CCI Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Francine Berman
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
About the Talk:
The ubiquity of digital information has ushered in a new environment that is transforming how we work, do business, and live: The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is an interconnected cyber-physical-biological environment that links devices, systems, data, and people. At its best, the IoT has the potential to create a rich environment that empowers people through technology, and technology through intelligence. At its worst, the IoT can open a Pandora’s Box of inappropriate behavior, unintended consequences, and intrusiveness. To create an IoT that advances society, and not just technology, involves a holistic approach that coordinates technological design, capability, data, metadata and data infrastructure, responsible social and ethical policy and regulation, and environmental sustainability. In this talk, Fran Berman discusses challenges and opportunities in developing the IoT from wild west to empowering environment that promotes the public good.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Francine Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Berman is a founder of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), a community-driven international organization created to accelerate research data sharing world-wide, through the development, adoption, and use of technical and social infrastructure needed to support data-driven innovation.
Berman will deliver the second lecture in CCI's 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series on February 13.