Computer Science Guest Speaker Series: An Intelligent Urban Operating System for Future Cities

Event Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Event Contact Name: 
Rachael Wang
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The Department of Computer Science Graduate Seminar 2021 guest speaker series presents:

Dr. Mark Fox, University of Toronto
"An Intelligent Urban Operating System for Future Cities"

Friday, September 10, 2021
1 pm

Dr. Fox is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science, Senior Advisor for the School of Cities, and Founding Director of the Centre for Social Services Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fox pioneered the field of Constraint-Directed Scheduling and the development of Ontologies for modelling Enterprises. He is currently investigating the application of Ontologies to the representation and utilization of urban knowledge, including social services, transportation,  water and sanitation. He is actively involved in the development of international standards city data based on his urban ontology research, including ISO/IEC 21972 "Upper level ontology for smart city indicators" and the ISO/IEC 5087 series of "City data model" standards.

Dr. Fox is also an entrepreneur having co-founded Carnegie Group Inc. in 1984, a software company that specialized in Artificial Intelligence-based systems, and co-founded and was CEO of Novator Systems Ltd., a pioneer in E-Retail software and services. Dr. Fox is a Fellow of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Engineering Institute of Canada. Dr. Fox has published over 250 papers.

To register for this virtual event, please email Mr. Andrew Fisher at and a Zoom link will be shared.

Everyone is welcome.