Agent-Based Smart Campus

Overview 1
The Future 2

The Smart Comet Cam­pus project was start­ed by Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern and her team in Fall 2013. The project is ded­i­cat­ed to trans­form­ing the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las’ cam­pus into a sen­sor-based, smart uni­ver­si­ty.

Through the uti­liza­tion of a sys­tem of soft­ware agents and sen­sors, the smart cam­pus project will pro­vide spe­cial­ized ser­vices to stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff on the uni­ver­si­ty grounds. Our short-term goal is to ini­tial­ly imple­ment a vari­ety of dis­tinct ser­vices for the system’s audi­ence, while the next step is to devel­op a mul­ti-agent frame­work that coor­di­nates these ser­vices.

The Smart Comet Cam­pus project is open to all of the university’s under­grad­u­ate and Master’s lev­el stu­dents who wish to con­tribute to fur­ther improve the qual­i­ty of our lives on cam­pus.

Main Con­trib­u­tors:

  • Nick Bourov
  • Sihui Huang
  • Jen­nifer Jiang
  • Amir Saran

Our vision is to have a ful­ly imple­ment­ed Smart Cam­pus which will serve as a mod­el for oth­er cam­pus­es. Not only will this project help with our every­day lives, but it will also inspire and depict the many poten­tial uses for the agent tech­nol­o­gy. Our hope is that one day we will live in smart cities where our Smart Cam­pus project can be tak­en to a much larg­er scale in order to help serve mil­lions of peo­ple.