Leonel E. LAGOS,
Director of Research,
Florida International University


World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Dr. Leonel E. Lagos, is the Director of Research at Florida International University’s Applied Research Center (FIU-ARC) and Principal Investigator of a multi-million/multi-year Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and FIU in support of DOE’s environmental restoration program. Dr. Lagos is also the Principal Investigator for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity technology development program at FIU.

Dr. Lagos is founder and Director of the DOE-FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Program (http://fellows.fiu.edu ) and Department of Defense Cyber Fellows Program. As director to these prestigious signature workforce development programs, Dr. Lagos trains and mentors FIU science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) minority students and provides them with “hands-on” applied research, internships, professional development, and employment opportunities.

Dr. Lagos also collaborates with FIU colleagues from ARC, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering in the development of cutting edge research in the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning, big data, and knowledge management and transfer.

His research is sponsored by the US Department of Defense’s Test Resource Management Center, National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Energy.