Smart City

Smart cities offer the potential to improve the public health, safety and welfare by integrating intelligent technology into the built environment. For example, Internet-of-things (IoT) devices deployed throughout a city can be used for real-time crime detection and monitoring, or to collect data on the movement of people in a way that enables more intelligent decisions about how to design the built environment itself. However, smart city projects can be extremely expensive to deploy and manage. Cities such as San Diego, New Orleans, London, and Songdo have either proposed or invested in smart city projects that cost between $30 Million and $40 Billion. In addition to the cost of deploying and maintaining the IoT devices themselves, a significant portion of the expense is a result of providing Internet connectivity via 5G or WiFi to those devices. These costs are a major barrier to the widespread deployment of smart city technology and the social benefits that may ensue from that technology. These technologies also bring rise to privacy issues and concerns for citizens. In this project, we study people and technology for low-cost privacy-first smart cities.

Meet the Team:

  • Corey Baker, UK
  • Christan Grant, OU
  • Hana Khamfroush, UK
  • Greg Erhardt, UK
  • Jasmine DeHart, OU
  • Sj Ajisegiri, OU

Publications

Jasmine DeHart, Oluwasijibomi Ajisegiri, Greg Erhardt, Jamie Cleveland, Corey E. Baker, Christan Grant.“Who Wants To Be a Smart City?” A Textual Analysis of the Smart City Challenge Finalists. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 14, no. 1. December 2021. 💼

Jasmine DeHart, Chenguang Xu, Lisa Egede, Christan Grant. Proposing an Interactive Audit Pipeline for Visual Privacy Research. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData). Orlando, FL. December 2021. [arXiv]📕

Jasmine DeHart, Corey Baker, Christan Grant. Considerations for Designing Private and Inexpensive Smart Cities. The Sixteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC). pg 30-33. Porto, Portugal. 2020. [pdf] [slides] [bibtex] 📕🏆

Presentations

Jasmine DeHart, Corey Baker, Christan Grant. Considerations for Designing Private and Inexpensive Smart Cities. The Sixteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC). pg 30-33. Porto, Portugal. 2020. [pdf] [slides] [bibtex] 📕🏆