Connecting the World: Communications and the Internet of Things

Advances in technology have enabled incredible advances in our ability to create, manipulate, and share information. New technologies allow us to build smart devices with sensors to measure the environment, signal and data processing units to condition the resulting data, and transmitters and receivers to share the information in what has come to be known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Smart systems can also perform tasks such as deep learning for artificial intelligence to improve the decision-making of automated systems, as well as the interactions between humans and computers. Communications systems and networks facilitate the exchange of information and tie the world together. This session will cover some of the many cutting-edge developments in this area, and lead to a discussion of some of the issues and challenges that come with these technologies.

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Robert L. Stevenson

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

About the Lecturer

Robert L. Stevenson received the B.E.E degree summa cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, in 1990. Dr. Stevenson joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, in 1990, where he is currently a Professor and Associate Chair. Dr. Stevenson has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and the Journal of Electronic Imaging. His research interests include image and video processing, restoration, compression, and enhancement. He has published over 150 papers and contributed to eight books.

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