The University of Central Florida has partnered with an energy giant to establish a research lab devoted to helping people discover ways that they can make buildings more efficient through the use of smart technologies.
The effort with Siemens announced Friday will install $1 million worth of the company’s hardware and software at UCF’s Smart Infrastructure Data Analytics Lab, while incorporating data gathered at Siemens’ Digital Grid Lab, also located at the school.
A smart home or building can perform certain functions semi-autonomously using data and sensors, along with user input during the setup of an operation. Its growth has created a greater need for data scientists at technology-driven companies.
“Together, we will prepare our students to meet the data science workforce demands of the future,” UCF President Dale Whittaker said in a news release.