Colette Maloney is Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.
The unit is charged with developing policy around ICT contributions to smart cities, and to delivering triple-bottom-line sustainability in response to societal challenges in resource efficiency, climate, transport and energy. It is also responsible for R&D activities on ICT and sustainability including energy-efficient buildings and cities, smart electricity grids, low-carbon transport and mobility, and efficient water management.
From 2004-2008, she was Head of Unit Cognitive Systems and Robotics and was responsible for building up a substantial R&D initiative in this domain.
Prior to this she held various assignments in the Commission in the field of ICT, from microelectronics, to telecommunications and digital content.
Before joining the Commission in 1994, she held research positions in Ciba, Switzerland and Dartmouth College, USA.
She has a BSc in Mathematics and Physics (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Physics (1982 and 1986 respectively) from Trinity College Dublin. She was born in Ireland in 1962