Seminars

Short Course: Urban Infrastructure Asset Management

Date:Monday to Friday: 18-22 April 2011
Time:4:00-6:00 p.m.
Venue:N240 (Academic Bldg.- North)

Speaker:
Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu
Kyoto University

Abstract :
Part 1 Basic Concept of Infrastructure Asset Management
Part 2 Management from Macroscopic Viewpoint
Part 3 Introduction of Risk Analysis
Part 4 Management from Microscopic Viewpoint (1)
Part 5 Management from Microscopic Viewpoint (2)
Part 6 Management from Microscopic Viewpoint (3)

Students of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering Field are required to attend the course. SET students in the Civil and Infrastructure Group are encouraged to attend and other interested AIT students are also welcome. Seats are also reserved for students and interested professions from outside AIT.  Course is free-of-charge. Number of seat is 45. The enrollment of non-GGE students will be on first-come-first basis.

Attendants will receive a textbook authored by the lecturer. Those who satisfactorily fulfill the minimum course attendance (4 days) will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

If interested, please make a seat reservation with Ms.  Supamas R. – the Secretary of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering Field (GGE) at  6057, email: supamas@ait.ac.th


About Speaker
Currently he is a senior professor at Kyoto University – Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Urban Management. He is a key leader of the Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Mega cities Project of Kyoto University. He was a former AIT faculty member (1998-1999) under JICA secondment. His leading role on research in risk management in geo-engineering is well recognized in Japan which earned him a prize from Japanese Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE) for on an Excellence Novel Research Paper in Civil Engineering in 2004.

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

NASA Programs and International Cooperation

Date:25 March 2011 (Friday)
Time:11:00-12:00 hrs.
Venue:Room E222 (Academic Building)

Speaker:
Mr.Justin Tilman
NASA Attaché

Abstract :
The presentation is about
1) NASA’s current national programs,
2) NASACooperation programs in Asia,
3) Opportunities for cooperation with NASA.

NASA has four main programs of human spaceflight, science, exploration, andAeronautics. NASA has almost completed the space shuttle program and is extending use of the International Space Station until at least 2020. NASA Satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope are exploring the far reaches of the universe while rovers on Mars are preparing for eventual human Missions. Meanwhile, NASA is working to foster private sector development of Low Earth orbit. In aeronautics NASA is working on programs such as green aviation and the “next generation” air system. NASA has more than 50 missions In operation and over half are international partnerships, including many agencies in Asia.


About Speaker
Mr.Justin is the NASA Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and NASA’s representative in the Pacific Rim. He has lived in Tokyo since 2007. Prior to that he was responsible for NASA programs in Asia at NASA Headquarters in washington DC. He has also worked on the International Space Station program at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Phillips University. He is originally from Kansas City, Missouri.

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

Real Time Surveying using GPS

Date:16 and 17 February 2011
Time:Milton Bender Auditorium (9-12) and GIS Lab (13:30-16:00 Hrs)
Venue:Milton E. Bender Auditorium and GIS Lab

Speaker:
Dr. Durairaju Kumaran Raju
Tropical Marine Science Institute,
National University of Singapore

Abstract :
The training course includes the following basic tasks needed to conduct RTK surveys using GPS technology
1. Real Time Surveying using GPS
2. Advantages of Real Time Surveying
3. Demonstration of Trimble RTK GPS
a. Create a job file
b. RTK survey styles
c. Start an RTK survey
d. Perform data collections
e. Data processing

It is part of the Course AT76.17 Spatial Analysis Methods and AT 76.16 Advance Application Development. Senior students who are interested are most welcome. Please send e-mail to nitinkt@ait.ac.th for more information.

About Speaker
Dr. Raju is Senior Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute.  He has a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences (specialization in Coastal hydrogeology using GIS and Remote Sensing). Presently in charge of Marine Data Information Systems Group instrumental in developing centralized coastal and marine database development at national and regional level. At present developing high resolution digital elevation model for coastal areas of Singapore and carrying out beach profile monitoring for coastal disaster assessment and management through remote sensing and integrated survey techniques. Also play a significant role in data management, and custom GIS application development for coastal and marine environment management.

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

Web based application for marine environmental mapping & visualization

Date:16 February 2011 (Thursday)
Time:11-12 hrs.
Venue:Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Speaker:
Dr. Durairaju Kumaran Raju
Tropical Marine Science Institute,
National University of Singapore

Abstract :
Our ability to map and visualize spatial data has improved significantly with new developments in computer hardware and software technology. The present development is to effect access, distribution and update of spatially attributed data via web-based systems involving GIS and mapping technology. Interactive digital maps have also become the means by which users present their queries to databases and information stores. This paper describes a web-based system for publishing marine environmental data. The system takes advantage of Internet mapping and web-services technology to publish data as maps. These maps are created dynamically and enable the visualization of a diverse and growing collection of environmental data on tropical marine waters assembled at the Tropical Marine Science Institute. Capabilities of the system include
(1) visualization of environmental parameters on 2D maps; (2) visualization of location-specific depth-profiles of selected parameters; (3) time animation of grids of environmental parameters, and (4) preparation of digital elevation and cultural object data sets for 3D terrain visualization. The function and interaction between key components of the system are described to illustrate how the system works. The use of a mature map publishing engine greatly eased the development of these capabilities into a web-based system. Special efforts were made to develop metadata schema to represent the concepts and attributes of the data sets in XML.  The metadata catalog is used to index and retrieve data sets based on combining attribute specifications without regard to actual physical file locations. Special efforts were made to address the diversity in the organization of the information in the data-sets and the formats in which this information was represented.

About Speaker
Dr. Raju is Senior Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute.  He has a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences (specialization in Coastal hydrogeology using GIS and Remote Sensing). Presently in charge of Marine Data Information Systems Group instrumental in developing centralized coastal and marine database development at national and regional level. At present developing high resolution digital elevation model for coastal areas of Singapore and carrying out beach profile monitoring for coastal disaster assessment and management through remote sensing and integrated survey techniques. Also play a significant role in data management, and custom GIS application development for coastal and marine environment management.

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

Urban Sensing: Using Cell Phone Network for Predictive Analysis

Date:14th(Mon) February 2011
Time:14:00-15:00 hrs.
Venue:Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Speaker:
Dr. Teerayut Horanont, the University of Tokyo

Abstract :
In our everyday activities we leave behind footprints from our interaction with the urban environment and its digital infrastructures. Unlike common Practice on urban monitoring which utilizes cameras or sensors, this study aims to introduce a new technique for urban analysis and monitoring by using aggregate mobile position to recognize human movement in large-scale urban space. Population density and its moving pattern can thus be predicted and interpreted over time.

About Dr. Teerayut Horanon
Dr. Teerayut Horanon is currently a postdoc researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He got his bachelor degree in Architecture from Chulalongkorn in 1999, and Master in RS/GIS field from AIT in 2002. His research interests Include spatial interoperability, context aware, urban mobility, location based services, spatial statistics, mobile and ubiquitous computing and Web-based spatial visualization.

More information: Dr. Masahiko Nagai at nagaim@ait.ac.th

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

GIS for Local Government and Urban Management in Japan

Date:14th(Mon) February 2011
Time:14:00-15:00 hrs.
Venue:Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Speaker:
Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki, the University of Tokyo

Abstract :
In our everyday activities we leave behind footprints from our interaction with the urban environment and its digital infrastructures. Unlike common Practice on urban monitoring which utilizes cameras or sensors, this study aims to introduce a new technique for urban analysis and monitoring by using aggregate mobile position to recognize human movement in large-scale urban space. Population density and its moving pattern can thus be predicted and interpreted over time.

About Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki

Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki is a prominent and leading researcher in the field of Geoinformatics in the world. He received a doctoral degree in civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His research interest covers 3D data Acquisition for GIS, conceptual modeling for spatial objects and agent-based Micro simulation in GIS environment as well as GPS.

Prof.Shibasaki Laboratory Home Page: http://shiba.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/staff/index.html

More information: Dr. Masahiko Nagai at nagaim@ait.ac.th

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

Advanced Finite Element Application in Structures

Date: Friday, 11 February 2011
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 hrs.
Venue: Room N240, North Academic Building
Speaker:
Prof. Ki-Du Kim & Dr. Songsak Suthasupradit
From Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Contact Information:
Ms. Bussarin
Tel: 02-524-6052
Fax: 02-524-6059

***All interested person are cordially invited. All doctoral and master
students in Structural Engineering Field of Study are expected to attend.
***

 

The Softwarepark Hagenberg in Austria: Opportunities for Students, Researchers, and Companies

Date:Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Time:10:00 - 11:00 am.
Venue:Room 209, Computer Science and Information Management Program Building, Asian Institute of Technology

Speaker:
Bruno Buchberger, Dr.phil. Dr.h.c.mult.
Professor of Computer Mathematics
Head of Softwarepark Hagenberg
Member of the Academy of  Europe
Winner of ACM Award of Theory and Practice 2007
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
Johannes Kepler University
Austria

Abstract :
The Softwarepark Hagenberg is the largest technology park in Central Europe focusing on Software and related subjects. By now, 2500 people live, work, and study in the Softwarepark Hagenberg.  Private / public investment exceeds 120 mio Euro by now, expansion is happening with increasing speed.

Professor Bruno Buchberger, the founder and head of the Softwarepark Hagenberg, will explain how students, researchers, and  companies may utilize the many opportunities within the Softwarepark:
- work at the ten Research Institutions and over  50 companies within the Softwarepark
-  study, in close interaction with the research institutions and companies, in international programs (computer science and math) at the PhD, master's, and bachelor  level (study language English)
-  start up  new companies and open branches of existing companies.

Tuition fees are moderate and fellowships are available for highly qualified and motivated students.  Equity and venture capital is available for start-up companies. Austria has a unique, central geo-political position within the European Union, it is known for its culture, history, landscape and stable social and political system. It is one of the most prosperous countries within the EU.

***All interested person are welcome to attend.***

 

International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics for Sustainable Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change including Global Warming

Date: 3 to 4 December 2009
Venue: Sofitel Grand Centara
Contact Information:
Prof. Dennes T. Bergado
Conference Chairman
Tel: (66-2) 524 5500, 524 5512, or 524 5523
Fax: (66-2) 524 6050 or 5509
E-mail: igs-thailand@ait.ac.th, acsig@ait.ac.th, bergado@ait.ac.th
Website: http://www.set.ait.ac.th/acsig/Conference/