Internet of Things: Evolution and Convergence of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

November 4, 2014
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Halligan 102
Host: Shuchin Aeron


Abstract: The potential of IoT to change our world can be compared to that of the Internet, and, later, smartphones. Imagine a universe in which your home security system won’t just tell you that you forgot to lock your door, it will lock it for you; vehicle emissions are monitored in real time and heart patients can check their vitals on a phone. As many of us are trying to experiment with connected devices, we find ourselves writing embedded code for microcontrollers, experimenting with electrical engineering and sensors, writing applications to control devices and visualize data, writing cloud services to store and communicate with the universe of things and apps connected to them. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are converging to provide one knowledge platform for all of it. We'll discuss where development tools and platforms are moving to make IoT possible and how simple it became to bootstrap your IoT project with virtually one language! JavaScript (or ECMAScript for that matter...).

Bio: Artyom Astafurov, engineer and entrepreneur, is a Managing Partner at DataArt, a custom software development company, where he is in charge of the Internet of Things initiatives. He is also a Co-Founder of DeviceHive, open-source platform for connected devices. Artyom holds a MSc degree in Computer Science and has over a decade of engineering and software development experience. He is interested in any combination of hardware and software that flies, connects, controls, or makes our lives better.