IoT Symposium

 

2015 Mini-Symposium on the Internet of Things

April 1st 2015, Columbia University Morningside Campus, New York

The Columbia Data Science Institute Group on "Sense, Collect and Move Data" is happy to announce the 2015 Mini-Symposium on the Internet of Things. This event aims to bring together researchers from academia, industry and the government with a shared interest in the Internet of Things and related topics.


Schedule and Participation

The tentative schedule of the IoT Mini Symposium is below. Please note that this schedule is still subject to change as final organizational details are being set.

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Registration and check in
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm: Opening remarks and Keynote Presentation
    • Opening remarks: Debasis Mitra, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University.
    • Keynote presentation: Flavio Bonomi, Chief Executive Officer, Nebbiolo Technologies; former Vice President and Fellow, Cisco. "IoT: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Operations Technologies"
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm: Presentation Session 1. Session chair: Matei Ciocarlie, Mechanical Engineering Department, Columbia University.
    • Wonsuk Lee, Vice President, Cloud Platform Team, Software R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. "Cloud Platform for IoT".
    • Aussie Schnore, Principal Engineer, GE Global Research. "Industrial Internet: Bridging the Physical, Digital and Business Divide"
  • 3:15pm-4:00pm: Panel session, "Human-Machine and Wearable Systems". Moderator: Sunil Agrawal, Mechanical Engineering Deptartment, Columbia University.
    • Daniel Baechle, Army Research Labs, Maryland
    • Kilsu Eo, Executive Vice President, Software R&D Center, Samsung Electronics
    • James Noble, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
    • Damiano Zanotto, Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Department, Columbia University
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Poster session and Break
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Presentation Session 2. Session Chair: Peter Kinget, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University.
    • Dan Steingart, Assistant Professor, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University. "Energy Scavenging, Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage and the IoT: Limitations and Opportunities"
    • Ajith Amerasekara, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments Inc. "Internet of Things: Key Technologies and Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry"
    • Frank Lane, Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm New Jersey Research Center. "The Role of Cellular in the Internet of Things"
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm: Panel session, "IoT Systems". Moderator: Zoran Kostic, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University. 
    • Alicia Abella, AVP, AT&T Labs - Research Cloud Technologies & Services
    • Xiaoxin Qiu, Vice President, Systems Design Engineering, Broadcom
    • Harish Viswanathan, CTO Partner, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
    • Michael Wang, Founder, NYC IoT Startup Scene
  • 6:15pm-7:00pm Light reception

Logistics and Registration

Time and Date: Wednesday April 1st, starting at 2pm. 

Location: The IoT Mini-Symposium will take place in the Davis Auditorium, 4th floor, Schapiro CEPSR building. A map of the Morningside Campus can be found here; the Schapiro CEPSR building is on the North side of campus along 120th St. Directions to campus and parking suggestions are available here

Registration: Participation in the IoT Mini-Symposium is free, but registration is required. Please register here (you can select the option for free registration for the IoT Mini-Symposium only).


Data Science Institute Bi-annual Symposium

The IoT Mini-Sympsium is part of a multi-day series of events organized in conjunction with the Columbia Data Science Institute Bi-annual Symposium.  The IoT Mini-Symposium will immediately follow the main DSI Symposium, which will take place in the morning of April 1st in the Low Library on Columbia's Morningside Campus. 


Invited Presentations

Flavio Bonomi, Chief Executive Officer, Nebbiolo Technologies; former Vice President and Fellow, Cisco. "IoT: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Operations Technologies". 

Wonsuk Lee, Vice President, Cloud Platform Team, Software R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. "Cloud Platform for IoT". The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking a center stage of industry and academia. In the history of IT, it becomes one of the most interesting technical fields to watch and participate as engineers and users. From engineering standpoints, device connectivity, data storage, and information computation become even more pervasive than ever. In another, users' view point, they want straightforward ways of connecting, monitoring, controlling, and programming of the connected things - device management. In order to meet such requirements more effectively, a new generation of platform that serves users' need anywhere and anytime is primal. In this talk, we discuss the essential backend capabilities of an emerging new generation of cloud platform. This cloud platform enables IoT services by providing scalable data processing, robust storage solutions, and analytics capabilities whilst all the device management are not more difficult than turning on the wall switch.

Aussie Schnore, Principal Engineer, GE Global Research. "Industrial Internet: Bridging the Physical, Digital and Business Divide". The Industrial Internet is seen as the constructive interference of IoT, Intelligent Machines, Big Data and Analytics but how do critical systems, ones that no one wants to see fail, get connected and take advantage of these trends to deliver value? Examining the range of value to be unlocked will motivate discussion of the technical challenges being addressed in order to bridge this digital physical divide. With customer’s increasing expectations, digitals efficiency of delivery and this quest for value at the end of a wire, IoT is actually closing the loop around business goals and making deep domain knowledge of physical assets essential to reaching those goals.

Dan Steingart, Assistant Professor, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University. "Energy Scavenging, Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage and the IoT: Limitations and Opportunities". 

Ajith Amerasekara, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments Inc. "Internet of Things: Key Technologies and Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry". The Internet of Things is opening up a huge application space ranging from low power to high voltage electronics. We are seeing electronic technology becoming immersive and ubiquitous, expanding into areas that have not typically used electronics before. Semiconductors are enabling more intelligent systems to be developed that allows us to maximize convenience, be more productive, and optimize the use of our natural resources. These new systems will be deployed in vast numbers distributing intelligence across the board and dramatically changing the management of our cities, buildings, personal life, health, transportation, safety and security.  The semiconductor and electronics industry has to address a number of critical challenges to make this happen.  This talk will present an overview of the technologies and highlight some of the key challenges we have to address to truly make the vision a reality.

Frank Lane, Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm New Jersey Research Center. "The Role of Cellular in the Internet of Things".


Organizing Committee
  • Debasis Mitra, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University (Organizing Committee Chair)
  • Sunil Agrawal, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Keren Bergman, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Matei Ciocarlie, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Peter Kinget, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Zoran Kostic, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
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