#SMARTer Together Webinar Series - Webinar #5

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"Democratizing Connectivity"

Panel Speakers:

Ada Gavrilovska, Associate Professor at the College of Computing and the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems, Georgia Tech

Ellen Zegura, Fleming Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Julie Walker, State Librarian, Associate Vice Chancellor for Libraries, Georgia Public Library Service, University System of Georgia

Moderator: Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director for CPS Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology

We are witnessing a dramatic growth in demand for mobile and wireless connectivity, driven by increase in data diversity and volume, emerging application domains, and new societal norms.  This trend is exposing deep gaps in the capabilities of the broadly available network infrastructure to provide adequate connectivity. This talk will showcase some exciting developments towards addressing this gap, including increased availability of open source mobile network technologies and emergence of edge computing. It sees connectivity as a critical public infrastructure required for all.

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