School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar - Hub-of-all-Things (HAT) - Prof. Jon Crowcroft - 17 Dec 2014

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17 December 2014

Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Eng. 2.09 Engineering Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Hub-of-all-Things (HAT): Platform for a multi-sided market powered by the Internet of Things Prof. Jon Crowcroft - Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab, at the University of Cambridge Wednesday 17th December 2014 3.00 – 4:00pm Eng 209 All welcome (especially students), no pre-booking required

There is no internet of things yet, just a bag of separate networks of silos of disparate services. This is reminiscent of the days of data communications before the Internet, and needs to be fixed. We take some recent ideas from the latter day internet and see if they can help leverage this.

About the speaker:
I am the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab, at the University of Cambridge, almost exactly 100 years after Marconi’s “groundbreaking” first transatlantic wireless call, and i am a fellow of Wolfson College; a decade ago & more, I was a professor in the Department of Computer Science University College London. I graduated in Physics from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1979. I got an MSc in Computing in 1981, and PhD in 1993 both from UCL. (before that I even went to primary and secondary school once). I’m a fellow of the Royal Society, the ACM, the British Computer Society, the IET the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IEEE. I’m a member of UCU and have been (or its equivalent) since 1979. Technical advisory boards Ii am on include MPI SWS, THLab, Netronome, Social Machines, IMDEA Networks, KAIST, Onelab & the Foundation for Information Policy Research Advisory Council.