[2017-03-17] Prof. Fred Jiang, Columbia University, " Intelligent and Connected Systems for Sensible Urban Living”
Title: Intelligent and Connected Systems for Sensible Urban Living
Date: 2017-03-17 2:20pm-3:30pm
Location: R103, CSIE
Speaker: Prof. Fred Jiang, Columbia University
Hosted by: Prof. Jane Hsu
Analyzing observations of the physical world can be a messy process. But the rise of intelligent and connected sensors to measure air quality, ocean temperatures, urban noises, and any number of other changes is allowing us to study our urban environment and take actions like never before. In this talk, I will discuss two recent projects that use intelligent sensor systems and data analytics to better understand the physical world and improve our daily lives. In one, we create ultra-low-power wearable sensors, in combination with machine learning in the smartphone, to detect, classify, locate, and warn pedestrians of dangers from nearby vehicles. In a second project, my lab is combining building energy-use monitoring with location data to estimate an individual’s energy footprint to provide real-time feedback to reduce energy use.
Dr. Fred Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University and co-Chair of Smart Cities Center at the Data Science Institute. He is Director of the Columbia Intelligent and Connected Systems Lab. Prof. Jiang received his Ph.D. in 2010 in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He has been working on wireless embedded systems and smart buildings for the past 12 years. In 2008, he led one of the earliest research on open smart buildings, creating the first IPv6/6LowPAN-based wireless plug meter, web-service based HVAC/lighting monitoring, and human-building interactions. At Microsoft Research, he developed a magnetic-based indoor localization system with an accuracy and consistency that is significantly better than the state of art. At Intel Labs, he led a team to create a city-scale air quality monitoring system which has been commercialized and deployed at scale in Beijing. His recent work on low-power wearable systems demonstrated the potential of wearables for urban safety. He is actively serving on several technical and organizing committees including ACM SenSys, ACM/IEEE IPSN, and ACM BuildSys. He was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellow and a Vodafone-US Foundation Graduate Fellow.