University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Towards On-demand Interaction Across Heterogeneous IoT Environments

Date: 2016-04-07           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Holmes Hall 389
Speaker: Dr. Darren Carlson, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS).


The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is already well underway, with the current 10 billion connected devices forecast to grow to between 50 and 100 billion units by the year 2020. However, due to a critical lack of application layer standards, the IoT is emerging as a highly fragmented landscape of walled gardens, each comprising siloed communication protocols, heterogeneous connected devices and dedicated infrastructure. In this talk, titled “Towards On-demand Interaction across Heterogeneous IoT Environments,” Dr. Darren Carlson presents an overview of his pioneering research into seamlessly bridging the growing cyber-physical gap between IoT ecosystems through novel crowd-sensing techniques, hybrid software architectures and intelligent runtime adaptation. This talk describes his research group's interrelated advances in plug-and-play context-awareness, adaptive edge computing techniques and crowd-based IoT analytics, which together transform commodity mobile devices into adaptive smart gateways that establish “personalized smart-spaces” that move with users. These approaches enable the creation of unique digital experiences that operate seamlessly across diverse IoT environments, including Smart Cities, Consumer Electronics, Retail Interactivity, Social Media and Context-aware Media/Games.