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Building the Internet of Things for the Common Good

25 May
Tuesday, 05/25/2021 11:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
Speaker: Francine Berman

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a deeply interconnected ecosystem of devices, sensors, and systems, all generating a tsunami of data.  IoT technologies such as self-driving cars, connected medical devices, and smart home environments deliver optimization, customization, and efficiency, but can also be used to bias, intrude, and exploit.  In this talk, we explore what is needed to develop the IoT to promote the common good, individual protections, and planetary sustainability.  

Bio: Francine Berman is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor at RPI, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and former Director of the San Diego Supercomputer.  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Sloan Foundation Board of Trustees, the National Council on the Humanities, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. 

Berman is a data scientist and public interest technologist whose work focuses on the societal implications of technology.  She received the inaugural 2009 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure", and the 2020 Paul Evan Peters Award, jointly sponsored by EDUCAUSE, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Association of Research Libraries, recognizing "notable, lasting achievement in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and productivity".  

To obtain the Zoom information for this talk, please see the announcements on the CICS email lists. For more information on this event, please contact Vickie Rupp.

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