SMU (funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore) and Fujitsu established
Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering (UNiCEN) Corp. Lab. as part of CoE.
Jan - Mar
UNiCEN team started its operation at SMU Labs with 12 SMU headcounts
(3 faculty, 6 researchers and 3 Admin staff).
Ryoichi Yamaura from Fujitsu Limited – Japan joined UNiCEN as Co-Lab Director. Shortly another 3 members from Fujitsu Japan joined to build up Fujitsu’s team.
Official commencement of the Dynamic Mobility Management (DMM) and Maritime & Port Optimisation (MPO) research works - active engagement and recruitment of potential research partners & research team and growth of research capabilities.
CoE partnered with Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre to develop an integrated crowd management solution.
CoE collaborated with Jurong Port to develop smart port operation solutions to optimize and improve port operations.
A shared research infrastructure known as Urban Computing Platform (UCP)
was launched for researchers.
UNiCEN conferred the 1st PhD scholarship to Tanvi Verma and engaged SIS undergraduate students for summer internship.
Together with DHL-SMU Green Transformation Lab (GTL), UNiCEN organised the Logistics & Supply Chain Symposium featuring speakers from global & local logistics and technology organisations.
UNiCEN worked with Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd to develop a market-driven auction mechanism to match shippers and carriers to optimise their last mile logistics.
In collaboration with Land Transport Authority of Singapore, the research teams from SMU and Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), part of A*STAR, developed system to “dynamically” balance the city-wide taxi demands and supplies to improve
quality of service and increase utilisation of public transport.
UNiCEN was honoured to host DPM Teo Chee Hean in our lab. During the visit, cutting edge solutions developed to address real-world problems associated with crowds, congestion and demand surges were shared.
UNiCEN showcased our research capabilities in TechInnovation Singapore attended by both international and local technology providers to explore new technologies and seek business collaboration opportunities.
UNiCEN MPO team completed the collaborative last-mile logistic project with Y3 Technologies as planned. Y3 Technologies subsequently incorporated our auction engine on their new logistic platform – Quick!E.
A tripartite cooperation agreement with Chongqing University and Y3 Technologies to cooperate on project, scientific research and talent development related to urban logistics.
DMM team launched the Driver Guidance System (DGS) trial with local taxi drivers. Based on the results collected over the past months, drivers achieved 27% reduction in empty cruising time after using DGS.
UNiCEN worked with Strides Transportation to develop a ride sharing bus service which aims to match demand and supply dynamically.
UNiCEN signed a Memorandum of Intent with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to develop a solution to optimize deliveries into malls, Offsite Consolidation Centres, and any participating industrial facilities or drop-off points.
The DGS project team won the top prize for the DataSpark Mobility Open-Task Challenge under the CIKM AnalytiCup 2017.
DMM team completed & delivered the Crowd Simulator for management of crowd in large facility after successfully tested during IT Fair in Nov 2017 and MotorShow in Jan 2018.
The DGS project team clinched the Best Application Demo Award for the demo on ‘A Driver Guidance System for Taxis in Singapore’ at the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagents Systems 2018.
UNiCEN collaborated with a local large logistic company to develop solution to address the challenge of e-commerce fulfilment and last-mile crowd sourced delivery.
Last updated on 29 Aug 2018 .