Faculty & Staff Directory
- Adjunct Professor, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence
PhD, Communication, Florida State University (1998)
Dr. Viggiano is a social scientist, futurist, and technologist. with the social impacts of using new technologies. Convergence between multiple technologies are especially interesting to him because of the increased potential for unintended effects. These unintended technological effects usually lead to novel trends and super trajectories. Much like a digital Swiss Army knife, the smartphone is a perfect example of multidimensional convergence across many different uses and applications. He is currently working on a multi-volume series about artificial intelligence converging with quantum computing and the probable social impacts that will accompany the arrival of this new technology.
Dr. Viggiano’s research centers on the use of new technology applications and the macro social effects that accompany them. Using a form of complexity theory as a reference framework, his work examines how new technologies are adopted and diffused within geo-political communities - not unlike epidemiological studies of viral infections. He advises undergraduate and graduate research activities in these areas.
Dr. Viggiano teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses with a focus on the social impacts of using new technologies - specifically the convergence between AI and quantum computing. These technologies are especially interesting because of the increased potential for unintended effects. These unintended technological effects allow students to additional study of novel trends and super trajectories. He has more than 20+ years of experience teaching and advising students in technology-related areas.
G. Viggiano (ed.) "Convergence: Quantum AI - Anticipated Social, Economic, and Geo-Political Impacts" Vol. 1, Anthology, University of Toronto Press, Spring 2022.
G. Viggiano, H. Davis, C. Ng, and M. Sweeney, "The Effects of a Museum of Science Fiction Event on Participant Knowledge and Interest in Science," United States Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020 Volume 39, Number 4; pp. 361-382. https://www.museumofsciencefiction.org/s/The-Effects-of-a-Museum-of-Science-Fiction-Event-on-Participant-Knowledge-and-Interest-in-Science.pdf
G. Viggiano and J. Vanek, "Post-COVID Museum Design for the 21st Century," White Paper, www.museumofsciencefiction.org, May 2020. https://www.museumofsciencefiction.org/post-covid-designs