parking, waste management, air quality, traffic, etc), the large quantities of data generated by a fully fledged smart city can present interesting challenges. Be it from an interoperability point of view, a question of being able to handle large quantities of data or simply handling the problem of analysing or making predictions upon highly irregular data, when working on this field, you will be constantly presented with interesting challenges. Short Bio: João Garcia is a Data Scientist and general Software Engineer at Ubiwhere. He holds an MSc. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Coimbra. At Ubiwhere, he designed and implemented a recommendation system for the real-estate market in Lisbon. He also has been involved in Citibrain Smart Cities platform, making predictions on time-series data regarding parking availability. Participated in other projects, such as Águas do Porto, where he has developed models to generate water leakages’ alerts and heavily involved in the European project symbIoTe, where he contributes to the design and implementation of the overall system, as well as for Ubiwhere’s Use Case, Smart Mobility and Ecological Urban Routing. Talk 2: "Rota (RObô Triciclo para condução Autónoma)" This talk will focus on the ROTA project, a teaching and research project of the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the University of Aveiro. Initially, a description of the event and its challenges will be made. Next, the ROTA project vehicle will be presented, including the decisions made in its design and implementation. Finally, we will be able to present and discuss some of the challenges of the field of robotics that such a test involves, such as perception, location, mapping, trajectory planning and vehicle movement control. Short Bio: Artur Pereira was born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, in April of 1960. He graduated in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of Aveiro in 1984. He received his PhD in Electrotechnical Engineering from the University of Aveiro in 2003. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at the University of Aveiro and Researcher at the Laboratory of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS Lab) of the Institute of Electronic and Computer Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA).

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    Data Science Portugal (DSPT) is an informal community of data science enthusiasts created with the purpose of sharing knowledge and experience in the fields of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Since September 2016, Data Science Portugal community is building synergies among data passionate people and bridging many cross domain fields and addressing several data science problems. By the end of 2017 we’ll be counting 20 meetups organized in 5 cities (Porto, Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra and Lisbon) and more than 800 members in the community. In 2018 we’re setting even more challenging objectives, so stay tuned for what’s to come!



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