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Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Netov, Head of the Department of Statistics and Econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", presented his lecture on the second day of the hackathon “AI for City”, March 26.

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Assoc. Prof. Netov presented a project developed with Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, for an intelligent system for public transport.


His lecture included several highlights:

  • the problem of air pollution, the real danger and the causes of this danger
  • influencing factors such as the mass use of personal vehicles and particulate matter emitted by older vehicles
  • the pros and cons of using active transport


According to Assoc. Prof. Netov, the advantages are many - less release of dust particles and less air pollution, riding bicycles and scooters leads to a more active lifestyle, and the new buses are better for the environment. He talked about the algorithms the program needs to work. The creation of a forecasting model for the movement of standard public transport and road traffic is of key importance, and the availability of up-to-date information on the topic is also significant for us.