Tomorrow, May 21, CRA will host the briefing, “IT for People, Homes and Cities” from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm in Room 2325 of the Rayburn Office Building. The briefing is sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).
From smart phones to smart homes to smart cities, IT is increasingly integrated into our physical environment, with data from a variety of sources allowing us to make and execute decisions more intelligently and efficiently. Recent advances in machine learning, sensor networks, big data, visualization, signal processing, and other areas are leading the way to the next generation of new products, experiences and insights.
At the briefing, the speakers will discuss the IT innovation ecosystem, the role of computing research in industry, academia, and government, and the potential societal value and economic impact of emerging research discoveries.
The speakers include: Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation and Head of Microsoft Research USA; Steven E. Koonin, Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University; and Shwetak N. Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington.