Non-Personal Data – Scope and Challenges

Panel Series: Episode 1


Mitigating traffic congestion and improving safety are the cornerstones of transportation within Smart Cities. Current practices collect and analyze data from sensors and video processing and then process it offline. Hence, they are limited in proactively reducing traffic fatalities and preventable delays at intersections. We are developing real-time artificial intelligence algorithms and software to analyze video feeds from cameras and fuse them with ground sensor data to develop deep learning based digital twins that mimic traffic behavior both at an intersection and at the city level. We are also using the resultant output to develop technologies that will quantitatively measure and rank intersections by safety, to transmit information about unsafe behavior to connected vehicles and pedestrians in real-time to prevent accidents, and to optimize signal timing to reduce congestion.

Each of these advances are presently being field tested at intersections in the city of Gainesville and in Seminole County. The overall effort is geared toward developing transportation solutions for leading edge 21st century Smart Cities.

The role and importance of community NPD

● Obligations of private companies to share NPD

● The role and risks of a National NPD regulatory authority

● The new category of data businesses and the associated economic models

● The economics of data sharing—how do data providers and application developers benefit from


● Technical requirements for a NPD data sharing platform

This panel will bring together a set of experts to discuss these main issues.

Moderators: Dr. Inder Gopal (IISc)

Experts Panel:

• Mr. Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director, IT for Change

• Dr. Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton

• Mr. Shantanu Bhattacharya, Chief Data Officer, Airtel

• Dr. Vijay Chandru, Pioneer at AI Foundry and Professor, BSSE, IISc

• Prof. D Manjunath, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay