April 4, 2017

Sensors Everywhere

Sensors everywhere, the Internet of Things in New Media (October 19, 2016: Sunway University)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling innovation in many areas of our lives. To realize the vision of a truly connected world, we must consider the expansion of sensors and microcomputers in ways that lead to new insights in visual media. These systems must transform complex data into meaningful visual representations for both consumer and industrial applications. This keynote addresses the pervasive expansion of computing in IoT and its impact on new forms of visual media.

Dr. Michael A. Smiths (Visual Computing Architect and Director, U.S. Higher Education Programs, Intel Corporation)

Dr. Michael A. Smith is a specialist in image and video analytics with a focus on automated media understanding and deep learning in video search. He leads Intel’s university engagement and scale strategies in the Internet of Things (IoT), visual computing and data visualization.  Before joining Intel, he was the Senior Director of Research at France Telecom R&D, where he also served as a researcher and lecturer at several universities, including, UC Berkeley, the University of Texas, the University of Cape Town and the University of Campinas, Brazil.  He recently served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist for IoT research in India and Colombia, and he was appointed an Invention Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Smith graduated with his BSEE from North Carolina A&T State University, his MSEE from Stanford and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.