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CEN professor shares Smart Cities expertise with global audiences
With development in Smart Cities picking up pace all around the world, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ali, Professor of Computer Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has become a sought-after speaker for his expertise on the subject. Professor Al-Ali recently delivered the engaging lecture “Smart Cities from the Ground to the Cloud” at the HKBK College of Engineering in Bengaluru, India, highlighting how governments, businesses, industry, academia and the global civil society should work together to better understand emerging trends and how best to implement them in order to build efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly smart city services.
“My talk is about the role of the industrial revolution 4.0 in smart cities applications. The applications range from smart health, smart education, smart transpiration, smart energy, smart farming to smart building and smart factories,” Dr. Al-Ali said. “My talk describes the integration of the Internet of Things, cyber physical systems, AI, machine and deep learning algorithms as well as cloud computing that perform data analytics, mining and visualization to generate dashboard, charts and graphs that will help to describe, diagnose, predict and prescribe the action that needs to be taken.”
He offers some specific advice for businesses and universities.
“What I encourage businesses to do is to take an active role in supporting their existing workforces through reskilling and upskilling them, and recommend that academic institutes tailor their curriculum to empower their alumni with the recent developments in computing and communication technologies so that they can play a proactive role in the development of Smart Cities,” he added.
Dr. Al-Ali, who previously delivered this talk at international conferences such as the Fourth International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities held in Osaka, Japan, and at The Internet of Things Conference held in India, is scheduled to speak on the subject at the forthcoming Arab ICT Forum 2020 in Bahrain next month, as well as at the Fifth International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan next June.
Known throughout the region for its highly qualified faculty and research, the AUS College of Engineering has strived for excellence since its inception, preparing its graduates for the changes and challenges facing industry. Its Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) has updated its curriculum to include Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications courses that prepare students for the competitive job market and graduate studies at some of the finest universities in the world. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering and computer science, and a master’s degree in computer engineering.
For more information, please visit www.aus.edu/cen.