and Professor Emeritus
INSA Lyon, University of Lyon, France
President of "Universitaires Sans Frontières/Academics
Speech: A Research Agenda on
Knowledge Management for Regional Policies (Speech
Biography: Prof. Robert Laurini, (aka Roberto) after having been distinguished professor of information technology at INSA/University of Lyon, France, was appointed emeritus professor at KSI, United States. During his career, he has supervised 44 doctoral students and was a member of PhD committees in 17 countries. He worked in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Argentina and Mexico.
After carrying out research in geographic information systems for urban and environmental planning, he turned to artificial intelligence and geographic knowledge modelling for smart cities and territorial intelligence. On these subjects, he wrote 8 books and more than 250 articles.
In 2009, he founded "Universitaires Sans Frontières/Academics Without Borders", an NGO dedicated to the modernization of universities in which he is in charge of Latin America. He speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.