F. O. (Francisco) Garrido-Valenzuela

I am a Chilean Ph.D. candidate at CiTyAI Lab of TPM & CEG faculties. I am in the Department of Engineering Systems and Services, section Transport & Logistic. I have a transportation engineering background. I got my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), on predicting routes chosen by users in urban context using Bluetooth technologies. Before starting my Ph.D., I had been working as adjunct instructor at PUC in Computer Science Department and as Researcher at a Research Centre developing models to predict land uses based on accessibilities.

My current interest is in interdisciplinary AI research, taking advantage of new data sources and AI models (e.g., computer vision, causal AI models) to better understand our cities. My Ph.D. research focuses on improve the current understanding of what elements and conditions of urban space are important determinants when people engage in healthy activities (e.g., social interactions or physical activity) to support urban planners designing neighborhoods and cities.

Francisco Garrido-Valenzuela

Availability: Monday till Friday

Secretary: 
Cherelle Nieuwenhuis

Department:
Engineering Systems and Services

Group:
Transport and Logistics

Research interests:
Urban planning
Healthy activities
Computer vision
Applied machine learning
Casual inference

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