ICF's Award program is based on rigorous analysis of information submitted by nominees for the Smart21 Communities and Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year. The methodology has been developed over several years by ICF and its team of analysts. We are pleased to acknowledge the participation of the following individuals and institutions as analysts.
Dr. Sylvie Albert
University of Winnipeg
Sylvie Albert, Doctorate in Business Administration, Certified Economic Developer and Human Resource Manager, is Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Winnipeg, and President of a management consulting firm, Planned Approach Inc., since 1997. This is her second book dealing with online communities. Dr. Albert is a researcher and evaluator for selection of the top 7 International Intelligent Community Awards, a member of the council of Ontario Universities, and a former director of two Ontario (Canada) provincial boards on community development dealing with telecommunication innovation. Dr. Albert has acted as project manager and advisor on many telecommunication networks across Canada and has been called upon to assist government in drawing policy and planning for regional telecommunication project development and evaluation. She was also a Municipal Director of Economic Development (19921997), and a human resource consultant (19861992).She is co-author, with Dr. Don Flournoy and Dr. Rolland LeBrasseur, of Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration. www.laurentian.ca
Dr. Michael Dunphy
Dr. Dunphy earned his M.S. in Clinical Chemistry (1981) and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1990) and currently serves as Professor of Biochemistry and Chairman of the Division of Math & Sciences at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. With over 30 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Dunphy has been active in teaching, research and consulting. Since 2000, Dr. Dunphy has traveled the United States, Canada and Central America presenting motivational keynote programs, corporate leadership training and executive coaching for over 80 corporate clients including Pfizer, Allergan, Kenan Advantage Group, Genentech, Disney, Siemens and many others. Dr. Dunphy is an expert in Situational Leadership, Applied Conflict Management and Applied Emotional Intelligence and he trains managers and executives in these areas. In addition, Dr. Dunphy is a 40-year veteran of classical martial tactical training and provide specialized training to protection personnel at all levels. Dr. Dunphy consults with business leaders to help optimize performance, develop people and increase profitability with a mindset toward sustainable actions. Dr. Dunphy also works with students and faculty in colleges and universities nationally, providing consulting and training expertise in leadership. Dr. Dunphy's research interests are centered around analytical biochemistry and the applications of chromatography to analytical biochemical problems. Having expertise in Gas-Liquid, Thin-Layer and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Dr. Dunphy has undergraduate students engaged in projects related to the separation, detection and quantification of organic and biochemical molecules in various biological and non-biological matrices. In 2011, Dr. Dunphy was selected as the Outstanding Educator of the Year at Walsh University and thoroughly enjoys interacting daily with his students and colleagues in the pursuit of personal and professional growth.
Dr. Don Flournoy
Professor Flournoy serves on the Board of Advisors of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF.org). His teaching, research and publication center on international media and telecommunication, especially digital technologies and broadband networks for local and regional development and public policies and practices that facilitate free and open access. The author of eight books and numerous scholarly and professional articles, Dr. Flournoy co-authored with Canadian colleagues Drs. Sylvie Albert and Rolland LeBrasseur Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration (2009). In cooperation with the Society of Satellite Professionals International (sspi.org), he is the Editor of the Online Journal of Space Communication (spacejournal.org). He was Project Manager for a series of experiments conducted aboard NASA's Advanced Communication Satellite, the first all-digital spacecraft featuring on-board data processing and switching, hopping spot beams, frequency re-use and opening of the Ka spectrum band. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas and an Associateship from the University of London. He has served as Dean at Ohio University, Associate Dean, State University of New York/Buffalo; and Assistant Dean, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, working under Case President T. Keith Glennan, the first Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. www.ohio.edu
Dr. Tomoko Kanayama
A professor of Global Media Studies at Komazawa University in Tokyo, Tomoko Kanayama specializes in the study of media utilization to empower the nonprofit organization and local community. She has served on the Advisory Committee for Multimedia Broadcasting for Mobile Device and the Research Group for Future Radio and Media for Local Information at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Communications. She is also a contributor to the university's Institute for the Mass Communication Research and GMS Laboratory. At the same time she has been closely involved in future planning for community-building and ICT utilization by local government in Japan. She is an author of four books, including Media Strategy for Nonprofit Organization (2005), Community Media (2007) and Social Capital and Civic Society (2007) and number of scholarly articles. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. from Ohio University and M.S. from Syracuse University. www.komazawa-u.ac.jp
Faith Knutsen is Associate Director of TechGROWTH Ohio and has served the Voinovich School since 2008. In addition to managing TechGROWTH Ohio operations, Faith is a member of the Center for Entrepreneurship staff and manages graduate assistants for the Voinovich School Business Advisory team. Previously, Faith worked for 12 years in an executive role at Sunpower, Inc., an Athens Ohio-based, 60-employee research and development engineering firm. Her early career in international development began with a tour as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa and segued into consulting throughout Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Faith holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Ohio University.
Dr. Cheol-Soo Park
Cheol-Soo Park was born in Daegu, Korea on November 14, 1969. He received Bachelor of Science (1994) and Master of Science (1996) in Department of Architecture from the Seoul National University in Korea. After 2 years of professional experience in a research institute (1996-1998), he then attended the Ph.D. program in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology (1998). His Ph.D. studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology were focused on developing smart systems which include 1) developing a simulation program to describe heat and mass transport, 2) realizing an on-line real-time optimization of the systems’ performance in terms of energy, lighting and visual/thermal comfort, and 3) enabling the systems to be occupant-responsive at all times through a web interface. After finishing his Ph.D., his role as Post-Doctoral fellow at Georgia Tech includes conducting the GSA building performance assessment toolkit research project to develop a toolkit that identifies objectifiable performance indicators for new as well as existing buildings. In 2005, he joined Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of u-City design and engineering. His research interests include smart systems, sustainability, green buildings & cities, environment controls, building simulation, building intelligence, and performance assessment
Dr. Matthias Takouda
Pawoumodom Matthias Takouda is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University, where he has taught math, quantitative methods and operations management since 2005. Previously, he occupied various academic postings in Canada and Europe including as a post-doctoral student and instructor at the Universite du Quebec (UQAT and UQAM) and at Waterloo University. He was employed as a researcher within a transportation industry research centre at the CIRRELT in Montreal and was a Research Fellow at Southampton University and at INSA in Toulouse, France. Matthias obtained his doctorate in Mathematics from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse where he was also a member of the scientific council.
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