Dr. Mardhani Riasetiawan, an esteemed researcher and faculty member at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), is at the forefront of pioneering research integrating Big Data into the realm of Smart City initiatives. His cutting-edge work aims to propel urban development in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Dr. Riasetiawan’s research focuses on harnessing the potential of Big Data to drive informed decision-making and efficient urban planning. By employing advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, he aims to extract valuable insights from large datasets related to urban infrastructure, transportation, environmental conditions, and societal patterns. These insights will be pivotal in developing strategies that enhance the livability and sustainability of cities and human settlements. The issues has that presented in Smart City Outlook 2023: Big Data held by Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada at October 14, 2023
“Utilizing Big Data analytics is a game-changer in our quest for sustainable urban development. It provides us with the intelligence and foresight needed to create cities that are not only technologically advanced but also inclusive, safe, and resilient,” stated Dr. Mardhani Riasetiawan. “We must leverage this technology to address the challenges our cities face and make a meaningful contribution towards achieving the SDGs.”
Dr. Riasetiawan’s multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration with experts from various fields, including data science, urban planning, engineering, and environmental science. Together, they work towards developing data-driven solutions that can transform urban landscapes, making them more sustainable and responsive to the needs of the community.
Through his research, Dr. Riasetiawan aims to provide evidence-based recommendations to policymakers, city planners, and stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions for inclusive urban development. His work aligns with the broader vision of creating cities that prioritize accessibility, safety, and resilience while minimizing their environmental footprint.
The University of Gadjah Mada supports Dr. Mardhani Riasetiawan’s efforts in advancing sustainable urban development. This initiative underscores the university’s commitment to research, education, and innovation that addresses global challenges and contributes to a more sustainable and inclusive future.