Post-doc: Things As Citizens (PACT Project)

Delft University of Technology
September 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The post-doc will work within the AMS-funded project PACT (Pure Air in Cities of Things) led by Professor Elisa Giaccardi, Connected Everyday Lab.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a known concept for the smart city vision of the future. However, current implementations are often limited to sensing only: the Internet as dashboard, with sensors in the real world. In this arrangement, urban innovation stops at collecting data, visualising it on an app, and opening it for insights. But how fast could the city adapt if things in the real world could respond to data? If they could not only sense but also act?

PACT (Pure Air for Cities of Things) aims to develop novel methods and tools for understanding and demonstrating how intelligent things can act in concert with people and connect to existing data and cloud services. The project will use the context of urban air purification as a concrete and relevant case, but results are expected to be applicable also to other contexts (energy production, circular economies, mobility, etc.). The goal is to bring together companies, cities, citizens, and intelligent things into a ‘more-than-human' collaboration to generate, prototype, and validate design hypotheses for flexible and responsive urban infrastructures.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess