During Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C., last week, FIU hosted an intimate roundtable discussion with local, congressional and federal officials in conjunction with the university’s leading researchers in Washington, D.C. The luncheon focused on immediate opportunities to advance successful deployment of technologies.
“This was such a wonderful group of people from university, science, trade, government and other fields that made the discussion so interesting and diverse,” said Raiumundo Rodulfo ’16, director of Information Technology at the City of Coral Gables.
“It was a learning experience, and fruitful as well, since we already have a new collaboration between our City and FIU as a result of this gathering,” he added.
The conversation offered all parties involved an opportunity to showcase solutions to issues facing South Florida and the nation.
Chris Greer, senior executive for Cyber-Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), added a federal point of view to the dialogue in particular in the areas of artificial intelligence and smart grids.
Also present were Charlyn Stanberry ’13, an FIU Law alumna and legislative director who helps manage the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, and Kenneth Mallory with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NAURUC). The two were brought a more policy-oriented perspective to the table and offered updates in coming legislation.
On the academic side, present were College of Computing and Engineering researchers A. Selcuk Uluagac and Mark Finlayson. Uluagac is the director of FIU’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL).
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