School of Computer Science & Statistics
Supervisor: Dr Siobhan Clarke
Adaptive Systems for Smart Cities
We are living in a world with good facilities and security. So what does the smart city mean? What will the smart city look like? How will it be different from current cities?
It’s all about people – making them feel special, making them feel comfortable in their daily life, giving them better health and security. Over the next 50 years, 75% of the world’s population will live in cities. Most of the people will shop online. There will be no need to stand in a queue to pay bills and collect your purchases. Everything will be very handy and fast. Shopping malls will sense people’s preferences automatically.
My vision is to make Dublin a smart city, where people can live in a digital world with an enhanced lifestyle. It will provide a better, healthier environment to live and help business to thrive for a sustainable economy and healthy population. There is an immediate opportunity to build systems that can change, grow, adapt, feel, sense, decide and communicate like human beings. Transport systems will be tracked all the time. Traffic systems will be more intelligent and dynamic. Automatic travelling sensing systems and path detectors will help to minimize travel time. Petrol and gas will not be the only solutions. Rather, engines will run on an number of alternatives – electric vehicles and flying cars will not be a dream!
My research aim is to develop software technology which allows systems to sense their environment and adapt accordingly for the best possible result. I am doing research to invent living, organic software systems which can sense, decide and communicate efficiently. They will help us in our daily life to change the way people socialise, interact and organise their family and community, for a smart lifestyle in a smart city.
People’s health will be tracked at their home, in the office and when they are travelling. Hospitals will be automated so that when a patient arrives, he will be automatically registered. Energy and power management will bring a tremendous cost saving. New technologies will be developed based on renewable resources. Nuclear energy will be a great source of power. It will not be surprising if cars are run by nuclear energy.
The vision of this project is organic software systems for energy, water, banking and health and for Dublin – a smart city.