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Nick Barendt

Executive Director, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems

Leads the strategic planning, funding attraction, operations and public relations for ISSACS

Office: 157C Thwing Center
Phone Number: (216) 368-1809
University Location Code (mail stop): 7172

Job Description

Nick fosters IoT collaborations across the university and with external partners to fulfill the mission of ISSACS—to conduct and support research in technological areas including visualization, virtual, and augmented reality; software design and development; sensing, robotics, and control; networks and communication; modeling and simulation; embedded systems; data management and analytics; and cybersecurity. Nick helps partner these technical areas with behavioral, social, ethical and business disciplines to ensure IoT solutions are meeting societal needs, especially around the platforms of energy, manufacturing, health care, and infrastructure/smart cities.

Key Job Functions

  • Leads and catalyzes growth in IIoT-related research, technology commercialization, education, and outreach activities among the faculty
  • Provides national and regional leadership and direction for establishing Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University as a leader in the growth of the industrial IoT
  • Supports faculty in industrial IoT research by promoting collaborations