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Dr. Julie Albright is a Digital Sociologist and is a faculty member in the Department of Applied Psychology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California.
Her research focuses on the growing intersection of technology and the social /
behavioral. She was the Co-Principal Investigator and Project Lead for the Behavioral Component of a $121 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project with LA Dept of Water and Power, the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and UCLA, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
She is a sought-after keynote speaker for her insights on digital transformation, and has given talks for major data center and energy conferences including SAP for Utilities, IBM Global, Data Center Dynamics, Data Center World, and the Department of Defense.
She is on the board of Infrastructure Masons, a professional organization comprised of executives from the top tech firms in the world. She has also been named among the Top Women in Blockchain.
She has appeared as an expert on national media including the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, NPR Radio and many others.
Dr. Albright’s forthcoming book on the impacts of our digital devices on society called “Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream,” will be published by Prometheus Books, distributed by Penguin Random House.
Dr. Albright has a Masters Degree in Social and Systemic Studies from Nova SouthEastern
University and a Dual Doctorate in Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.