Dr. S.S. Iyengar, director of FIU’s School of Computing & Information Sciences in Miami, Florida, recently visited Poland as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program. The program, part of the U.S. Department of State, provides academics and professionals the opportunity to spend two to six weeks on project-based exchanges at host institutions worldwide.
Dr. Iyengar traveled to Poznań University of Technology (PUT) in Poland, his host organization, where he spent one week. His project, Towards Smart Cities: A Mobile and Social Networking Approach, was designed to enhance Poznań’s exposure to advanced technology in artificial intelligence, sensors, networks and the Internet of Things, all areas within Iyengar’s expertise. While there, he led workshops and presentations for more than 80 faculty members and 300 students and met separately with graduate students to conduct a mini-workshop on Smart Cities. He also gave a workshop to more than 100 undergraduate students titled The Future of the Internet of Things.