Carlos Caicedo, Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies (iSchool), and David Van Slyke, Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will travel to Los Angeles, Northern California, and Seattle next week for a series of alumni events focusing on drones, driverless cars, and other emerging technologies.

Caicedo and Van Slyke will discuss how drones and autonomous technology are being used in research and teaching efforts across campus, and the importance of creating policy to keep pace with this technology growth. The session will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and learn from the experts about how this new technology plays a changing role in everyday life.

At the iSchool, Caicedo serves as director of the Center for Emerging Network Technologies (CENT). His research interests focus on dynamic spectrum access, new wireless markets and technologies, information security, and agent-based modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

Van Slyke is a leading international expert on public-private partnerships, public sector contracting and contract management, and policy implementation. He has worked extensively with senior leaders in government, nonprofit and business organizations in China, India, Peru, Singapore, Thailand and other countries through the Maxwell School’s Executive Education program. At Maxwell, he also serves as the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy.

Events will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 19 – Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, February 20 – Redwood City
  • Thursday, February 21 – Seattle

Event fees are $10 for alumni and guests, and $5 for youth (under the age of 21).

The cost includes drinks, appetizers, and program.