Projects

Big Data

In this research we are developing data analytics to understand patterns in large geospatial data sets and developing distributed and parallel algorithms suitable for cloud computing and grid computing to address geospatial data-intensive problems.

PALS-Cloud: Personalized Accessibility Location Services on Cloud

In this project we are developing a framework where PAM, SoNavNet, and PNS are integrated. The framework is being developed on a cloud and allows customization of the three components (PAM, SoNavNet, PNS) for any location and for users with various accessible wayfinding and navigation needs.

Route2Health

In this research we are developing multi-modal transportation with multi-criteria walking methodology and algorithms that can be used to assist with physical activity, among other health benefits.

PNS: Pedestrian Navigation Service

In this research we are developing methodologies and algorithms for a pedestrian navigation service that utilizes sidewalk networks and provides step-by-step instructions on personalized routes in both text and audio on Android phones.

PAM: Personalized Accessibility Map

In this research we are developing techniques and tools for an interactive map that includes accessible information and provides route options including walking and riding shuttle bus.

SoNavNet: Social Navigation Networks

In this research we are developing a framework for a type of location-based social networks (LBSN) that focus on navigation information sharing among users, and from the system itself.

Pedestrian Network Data Collection

In this research we are developing methods for collecting pedestrian network data, such as sidewalks, footpaths, walking trails, etc. We're exploring using GPS-equipped mobile devices for collection which connect to an online social network for sharing and distribution.

Integrated GNSS Quality of Service Prediction

In this research we are developing methods for predicting the quality of service (QoS) of the Integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which will be a constellation of 4 different geopositioning satellite systems in the near future; US's GPS, Russia's GLONASS, EU's Galileo, and China's COMPASS.

Grid Query Optimizer (GQO)

In this research we are developing methods for efficiently conducting data-intensive queries in a grid environment, where both computing resources and database storage are distributed throughout the grid.

UNAVIT: Universal Navigation Technology

In this research we are developing methodologies and techniques for universal navigation including geo-positioning, map matching, and routing for indoor/outdoor navigation

Location-Aware Social Networking

In this research we are developing methodologies and techniques that are focused on "location" and "mobility" for various social networks.

Location-Based Services

In this research we are developing techniques for location-aware mobile computing including location adaptation and prediction and personalized routing.

GeoGrid

In this research we are developing methodologies and techniques for distributed geoprocessing on grids.

GPS QoS

In this research we are developing methodologies and algorithms for GPS Quality of Service.

Seamless Ubiquitous Computing

In this research we are developing geometrical and topological models to predict locations in mobile computing environments in order to provide seamless computing.

XTIN

In this research we are developing techniques for 3D database creation and processing.

INSIGHT

In this research we are developing a web-based geoinformatics environment for geospatial analysis and modeling.

Take-The-Bus

In this research we are developing an Internet-based GIS for bus route optimization.

iGNM

In this research we are designing and developing a distributed environment for accessing and processing computational biology data and algorithms.