ICSA Colloquium Talk - 19/08/2019

Romit Roy Choudhury (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - UIUC)

Title: The Internet of Acoustic Things: Ideas, Challenges, and Opportunities


Abstract: The convergence of sensing, computing, and communications — that perhaps started with smartphones — is now percolating at finer granularities. A lot of recent activity has centered around acoustic systems, including new kinds of ear phones, voice enabled devices (e.g., Amazon Alexa), vibration based communication, acoustic augmented reality, etc. A new eco-system is steadily taking shape, popularly being called the Internet of Acoustic Things (IoAT). This talk will explore ideas, challenges, and opportunities underlying various IoAT systems, while also paying attention to security and privacy threats that arrive with such applications.


Bio: Romit Roy Choudhury is a Jerry Sanders Scholar and Professor of ECE and CS at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). He joined UIUC from Fall 2013, prior to which he was an Associate Professor at Duke University. Romit received his PhD in the CS department of UIUC in Fall 2006. His research interests are in wireless networking, mobile sensing, and applied signal processing. Along with his students, he received a few research awards, including the MobiSys Best Paper Award, ACM Sigmobile Rockstar Award, UIUC Distinguished Alum Award, etc. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2018. More info on Romit's research at the Systems Networking Research group (SyNRG).

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