Smart Cities and Connected Communities

Smart Cities and Connected Communities

Integrating people, data, devices, infrastructure, and institutions to realize the potential of communities.

Research Projects

SCC-IRG Track 1: Inclusive Public Transit Toolkit to Assess Quality of Service Across Socioeconomic Status in Baltimore City

Principal Investigator(s): Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Improving public transit for lower-income individuals - who often endure complex, lengthy trips - by providing a methods, guidelines, and a toolkit to identify and characterize the challenges typical of such complex trips.

Connecting small and rural libraries to connected learning

Principal Investigator(s): Mega Subramaniam
Providing continuing education opportunities to library staff in small and rural libraries on how to embed connected learning (CL) principles into teen programs and services.

Collaboration Network for Excellent Education and Research in Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems (CREDENCE)

Principal Investigator(s): Keith Marzullo
Funder: Other
Funder: University System of Maryland Foundation Inc.
Building a collaborative network of leading computer science departments and laboratories in Brazil, Canada and the US to advance the design and validation of security/reliability-critical distributed systems, such as smart homes and cities, cloud computing, smart energy and cryptocurrency systems.

Smart Cities and Connected Communities News

UMD Researchers Awarded $159K NSF Grant to Expand Wi-Fi Access in Regional Parks

  • Melissa Brachfeld

    iSchool's Beth Bonsignore joins interdisciplinary team to expand Wi-Fi infrastructure in urban greenspaces.

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide. Join the conversation 4/30 or request a talk. 

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci '22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah's startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021.