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Damla Turgut

Damla Turgut is Charles Millican Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is the co-director of the AI Things Laboratory. She held visiting researcher positions at the University of Rome ``La Sapienza'', Imperial College of London, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater, vehicular, and social networks, edge/cloud computing, smart cities, smart grids, IoT-enabled healthcare and augmented reality, as well as considerations of privacy in the Internet of Things. Dr. Turgut serves on several editorial boards and program committees of prestigious ACM and IEEE journals and conferences. Her most recent honors include the NCWIT 2021 Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR), the UCF Research Incentive Award, and the UCF Women of Distinction Award. Since 2019, she serves as the N2Women Board Co-Chair where she co-leads the activities of the N2Women Board in supporting female researchers in the fields of networking and communications. She is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Senior Member, ACM Senior Member, the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Social Networks, and the Chair of the IEEE Technical Community on Computer Communications (TCCC).

Lecture Topics
  • Privacy in smart healthcare
  • Bringing privacy into the picture: new optimization goals for ML/AI in smart environments
  • When homes are too smart for their own good: physical and computational modeling of Smart homes
  • Increasing the participation of women and minorities in STEM at a large metropolitan university
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