Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel G

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This project quantified, qualified, and analyzed pedestrians in Venice, Italy through counting and observing Venetians and tourists at bridges and boat stops throughout the city. Data was collected manually and electronically at bridges, and solicited from the Venetian public transit authority and the Venetian Census Bureau. This project also qualified, quantified, and analyzed three high-profile public events to assist Venetian city officials with emergency planning. An autonomous-agent computer model was developed to analyze and display the collected data, and to extrapolate usable information to assist city officials with municipal planning in a safe, controlled, and realistic environment.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology