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Smart Sensors and IoT - Research, Trends and Opportunities
Release time:June 26, 2018

Topic:Smart Sensors and IoT - Research, Trends and Opportunities

Speaker:Prof. M. Jamal Deen, McMaster University

Date:June 28, at 9:30 AM

Venue:E706, New Main Building


Several of the grand challenges in engineering for current and future societal needs require smart sensors and possibly Internet-of-Things (IoTs). In the health area, we will discuss some major healthcare issues related to aging and several examples of smart sensor systems. We will discuss the use of sensor systems to measure your walking signals and sleep quality, and their customization to an individual’s needs. Smart sensors are also used for a living diary and in a smart home server that functions as the “brain” of a smart medical home. In addition, we will discuss what are the trends and opportunities in smart sensors and IoTs. This will include various high-impact applications of smart sensors, the pervasiveness of smart phones and their feasible applications in sensing and monitoring, what are some healthcare market drivers, the growing demand for personal health and wellness monitoring systems, IoTs, and wearable technologies. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the applications of smart sensors and IoT, and what are some important research issues in sensors, home networks, autonomic systems and healthcare in the context of a futuristic smart medical home.

Biography of the Speaker:

Prof. M. Jamal Deen is Distinguished University Professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, and Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, McMaster University. His current research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, data analytics and their emerging applications to health and environmental sciences. Dr. Deen’s research record includes more than 560 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited and with an h-index of 57), two textbooks Silicon Photonics- Fundamentals and Devices and Fiber Optic Communications: Fundamentals and Applications, 12 awarded patents of which 6 were extensively used in industry, and 18 best paper/poster/presentation awards. Over his career, he has won more than fifty-five awards and honors.


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