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Smart Cities Smart Government Research Practice Consortium Symposium

 On June 14, CTG UAbany will host the Smart Cities Smart Government Research Practice Consortium Symposium, an online event about smart cities and communities. The symposium will include the following three presentations: 1) Decolonizing Digital Government and Smart Cities Benchmarking, 2) Global Assessment of Responsible AI in Cities, and 3) A Public Participation System for Stakeholders’ Living Context Identification and Improvement in Smart Cities. If you are interested in attending, please contact CTG UAlbany Research Director Mila Gascó-Hernández at  

Artificial Intelligence in Government: Key Issues for Public Managers Oct. 4, 2023

As part of its 30th Anniversary, CTG UAlbany in partnership with CTG UAlbany’s Global Advisory Board, will release an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Primer at a virtual panel discussion entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Government: Key Issues for Public Managers” on October 26, 2023 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The purpose of this panel is not only to give participants a deeper understanding of AI in government, but also to showcase specific ways that AI is already being used to enhance government services and operations. The panel will focus on practical tips for program and IT managers, especially those in state and local governments. 

The panel, moderated by the Chair of CTG UAlbany’s Global Advsior Board, Dr. Peter Bloniarz will include Ms. Courtney Burke, Senior Consultant for Health Policy, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Dr. Elsa Estevez, Chair holder of the UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Societies and Digital Governance at Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina; Mr. Daniel Morgan, Public Sector Innovation Expert, US Department of Transportation; Dr. Theresa Pardo, Associate Vice President for the Division of Research and Economic Development, University at Albany, SUNY. 

Please contact Ms. Paula Hauser at to register for this virtual event.  

CTG UAlbany Examines Libraries’ Role in AI Sept. 29, 2023 : UAlbany

With a a three-year, $637,470 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), CTG UAlbany is partnering with the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) to examine how libraries can empower communities to better understand artificial intelligence (AI) and ensure its ethical design and application. 

CTG UAlbany Researchers Examine AI’s role for Improving Government Services July 25, 2023 : UAlbany

In a new article in the International Journal of Electronic Government Research, CTG UAlbany Director and Rockefeller College Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Professor Yi Long of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law analyze the AI processes currently utilized in China to manage government services, and whether other forms of automation could be better options for ensuring transparency.

CTG UAlbany Director Advises US GAO on Government Performance Report May 26, 2023

CTG UAlbany Director and Rockefeller College Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia served as a Subject Matter Specialist on a recently released report from the US General Accountability Office (GAO). The report, titled Government Performance Management:Leading Practices to Enhance Interagency Collaboration and Address Crosscutting Challenges provides eight leading practices that could help agencies collaborate more effectively, such as bridging organizational cultures—e.g., putting compatible policies in place or agreeing on common terminology. 

CTG UAlbany’s Mila Gascó-Hernández Graduates from First Class of Provost's Leadership Academy May 11, 2023 : UAlbany

CTG UAlbany Researcy Director and Rockefeller College Associate Professor Mila Gascó-Hernández was part of the first cohort of 10 UAlbany faculty fellows who graduated from the Provost’s Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is designed to serve associate professors and early full professors in order to facilitate the success of the University's emerging leaders. 

CTG UAlbany Celebrating 30 Years March 28, 2023 : UAlbany

In 2023, the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany (CTG UAlbany) is celebrating 30 years of collaboration and innovation as a key research institute at the State University of New York (SUNY).

UAlbany Study: Perceptions of Fairness a Critical Component of Telework Arrangements Dec. 15, 2022 : UAlbany

Study on perceptions of telework by CTG UAlbany Research Director Mila Gascó-Hernandez and UAlbany Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy Hongseok Lee published in Public Performance & Management Review.   

    HICSS 57 Jan. 3, 2024-Jan. 6, 2024 | Honolulu, Oahu ,Hawaii

    CTG UAlbany Research Director Mila Gascó-Hernández is Track Chair for the Digital Government Track at the HICSS Conference in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii