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(Don't) Mind the Gap: Bridging the Worlds of People and IoT Devices

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(Don't) Mind the Gap: Bridging the Worlds of People and IoT Devices


Join us in July as continue our in-person events with a discussion on IoT devices and the sheer amount of new data being made available.


6:00 PM -- Greetings, networking, food, and drink

6:30 PM -- (Don't) Mind the Gap: Bridging the Worlds of People and IoT Devices -- Roberto Yus

7:30 PM -- Closings and Swag!

UMBC Technology Center
Main Seminar Room
1450 S Rolling Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

The Main Seminar Room is on the ground floor directly to the left of the entrance.

There is ample free parking near the building.

Food and Drink
Complimentary food, such as pizza and chips, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

(Don't) Mind the Gap: Bridging the Worlds of People and IoT Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to improve our lives through different services given the diversity of smart devices and their capabilities. But the large amounts of highly heterogeneous data captured by IoT devices typically require further processing to become useful information. The challenge is thus for IoT systems to determine which sensor data has to be captured/stored/processed/shared to, for instance, determine the occupancy of a specific office building or the spaces in which a potential COVID-19 exposure took place. This becomes even more challenging when IoT systems have to take into account privacy preferences of individuals. In this talk, I will introduce research efforts in the intersection of data management, knowledge representation & reasoning, and privacy to help IoT systems bridge the gap between the world of IoT devices and the world where people act.

Roberto Yus is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He leads the DAMS (DAta Management & Semantics) Research Group at UMBC. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests concern Data Management, Knowledge Representation, the Internet of Things, and Privacy. Specifically semantic and privacy preserving data management in IoT environments. Roberto can be reached at

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