Researchers’ Summit, June 26, 2017


Smart and Connected Communities Researchers’ Summit:
Connecting Science and Communities

Date: June 26, 2017

Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 9AB



8:15-8:45 am

Welcome and Keynote

  • Welcome: Glenn Ricart, Founder and CTO, US Ignite Inc.
  • Keynote: Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF)

8:45-9:30 am

Smart and Connected Communities: Stories of Connecting Science and Communities

  • SCALE partnership: Nalini Ventakasubramanian (UCI) and Dan Hoffman (Montgomery County)
  • Chattanooga partnership: Mina Sartipi (UT-Chattanooga), Key Hays (The Enterprise Center), Dryver Huston (University of Vermont)

9:30-9:45 am


9:45-10:35 am

Research Lightning Talks Part 1

10:35-11:55 am


11:00 am - noon

Table Exercise: Building Multidisciplinary Teams to Address Socio-technical Research Challenges

  • Challenge Overview: Sunil Narumalani, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), NSF (5 minutes)
  • Table discussions (45 minutes)
  • Reporting of recommendations (10 minutes)

noon-1:00 pm

Lunch with NSF Speakers

  • David Corman, Program Director, CISE, NSF
  • Meghan Houghton, Staff Associate, CISE, NSF
  • Sunil Narumalani, Program Director, SBE, NSF

1:00-1:20 pm

US Ignite Inc. Smart Gigabit Communities, Nishal Mohan

1:20-1:40 pm

Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund and Hive Overview, Robert Friedman

1:40-2:00 pm

MetroLab Network Overview, Ben Levine with Santi Garces and Bill Fulton

2:00-2:15 pm


2:15-3:00 pm

Research Lightning Talks Part 2

3:00-3:15 pm


3:15-3:25 pm

Smart Living: Security and Privacy Challenges, Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology

3:25-4:00 pm

Research Lightning Talks Part 3

4:00-5:00 pm

Table Exercise: Establishing a Continuum Between Fundamental Research and Community Impact

  • Challenge Overview: David Corman, CISE, NSF (5 minutes)
  • Table discussions (45 minutes)
  • Reporting of recommendations (10 minutes)

5:00-5:15 pm

Concluding Remarks and Opportunities for Further Engagement

5:30-7:00 pm

Poster Session at Expo Hall