How do we keep the convenience of cars while saving the environment?
My name is Anjali Awasthi and I use math and big data to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.
The numbers can often seem overwhelming. In 2015, Environment Canada reported that the transportation sector was the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 24 per cent of the nation’s total. Between 1990 and 2015, emissions in the industry actually rose by 42 per cent.
I am creating smarter ways for cities to approach mass transit issues. From innovative approaches to reduce GHG emissions to curtailing the number of vehicles on the road through car sharing and increasing use of public transportation.
My name is Anjali Awasthi, and I research city logistics and intelligent transportation systems to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. I’m an associate professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering.