UCI Contingent Attends Annual International Conference
Dec. 07, 2015 - UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman, along with four deans and a group of faculty members, flew to Israel last month to participate in the fourth installment of an annual UCI/Tel Aviv University workshop series dedicated to increasing and improving the higher education of engineers and scientists. This year’s workshop, Internet of Things 2025, focused on how IoT’s interfacing technologies will transform innovation over the next decade. Big data and visualization, communications and security, and sensors and systems were specific focuses of the meeting.
The international conference, which alternates between UCI and Tel Aviv University, hosts scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs to exchange views on issues related to the workshop theme. The series seeks to strengthen existing partnerships and enable new international partnerships and research collaborations in an effort to develop improved opportunities for future technologists and researchers.
UCI deans participating in this year’s event included Samueli School Dean Gregory Washington; Hal Stern, dean of the School of Information and Computer Sciences; Frank LaFerla, dean of the School of Biological Sciences; and Ken Janda, dean of the School of Physical Sciences. Other UCI faculty who presented at the conference included Filippo Capolino, G.P. Li, Aditi Majumder, Walt Scacchi, Bruce Tromberg and Gene Tsudik.
“This conference is really productive because both UCI and Tel Aviv University excel in science and technology education, and we share the common goal of improving STEM education,” said Washington. “By working together, we hope to educate the best possible scientists and engineers, who will have the training, talent and social responsibility necessary to develop transformative technology that can meet the global challenges of the future.”
--Anna Lynn Spitzer