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Webinar: Reimagining the Future of Smart Cities with High Performance Computing


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The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and GeoWorks co-organised a virtual webinar on “Reimagining the Future of Smart Cities with High Performance Computing” on 9th June. 

During the session, speakers from NSCC (a GeoWorks GeoPartner), the Institute of High Performance Computing, the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority shared insights on Digital Twin and its application in city planning, approaches to route optimisation modelling and network analysis, and HPC computing applications and use cases. 

In his welcome remarks, Mr Lim Liyang, Deputy Director of the Geospatial and Data division at the Singapore Land Authority said the topic of the webinar was relevant to the issues faced in cities today. “Rapid urbanisation and digitalisation are mega trends impacting all of us changing the way we manage cities and perhaps really giving us less margins of error in how we plan and operate,” he said.

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Clockwise from left to right: Bernard Tan (National Supercomputing Centre Singapore), Genevieve Shaun (Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore), Wang Songyu (Urban Redevelopment Authority), Lim Liyang (Singapore Land Authority) and Dr Lou Jing (Institute of High Performance Computing).

The speakers and the topics they presented at the webinar were Bernard Tan, Director of Strategy, Planning and Business Development, National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (“Introduction to National Super Computing Centre Singapore (NSCC) and High Performing Computing (HPC)”), Dr Lou Jing, Principal Scientist and Director of Fluid Dynamics (FD) Department, Institute of High Performance Computing (“Large Scale Urban Environment Modelling with HPC”), Genevieve Shaun, Assistant Director (Research), Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore (“CLC Network Modelling Project (Inter-agency)) and Wang Songyu, Executive Data Scientist, Urban Redevelopment Authority (“Network Analysis for Urban Planning and Beyond”). 

For more insights, view the webinar recording here.