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ICT-based Tunnel Safety Research Group (ITSRG)

At ITSRG we conduct interdisciplinary research and development activities on mechanisms and applications for safer road tunnels using the state of the art information and communication technologies. We employ a plethora of techniques such as image processing, artificial intelligence, mathematical modelling, discrete-event simulation, wireless communication and sensor technologies.

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Group leader

Associate Professor Naeem Khademi

Deputy group leader

Professor Reggie Davidrajuh

Researchers

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ICT can make road tunnels smarter and safer.

Associate Professor Naeem Khademi

About us

The ITSRG is a multidisciplinary research group hosted at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IDE) at the University of Stavanger (UiS). The research group focuses on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) aspects of road tunnel safety and conducts its research activities with close coordination with the Department of Safety, Economy and Planning (ISØP). The aim of the research group is to offer and integrate in the necessary ICT-based skills and expertise to the road tunnel safety research. ITSRG activities span over a wide range of research topics, some of which are modelling, optimisation and discrete-event simulation of traffic in tunnels, GIS systems and services, wireless communication and AI-powered sensor solutions for automatic incident detection and prevention in tunnel environment.

Project

Capacity Boost Tunnel Safety (KATS)

The main goal of the Capacity Boost Tunnel Safety (KATS) project is to build research-based expertise that enables the business community to deliver value creating solutions for tunnel safety.

KATS constitutes one out of seven capacity boosts in total as part of a program at the Norwegian Research Council called: Forskningsbasert innovasjon i regionene (FORREGION). The University of Stavanger (UiS) are the project owners and the project management is led by Associate Prof. II Henrik Bjelland.

The project started in 2018 and will have a maximum duration of six years. KATS is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Rogaland County Municipality, and through own efforts at UiS and by project partners.

Together with a project management, steering committee, expert group, PhD-fellows and collaboration partners, the KATS project is focusing on achieving the following sub-goals/work packages through several activities and projects:

  1. Help companies understand system requirements in complex tunnel safety projects
  2. Help companies understand tunnel safety as an innovative system
  3. Develop industrially applicable models for traffic, accidents and preparedness in tunnels.
  4. Develop platforms and solutions for the use of robotics and automation
  5. Provide a foundation for large joint FoU-projects
  6. Provide a foundation for large joint international tender processes
  7. Help companies to start up, develop and carry out their own research activities

The research group

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