Dr. Francine Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Her work in data science currently focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT). Berman is exploring the overarching ecosystem needed to develop an IoT that maximizes benefits, minimizes risk, and promotes individual protections, the public interest, and planetary responsibility. Recent other work has focused on data stewardship and preservation, particularly with respect to the policy, practice and infrastructure needed to ensure the integrity, longevity and usefulness of the data on which modern research relies. Berman's interests include Public Interest Technology, an emerging area focusing on the use of technology to benefit society.

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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. Is the IoT a utopia or dystopia? In this talk, Dr. Berman explores what is needed to develop the IoT to promote the public good, individual protections, and planetary sustainability.

WHEN: Friday, October 23,11AM EDT



Registrants for this event will receive a Zoom link in their email the morning of the 23rd.