Posts Tagged ‘Milton Keynes’

Driverless Cars Coming to the Streets of UK Town, Milton Keynes


A new article out of Information Daily reports, “Milton Keynes may see driverless cars on its roads in 12-18 months, says Geoff Snelson, Strategy Director of MK Smart, the innovation programme being run in the city. The driverless two-person pods are one of the outputs of the MK Smart programme, which is a collaboration between a number of organisations including the Open University (which is located in Milton Keynes) and BT. Central to the project is the creation of the ‘MK Data Hub’, which will support the acquisition and management of vast amounts of data relevant to city systems from a variety of data sources. As well as transport data, these will include data about energy and water consumption, data acquired through satellite technology, social and economic datasets, and crowd-sourced data from social media or specialised apps. Building on the capability provided by the MK Data Hub, the project will innovate in the areas of transport, energy and water management, tackling key demand issues.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Knowledge Media Institute

The Knowledge Media Institute is looking for a Project Officer – Linked Data in Milton Keynes, England. The post states, “The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Project Officer to work on the newly funded Linked Data Project. Linked Data is an exciting field of research development with practical application at The Open University. Working in the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) under the supervision of key academics in the field, you will be responsible for supporting the continuous operation and update of the Open University’s linked data platform (, as well as its use in a variety of applications from various departments of the Open University, most notably the Open Media Unit.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: 80 Legs & KMi

80 Legs is looking for a Systems Operations Engineer and a Data Engineer in Houston, TX. A qualified candidates for the Systems Operations Engineer position “Takes on the challenge of understanding and monitoring a complex, high-performance back-end infrastructure. Is constantly looking for ways to improve the performance of back-end operations and make monitoring those systems more efficient. Has a combination of development and systems experience.” The Data Engineer candidate “Understands and has experience with big data technologies (e.g., NoSQL, Hadoop). Has a solid understanding of data structures. Gets excited when working with unfathomably large data sets and computational challenges they present.” Read more