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  • Taking the Internet of Things out of the Lab and into Industry 4.0

    Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Danny Hughes, Professor at KU Leuven and CTO of Versasense

    Talk Title: Taking the Internet of Things out of the Lab and into Industry 4.0

    Series: Cyber-Physical Systems Joint Seminar Series

    Abstract: This talk presents the author's experiences of commercializing academic Internet of Things (IoT) research. It will begin with an overview of recent IoT research conducted by the DistriNet research group of KU Leuven and the reason we took the plunge to incorporate an IoT spin-off company -” VersaSense. The presentation will then discuss our experiences -” good and bad -” of deploying contemporary IoT technologies in industrial scenarios, with a focus on the gap that exists between contemporary academic research and the industrial IoT. The talk will be illustrated with a number of demonstrations and examples drawn from running real-world systems.

    Biography: Danny is the Chief Technical Officer of Versasense NV, an Internet of Things spin-off company that provides end-to-end IoT solutions. He is also a Professor with the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven (Belgium), where he is a member of the DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks) research group and leads the Networked Embedded Software task-force. Danny holds a PhD from Lancaster University (UK) and has since worked as a Visiting Scholar with the University of California at Berkeley (USA), a Visiting Scholar with the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and as a Lecturer with Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China). His PhD focused on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems and his current research is on distributed software systems and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Host: Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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