URBAN DATA LAB

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Transportation systems, ranging from public buses to private logistic fleets, could benefit significantly from the introduction of 5G wireless networks. The low latency, high data volume, and reliability will improve how goods and people move around. Through Rogers 5G network, it is expected to provide end-to-end connectivity across UBC and beyond. UBC has two campuses – […]

Natural Assets: Advancing a 5G Framework for Natural Asset Management

Natural Assets Think of the natural environment you live in – parks provide a space to socialize and exercise. Trees provide shade and cooling in the summer. There are also effects you may not be conscious of in your day-to-day routine – for instance the air purification provided by trees. Parks and trees are all […]

Smart Building Energy and Space Management

UBC is the first 5G smart campus in Canada enabled by Rogers 5G network and a multi-million dollar partnership to fund academic research in 5G applications and applied sciences. To demonstrate the importance of 5G networks in the creation of smart buildings, this project focuses on an important subset of applications – energy and space management. […]

Machine Learning to Classify Energy End-Use in UBC Buildings

Introduction A group of students from the 2019/2020 cohort of UBC’s Master of Data Science Program (MDS) have completed a capstone project in partnership with UBC Urban Data Lab by applying machine learning techniques on data from UDL’s InfluxDB instance of live-streaming building energy datasets. The focus of the 9-week project was to build a […]

Leveraging Energy Data for Sustainable Buildings

Urban Data Lab (UDL) gained data access to live-streaming building energy datasets from UBC Energy and Water Services (EWS). The data is stored in UDL’s InfluxDB instance and made available to students, researchers and operational staff at UBC as part of UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab Initiative. The SKYSPARK database on UDL’s InfluxDB instance […]

Modelling UBC Multi-modal Transportation Systems

Urban Data Lab (UDL), through the use of UBC and open-sourced spatial and nonspatial transportation data, is developing multimodal transportation modelling capacity on campus. The transportation modelling system selected by the project team is PTV VISSIM to develop and examine what-if scenarios of UBC’s multi-modal transportation systems. The transportation modelling will not only consider the […]

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