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Jamey Rosen to Present on Future Directions from a Data Manager in a Workshop for the TRB 100th Annual Meeting

Jamey Rosen, P.Geo. (Ontario) will present "Current Activities and Future Directions from a Data Manager" in workshop "1021 - Getting the Most Out of Big Data Analytics for All Facets of Transportation Geotechnics"  at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting. This is a virtual event hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET on January 21, 2021.

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Jamey Rosen is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey has built systems to validate, manage, analyze and visualize construction, geotechnical, and environmental data for projects and facilities in the United States and Canada.

The objective of the workshop is to demonstrate how to collect, manage, and use big data to improve the reliability and quality of condition assessments and asset management activities related to transportation infrastructure. Discussions will center around i) identifying the full suite of data types and collection method, ii) the most suitable approaches and strategies for data management, and iii) data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision techniques to make the best use of the data. The goal will be to overcome the aforementioned challenges, and to develop a framework for reliable data interpretation and adoptable solutions.

The TRB provides innovative, research-based solutions to improve transportation. TRB is a program unit of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides independent, objective, and interdisciplinary solutions.

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Workshop Description

There are three phases that need to be considered related to data and the desired end use: Data collection, data management, and data analytics. Data collection involves the acquisition of datasets associated with site location, weather conditions, traffic, soil type, pavement condition, sensor data, and other factors influencing the performance of a particular geotechnical asset. Depending upon the area, monitoring frequency, and number of factors considered, the data can be difficult to manage due to sheer volume. That is where appropriate data management platforms and techniques need to be implemented and to make the best use of the data. This is especially true when multiple data sets from various sources are needed to work together in the next phase, data analytics. In particular, the use of computer models and AI to extract useful and actionable information from the data pertaining to various assets is of great interest. For example, performance prediction models, to help prioritize maintenance strategies of highway agencies and state departments of transportation (DOTs), are a desired outcome.

More Information

About the presentation: https://annualmeeting.mytrb.org/OnlineProgram/Details/15161
About the event: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.aspx
About the host: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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