Online AI for Adaptive Traffic Light Optimization

DISI Industrial Workshops Series
17 November 2021
Start time 
2:30 pm
On Zoom platform
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
Target audience: 
UniTrento students
Online – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
16 November 2021, 13:00
Contact details: 
DISI Communication Office
Stefano Bortoli, Principal Research Engineer at Huawei Munich Research Center


Next-Gen ITS will rely on a combination of AI, advanced connectivity (e.g. 5G), and cloud-edge continuum compute infrastructure to optimize mobility in our cities. Huawei is experimenting a novel ITS offering to optimize traffic in Chinese mega-cities under the name of TrafficGo. Among the many components of such system, there is an online adaptive method developed in the Intelligent Cloud Technologies Lab at the Huawei Munich Research Center. The method leverages a combination of online forecasting, random search and optimization to define a robust and effective optimization of traffic light plans and therefore improve traffic performance. In the context of the Torino City Lab, the team could test and validate online adaptive algorithm also in a European traffic, showing excellent performance on a simulated scenario. During this talk, we will present both the adaptive traffic optimization method, as well as the journey of its validation in the context of the Torino City Lab.

Keyworkds: Online AI, traffic optimization, smart city, adaptive system


The participation is free but it is mandatory to register online by 16 November at 1:00 pm. The workshop will be on Zoom platform.


13:30 - Welcome by prof. Fabrizio Granelli, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
13:35 - Company presentation, Huawei
13:40 - Case study presented by Stefano Bortoli
14:10 - Skills for the future 
14:15 - Q&A session

About the Company

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have approximately 197,000 employees and we operate in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Huawei’s mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will: drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks to lay the foundation for the intelligent world; provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence; build powerful digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, offering consumers more personalized and intelligent experiences across all scenarios, including home, travel, office, entertainment, and fitness & health.

DISI Industrial Workshops: A series of Workshops dedicated to technologies, methodologies and case studies by leading companies aimed to bring students closer to today's real business world.