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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Stone Age of the Internet of Things

February 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Dr. Francine Berman, Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The ubiquity of digital information is ushering in a new environment that will transform 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 and capability, responsible policy and regulation, and responds to new challenges and opportunities for ethical use and advancement. In this talk, Fran Berman discusses the design and development of a social and technical ecosystem for the IoT that advances its use for the public good.Bio:
Fran Berman is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2009, Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure. In 2015, Berman was nominated by President Obama and appointed by the U.S. Senate to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities.


February 26, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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