Emission Models and Patterns through Machine Learning Analytics

Earth Sciences and Computer Sciences Department
Barcelona Supercomputing Center

About the Project

Introduction of the project and main goals

Emission Models and Patterns through Machine Learning Analytics at Barcelona (PATRONS @ BSC) is a project funded by the Severo Ochoa Programme (GA SEV-2015-0493) awarded to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and the European Union ERDF/FEDER through the project FEM-IOT (RIS3CAT GA.001-P-001662). PATRONS @ BSC involves research on Time Series Modeling, Data Processing from Sensor Networks, Distributed and Edge Computing, targeting Environmental Models and Pollution Pattern Mining on cities. Also has the objective to maximize the collaboration between current research activities between the Earth Sciences and Computer Sciences Departments at BSC.

PATRONS @ BSC aims to discover the precise relations between different types of emissions, from road traffic to maritime traffic in coastal cities, environmental and weather factors, and the resulting pollution and air quality. The methods and tools used for such purpose correspond to data mining and machine learning, from Stream Mining to Deep Learning techniques, oriented towards distributed computing using frameworks like Apache Spark and distributed DataBases like HBase and HIVE.

Visualization of Maritime Data and Patterns

Capturing Maritime Traffic through AIS Signals

Core Technologies

Based on Cloud, Machine Learning (Stream and Deep Learning), and IoT Technologies for Smart Cities


PATRONS @ BSC is composed by BSC researchers from the Earth Sciences department and Computer Sciences department

Computer Sciences

Data-Centric Computing Group Manager
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Josep Ll. Berral
Computer Sciences

Applied Machine Learning Methods

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Alberto Gutiérrez
Computer Sciences

PhD candidate SEV-2015-0493-16-5

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Earth Sciences

Earth System Services Group Coordinator

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Earth Sciences

Emission Modeling research lines

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Also, the BSC staff that has contributed to PATRONS, at the Data-Centric Computing group:

  • Juan Luis Perez [Post-Doc Researcher]
  • Zoran Jaksic [Post-Doc Researcher]
  • Daniel Rivas [PhD Student]

And former or visiting researchers that contributed to the project:

  • Kiyana Bahadori [PhD Student]
  • Shuja-ur-Rehman Baig [PhD Student]