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30 Apr
DINS Speaker Series: "The Aftermath of the Smart City Hype"
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Technology

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Undergraduate Students, Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students

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Department of Informatics and Networked Systems
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DINS Speaker Series: "The Aftermath of the Smart City Hype"

“The Aftermath of the Smart City Hype”

Presented by Dr. Julio Arauz, Associate Professor and Director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies at Ohio University

Abstract
Over the past 8 years, numerous urban and rural communities in the US and around the world invested considerable resources in procuring technology-based solutions aimed at improving the way they deliver and manage public services. This talk argues that most of these technology investments drained public resources away from critical problems municipalities face. It discusses how higher education in specialized, technical fields often does not provide a foundation that enables its participants to draw connections between theory and real community needs. This talk visits examples of the use technology for social good in the fields of green technology for distributed stormwater management and public mobility needs in small communities.

Bio: Julio Aráuz is an Associate Professor and the Director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies at Ohio University. He obtained both a Masters in Telecommunications and a Ph.D degree in Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional, a credential for developing social good oriented solutions in urban and rural communities. Before joining Ohio University, he was a Research Scientist at NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany. At NEC he worked at the Mobile Wireless Communications Division designing and modeling scheduling algorithms for commercial base stations. His research interests include wireless systems, Internet of things, applied machine learning and the use of technology for social good.

Friday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

DINS Speaker Series: "The Aftermath of the Smart City Hype"

“The Aftermath of the Smart City Hype”

Presented by Dr. Julio Arauz, Associate Professor and Director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies at Ohio University

Abstract
Over the past 8 years, numerous urban and rural communities in the US and around the world invested considerable resources in procuring technology-based solutions aimed at improving the way they deliver and manage public services. This talk argues that most of these technology investments drained public resources away from critical problems municipalities face. It discusses how higher education in specialized, technical fields often does not provide a foundation that enables its participants to draw connections between theory and real community needs. This talk visits examples of the use technology for social good in the fields of green technology for distributed stormwater management and public mobility needs in small communities.

Bio: Julio Aráuz is an Associate Professor and the Director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies at Ohio University. He obtained both a Masters in Telecommunications and a Ph.D degree in Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional, a credential for developing social good oriented solutions in urban and rural communities. Before joining Ohio University, he was a Research Scientist at NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany. At NEC he worked at the Mobile Wireless Communications Division designing and modeling scheduling algorithms for commercial base stations. His research interests include wireless systems, Internet of things, applied machine learning and the use of technology for social good.

Friday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Technology

Hashtag

#dins