Sokwoo RheeAssociate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation, NIST
Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Sokwoo Rhee is Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce. He is currently leading the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which aims to create a replicable and scalable model for collaborative incubation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) solutions to improve the quality of life in smart cities around the world.
He previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow on CPS, a program by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During his fellowship, he co-led the SmartAmerica Challenge, which brought together IoT technologies and CPS across the nation to demonstrate how they can provide concrete examples of the socio-economic benefits. Prior to joining US government, he was Co-founder and CTO of Millennial Net, Inc., which was one of the first to successfully commercialize low-power wireless network and Internet of Things technology from academia. His work and achievements have been recognized through awards including MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators under 35 and Red Herring’s Top 5 Innovators. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.