Enhancing health and energy efficiency through data-driven urban initiatives: a smart city approach
A Dissertation Presented for the Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science: Computer Science, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jin Soo Cho, May 2021
With the recent growing recognition, the "smart city" project aims to advance the quality of modern cities through technology and data science. In this dissertation, two fundamental smart city applications are explored: Smart Health and Smart Energy. The goal of the presented studies is to transform the future of healthcare and energy through data-driven solutions. For Smart Health, statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms are employed to improve patient management and their eventual outcomes. This is done by implementing a predictive analytics framework to identify various risk factors associated with respective medical conditions. The aim of the Smart Energy application is to analyze energy meter data to improve energy effciency and manage power demand in both residential and industrial sectors. Various state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms are investigated by scrutinizing data obtained from multiple sources. The proposed method introduced in this dissertation emphasizes the effectiveness of data-driven approaches in urban development and planning. The unification of technology and infrastructure will improve individual quality of life and advance the community into a new era of smart society.
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