OpenWSN, Single Chip Motes, and the Future of the Internet of Things (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2013)

Prof Kristofer Pister, Professor
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California
United States
 
Nov 20, 2013.

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Presentation Summary

• With respect to a future where everything of value is tagged and everything of importance is monitored, we are now beyond questions of if, and into the realm of how and when.
• What protocols are needed to make this vision a reality, and what hardware platforms will be needed to support those protocols?
• This talk will present some of the existing and future hardware and software needed for the internet of things.

Speaker Biography (Kristofer Pister)

Kristofer S.J. Pister is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor Pister's research interests include wireless sensor networks, MEMS-based microrobotics, and low-power circuit design.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Pister was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1992 to 1997. He created the term "Smart Dust" and pioneered the development of ubiquitous networks of communication sensors, a concept that has since become a vital sector of technology R&D. During 2003 and 2004 he was on industrial leave as CEO and then CTO of Dust Networks, a company that he co-founded to commercialize low-power wireless sensor networks.
Professor Pister received his B.A. degree in Applied Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 1982 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and 1992, respectively.

Company Profile (Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California)

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The Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Microsensors and Microactuators. BSAC conduct industry-relevant, interdisciplinary research on micro- and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, processes & systems.
 
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Create a leadership research environment through the collective appeal of top-rank university researchers, an environment of collaboration, and access to a diverse group of Industrial Members who are usually current or future market leaders in their segments.
 
Educate the next generation of microsystems technology leaders in industry and academia.
Ensure commercial relevance and reduce the time to commercialization of BSAC research through intensive collaboration with Industrial Members.
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