From the Internet of things to Smart Dust
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Professor Julie McCann FBCS, Imperial College.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
I will introduce a future where computers are embedded in everything and what the technological and social challenges for that is (such systems sometimes are called the Internet of Things). I'll discuss some of our current work in this area which has been deployed across London. From this I will demonstrate some of the coding tricks we use to make these systems resilient and efficient using bio-inspired algorithms that mimic fireflies and ants etc. Finally, I'll discuss a future that will see such technologies miniaturized down to dust.
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