Enabling Technologies for Smart Cities

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The rapid advancement in embedded systems and mobile telecommunications technologies has led to a drastic increase of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices and the emergence of a variety of smart city applications. In such heterogeneous and ubiquitous networks, automated collaboration among IoT devices and their users becomes a necessity to leverage the potential of the connected crowd and foster novel services in different smart city domains. In this talk, we will overview the great dependence of future smart cities and connected communities on intelligent transportation systems. We will discuss the need for fast and robust service discovery solutions to ensure trustworthy and effective collaboration in such complex networks. We also enumerate selected practical applications that use the power of the crowd and artificial intelligence to solve real-world smart city challenges.

Brief Biography

Yehia Massoud is a Professor and Director of the Innovative Technologies Laboratories (ITL) at the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences Division at KAUST. He was previously the Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.

Massoud has received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has previously held tenured faculty and administration positions at Stevens Institute of Technology, Rice University, UAB, and WPI. He has also held visiting positions at Stanford University and MIT. He is a Fellow of IEEE and has published more than 400 papers in leading peer-reviewed publications. Massoud has received many honors for his research and his service to the field, such as the Rising Star of Texas Medal, the NSF CAREER Award, the Design Automation Conference Fellowship, the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award, and several Best Paper awards.

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