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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 mgasco@albany.edu  

CTG UAlbany Deploys AI to Assist Local Governments April 18, 2024

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to aid the city of Schenectady monitor the use of city assets.

New Cybersecurity Response Studio Wins $1.25M in Federal Funding March 19, 2024 : UAlbany

CTG UAlbany to partner with other researchers at the University at Albany as part of the new Cybersecurity Incident Response Studio (CREST). CREST will be supported by $1.25 million in federal funding secured by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The funding will be used to purchase advanced technologies, support faculty, and help recruit UAlbany undergraduate and graduate student assistants to support the effort.

CTG UAlbany Students Using AI to Help City of Schenectady Track Government Resources Feb. 29, 2024 : UAlbany

UAlbany students Michelle Leon Vasquez, Tyler Jardine and Kelvin Cai are getting a first-hand look at how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve the lives of individuals. They are working side-by-side with the University’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany) to assist the city of Schenectady in monitoring the use of city assets. 

CTG UAlbany Students Using AI to Help City of Schenectady Track Government Resources Feb. 29, 2024 : UAlbany

UAlbany students Michelle Leon Vasquez, Tyler Jardine and Kelvin Cai are getting a first-hand look at how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve the lives of individuals. They are working side-by-side with the University’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany) to assist the city of Schenectady in monitoring the use of city assets. 

CTG UAlbany Researchers Featured in Government Technology Story on AI Research Feb. 7, 2024 : Govtech

CTG UAlbany and Rockefeller College doctoral student Tzuhao Chen and Research Director and Associate Professor Mila Gascó-Hernández were interviewed by Government Technology for a story on their published research on how government agencies are using artificial intelligence and specifically how they are harnessing chatbot technology.  

CTG UAlbany Research Director Wins Best Paper Award Feb. 6, 2024

CTG UAlbany Research Director and Rockefeller College Associate Professor Mila Gascó-Hernández, along with her co-authors, won the Best Paper Award 2022 - Urban Governance. The award was for her paper titled, “The role of organizational capacity to foster digital transformation in local governments: The case of three European smart cities.” The paper was co-authored with Associate Professors Greta Nasi and Maria Cucciniello from the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Alexander M. Hiedemann from the Government, Health and Not for Profit Division, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy. Professor Nasi also is a 2023-2024 CTG UAlbany Visiting Scholar.  

CTG UAlbany Study Examines AI Chatbots in Public Organizations Jan. 29, 2024 : UAlbany News

Researchers from CTG UAlbany and University College London (UCL)’s School of Public Policy examine the use of chatbots by governments, and what factors have led to their successful deployment or failure. 

    25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024 June 11, 2024-June 14, 2024

    CTG UAlbany Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Research Assistant and Rockefeller College PhD student Tzuhao (Howard) Chen will be presenting the paper based on the FEMA Project entitled: “Harnessing Technology for Effective Emergency Communication: A Participatory Design Perspective” in Track 13, “Digital Transformation in Governments” at the 25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024) Internet of Beings: Transforming Public Governance. 

    25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024) June 11, 2024-June 14, 2024

    CTG UAlbany Research Director Mila Gasco-Hernandez and Research Assistant and Rockefeller College PhD student  Zong-Xian (Sam) Huang will be presenting the paper entitled: “Public libraries and their role in raising awareness about AI and fostering inclusive civic engagement: Current practices and future development” in the “Increasing citizen engagement and active citizenship through digital government” track 17 at the 25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024) Internet of Beings: Transforming Public Governance. 

    25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024) June 11, 2024-June 14, 2024

    CTG UAlbany Research Assistant and Rockefeller College PhD student Battulga Buyannemekh will be presenting the paper entitled: “Digital Social Innovation in Cities: A Systematic Literature Review and a Research Agenda” under Track 4 - “Collaborative Intelligence: Humans, Crowds, and Machines” at the 25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2024) Internet of Beings: Transforming Public Governance.  

    Invited Talk at the Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University June 19, 2024

    CTG UAlbany research assistant and Rockefeller College doctoral student Tzuhao (Howard) Chen is giving a talk on, “Chatbots in the Public Sector: Current State and Future Scope” at the Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University on June 19, 2024. 

    Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2024 Aug. 9, 2024-Aug. 13, 2024

    CTG UAlbany Research Director and Rockefeller College Associate Professor Mila Gascó-Hernández,will present, “Advancing Digital Transformation Through Public Libraries’ Contributions to Developing Smart Cities” as part of the Digital Transformation in and of Local Governments – Variations on a Global Theme Symposium at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. August 9-13. CTG UAlbany Research Assistant and Rockefeller College Doctoral Candidate Battulga Buyannemekh is a co-author.