Computing at the Edge of the Internet of Things

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The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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Located at California and Bison; enter from California. Plenty of free parking will be available.

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Prof. Mark Bachman, Chief IoT Evangelist and Technologist, The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UC Irvine, and CEO, inXus interactive, LLC

Please join us for the first of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2016 bi-monthly evening program series.


6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

Event Details

The Internet of Things (IoT) movement is expected to drive the implementation of over 50 million connected devices in applications as diverse as building automation, transportation, agriculture, energy, civil infrastructure, medicine, and manufacturing. These devices will generate thousand-fold increases in data which will then be analyzed in order to improve efficiency, productivity, and performance of operations.

In this upcoming connected world, the role of computing must be pushed closer to the point of data harvesting in order to provide information that is meaningful, reduce bandwidth, simplify operations, and improve security. We will thus see increased demand for embedding computing that takes place at the “edge” of IoT, where the physical world meets the digital world. While each market will have specific needs for the kinds of embedded software that is needed at the edge, all applications share common requirements and features.

In this presentation, we shall illustrate the nature of edge computing through the specific application of IoT for manufacturing, which represents one of the largest and nearest opportunities for the Internet of Things.

Speaker Bio

Prof. Bachman currently serves as IoT Evangelist and Technologist for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He is also faculty in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bachman is the co-founder of inXus Inc., a startup company that produces edge systems for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and Integra Devices, a company that develops manufacturing technology for highly integrated sensor modules. Dr. Bachman is expert in sensor network systems for IoT health care and other applications, and has been working in this area for 20 years. He created the first course in microsensors at UC Irvine which he has taught for over 12 years. He has been the Principal Investigator, co-PI and project leader for many projects at UC Irvine, including major projects for NSF, DARPA, Veterans Administration, and National Institutes for Health. Dr. Bachman serves on the leadership advisory board to OCTANe, an industry group dedicated to working with startups, investors, and university partners, and is on the technical advisory boards for four IoT companies. Dr. Bachman has published over 85 peer reviewed articles, has 12 patents issued, and has given scores of invited presentations around the world. Dr. Bachman earned a B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from University of Texas, Austin.