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Smart cities conference


May 18, 2018   09:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Registration is required and free:

The speakers will be:

  • Andreas Athienitis, Concordia University
  • Stéphane Guidoin, City of Montreal
  • Vivianne Gravel, B-Citi
  • Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University
  • Guy-Armand Kamendje, Huawei

Mr. Andreas Athienitis is a professor in the Department of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Concordia University, which was recently selected to launch a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities. He was also the scientific director of the NSERC Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network (2011–2016) and the founding director of the NSERC Solar Buildings Research Network (2005–2010). Mr. Stéphane Guidoin is the acting director of the smart and digital city office for the city of Montréal. He is in charge of defining and implementing strategic directions and an action plan for “Montréal, Smart and Digital City.” Ms. Vivianne Gravel is the CEO of B-CITI, a Montréal-based company offering data collection and analysis solutions for smart cities. Mr. Hani Mahmassani is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Engineering at Northwestern University, where he also directs the Transportation Center. His expertise is in the analysis, modelling, planning and optimization of multimodal transportation systems. Finally, Mr. Guy-Armand Kamendje is Senior Asic Design Engineer at Huawei Technologies, a large-scale multinational with offices in Montreal.

This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the needs and current directions being explored to make our cities smarter, and to discuss how GERAD members can contribute to improve the efficiency and resilience of our infrastructure.

The committee also hopes to organize a follow-up event in the fall to cover complementary topics such as the integration of ethical and legal issues in the collection and analysis of data from citizens in smart cities.

More details (exact schedule, titles and abstracts of the talks) will be sent to you shortly.

Jérôme Le Ny organizer
Roland P. Malhamé organizer


Room 1360
André-Aisenstadt Building
Université de Montréal Campus
2920, chemin de la Tour Montréal Québec H3T 1J4 Canada

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