iMoD at Melbourne Knowledge Week: Vic International Research Scholarships Knowledge Exchange

(c) Mark Avellino

(c) Mark Avellino

As a Victoria-India Doctoral Scholarship (VIDS) recipient, Rahul Deb Das was invited to present his research as part of the Victorian International Research Scholarships Knowledge Exchange event during Melbourne Knowledge Week 2014. This event was hosted by Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Leonie Walsh, and organised by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, who administer VIDS in conjunction with the Australia India Institute.

(c) Mark Avellino

(c) Mark Avellino

Rahul started his talk with the notion of liveable cities and showed how his research is relevant to improve the quality of liveability of Melbourne and beyond. His research on how smartphone-based travel surveys can help urban planners by providing rich and timely information on urban dynamics for modelling travel demand at different granularities has the potential to improve urban mobility, safety, and various context-aware location-based services.